After making a pact with Beth on jogging in June, I have to say that I hate jogging. Can’t stand it. But the lesson I learned may have more to do with exercising my Will rather than my body. Also, I gave my word to a friend and that’s something that has to be taken seriously.
On the brighter side, I have met my goal of jogging twice around a quarter-mile track. Trouble was, and I heard this from Beth and my girlfriend, Cora, that I was running too fast. I didn’t have the endurance to endure such punishment. So the other day, as I was walking down the street muttering, “Crap. Crap. Crap…” I decided I’d slow down and do the 2 orbits, which I did. The next two times out I also accomplished this awesome feat, one that once seemed so unattainable…
The biggest tragedy, however, was that poor Beth was sidelined with a bum ankle and had to abandon the Jump Rope Journal and jogging… But her recent spate of guitar playing is a great thing. I, too, have picked up my guitar more frequently and have learned some new songs. My latest, Stand By Your Man, a lullaby that is piquant when put in the right hands and can reduce a grown woman (Cora) to tears.
Anyhow, I actually want to thank Beth for this. For making my June a different kind of month.
Looking forward to July’s Living Chapter…
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