Music and humor, I am not sure I would survive getting fit without these two things. Music feeds my energy and humor, well hell I do not think I could do anything without a little humor.
Picture this..I am running, doing what used to be my morning routine which was a brisk walk or run in the neighborhood carrying 1-2 pound hand weights. One morning during this refreshing run I was moving along nicely when a small bug flew in my eye. When a bug flies into or near your eye what is your reaction? That is right you swat at it, but usually when you swat you are not carrying hand weights like I was that fine spring morning. The bug flew at me I swatted and had a shiner for a week.
This incident happened about 15 years ago and yet it still acts as a funny story and a stark reminder that I am sure my resemblance to the bottom picture above is far more likely than the top one :). I do not care though I have to be able to laugh at myself and all of the lighter things in life. No matter how I look when I run as long as I am doing it and working towards my goals that is all that matters.
After more than a decade away from keeping fit it feels amazing to be moving again. Five more days until my next 5K and I am so excited!
If you stay with me, in a week or two I will share the roller blade incident; a little more harrowing than the bug but nonetheless pretty funny.