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Year Three, Day 234: Darkest Hour

I had the evening off. No choir practice until next week.  So I headed to the movie theater. It was discount day. Only $5.75 a ticket.  AND I got butter on my popcorn this time!

I decided to see "Darkest Hour".  It was fantastic.  I sat mesmerized the whole movie.  I wanted to cheer and clap near the end, but controlled myself in case the rest of the audience was not as moved as I. I did, however hear many others laugh out loud at Winston Churchill's witty comments.
Gary Oldman was superbly cast in the role of Churchill. I told my mother I was on my way to see the movie. She said she remembered hearing Churchill speak on the news on the radio as a child.

I am so pumped up.  I want to read more about this man.  What a character!

I am feeling so inspired that I have decided I want to start running again.  I have begun running many, many times in my life.  Most recently was a few months ago, before my last big coughing episode.

I am hoping to begin tomorrow.  I just feel inspired to rise above and make the most of my time here on earth! Partly because of the movie I just saw. But also, because of an article I read in Runner's World at lunch today.

I feel kind of silly. I have subscribed to Runner's World for the past several years. I practically inhale each issue and tell myself "tomorrow I will start running".  Sometimes I do. Usually I don't even think about running until the next issue arrives in the mail.

But the timing of this is perfect. My cough is almost gone.  My granddaughter is sleeping through the night.  It is the new year.  And most of all, I WANT to run!

The article I read spoke of the many benefits of running. Even a short distance regularly.  Even if you are beginning running at an older age.  What really grabbed my attention is that running apparently strengthens the immune system. And helps with breathing.

I'm sold!

I am hereby adding "running" to my 2018 New Year's Additions!

And on that note, I shall bid you good night. I am hoping to rise early and go for a run!

Talk to you tomorrow!


Zita :)

P.S. Here is today's hooping video. Day 196!  It was quite cold and windy, so I got a very short workout. But hoop I did!


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