This past month I took two trips — one to Tampa and one to Boston. One weekend I was sitting in the sun after running 12 miles in 50 degree weather along Tampa Bay, and the following weekend I was running 6 miles in snow in 13-degree weather throughout farmland. It went from one extreme to the other.
While I did enjoy the warmer weather better, it was actually pretty to run in such cold weather and snow. I was at my sister’s house and they already had about two feet of snow, when 7″ more fell while I was there. Because it was so cold, the snow just stays on the trees, really making it beautiful. However, it also reminded me of one of the reasons I left there, as I wouldn’t want to have to run in that on a regular basis. The snow plows did a great job of clearing the roads while it snowed, and they piled the snow up high on the sides of the road, making it difficult to look around corners to see if other cars were coming. Yup, memories of years ago when I lived up there, and I must say I like it here better.
While waiting to depart to leave Atlanta on one of the trips, we were delayed for some reason, and I watched as people scurried around trying to make things happen. I thought of how they were unable to let us depart on time, and how they, the air traffic controllers, had to make changes to accomodate flights leaving late and others arriving late or early. It reminded me of running an office though, and how we have to make accomodations when people arrive late or early, or if someone has an exacerbation and needs extra time. We all do our best to make people happy and not make people late, but sometimes you can’t help it when it is dependant upon others. There is only so much you can control, and other people (and weather) is not under my control.
So as I write this late one evening, I wonder about this — how many people have stuck to their New Year’s Resolutions? Are you still going to the gym or exercising some way, are you eating better, did you stop smoking, are you being a better friend/parent/spouse, or whatever it was you set out to do? Are you getting adjusted? Remember chiropractic adjustments help people in many ways, and in times of stress, it can be one of the best things you do to yourself.