Is this supposed to mean anything to me? Aside from Gandalf with a beer gut?
you've been running around mud pond an awful lot. What are you doing there if not this?
Why, I should think it clear that I might run around the pond instead. Of course, I have not a beard nor a collection of women to impress through such manly actions. Otherwise I believe I would spend rather more time inside the pond rather than skirting its edges.