Me and my Kindle

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A Kindle kind of day
By Olivia Rossi, RN, MSN, ACSM

Have you seen the ads for Kindle Books?  I love the Kindle Jingle.  I haven’t “Kindled” yet.  (Is that a new verb?)  No matter.  It’s the jingle that has caught my attention and put a spring in my step.

I was out running.  It was a sunny, warm, blue sky kind of Saturday—a day in May that teased of summer and more to come—but not to stay, yet.  It was a shorts and bared arms kind of day—a kick up your heels and pick up your knees kind of day.  A Jet Tour boat roared up the Willamette as I ran along Old River Road—a glint of sun on the water, a hint of summer in the air.  I smiled as I ran, watching as the boat turned in a tight swoosh of spray, reversing direction, raising a joyful shout from its passengers. 

And then it started—“You stole my heart and I’m going to steal yours, too,” the Kindle Jingle in my head, providing me the perfect rhythm as I ran.  The upbeat, happy song kept me smiling, thinking about a new book I had just started reading, a Sherlock Holmes/Father Brown mystery called Night Watch.  I’m reading it the old-fashioned way.  It’s a hardcover, “curl up with your cat” kind of book.  But today was a “Kindle” kind of day—a smile at the sun stole my heart kind of day.  I ran faster.  Maybe it was the sun, maybe it was the jingle.  It made me think of happy things, even silly things like “It’s a jingle out there,” and “Kurling up with a Kindle.”  See what exercise can do for you!

Wishing you a “Kindle” kind of day.

Yours in fitness,
Olivia C. Rossi, RN, MSN
Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, ACSM
Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM