Tuesday, November 15, 2011

gotta cut loose

I was out running this morning.  It was a nice morning for it with temperatures in the upper 30's and just slight breezes. 

When I run outside, I don't wear any headphones or any other particular type of gadgetry.  I do wear a running watch, but I don't stress over what it says.  And what it says is usually what it said the last time, and the time before that, and the time before that, etc. 

No, I guess I'm a pretty lo-tech runner.  Plus, as I've said here before, I like to be aware of my surroundings when I'm running outside, and I think having music blasting in my ears takes away from that. 

As I was heading back toward my house, I went by a high school boy on his way to school.  He was walking and I could see the earbud cords hanging from his head, so I swung way around him since I figured he wouldn't be able to hear my approach.  A few yards later, we were held up at a traffic light. 

As we waited for our walk signal, I was aware of his music.  Soon, he couldn't take it any longer, and began to bounce his head.  We continued to wait for the light. 

Pretty soon, his shoulders joined his head in the dance.  Then his hips, and then finally, his legs and feet.  He knew I was there waiting for the light with him,  but he wasn't going to let that stop him from dancing. 

It's nice to see that there are still kids that walk to school.  Good for him.  Who wants to ride a no-dancing school busy anyway?

"Dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never be hurt,sing like no one is listening,and live like it's heaven on earth."    -- William Purkey (or maybe someone else)

Today's POD (portrait of the day):  someone who maybe should've considered that someone IS watching...  Guess?


  1. I'm impressed by the dancing boy. Sometimes when I'm singing in my car, I stop because I think someone might be watching. Why do I care?

  2. I admit I run with the ipod going. I gauge my run by songs - can I run 5 songs? 8? 10? That's my challenge. Although I've taken to running with only one earbud in...I like to hear what is going on around me, too.

  3. My much younger brothers sometimes acted like I was an embarrassment for singing and/or dancing in public, but I think they secretly liked that about me too :) Who looks at someone uptight and says "Hey, that guy is super cool!"? Nice portrait! You've got a nice touch with them.

  4. I used to run without the music, then gave into it a year ago. Thought it would take my mind off how far I had left to go.

    NOW, if I can only get back to running! Been doing the treadmill to build back up and hope to hit the pavement soon.

    Gotta run like nobody's watching!

    Very nice portrait. I'm staring and wondering what she's thinking.