Yesterday, as I was sitting in my front yard, my neighbor returned to his house carrying a small bag of take-out and said to me, “Matt Damon is shooting a movie on the beach. They wouldn’t let me sit down and eat my taco.”
“That’s wrong, man. That’s wrong,” I replied with a laugh.
One of the realities of living in SoCal is that your plans may be thwarted from time to time due to production crews taking over an area.
So this morning when I awoke and decided that I wanted to walk rather than do the app workout (which I’ll talk about in a minute), I chose my 2nd walking route option since my first and closest option had been commandeered by Mr. Damon. Thanks Matt! (For the Matt Damon fans out there, I’m totally joking.)
Day 3 of my fitness challenge found my fitness app still dysfunctional. The irony of it all! The one time I decide to commit to using the thing, it craps out on me. I finally uninstalled it and will look for an alternative. In the meantime, I repeated the sets from day one, which was still a fun workout.
Today I felt a bit more ambitious, so decided to run the 5 flights of staircases that line the beach. Yes, 5! If I hadn’t done the 3 days of workouts before this I wouldn’t have been able to pull it off. But I barreled up and down those flights like a champ. In my head, I was Rocky.
Then something crazy happened between the 4th and 5th stairwell. I had a burst of energy and I sprinted. SPRINTED!
I don’t run. Let me repeat that: I DON’T RUN. The few times I have tried to run my body has spoken back to me saying, “What’s all this? Have you forgotten who you are?”
When I have run, I felt like an uncoordinated elephant – just oversized, burdened and awkward. Apart from running the staircases, which actually feels more like bounding than running, it’s just not something I do.
But today, in this sprint, I felt like I was flying. It felt electric and oh, so powerful! It wasn’t just invigorating, it was intoxicating! Runner’s high, party of 1? Runner’s high, party of 1!
Beauty Actually Is All Around
That was all awesome and just walking around my neighborhood made me really happy, so I thought I would share some pics from my hood.
Thanks for reading!
And keep movin!
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