Rob Delaney: You know what I’ve always hated? When... →
robdelaney: You know what I’ve always hated? When people think little people/dwarves are funny. Why that fuck would they be funny? Unless they’re funny like Richard Pryor or Joan Rivers or something. But funny just because they’re a different size? I guess it’s nice though because even before I worked in… Yup
Marathon - M-5
My training has been haphazard at best lately, with motivation ebbing and the elusive runners high MIA. I’ve dabbled in a few other sports to try to change things up and have had fun, but can’t remember the last time I felt like I’d truly given myself away to sport - that feeling of exhaustion and accomplishment, where performance can take a back seat to the simple feeling of...
One of the more interestingly challenging decisions as a parent is what to name your child. A name can form a personality, a character… a name conjures up an image before you lay eyes on someone, right or wrong… I remember thinking I couldn’t give them too wacky a name because who could take them seriously in the business world when they grew up if they were called...
Whenever I watch sports or athletes, I often think to their coaches and wonder how complicated a job that really is. “OK, what you want to do it run faster”… “Next time, try to get the ball in the net, that’s would be good”… “See that guy there - swim faster than him. Great, thanks”. I also get a borderline pathetic enjoyment out of making...
I used to twirl my wedding rings around my finger, playing with them as a nervous habit or tick - I guess a portable comfort blanket which would settle me. The wedding rings have now been removed, and like some phantom limb, I reach for them occasionally. I’ve been wanting to get a new tattoo for years - I toy with many ideas, most of which come back to a white tattoo on the inside of my...
New shoes, new bruises, old ghosts
A week ago, I treated myself to new running shoes - I had waited for the sales to start (in France, they are controlled - we are now in the winter sales period (mid January to mid February), so I indulged). However, it seemed to usher in a period of doubt in my running. Whereas in my old trainers I was doing 10kms comfortably, I struggled to reach that milestone until today in the new shoes. They...
It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop– Confucius
What seemed like frivolity and actual possibility is starting to settle into reality in a way that both daunting and exhilarating. I have signed up for the NYC Marathon in November - that’s a mere 9.5 months away. I’m a stubborn pregnancy away from hell… However, it’s given me a purpose to my gym slogs, as well as an excuse to visit my friend Anne (although, no excuse was...