I don’t exercise! I work all week so the last thing I want to do at the weekend is to run… or even walk! I just want to sit on the couch, catch up on my TV programmes and maybe surf a little – on the IPad of course. But my wife has other plans! …
Wife: I’ve signed us both up to run a marathon in a month.
Me: No thanks! But you can do it if you want.
Wife: Oh come on, it’ll be fun.
Me: That’s not my idea of fun babe. But you carry on.
Wife: But it’s for charity.
And she went on and on and on… So finally I caved in. Then I had to start training! I didn’t want to run a marathon and come last, that would be well embarrassing! I got up at 6 every morning and ran around the local park. It was killing me! This body was not made to run, it was made to sit – sit in a car, sit in the office and sit on the couch! I decided to try to change my wife’s mind…
Me: If you let me of the run I’ll sort out the garden before you get back.
Wife: Nah, I’ll do that with you. You know I enjoy gardening.
Me: If you don’t make me do the run, I’ll put up those shelves you want.
Wife: Oh stop it! You’ll enjoy it once we’re there.
Me: But I’m not good at running and I bet I’ll end up coming last.
Wife: No you won’t! And anyway, it’s for the blind and disabled children.
Me: Well you should have told me that earlier! … I might actually win then !!!