Today, Wednesday, the coldest day of the year so far for us and I decide to visit a gym where some of my friends belong. It’s fairly new and has all the requisite equipment. The price is right and so I embarked on a mini-workout. Wow I’m out of shape. Swimming does somethings but my muscles need work. Part of my reason for doing this is to improve my strength in the pool. Anyway I took my ipod and started walking on the treadmill. Like the pool I can get lost in the activity at the gym. Don’t need anyone to go with me. Sorry but I don’t need to chitchat. Today I was appalled at how little stamina I had on the treadmill, bike and elliptical machine. The challenge has been presented and I will slip into my zone tomorrow when I get there. I love it.
At my age I’m happy to be able to get out of bed and get moving quickly. For many of you that doesn’t seem like much but folks my age and older get it.
Yesterday a helicopter crashed in the Hudson River in New York City and a young woman celebrating her 40th birthday died. Her father celebrating his 71st birthday survived. I felt sad when I heard it and of course her family and friends must be overcome with grief. It was my reminder that we don’t know how long we are going to be here. So don’t wait for birthday’s, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, I could go on.
Find something to celebrate today. Woke up, yeah! Didn’t kill your annoying boss, glass of wine at dinner, yeah! Baby used the potty and not the floor, yeah! You can read my silly post, yeah!