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Go outside and play

November 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Some days, I get up and I have energy to burn. My legs itch to run. I imagine myself doing cartwheels. I want to play or attack cleaning the house.

All too often, life dictates I do something else. Something more mundane. Something… not what I want to do.

Today? I gave in to the want. Indian Summer… the temps hit mid 70s today, and the sun broke through the clouds as I stepped out on my porch. Instantly I wanted to be 10 years old again, running through the field, swinging on a swing, playing a game of baseball.

And I decided… the laundry could wait. The blog could wait. The CD design could wait. The dishes could wait. I was going to play.

I got out my bike, and I rode up and down the drive way. Down was the most fun, where I didn’t even have to pedal, just let the wind whip my hair. I rode down, into the grass, around the garage and had to stand up and push to keep momentum back up onto the concrete. My legs screamed at me. I loved it.

I rode until I was panting and my hair was damp with sweat. Then I came into the house, and kept the forward motion going — cleaning the kitchen, starting the laundry and making spaghetti for supper. My husband commented that I was just a flurry of energy today.

And I was! All because I decided to take an hour out of my day and go outside to play.

Loved. It.

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  1. Michael Schoppe
    November 14th, 2011 at 22:36 | #1

    Great post! Makes me want to go out and play too. I think this is what Mon would call “sharpening the saw”.

  2. November 15th, 2011 at 10:33 | #2

    Love this! Sometimes we do need to just get out and moving in order to get our energy back. A break in routine.
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  3. Anne
    November 15th, 2011 at 11:28 | #3

    Love it! My legs totally screamed at me yesterday, too, for jogging at the park, but it was so unbelievably nice outside- it was in the 80s with a breeze. :) I wish I had a bike to go riding around. Going for a ride was one of my favorite things to do as a kid!

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