I was not quite near the end of my run today, when from across the street, I see this utterly adorable two year old in the parking lot jumping up and down excitedly, waving his arm. I started laughing and consequently had to stop running, there was something just so contagious about his happiness. I walked over to say hello to the little chap, all tousle haired and blue eyed. And the mom smiled at me and pulled a sort of apologetic face. "Oh, it makes me so happy to see him!" I said. He was excited over his friends' car pulling into the lot. Obviously they had a play date at the zoo inside the park today.
Did I just say I am running? Yes! But not quite, its more like a run/ walk. But it does feel glorious to be running again, however little at a time. And its wonderful to be in the park, face lifted to the sun, and the smiles and greetings from the other regulars. They've got to be the happiest bunch ever. And because I'm just so thankful for that, I want to share some goodies.
The music. I'm constantly on the lookout for good workout music. Nowadays, I always start with Rihanna's Umbrella Lush Club remix. Its perfect because the beat is versatile enough to walk/jog/run/workout with. And it's a pleasure to workout to the accompaniment of Rihanna's beautifully strong voice. The other is Motiontraxx.com. I mentioned this earlier to a few, I think. Deekron, the DJ puts out these really awesome upbeat mixes quite frequently and regularly. Its free to download and subscribe. My personal favorites are Walker's Delight 1, Fitness Magazine 168 BPM half marathon, and the Jeff Galloway series. Enjoy!