I've been playing Zombies, Run!
for the past couple of weeks, which is largely coffeeem
's fault. And I have to say, it's delightful. It makes me want to run more
, so I can get through the story faster. In fact, it makes me want to run more than is probably healthy for me, so I have to make a point of taking rest days. (Between that and the fitbit, the compulsion to feed my exercise tamagothis is perhaps leading to a slight obsession. Ahem.)
Not only is the game smart, populated by a diverse and interesting cast of characters, and addictive... it gives me something to think about other than how many miles I have left to go. I just wish I could chain together multiple episodes over a two-hour run without having to stop and restart, but that's a minor complaint, and the radio mode helps with that.
Although I don't know what the zombies actually want with me, I'm not sure. Day 246, still no sign of brain regeneration. And yet, deadlines.
I think I need six months off from writing.
I have, however, discovered that Warren Zevon, surprising no-one, is the perfect music for running from zombies. Tom Waits, as well. And the Tina Turner cover of "The Bitch Is Back" cracked me up when it came on. Also surprisingly pleasing in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the English countryside: Everlast's "We're All Gonna Die" and Squeeze's "Annie, Get Your Gun."