There are lots of reasons that I enjoy running. One benefit that I hadn't considered lately, though, is that it makes my heart strong. And who knew this could be important for work? After all, I work with old people who move really slow and nap between meals.
But today, because I have a strong heart, I am sitting here writing this post instead of recovering from the heart attack I should have had after the fire panel alarmed, the fire doors slammed closed, and the fire department showed up a few minutes ago.
Adrenaline is an amazing thing. We had residents moved, the "fire" located and controlled, and the fire panel reset before the trucks even got here. This includes physically moving a resident to safety when she reminded me she had oxygen in her apartment. If the words "fire" and "oxygen" in the same sentence don't cause you to instantly cash in your chips, nothing short of unfortunate genetic composition probably will. (Running has also made my ankles strong enough to have done this in high heels. Gazelle, are ya proud?!)
And so with that preamble and no further ado.... I give you today's lesson brought to you by Rock Ridge: If you're planning to fry okra, don't forget you put the grease on the stove to heat up.
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