Friday, May 13

Splat!

Originally, this was just going to be a comment to my Sloth post. However, it was getting quite lengthy, so I thought I’d give it a space of it’s own.

I really appreciate all of your cheers. Honestly, your interest took me by surprise. But then, I guess that the quest to be fit is something we can all identify with.


I did make it out to Town Lake again today. This time it took me a minute less (47) for the same route and my average heartrate was 5 beats less (132) per minute despite it being just as muggy. Whenever I can, I exercise with a heartreate monitor. I plan to walk again tomorrow and I should be okay to ease back into running after that.


I really like to be in an exercise routine, however life likes to intrude upon it and once out of my routine it takes a great bit of effort to get me back on track. I use to think that problem with getting into and staying on track was evidence that I really was an overly flexible person, but now I realize a truly flexible person wouldn’t need to have a routine to stay fit. They would just fit it in when they could and not overly worry, plan, and obsess about it. At least I’m not overly rigid and insist upon sticking to a plan even when it no longer makes any sense to do so, or do I?


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Just as I was stepping onto the walking path, I got splatted on by a pigeon. First time that has happened to me. Luckily, it was only on my hand, but my first instinct, of course, was to look up.

Above me, was the beginning of a line of pigeons that roost on the underbelly of a highway bridge. I envisioned a follow up falling on my face. Conveniently, there was a water spray near by that I washed my hand off in. I’ve never been as wary of birds as I was for the rest of my trek today.

9 comments:

Bernadette said...

That is enough to make anyone superstitious! Happy Friday 13--Michele sent me. I am a fan of The Hudson River School of art. Et toi??

Müzikdüde said...

I'm here because you are above me.

(Love that cartoon)

Angie said...

Ewww...

Hi, via Michele :)

franchini said...

Here straight from Michele's. Good for you for getting into the exercise. I was caught once by a pigeon - they do say it's good luck and that week I passsed an exam, got a new job and didn't need work doing at the dentist. The shirt was ruined though, I never got the stain out. Here's hoping it brings you good luck - not that I'm swayed by superstitions at all.

Sue said...

I can still remember the one time I was caught by a bird in that way - I was about six and had a new white jacket with furry bits around the hood. I went out in it for the first time, and splat! I never much liked the jacket after that. Well done for exercising. I too tend to think I'd do better with routines, but they never work out. The only exercise I get other than walking is running in and out of the house with laundry, watering, stuff for the compost heap, and so on. There are six steps up to our back door and I must go up and down them dozens of times each day. Somehow I can't get interested in exercise for its own sake.

terrilynn said...

I hate birds, and those aerial bombs are one of the main reasons why. The worst I've ever seen was on the ferry between Ocracoke and Hatteras-it's a really short run, and the seagulls are EVERYWHERE.

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Mrs. Darling said...

This is totally hilarious. Love the pic.

Lora said...

Good Luck, I like that idea of reframing it. It sounds like I was extremely luck that it landed on my easily washable skin and not my clothes or hair.