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The Mantra: What goes here?
Posted by Sue Do Nim, Feb 20, 2009. 1067 views. ID = 2366

The Mantra

Posted by Sue Do Nim, Feb 20, 2009. 1067 views. ID = 2366
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It wasn't so much a pep talk as it was a mantra that I repeated between breaths, "Go, go, chunky girl." The propect of sustaining my runner's high dimmed as I was repeatedly lapped by runners with taunt, long legs. They appeared to be from a different species: Homo shapiens or homo sportiens.

Forty-five minutes after beginning the five-k, I waddled across the finish line. One of my species, a homo flabbiens, approached. He was red-faced, sweaty, unathletic-looking, and holding a paper cup of cold water. I thought he was beautiful.

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This post is part of a writing prompt: Pep Talk Grab-Bag

Comments


Douglas
Feb 21, 2009
Great stuff! Welcome to the site - and I love your screen name. :)

Umm...not sure, but did you mean "taut" instead of "taunt?"
   ~Posted by Douglas, Feb 21, 2009

Jessablue
Feb 21, 2009
As a fellow runner, I really liked this:)
   ~Posted by Jessablue, Feb 21, 2009

EmmeElle
Feb 22, 2009
Welcome!
   ~Posted by EmmeElle, Feb 22, 2009



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