A man in bathrobe smoking a pipe sits in an armchair as a dog delivers endless pairs of shoes and boots to him.
"He's like a Bill Gates without a Microsoft."
Sidewalk Rage: Rudy's Response
"Still on your left."
Tags:gym, gyms, gym-goer, gym-goers, cycle, cyclist, cyclists, bicycle, bicycles, treadmill, treadmills, no escape, no escaping, escape, escapes, on your left, pace, paces, pacing, paced, keeping pace, annoying, annoyed, annoy, annoyance, sport, sports, fit, fitness, fitspo, cardio, cardio, running, runner, runners, marathon, marathons, marathon training
A medal podium with places for first, second and third is contrasted with a spot at the bar for fourth place.
Tags:fourth place, 4th place, come in fourth, coming in fourth, came in fourth, podium, podiums, medal podium, medal podiums, podium finish, podium finishes, sad, sadness, unhappy, miss out, misses out, missing out, athlete, athletes, competition, competitions, track and field, runner, runners, running, medal, medals, medal ceremony, medal ceremonies, trophy, trophies, competitive, competitiveness, bottom line, bottom lines, drink, drinks, drinking, trouble, troubles, forget your troubles, self-medicate, self-medicates, self-medicating, self-medication
"Oh, hang on a sec - he's just coming in."
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, run interference, running interference, stall, stalls, stalling, delay, delays, delaying, tardy, tardiness, late, lateness, late for work, race, races, racing, run, runs, running, runner, runners, executive, executives, run to work, runs to work, exercise, exercises, exercising, exercise regimen, exercise regimens
"Maybe I should run on the beach."
Tags:pigeon, pigeons, weight loss, lose weight, loses weight, losing weight, sandpiper, sandpipers, sand piper, sand pipers, waterfowl, beach, beaches, beach body, beach bodies, run, runs, running, runner, runners, compare, comparison, comparisons, body shame, body shames, body shaming, exercise, exercises, exercising, fat, fatness, overweight, obese, obesity, skinny, skinniness
"Still, a brisk walk can be just as effective."
"What about your precious opposable thumbs now?"
Tags:opposable thumbs, chase, chases, chasing, predator, predators, prey, advantage, advantages, evolve, evolves, evolving, evolution, evolutionary advantage, evolutionary advantages, human, humans, rabbit, rabbits, runner, runners, speed, speedy, lion, lions, big cat, big cats, value, relative value, hurry, hurries, hurrying, brag, brags, bragging, braggart, braggarts, spite, spiteful, useless, uselessness, hunt, hunted, hunter, hunters
"No, thanks. I'm in training."
Tags:tortoise, tortoises, hare, hares, rabbit, rabbits, fable, fables, tortoise and the hare, the tortoise and the hare, run, runs, running, runner, runners, marathon, marathons, marathoner, marathoners, train, trains, training, abstain, abstains, abstaining, healthy eater, healthy eaters, healthy eating, teetotal, teetotaller, teetotallers, teetotaler, teetotalers
Hare reading a book while the tortoise races past
Tags:aesop, aesop's fables, fable, fables, tortoise and the hare, tortoise, tortoises, turtle, turtles, hare, hares, rabbit, rabbits, bunny, bunnies, book, books, story, stories, character, characters, rest, resting, tree, trees, race, races, racing, read, reading, sport, sports, run, running, runner, runners, writer, writers, author, authors, literature, word play, wordplay, book title, book titles, appropriate book title, appropriate book titles, title, titles, animal, animals
A number of runners run through police tape.
Tags:police tape, run, runs, running, runner, runners, racer, racers, racing, finish line, finishing line, finishing lines, murder, murders, murdering, crime scene, crime scenes, caution tape, caution, caution sign, caution signs, first past the post, past the post, faux pas, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, accident, accidents, accidental
"You have no new messages."
"They met in the express-checkout lane at the A.&P. and have slowed down only occasionally ever since."
Tags:grocery store, grocery stores, grocer, grocers, supermarket, supermarkets, running, runners, runner, run, ran, jog, jogging, jogger, joggers, exercise, exercised, exercising, beach, beaches, beach bum, beach running, barefoot running, sand, relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women
"I can't decide. I'm having a brand identity crisis."
