Thursday, April 11, 2013
good morning everyone! today is shoe shopping day for Marianne. I did some research last night to figure out what brands and types to look for and there are three places in close proximity to each other, so I hope we can find her something good and affordable.
we had torrents of rain last night--and lots of lightning. we needed the rain and I am glad the world got a good drink. looks like we have rain forecast for several days over the next week, which is just what we need when we need it. it will slow down my garden cleanup, but that's okay. downloaded week ten to my podrunner and yesterday just for fun I downloaded an hour fixed beat set and went to the running track to walk it. I decided to try a somewhat faster mix and downloaded a 155 bpm mix. now that was some serious walking! It actually would have been easier for me to jog it. the speed was probably about 4.25 mph and right around 4 mph is when I switch from walking to slow jogging. but I walked it all and it felt great! started to mist and sprinkle about the last mile, so I finished kind of damp, but it felt really good to do that distance and pace.
and I saw something interesting that I am going to do--kind of rogue artwork. at the park there are benches positioned along the walking path. each bench sits on a poured pad of concrete. on one of the pads, someone had gathered sticks and used them to form the word "love". it was just so neat and uplifting to come upon this message that had been left by some anonymous person. I was going to make another word on one of the pads but I was so wet when I got done and there was not another bench between me and the car, so I mentally filed this away to do another time. so next time you are someplace where there are sticks lying around and a good clear spot to leave a message of hope or joy for whomever may find it, try it! you never know who will receive your message and benefit from it. the concrete pad worked well because it was light in color and the sticks were dark and they stood out very clearly. you could also use stones or other weighty natural objects like shells that wouldn't blow away. the message was also left in such a fashion that it wasn't in the way of anything, so could be left indefinitely alone, without the grounds crew disturbing it or having to clean it up. you could write "spark on" and inspire other sparkers, or WOOT!, or "way to go!" or "peace" or anything helpful and happy. a gentle kind of graffiti to connect with other people.
birds are singing and its time for me to get about my day. have a great one!