This week, I listened to the audiobook The Boys In The Boat which is about the eight men from Seattle who won the Olympic gold in Berlin in 1936. It was a long and hard road to get there, but they did it and survived to tell the tale. I learned so much about pre-war Germany, the Depression, and about training for the Olympics. It opened me up to a world I didn’t know much about and it encouraged me to also find my “inner athlete”.
I often like to listen to books while I walk my little dog and we are fortunate to have places nearby to go where I can concentrate less on the environment around us. I can truly tune into the story and take home with me lessons, history, and new knowledge.
This week I got a new waistband/belt that holds my cellphone and car keys. I love it because I can easily pull out my phone and rewind the audio books to chapters or sections that I may have missed or that I would like to hear again. (http://www.amazon.com/Belt-Running-Belt-Worlds-Safety-Cash-Keys-Accessories-For-6-Smartphones-Comfortable-Water/dp/B00SR6275U/ie=UTF8?m=A14PNKRXULVORI&keywords=running+belt) I will never forget the portrayal of Hitler as he created his propaganda movies or the blood, sweat, and tears that the boys needed to accomplish their goal.
I feel fortunate to have this time, my dog, and the accessories to allow me to learn…even after being out of school for many years.