This diary entry is part 6 of 25 in Lily's diary dated 29 - November 2023

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

The weather was really nice today!  A little warm, but sunny and the air felt really nice, especially this morning when I ran!!!

I don’t really remember when I started running, actually.  When I was found, you know the story.  But at some point my psychologists and social workers told me it’d be a good idea if I exercised.  So I started running.  It wasn’t easy for a while, because running is hard, especially long distances, but I got used to it.  Now I run a couple of miles every morning.  It’s not always easy and there are a few days where I’m just too depressed or something, but most days it’s run run run.  Every now and then I take Marie with me but truth is she cramps my style. She prefers to stop and smell things and do a doody, but I need to keep going.  But she does seem to enjoy it when I do, she just gets easily distracted.  She is a dog, I guess.

Liz runs with me sometimes but usually she prefers to do her own exercise.  And Beth… well, you couldn’t wake her up early enough.  She’s definitely kind of a night owl.

I always feel better after a run though.  It wakes me up.

Dave has some other exercise equipment that he uses sometimes but I don’t bother.  I don’t need to bulk or tone up or anything, and the running’s enough to make my legs look good!

Jack runs too, but not as much as I do.  He’s not really athletic, but he tries to keep in shape.  That’s how I met him, remember?  In the exercise room in the hotel at Orlando.  Well, after he got an eyeful of me in my swimsuit, anyway.

I guess I’m babbling because I don’t have a lot to say.  Things are moving along.  I practiced drums today.  It’s not hard.  I’ve already been trained in rhythm for the piano (even if I don’t remember how) so it’s just remembering where all the different clangy and boomy pieces are.  It’s kind of fun, I guess.  Not something I would have chosen for myself, though.  They say drums are like the “engine” for a band… which is funny to me, because classical musicians like me not only don’t need drums, they kind of get in the way.  Did you know a piano is a percussion instrument?

Anyway, guess I should go.  I’m sleepy.

Love you all!!! ❤️

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