I have been pretty faithful to my Saturday morning runs for the past few months and it has felt good. There is something really empowering about being up before most people, including my family, and touring the city by foot. Sometimes, I run with a group, but most often I have been running alone.
As a working mom, I value my solitude and I enjoy the endorphins that come with running. The "runner's high" is real!
This morning, the sun was shining, the humidity was low and it was getting hot. However, even though I enjoy it, I didn't really want to run this morning. My bed was warm, Andre was in it, and sleep is very seductive.
Still, I got up, laced up my sneakers and I powered through it. And eventually it started to feel really good. As I ran, I noticed that there were a lot more people up and about. There were pick up trucks and cowboy hats everywhere. There were little girls in cowboy boots. There was music playing in the air. It was as if Pittsburgh was having a great big party before 8:00AM. I had to find out what was going on!
Being the curious girl that I am, I finally asked someone what was going on. Then I learned that today is the day that Kenny Chesney is coming to Pittsburgh. And even though the show doesn't start until 5:00PM, people have already started to get it in.
The only way I could think to give you a sense of the energy was by video. So, I approached a crowd of guys and said, "Hi I have a blog and would like to make a video with you." They immediately agreed to participate and invited me to party with them later. I wish I had been that smooth when I was single...
Being a blogger is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!
Even though I won't be attending the concert, I'll be forever grateful to Kenny Chesney for this post. Here's the video!
(NOTE: No young men were harmed in the making of this video. :-))