The Chief Loves Jogging

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The Chief Loves Jogging

I'm almost old enough to remember when the "jogging" craze took off. Suddenly every one was buying jogging shoes and jogging suits and joining jogging clubs. Of course, jogging was just running. But somehow, calling it jogging made it sound more appealing. Running was something you did when you were in a hurry, like when you were late for work or were being chased by a dog. Jogging, on the other hand, was the latest, hippest fad, like learning the twist. Okay, don't ask me what the twist was.And pretty much like every fad, jogging soon became a really tiresome and annoying subject of conversation. You couldn't make it through a day without at least one jogger telling you how far he jogged that morning, or what his time was for his latest one-mile jog. You would go to a party and there would be all these little groups of joggers standing around trying to outdo one another with an exhaustively detailed explanation of their training regiment, or the latest great food they had discovered that they were convinced was going to turn them into a jogging god. And then, just as suddenly as it had begun, the jogging craze was over. People still ran, but hardly anyone called it jogging. A lot of joggers I knew just went cold turkey and never laced up their jogging shoes again. But don't worry, they still got their exercise. For now arose another fad, the likes of which no one had ever experienced before, and, let us pray, we'll never experience again: disco.