Wordless Wednesday – The Oatmeal Nails Marathons … Again!


Just a quickie today (for real) – I LOVE the web comic ‘The Oatmeal’ and the extent to which he ‘gets’ runners (and especially ‘former fatty’ runners) is a blast to read. Two things – a cool new comic and an upcoming book!

The new comic is called ‘The Dos and Do Nots of Running Your First Marathon’, and it is hilarious. I don’t want to spoil too much of the fun, but I grabbed part of the ending sequence of panels below.

Also, Matthew Inman, the creator of The Oatmeal, is releasing a book in September called “The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances “. Here is part of the description:

This is not just a book about running. It’s a book about cupcakes. It’s a book about suffering.

 It’s a book about gluttony, vanity, bliss, electrical storms, ranch dressing, and Godzilla. It’s a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain, shine, heaven, and hell.


Have you seen this comic? What did you think?