A poem, paying homage to my favourite form of meditation: movement.
Meditative bliss. This time of year, watching my step as consistently as I do is more than just a little necessary. The best part: doing so shuts off my brain. For 30 minutes I focus on one thing, and one thing alone.
Mr. Bates was my high school ‘Phys-Ed’ teacher. At least a couple of times a week, right at the beginning of class, he’d make us run. I did not look forward to beginning my favourite class in this manner. Frankly, I would have preferred an extra twenty minutes of volleyball, basketball, racquetball, or whatever else we happened to be doing.
To be fair, Mr. Bates provided us with a min and max distance and was cool about letting us choose how far we wished to run. He even ran with us. (What a guy!) What was unfortunate about this situation is that we ran the same route, over and over again. Now, Acme was a lovely town to grow up in, just not in the “scenic” sense of the word. As such, running after Mr. Bates was not my favourite past-time. (He was fast for an old(er) guy. What can I say?) Being the resourceful teenager that I was, I found ways to circumvent my problem.
I’m back. Finally. Sheesh…
I must obtain a laptop of my own. William has a tendency to monopolize the one we have. If it’s not photography, work, or politics, it’s something else. (Perhaps Santa will take pity on me?)
In other news… today is day two of my fourth week of learning to run. Week three was difficult. My feet AND my knees hurt. Yesterday I ran relatively pain-free, so hopefully these aches and pains were mostly just my body getting stronger. I’ll know more this afternoon.
Day two of my learn to run program: a smashing success! (Can you tell I’m really trying hard to 1) enjoy myself and 2) stay motivated?) Today, I learned that a sun visor of some sort would be beneficial, particularly as I could not possibly bring myself to wear sun glasses. I refuse to sweat in eye-wear. Never again. Those days are SO over. As for a hat: out of the question.
So… I shall add ‘sun visor’ to my list of running ‘wants’.
Logan made his first trip to the zoo yesterday. Will and I took him. We had a great time.