I’m in Georgia and the lovely city of Atlanta has been shut down due to freezing rain and icy conditions. As much as I complain about the hills, right now I’d take them. The weather outside is frightful and the treadmill won’t be delightful. Skating across the parking lots I go, darn this cold, darn this ice, darn this snow. I didn’t feel like going but I was inspired to get off of my behind when the male child walked by my door dressed in his workout attire. This kid has heart and determination. He’s trying to meet a weight requirement to join the military and he’s working diligently to make it happen. The picture of him from a year ago and now is a split screen you’d see on Biggest Loser.
Walking down the stairs was a challenge. I held on to the railing for dear life. My biggest fear was that I’d fall and twist my ankle. Once we got to the bottom, there was just enough snow covering the ice to make it less slick. .16 miles to the fitness center according to Nike+. He asked if I would mind if he played his music aloud. I tuned it out after the first few minutes. It was nice seeing all the dogs through the window. It seemed as if everyone decided to come out at the same time. As the sky turned dark, my mind wandered to so many places during the run. At one point, I noticed him glance at me. I think he was secretly racing me. It was cool though because I was secretly racing him.
Five miles later and we were finished. Florida, sunshine, warmth; I can’t wait to join you.