Sunday, November 23, 2008


For my long run today I did something I rarely ever do. I wore my Ipod. Ahh I know, I try to be a purist and run with just the thoughts in my head but today I was in a weird mood. I actually wore the Ipod so I could listen to one song in particular. I've told you of my love for the Palladia channel and last night I watch a program called Crossroads. They pair a country singer with some pop singer and they do duets and stuff. Last night it was Maroon 5 with Sara Evans. I watched it only because I'm a big fan of Sara Evans, don't really care for Maroon 5 much but they're not bad.

The first song they played was Fine Place to Start which is my favorite Sara Evans song. I hadn't heard it in a while and it really hit me for some reason. I just couldn't get enough of it. I posted the YouTube video of it just for you guys! Enjoy

So I put it on my Ipod this morning and headed for the lake. I tried to pretend that I wanted to listen to other songs too but it didn't last long. Something about this song just made me happy and made my run so great. I must have listened to it 50 times. I know that's really crazy right? I just kept hitting the repeat button and every time I listened I felt better. By the time I got to mile 8 I was singing out loud! It was difficult to catch my breath and sing but I didn't care. I was belting out the words as loud as I could. I got some giggles and some weird looks from the others on the track but I didn't care. Willie was happy!!!! I even stopped running for a few feet and 2-stepped my way around the track for awhile. If I had been around someone at that time I would have grabbed them and danced with them.

holding you close, chasing down dreams
figuring out what love really means
baby giving you my heart
is a real fine place to start

See there I go again!

It was extremely windy today with South winds blowing somewhere around F-5 tornado strength. My last few miles were with the wind at my back so I was singing, dancing, and sometimes almost flying. I would put my arms out and let the wind carry me along. I tried flapping my arms but I never left the ground.

In a nutshell, I was a total freak today at the lake because of a song! Where did this come from? I'm not a music junkie by any means but I guess music can move me in ways I never knew. Sometimes I love life just for the weird things you discover about yourself. I'm so glad I am still learning things about myself. I'm not ready to be boring yet.

When I came around to the end of my run I saw guys kite-surfing on the lake. It was AWESOME! I had to go get my phone and take some pictures. This is now on my to-do list! I have to try this. I tried to talk the guys on the shore today into letting me try it but they said something about training and drowning etc... so they wouldn't let me. Darn! Guess I'll have to wait.

Oh one more thing. Tomorrow I have to go speak at my son's school about engineering. It's like a career day thing. I volunteered a long time ago and of course forgot about it. I'm up against an FBI agent, a Paleontologist, and a heart surgeon just to name a few. I find this extremely unfair. How can engineering stand up against those jobs? We're geeks who like to fix things, that's about it. I do get to work on cool airplanes but I've never shot anyone or seen the inside of a heart. I may stay and watch their presentations, maybe I'll be a FBI agent when I grow up.

So I'm trying to think of ways to make this interesting. I've thought of a few engineering jokes but only engineers will get them!? Like I said, we're geeks. I guess I could tell a few and see if any of the kids laugh. If they do I will pull them aside and inform them that they may feel like outcasts now in middle school but one day they will find others like them. They'll never fit in anywhere and will find logical solutions to every problem and be harassed because they can't see all the "complications" that those solutions create. If you wanted be to worry about how people "feel" about things you shouldn't have asked me to fix the problem!

Sorry got lost there for a minute.

Oh screw it, I'll just show them cool airplane pictures and tell them to be doctors.

Thanks for listening


Reese said...

If they aren't old enough to know the difference, you could pretend you drive a train.
I thought about turning around and running with you, but I saw the earbuds and said "he wants to be alone." Glad you had such a great run.

JenZen said...

I love Sarah Evans!! I haven't seen that Crossroads. I'll have to search for it! I've seen the Reba and Kelly Clarkson one - it's AWESOME. My fav though is the Pat Benetar and Martina McBride one. Two very powerful women with amazing voices. It was just...WOW.

I almost always run with my ipod and start giggling or smiling at certain songs. I'm a freak that way too.:)

Engineer humor. **sigh** HAHAHAHA!

Calyx Meredith said...

Oh man! I'm too late to give you my fail safe strategy for speaking at career day! I always bring chocolate to hand out (with the teacher's permission) and by the end of my 5 minutes, all the kids (even the boys) want to own knit shops just like me when they grow up! I'm telling you even the FBI can't win against the power of sugar! Hope it went well. Thanks for the Sara Evans video. I'd forgotten how much I like her!

Southbay Girl said...

your lake looks like an ocean..

I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!!! Happy Turkey Day!!!