Happy St.Patrick's Day! What a beautiful day it is too--temperature here is 60 degrees.
I went for my morning walk around 8 a.m. with my MP3 playing at a moderate volume,and enjoying the music greatly. (Thank you kids for buying it for me-I love it!)
Anyhow, as I get going, I realize that the different songs help mix up my walking strides and speeds, and I'm thinking how GREAT this exercise is as it changes up my heart rate, just like they recommend on The Biggest Loser! So, I'm on the service road that runs parallel to an interstate highway and I'm striding it out pretty good. Then I start to notice that my head is bobbing with the beat--well that's ok, how can it not? A few steps later my shoulders are kinda moving up and down and within a few more steps my hands are tapping in the air. Hey-this is some good walking music!
Gradually I notice that with each step my waist and hips are shifting gently sideways, back and forth... Suddenly, it occurs to me that I may be quite a sight to the people driving on the interstate so I immedietly shift my posture to a sraight back, like a walker should. Well, I'll be darned, not a song later I was back to that same old dancing beat! It is very hard to just walk when there is such good music pounding in your ears!! So I just decided, that if the music moves me, so be it. Afterall, these people on the interstate are just passing by; they don't know me and I'm sure I will never meet them. You know what? It may give them a good story to tell about the "hip-hop" walker they saw and have a good laugh:)I'm a good sport and ok with making other people smile.
Just as I lift my shoulders and raise my chin up with acceptance, a car horn blares from the intestate--I quickly look over to see a car flying by with my neighbor waving back at me--Ahh geez...