It is easy to make fun of Okies. We talk funny. We love the tried and true and are suspicious of new fangled ideas. But you know what? The people of Oklahoma are a resilient breed. But no matter how tough Okies are, tonight all of our hearts ache for our neighbors in Moore. May you find comfort. We all grieve with you.
You may not think this little guy is a treasure. 10 miles into a run when it was 85 and 85 per cent humidity, this thing made me smile. And it still does. He reminds me that every day, on every run, there is a treasure if you just look for it. Your treasure may be flowers, or perfect clouds, or the conversation with a buddy. Or maybe it is just the feeling of accomplishment. Look for the treasure and running becomes total joy.
Today’s running treasure was a pack of matches.
The swish-swish of the matches in the box made for a lovely cadence. I happily delivered the find to my husband but he lacked enthusiasm that I felt .29c of free matches warranted. Thanks to a bunch of do-gooders, the country no longer values free matches. Before the stop smoking nazis saved us from the charming matchboxes available at every restaurant, we had an endless supply. Remember the endless search for a larger glass bottle to show off your worldly travels? Those days are gone.
I handed the matches to my husband who looked at me and quizzed,
“But do they work?”
I did not test them on the run. But now I realize that the game is on.. Now, I must find treasure AND test its worthiness before hauling it home. Sigh.
Perhaps tuning the piano on a workday was not a good idea.
I was 36 minutes into my run when I spotted this jewel. Just a quick hop over the guard rail and a short trek through some tall grass, and the DVD was mine. Well, not exactly. The case was empty but that brief moment of hope was worth the effort.
Run Details: 5 miles
Runability with Treasure: Easy except for the moment of doubt when the guy in a truck hollered, “Whatcha got?”