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Sunday, August 24, 2008

In the Quiet Morning

Because I still have these odd things happening to my body since all of the surgery I have been through this year, I decided it was time to get back on track with exercise. When I think that Mippy and I used to run at least five miles a day, and sometimes as much as fifteen miles, I wonder how we did it. We used to run in zero weather and ninety-five degree weather. And I have to admit, the endorphins that kicked in were a wonderful thing. So, early this morning, after Ava bit me on the nose telling me she was out of food (Wicked Kitty called her fat, so she is on a diet), I put on some shorts and a t-shirt left over from the racing days and headed for the track. I would love to run the way I did at one time, and hopefully, I can get back to that, but it was nice to be on the track with only a couple of people there. I know we need rain here (sorry, Wacky Mommy, I know you have had LOTS of rain), but the weather this summer has been absolutely splendid. The only thing to ruin this quiet Sunday morning is the man behind us running his STUPID WEED WACKER. In talking with Ginger and Skipper last night we were lamenting about holidays never being holidays anymore. They are days for sales and shopping for bargains. Some of the stores here even open late Christmas day for sales. Kids sports are that way, too. Little league games, soccer games. Not that I don't enjoy all of those things. I do. But maybe we need to re-evaluate how we prioritize things. Meanwhile, the weed wacking has subsided, thank goodness, and I am going to sit in the back yard with my camera waiting for my friends, the deer, and enjoy the quiet of a beautiful Sunday morning. Enjoy your day.

8 comments:

ginger said...

WEll, I did walk this morning as I am not into running. But tomorrow is Silver Sneakers so that's always a good workout. Next month, I will be back to playing volleyball every Thursday night.

After watching the Olympics, I decided I really am out of shape, but they are a little bit younger than me. Senior Olympics, here I come......not to play, just to watch.

Jessica said...

I began working out in a gym a few months ago, and it does feel good to know you are moving. Yes, Sundays and holidays are not what they used to be. Guess a lot of it is because people are scattered all over the place. But, I'm not sure why department stores have to stay open on Sundays.

SassySam said...

Those darn olympics...make everyone feel guilty. I ran...once. Signed up at a gym...once. Went skiing once. Now I feel like I should be doing something. I think I'll take a nap and maybe the feeling will go away. Happy Sunday.

Wicked Kitty said...

Just watched the rhythmic gymnastics today. Not only are they incredibly talented but sooo pretty too. And the costumes are gorgeous. It is very hard to keep a consistent work out routine. Variety is the key (to a lot of things) I think.

We have been spoiled this summer with all the sunshine. Don't usually get that much in Pittsburgh. I love the heat, but most cats do like warm places. (You really are not a cat, Wicked Kitty).

Looking forward tomorrow to go running over lunch. Well that's the plan, anyways. One way to definitely make an escape out of the office. Ginger, I do love volleyball!

Ben said...

I agree, this summer has been spectacular. Great for our baseball team, and no, mia, we don't play on Sundays. Too many married men on the team that have families. Used to be on a volleyball team, but that one broke up.

Bird said...

I don't need an exercise plan. I have a 7 year old boy who loves baseball! I usually throw..chase..pick up and search for at least 300 baseballs a day. But it's an exercise plan that i hope lasts forever, even when he is 16 and thinks i am a dork. I guess I'll have to get a motorized scooter and a pitching machine by then though.

Bill said...

I'm with Bird on this one, two small children keep me busy and active. One plays soccer, the other plays baseball. Maybe we can go half on that pitching machine, Bird.

Wacky Mommy said...

Exercise?