Sunday, January 29, 2006

Timing is Everything

It's funny how many things in a life are affected by timing. Three things over the last 3 days all depended on it.

First, I happened to be working from home catching up on WALK! Magazine stuff Friday. I opened my e-mail in time to see that Tim Seaman was in Columbus for a short while and couldn't find my phone number (he had the advertising number) and left me his number. I called him back and was able to meet him at a nearby restaurant before he headed to Findlay for a track event. After a year of his writing for WALK! Magazine I finally had the chance to meet him! We talked much longer than either of us had time for, but it was really fun. If I had not worked from home that day, I would not have been able to drop everything and run out to meet him.

Second, we went up to Marblehead, Ohio Saturday to see my Mom. I was not able to walk with the Fleet Feet group that morning, so was worried about when I would fit in 6 miles over the weekend. Saturday afternoon was absolutely beautiful! I could not believe it was in the high 50s in January right on Lake Erie. (As a kid, we would be ice skating on the lake in January.) I wore a light jacket and a long-sleeved T-shirt and I was too hot! I came back feeling inspired, my knees felt great and I had no pain. It was a good walk. When I woke Sunday it was cold, windy and rainy. From the bedroom window I could see the sky was grey and there were small white caps on the lake. I would have had a hard time going out the door that morning. I was SO glad I had decided to walk Saturday. If I hadn't, right now I'd be regretting not getting my miles in.

Finally, the other reason for going up to the Marblehead/Port Clinton area was to celebrate the release of our friend K.D. Moore's newest CD. There was a parrothead party at one of the hotels and he was a featured artist one evening. I could have sworn the release party was Saturday evening. Unfortunately, we realized too late he sang Friday evening! From all reports, his performance was great! At least we were able to hang out with him and watch some of the other groups perform Saturday night. (Usually he's the one on stage and we don't get to talk much.) And he did join the Jungaroo Brothers on stage for a couple of sets, so we got to see him sing a little.

So, over the last couple of days my timing was perfect 2 out of 3 times! I don't know whether it's luck, karma or listening to that little voice in your head that affects whether your timing is right or not. I'm hoping I have many more days like the first 2, where I'm at the right spot at the right time. Hmmm. I did buy lottery tickets this weekend. I better check my numbers to see if my timing was right 3 times out of 4!

1 comment:

Steve said...

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