Seeking: Rocky Statue. Finding: A Real Man.
I honestly didn’t think I was asking for a lot.
I had very few goals regarding Philly: Liberty Bell, Cheesesteaks, Rocky Statue. Who knew that it would be so difficult to check off that last thing?
To say I was excited to head to Philadelphia was an understatement: The Cheesesteaks, the history, the pizza, the Dunkin….sorry, I have a bit of a one-track
One of the things I wanted to see (oddly enough), was the Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Have I ever watched a Rocky movie? No. But you bet your boots I wanted to run those stairs singing “The Eye of the Tiger!”
Just remember this reader: Be a “Tourist.” Just because everyone else has seen it/done it/run the stairs doesn’t mean YOU have. Too much of life is spent in judgmental disdain – don’t let that petty fear keep you from awesome experiences!
It’s like the time my Dad made us ride those tourist bikes that look like cars:
Speaking of my dad, this is where I found the real man (Gotcha!). This was important to me, therefore it was important to him – no matter how late, or how far, or how bad the traffic/GPS directions.
He is the man who taught me to have silly adventures and not to give up so quickly, as I’m prone to do. I cannot count the number of projects or dreams that my dad turned into a reality for me, but why do that, when I have proof?
He’s a man who provides, even the fun silly things. We ran those stairs like old pros, along with an intense, shouty workout group:
When I got to the top of those stairs, after all the turn arounds and missed directions, I felt like I had just won the fight.
Sometimes, little victories mean the most.