Sunday, February 1, 2009

Beautiful day and an iPod that won't play

Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful.
It is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome
it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is what I am a fan of... Beautiful days with gorgeous skies and lots of sunshine, walking and running on the Riverwalk, and good music. Here is what I am NOT a fan of... Small bladders, broken iPods, and being out of shape. Just in case there is any confusion. :-) Anyway...
So my day has been okay today with a few bumps
here and there. I went to bed way too late last night as a result of taking a long nap yesterday afternoon. That made it hard for me to get up this morning and I ended up not going to church. :-( I made a real effort, but the clothes beat me in the end. I need to do laundry in a bad way and I haven't put up the clothes from the last time, so was past time to go and I was having real issues with the clothing situation. So I accepted defeat and put pajamas back on. BUT, I had already made the decision to get out and run today so I did. The weather was incredible and I love being outside on days like today. And I love to run but haven't done it in ages. So yeah, I was pumped. I got dressed, drove downtown, and was ready to breathe the fresh air! I parked at UTC and got my iPod all set up and clipped on me. However, when I flipped the switch to ON and hit did not agree. Nothing happened. Nothing. I hit the button over and over, hoping it would figure out that it was Play time, but alas, still nothing. The light was green, it was fully charged, just broken. BOO! I cannot tell you how much I hate walking or running without music. Listening to my heavy breathing and sneakers hitting the pavement is not a good time. But I pressed on anyway. I'm so dedicated.
On top of the iPod issue, I was dealing with the
very great need to find a restroom pronto. Even though I used the bathroom TWICE in a 15 minute period before I left my house (just in case), I STILL felt like the dam was about to burst as soon as I parked my car. What the... GEEZ! And of course I was parked in a fabulous in between spot so that either way I went it was about a mile to a restroom. So I was forced to walk the first mile to avoid any accidents on the sidewalk. Once I got that taken care of, I was off! I did better than expected for the first half mile, then I started to feel the lack of gym time I have put in lately. My hip joints started to feel stiff and so I switched to a boring walk again. Aparently God was really wanting me to slow down, enjoy this wonderful day, and not have any distractions. *sigh* Not that this is a bad thing, but I wanted a nice run with cool music flooding my ears. Oh well, it was still a great work out. I really do live for days like today.

Ahhh.. Refreshing!

I took this as a very good sign that it was time to quit for the day...

Mission Accomplished!

After the Riverwalk fun, I had to go to Walmart and grocery shop. Ugh. I HATE grocery shopping...especially at Walmart on a busy Sunday afternoon. But what are you gonna do. No food = No choice. So I battled the crowd and came out alive. Yay for that. I did however walk in the door and find this as soon as I got home...


1 comment:

  1. Lol do you have ghosts in your house or something....i love your blogs...they keep me entertained..dont stop