At times, I’ve been known to make the occasional decision on the fly. Also, in the past, I didn’t always enjoy the healthy respect I currently have for physical fitness and basic nutrition. AND THUS IS THE SCENE SET!
Body Brake (pun was too good not to use for the title as well), April 11, 2018.
Have you ever gone to climb some stairs
But find yourself rather unprepared
I’m not talking of a case or three
But enough to gaze down on the city
At first pure confidence drives you on
Stride is huge and shoulders drawn
Few floors up, feet no longer so light
In fact their weight grows quickly each flight
Many more steps such that you lose track
Stop for a moment, you brought a snack
Granola revives and swiftly you rise
Ignoring acid burning your thighs
Sadly that strategy fails to work
Various limbs beginning to jerk
Breath grows ragged all the time tougher
Wish I still had my childhood puffer
Those lost within vast deserts for years
At last escaping cried fewer tears
Than one sad ex-smoker when at last
The horrid stairway of doom was past
Today if there’s a generator
This old man takes the elevator.
Granted I’ve yet to pass the 30 year mark, however I’ve been assured it’s not how old you are but rather how old you feel.
To touch on an earlier mention; there is no simpler thing you can do, over eating better and whatever exercise you are capable of, to drastically improve every aspect of your life. Plus who doesn’t want to fit better into our wonderfully vapid and beauty obsessed society? Tough to admit that the preceding statement is only 98% sarcastic. I’m just a smidge off of perfect… 50 LASHES!
Inronically, I do actually have a penchant for taking the stairs anywhere I can these days. Free exercise plus anything to help tire out the puppy!
Take care wonderful people,
A fractured mind held together by cellophane and some used tack.