Friday, September 26, 2008

Running Silly

Just last week I rediscovered the joy of running with an ipod.  I don't know why I've been running without it.  Listening to good music far outweighs the sound of my heavy breathing (that's what she said).  Anyways, we all have those certain running songs that get us motivated to keep pressing on.  One of mine has always been "Vindicated" by Dashboard.  I don't know what it is- I just love running to it.  So, yesterday Emma and I were on a jog and "Vindicated" came on the ipod.  

"Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
Swear I knew it all aloooong
And I am FLAAAWED, but I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself..."

I looked down at Emma who was looking up at me smiling (mocking me, I'm sure).  Turns out I wasn't just singing in my head...  

This brings me back to my wonderful days of teaching acting.  In every class I seemed to have at least one kid for whom I had to show off my own acting talents by keeping a straight face every time he/she performed.  Oh my goodness- the stories- but I digress.  One day I was up in the front of the room and I heard this weird hum.  I stopped teaching and looked around (along with the rest of the class) and my eyes stopped on C.  Not only is this strange sound coming from him but he is also bopping his head like a chicken eating its feed.  How I loved this psycho.  He did not notice any of the rest of us staring at him.  So, I waited...and listened.  Finally, (and I'm not talking 30 seconds, it took a while) he realized he'd been caught, and we all got a good chuckle.

Back to running...

Of course I'm embarrassed and looked around to make sure no one else was privy to my little show. The coast was clear.  
Phew. 

Emma, however, is thoroughly entertained and even joining in herself.  She'd make a great screamer for any band.  So, I decided if it was going to make Emma happy, the show must go on...yup, I was that girl.  Running through the streets, singing loudly (and off key, I'm sure).  The things I'll do to make Emma smile.  






2 comments:

Kstro said...

I've tried running while pushing all three kids in a double stroller once...I'm sure that was a sight...somehow when you're a mom, it just doesn't matter anymore :)

RyanLaurenAbby said...

You crack me up... I never ran with my ipod and then Ryan told me I was crazy for not using it and now I can't turn back.....