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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • What can I say?

  • Really, that is! What can I say? My brain has been on overload this week and this column will probably be rambling. So if you want to stop reading now, I give you permission.
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  • Really, that is! What can I say? My brain has been on overload this week and this column will probably be rambling. So if you want to stop reading now, I give you permission.
     
    It’s almost mid-April and we are starving for spring! Signs of it have slowly arrived like the robins, a bit of green on lawns here and there, and warmer temps from southerly winds. Should we complain that it isn’t arriving fast enough? Probably not. We may go right from the depths of winter to the peaks of summer heat. And don’t forget with mosquitoes.
     
    Every now and than I hear someone say, “I’d rather have the heat than the cold!” But to that I have to say, “Yes! But, you can always put on another layer of warm clothes. You can only take so many clothes off and be allowed to come to work!” “I guess.” is the most often response to that thought.
     
    So if it was the perfect temp for you and the wind wasn’t a factor, what would you be doing?
     
    Last night I finally got the energy to get off the couch, rather I didn’t sit on it first thing after getting home, and went for a speed walk. I am not sure how fast people consider the speed portion of it. I did work up a bit of a sweat and when I got home, my feet were a bit sore. I did manage 2.65 miles in 45 minutes. However, a quick stop at the Bill Helget residence delayed me just a few minutes. Now, I know where they live! Moving on...
     
    I guess it really doesn’t matter what your source of activity is. All that matters is that you are moving, increasing your heart rate and doing it for a period of time. Winter has been long so don’t think you will run a marathon on your first attempt out! Start slow and even if it is only to the end of the block and back, you did it. Next time out add another half block and so on. Remember 12 blocks is a mile and when you look at it in blocks it might not be so intimidating. What can I say? Spring has sprung! Have you?
     
    Thought for the week:
     
    Success
     
    Expect to succeed even before you start. All winners, no matter what their game, start with the expectation that they are going to succeed.
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    Winners say, “I want to do this and I can do this,” not, “I would like to do this, but I don’t think I can. – Dennis Waitley
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