My emotions are back in check today. I am certain that it has a lot to do with me running today. It’s amazing what good run does for me. Since I’ve returned to regular running, I haven’t needed to take any sleeping pills either. Hopefully, my writing that down won’t jinx it.
When I am running, life is normal – well, almost normal.
Today, I took hisPod out for trip around the neighborhood. Five miles were planned and I was ready to quicken my heartrate, and allow my legs to really move. I clicked through my playlist to find the “Drive: Nike+ Original Run (Crystal Method).” With a little click, I was on the road driving just like the cars. At times, I was even faster than the cars. *giggle* Some of the retired folks can move pretty slow around here.
I finished my run strong. Sprinting down the street, I caught the attention of my neighbor. He nearly fell off his ladder as I went past.
The burst in speed ignited a burst of emotion. I released a few tears as I caught my breath while walking down the block. By the time I returned to the house, my neighbor says “What was that? Are you trying to make me feel guilty for my limited activity?” I laughed.
Al is one of those retired folks that does not sit still for long. Tom and I loved to needle him for his perfectly quaffed hedges if a leaf or two was out of place. He doesn’t drive slow either. It is *Al* that turns heads when he is the one zooming down our street – in his red Ferarri. Here he was wiping down his gutters on his newly painted and re-roofed house.
Talk about making someone look bad. After our 30 minute chat, I found myself hosing and wiping down the front door, the step and the front windows. I even did the window screens and sliding glass doors in the back. It’s funny what will drive you into action. A little music, or a neighbor with a keen eye and a lot of time on his hands.