Welcome Back, Lemon-Aid Sippers

At the risk of losing business, I will share the following statement that I read recently in a newspaper: “Exercise is better therapy than therapy.”  I’ve long believed that working out is therapeutic, and I’ve attempted to exercise consistently throughout my life.  In fact, on July 30th, I took part in what was touted to be the “biggest participation day in Iowa sports history.”  I ran in the Bix 7 in Davenport with over 15,000 other runners, and over 10,000 people (my husband included) road their bikes into Davenport on the last day of RAGBRAI.

As I stood on Brady Street on that humid morning wearing a tutu headband (pictures can be seen on my Facebook page), the crowd pressing in on me, and the National Anthem being sung, I became emotional.  The combination of the familiar patriotic song, the blanket-sized flag waving against a nearby building, and my friends beside me (some who I knew and some I didn’t) made me overwhelmingly thankful.  I was thankful that I live in a country where I am free to gather, free to run, and free to sing, thankful for those who
choose to fight for my freedoms, and thankful for the ladies beside me who were also willing to wear tutu headbands.

As the self-appointed sheriff of positive-thought city, I would like to ask all of you who are now sporting your positive-thought badges to figure out what you’re thankful for.  But
that’s not the only suggestion the Lemonaider has for you.  If you’re not already doing it, please incorporate some type of motion into your day.  If it puts me out of business, I’ll find something else to do – maybe I could mass produce tutu headbands for all of you that are going to join me next year for the Bix!

Thanks for dropping by again and having a drink with me,

The Lemonaider

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