"Have a nice Administration!"
Tags:politics, politician, politicians, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, president, presidents, administration, bill, clinton, dining, fast food, fast foods, food, foods, celebrity, celebrities, celeb, celebs, to go, takeaway, takeout, running, runner, runners, run, jog, jogger, joggers, jogging, bodyguard, bodyguards
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, athlete, athletes, baseball team, baseball teams, professional baseball, pitcher, pitchers, runner, runners, baseman, basemen, sliding, base, bases, home base, catching, pitching, throwing, tossing, jumping, dance, dances, dancing, dancer, dancers, ballet, ballerina, ballerinas, fouette en l'air, jete en haut, tour en l'air, entrechat cinq, choreography, choreographer, choreographers, dance move, dance moves
"Want to bitch for one more lap?"
Tags:complain, complains, complaining, bitch, bitches, bitch session, bitch sessions, moans, moaning, gossip, gossips, gossiping, friend, friends, friendship, friendships, jogger, joggers, jogging, daily run, daily runs, run, runs, runner, runners, fitness, physical fitness, complaint, complaints, broken record, broken records, whine, whines, whining, whinge, whinges, whinging, catch up, catches up, catching up, sewing circle, sewing circles
Early Exercise Machines
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, gym, gyms, gym goer, gym goes, fit, fitness, fit people, fit person, exercise, exercising, exercise machine, exercise machines, health, healthy, healthy living, health fad, health fads, invention, inventions, treadmill, treadmills, stationary bike, stationary bikes, stationary bicycle, stationary bicycles, punch bag, punch bags, box, boxer, boxers, boxing, cycling, cyclist, cyclists, run, running, runner, runners, primitive, basic
Ballet shoes balancing on a telephone wire
Tags:telephone, electric, electricity, power, wire, wires, line, lines, pole, poles, shoe, shoes, sneakers, trainers, runners, toe shoes, tip-toe, tippy-toes, ballerina shoes, ballet shoes, dance shoes, dancing shoes, balance, balancing, lace, laces, tied laces, pointe shoes, en pointe, dancing, dance, dances, dancer, dancers, ballet, ballerina, ballerinas
"It's right about here that my socks fall down."
Tags:exercise, working out, work out, workout, workouts, work outs, exercising, exercised, fit, fitness, getting fit, in shape, getting in shape, jog, jogger, joggers, jogging, run, runner, runners, running, walk, walker, walkers, walking, friend, friends, gym, gym buddy, gyms, cardio, sock, socks, footwear
"Oh, Julius, look! It's the first robin!"
Tags:animal, animals, bird, birds, robin, robins, first robin, sign of spring, signs of spring, spring, season, seasons, race, races, marathon, marathons, runner, runners, finish line, finish lines, finishing line, finishing lines, tape, front yard, front yards, backyard, backyards, yard, yards, lawn, lawns, sport, sports, athlete, athletes, celebration, breaking the tape, crossing the finish line, first across the line
"Thanks, but what I really need is some bigger shorts."
Tags:marathon, marathons, marathon runner, marathon runners, runner, runners, race, racing, run, running, jog, jogging, jogger, joggers, sport, sports, clothing, clothes, shorts, short shorts, water, water stand, water stands, bigger, need, require, requirements, necessity, too small, ill-fitting, uncomfortable
"Harmon was shaving and his stomach fell into the sink."
Tags:weight loss, treadmill, treadmills, motivation, motivations, motivated, gut, guts, stomach, stomachs, softening middle, middle section, weight gain, gaining weight, exercise, exercising, exercises, run, runs, running, runner, runners, jog, jogs, jogging, jogger, joggers, middle age, middle aged, pot belly, pot bellies, belly, bellies, overweight, fat, fatness
The tortoise and the hare are in a shoe store trying on shoes in preparation for their race.
Tags:sport, sports, race, races, racing, runner, runners, running, preparing, shoes, footwear, running shoes, sneakers, trainers, shoe store, shoe stores, salesman, salesmen, retail, customer, customers, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's story, children's stories, story, stories, literature, children's literature, character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, fable, fable, aesop, aesop's fables, animal, animals, tortoise and the hare, tortoise, tortoises, turtle, turtles, hare, hares, rabbit, rabbits, trying on, fashion