I know, I know ... usually my motto is: sport is murder. To be honest, I still think that is true. But to keep this luxury body (as if I ever had one *smile*), I can't go on like the little bunny here, can't keep on eating like that. So I decided to start with some sport during my holidays.
As soon as the sun blinked into my garden ...
... I took my Nordic walking sticks ...
Ein weiterer Griff führte zum I-Pod, ja ich weiss auch das: Vogelgezwitscher ist doch um sooooo vieles schöner, als das Gedöns aus dem Musikkästchen. Aber hey, wenn ich schon Sport mache (und das nicht wirklich freiwillig), dann brauche ich einen richtigen Tritt in den Hintern und ohne Herrn und Frau Amsel zu nahe treten zu wollen, das schaffen die nicht. Und stellt Euch dies jetzt bitte nicht schon wieder bildlich vor ... grmpf.
Also, I-Pod in die Ohren gestöpselt, Knopf gedrückt und ... nichts, nada, niente. Kurz überlegte ich mir, ob dies Grund genug wäre, den Sport für heute zu streichen, wäre doch wirklich ein ganz plausibler Grund, oder? Aber da kam mir die zündende Idee: Irgendwo lag er doch noch rum?
... slipped into my sneakers ... oh, well, those well worn belong to my hubby, mine were to shy to be photographed.
Then I grabbed my I-Pod. Yes, I do know that bird song is much nicer than the noise from this little music box. But hey, when I do have to make sport (I don't do this voluntarily)... I need a kick into my butt and sorry Mr. and Mrs Blackbird you aren't able to do that. So again: I grabbed the I-Pod, pushed the play button and ... no music came from it. It was defect. Hmm, that would be a very good reason to cancel sport for today, don't you think so? However, I remembered, that somewhere I had the solution to that problem. But where have I put it?
Trararaaaaa! I found it in the attic! My good old Walkman from the 80ies. I just changed the batteries and it worked again! That's what I call quality.
Hehe, and yes, that's the kind of tapes one could buy at that time. I couldn't remember what kind of music was on it. So I walked down to the street to get ready for the sport, pushed the play button and... just had to laugh out loudly. This was the sound of the 80ies I used to listen:
Don't worry *LoL*, it's nothing indecent... what do you think of me? With a bright smile in the face I finally started with Nordic Walking. Suddenly a young guy crossed my way, he smiled even brighter. Well, I know that Walkman are a bit out of fashion, but is this a reason to laugh? Or could he even hear what I was listening at? When I had passed him, I suddenly remembered what I was wearing and I bet this was the reason for his big smile:
The text on the T-Shirt says: I can't explain it better, only louder. I bought this T-Shirt for the time after having sent the pupil allocations at my job ;o). Of course I didn't dare to wear it for that occasion and use it now at home.
"Really, Mrs Gwundergarten, I can't find a proper reason why you should walk with sticks? I know that you tend to fall over your own feet, but with the sticks you make it even worse."
"Psst, Noah, das solltest Du doch hier nicht verraten!" Öhm, räusper, ja, es ist noch keine Stockente vom Himmel gefallen (gut, mit ein bisschen Blei im Allerwertesten schon), aber ich bleib dran so lange die sportlichen Ambitionen anhalten.
"Indeed, I find it rather stupid. If you would catch the mice for me, you wouldn't need to do silly walking with sticks. And one tip from a clever cat: Better watch out, where you put your sticks, else you stumble over them like this morning. "
"Psst, Noah, you shouldn't tell that here!" Oh, well, I know that he is right, I'm no pro and I have to exercise more ... as long as my sportive ambitions hold on ( I guess this won't last long).
Es Lebe der Sport ... und die Hängematte noch etwas länger!
Long live sport ... and the hammock a bit longer!
In diesem Sinne / In this sense