First, though, I'd like to note that, after a slight plateau (and some backtracking over the weekend) in my ongoing attempt at shedding some pounds, I've lost* a belt size and am back at my highest loss point so far (19 lbs). Hooray for me. Maybe I can hit TWENTY by the weekend? That would be pretty sweet. I'd like to be at thirty by the time my son comes in mid-November so I can spend part of my four-week paternity leave from work starting up a walking/running regimine. I'd resisted so far because 1) I'd like to shed as much weight before running on a hard surface to help out my knees a bit more and 2) I'm still a little bit on the lazy side**, especially after I get home from work. I'm hoping that during paternity leave, while my daughter is in daycare and my wife and newborn are napping during the day I can get out for 30-45 minutes. I believe that if I'm down thirty by that time and if I have a month's worth of running/walking sessions, I could be down forty by Christmas. In June I would have thought that was unpossible, but I think I see a path to that number. Cross your fingers!
OK, on to a video. While I don't think I'm overstating the case that I have a very wide breadth of music knowledge, especially established artists from the mid-60's through the late 90's, I'll easily admit that some slip through the cracks. I'll credit my wife with introducing me more fully with Joan Armatrading*** in recent years. How I never learned to appreciate her when I was knee deep in Blue or Tapestry, I'll never completely understand. I guess better late than never. This song is one of my favorites.
And this one is fantastic as well. Enjoy.
* Or is it gained? I'm not sure what the proper term is. In any event, I cinch the belt on additional belt loop, making the circumference of the belt circle smaller. Whatever that's referred to, that's what I'm describing ;)
** Aside from my Sunday afternoon soccer matches, in which I still fully participate for ninety minutes. Goalkeeper, sure, but I'm out there the entire game!
*** I had actually heard of her before and knew she was "like Joni Mitchell" but hadn't ever listened to her music.