Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday's Why???????

As I bribe myself to get my ass out the door in the cold, gray, windy evening for a run, I notice the little kids on the block playing as if it were summer vacation(with appropriate winter attire on)!

I've asked myself on several occasions, why the hell don't kids care or feel like colder temps should stop their fun.

Why can't I have that same enthusiasm about being outside?

Why can't I bust out of work with the same eagerness as kids leaving school?

I should be thankful for the 'playtime' that I have before.

Should I go next door and see if Johnny can come out and run a few miles with me?

How can I recapture that youthful attitude and make it fun again?

If this is truly something that I love to do, then it should put a smile on my face for the entire world to see.

Okay, time to go get Johnny..............

Remember, it's not how fast you're running but how good you look doing it...............

8 comments:

Marlene said...

With respect to that last comment - why do you think I got the tights?!

Good point about kids playing outside and loving it no matter what the weather. It must be the poptarts!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Totally agree with the kids comment, weird isn't it?

Kim said...

Wow! Never thought of it that way before. So true! May be a new way of thinking...thanks!

Lisa said...

So true...

lindsay said...

i wonder the same thing about kids in the summer... i often wonder how in the world i played outside alllll summer long, or went to soccer/softball/xc practice in the hot afternoon heat (this is SC afterall). same principle applies for winter though, just never thought of it!

Her Name is Rio said...

I agree- there's a lot of things kids could teach me that I apparently have forgotten through the years!

Anne said...

I wonder the same thing about kids. Do we really get more thin-skinned as we age?

kara said...

I don't even see kids outside anymore. What's up with that?

Keep on Running

 
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