Friday, May 7, 2010

Preach It

Bear with me friends whilst I wax poetical;)

So yesterday morning, I went on a run. Shocking - I know. I caught my shadow at one point and was like, "Who is that? Clearly not me, it looks like Shrek lumbering through trees."

Note to self: If your shadow looks like Shrek, perhaps running more should be on the menu? Yes? Okay then.

So back to the story. Most of my run went something like this (in my head):"Ugh this faster...ugh I can I hear myself breathing (turn volume up)...ugh look it's the skinny blonde mom troupe again (did they lap me?)...I'm glad I wore two sports bras..." And so on.

THEN - On my way back, when I was right about here:

Jay-Z's new "Young Forever" song came on the ipod mix...and it was like a little sermon right there on the lake. No really. Maybe it was the fact that the song opens so beautifully, or maybe it was because I was already so delirious from the run at that point - but it was one of those moments where I was SO STRUCK by the moment I was in...And all of a sudden when Jay-Z said:

Fear not when, fear not why,
Fear not much while we're alive,
Life is for living not living up tight

And I was like, "Can I get an Amen!?!?" Maybe not to the part about all the pretty girls always being in my hood, or to all the pretty ass cars, but to the rest;)

I do believe inspiration can find you in the most random of places, so for me it was Jay-Z and the lake. I finished out my run and even added on some jumping jacks I was so enthused. Yes, jumping jacks. I ran out to this little pier and just had to jump out my excitement. I told Ty I did jumping jacks and he laughed. I don't blame him, last time I did jumping jacks I was in seventh grade.

Even then I didn't really do them, let's just say I was "abundantly blessed/endowed" by that age already and I was horrified at the thought of jumping up and down in front of boys who were already asking me if my parents had bought me implants for my thirteenth birthday...ugh kids are mean, aren't they? Anyhow, that's another blog post entirely;)

Moral of the blog post is that I hope you all find a little inspiration when you least expect it and just let it wash over you!

Peace out.

P.S. I'm not gonna lie, maybe I felt a little like Rocky doing the jumping jacks.


Julie Kiefer said...

I love it! Jumping jacks are one of the funniest things to watch little kids do.

Next time I think you should incorporate crab walks or bear crawls...or perhaps skipping!!

Glad you found your inspiration! :)

Sarah said...

YOU ARE SO FUNNY!!!!! honestly, i have tears!! between you and kel~ you girls can WRITE!! so, so funny!

and i do know exactly what you mean... so amazing when that feeling just rushes through your body, so renewing, such a high. thanks for sharing, as you inspired me to! :)

Julie said...

Oh. MY. Thank you so much for the laugh! I was just checking my Google Reader while I was on the phone with Kelley this morning. I read the first little bit of your post, then told her to read it. We were laughing so hard together. Hahaha.. you crack me up! Yea for running and jumping jacks and inspiration!! (P.S. we do jumping jacks in our cardio kickboxing class, and it takes me way back, too) :o)

Brionna said...

HAHAHAHA! I have been doing jumping jacks lately too! You crack me up:). I love it! Great inspiration. I love finding songs that do that for me. Thank God for music (and jumping jacks :)).

Taylor K said...

This post cracked me up. :) I HATE it when you catch a glimpse of your shadow or a glimpse of yourself in a car or house window while running. I am in love with that JayZ song. You must check out this blog post from one of my fave mom bloggers.

SO cute.