Their chirps are loud and persistent from atop the nearby trees, yet sometimes they bounce and fly along side you as you run. Cheering you on.
Am I phoning it in, or am I doing my best, even though my performance is lacking? Did I eat enough, did I eat the right foods? Am I doing too much? Should I stretch or rest tomorrow because my body needs a break?
For the seasoned readers among you, what have you learned that you would like to share with the younger generation? What do you have planned for the next phase of your life?
I had to break it to her, “No, I’m not available at that time. I’m exercising then.” To the degree I was serious about taking care of myself, I could figure out the rest.