Things you realize on a run………….

Today was the first down Saturday for me in a while, but I have made the most of it so far.   Woke up, took Team Fight’s Lindsay’s spin class with Mike, our creative Team Fight guy who wants to run the stairs at Camden Yards, and then went to the pet store.  When I got home, I was pretty exhausted from the class [spinning is tough when you only really know how to play soccer and run], but I managed to dust our bedroom. I know – impressive.  I am patting myself on the back.

My dogs wanted to run, so we just went out for a quick two mile sprint. Until the route passed a mother and son parked in their car at the Ritz Carlton on Key, I was feeling pretty good about life. That is, until little boy was hanging out of the sun roof to flick a Subway napkin off the roof of the car, while Mom was reclined back on the cell phone. Couple of things wrong here – littering and child neglect to name a few. So I passed up the temptation to pick the napkin up and throw it back through the sun roof.  Running with Lexy and Terp is borderline circus material, so I probably would have had Lexy jumping on the lady’s car door.  That would not have been okay.  So we continue on…..

For another 5 minutes or so we don’t see anything except for some Navy guys doing laps at Rash field. That was pretty cool. We crossed Key to circle back toward Visionary Art Museum. We ran along the foot of the East side of Federal Hill Park and passed a dude placing a six pack of open Stella’s near his front tire – meaning he has decided it’s okay to leave his garbage there. Of course we wouldn’t want him to take them in his car and be pulled over for open containers……we’d much rather them sit on Covington St. I starred at him, but again resisted the urge to say something.

We have become a very selfish society. We mistreat our communities and the earth and we generally think our time is more important than someone else’s. It makes you wonder if we are all born inherently selfish and we have to LEARN how to be selfless, or if we all are born with ability to put other’s before ourselves. It’s such a fine line to make sure you’re taking care of yourself, but also being kind to others and doing things to help them out. In any event, it made me realize that I need to continue to always try to do the right thing and be more helpful to others………and dude with the Stella’s, there’s got to be a better place for your empties.

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About Kyle Lubrano

Program Coordinator, Team Fight @UCF, runner, dog lover and retired soccer player and coach.
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