Because I'm an incredibly fast walker, but an incredibly slow runner, it used to irk me that I could actually walk faster than I could run. However--walking killed my back, but running was relatively pain-free . . .
I like the idea of plodding. Once it's got a name, it means it's ok to be at the back of the pack, because there are other folks there too!
Drinking binge is good, though, definately. Overhead a (thin) girly in the gym today moaning that if she wanted to both eat today and get P*ssed tonight, she HAD to go for a run. Talk about having your cake and eating it!