My New Year's resolution is to get back into shape. While I had my cast on for nearly two months I was not running my typical 5.5 miles a day and I packed on 15 pounds from laziness and the holidays, which left me with a Lieber-esque body...yuck. Yesterday I went for a run and had an interesting encounter along the way. There was an old dude running and I was just going to pass him and let that be that, until I noticed his 1980 Phillies maroon and white knit cap, who also had a killer peppered mustache (classic). The conversation went like this...
Me- "Hey, are you an old school Phillies fan?"
Old Dude- "Unfortunately yes."
Me- "Me too, I love 'em!"
Old Dude- "That's a long tough life to lead."
Me- "I can't help it, I'm addicted."
Old Dude- "I've been addicted for 50 long years."
Me- "Only 27 here, but I enjoy the ride."
Old Dude- "Just don't go insane enjoying the ride...have a nice run."
*One thing that's true about Phillies fans, we can always commiserate together. The Old Dude did have some words of wisdom for me, as I do need to enjoy the ride, but actually enjoy it without insanity ensuing...tough to do when rootin' for the Phightins.
Richard Simmons may have been the first to "sweat to the oldies", but the Vandals have a great live album titled the same. It has a good punk cover of Grease's Summer Lovin' and other great punk songs like Anarchy Burger (Hold the Government), Mohawk Town, and Hey Holmes!.