The MacDill Air Force Base has an excellent gym that includes 2 outdoor tracks. When I am feeling up to it and my body allows, I make a trip to the gym to walk the track. My usual length to walk is 1 ½ miles. And if my back allows, I will sometimes push it to 2 miles. Even though I am walking around a track and seeing the same views, I do enjoy the outside. With the warmth of the sunshine and the breeze of the wind, I feel good. What makes the walking even better is listening to my music. The earplugs are in and you know I am listening to my 70’s music.
The beats of the music back in that decade took me through puberty, from a 10-year-old kid to a 20-year-old young man. That decade many things were taking place good and bad; but the music helped me get through it all.
Thank you to artist such as Blonde, John Denver, The Bee Gees, Elton John, ABBA, Queen, Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-John and so many, many more.
Those artists I still listen to today and are they are still here for me today, helping me to keep moving; lifting my spirits and taking me to a different time when life seemed so effortless and easy, fun, crazy with no worries.
This current decade many things have taken place good and bad: and this music continued to help me get through it all.
So, there I am walking my 1 ½ miles and sometimes pushing 2 miles, listening and being taken away for a little while to another time.