Today, I decided I wanted to try a little music with my training walk. I was thinking it might push me the extra mile(s) I wanted to walk...kinda like how it causes my right foot to push the gas pedal further to the floor?
"Do you know why I pulled you over, ma'am?"
In any case, I asked my daughter if I could borrow her 'iWhatever'. After a 20 minute tutorial on how to press about 3 buttons (on, fast fwd, and '+'), I began my walk.
Within approximately 1/4 mile, I got tangled up in the stupid wires, had ear thingies flying out of my ears, and dropped it on the ground. Twice. I needed to get creative. So...
I made myself an 'iHat'! Not bad for an old lady, right?
It came to my attention that I was enjoying my iHat a bit too loudly, as I frightened this poor doe, who ran for the hills when I approached. Sorry about the noise, girlfriend!
The iHat and ample hydration resulted in a total of 3.8miles before my legs decided to morph into concrete. Meh. I thought maybe that was simply my limit.
Until Beyonce came on iHat. (nice music selection, daughter-of-mine!)
All I could visualize was her live performance - the one with the head snaps that resemble what I think I look like when I have a neck tremor? Wicked dance from a chair? Rockin' girl band? Here. Maybe this will help paint the visual:
I was infused with power and it became my theme music! I was climbing hills, audibly singing, matching my steps to the beat of the drum, causing at least 2 neighbors and countless wild animals to stare in disbelief! I continuously pushed on iHat to replay the song over and over, until I arrived back home. Where I collapsed into my chair.
I haven't walked 5 miles since I was athletic and in my early 20s. Clearly, I am neither of those things - but I had theme music ;-)
Thanks for helping this old girl out, B! If your people want to call my people about sponsorship for this big walk, it's totally cool with me...