Vital speed

“If a man does not keep pace with his

companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let

him step to the music which he hears…”

Henry David Thoreau

Hubby and my daughter went surfing yesterday. I wasn’t in the mood to get my body sucked into my wetsuit but we’re still not allowed to lie down or be motionless due to the damned C-Virus.

So I decided to walk on the beach instead. First slowly, like people do when they take a stroll.

Then a little faster…

Then, since I was on my own I didn’t need to adapt to the general pace. I stepped up, and walked off as if I were in the metro, actually going somewhere.

And kept on for two hours… and loved it. Forrest Gump, I got you!

That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going.

14 thoughts on “Vital speed

  1. Sweet. Walking as if you have somewhere to go!
    Have you ever read the book? I didn’t even think about it until your post. Before the movie, there was a book “Forrest Gump” written by Winston Groom. I’ll need to check it out & read it.

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  2. Good for you and your endurance. The one thing I have always hated about going for a long walk is walking back home. I used to joke with my late husband that I would walk until I needed a ride and I would call him to let him know where I was. I think its a good idea!

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