PSA to Midwest Outdoor Shops – Get Outside!

Get outside! I know I find it harder to get outdoors and exercise this time of year – it gets a little frustrating, but I manage to make time when I’m at home. The only problem is that I’m hyperactive and when I’m not at home, I’m trapped in a little metal, wheeled box all day! Its a special kind of torture for someone with my attention span – especially some of these highways we have in the Midwest. Driving with someone else, i.e. the “Road Trip”, is completely different – there is some amount of contact, human interaction, which reduces the explosion of hyperactivity that occurs when I get OUT of the driver’s seat and actually get to see people. But, alas, being Field Rep means a fair amount of solo windshield time.

So – as a public service announcement: Please excuse and be patient with my hyperactivity. I try not to get carried away, but I can be a bit spastic and wound up when I’ve had to sit still for more than a few minutes, and actually get to interact with people…

You folks are the only people I get to hang out with during the day! I have a few thousand songs on my iPod, and have almost every NPR station in the Midwest preset into my radio. I don’t text or email or surf when I’m driving – I’m a 10-and-2, always ready kind of driver – so by the time I show up at your shop door, I’m probably way under-stimulated.

If you could remind me to slow down, breathe, maybe take a jog around the parking lot, it’d help us both out. Slowing my brain down to something other than “Ludicrous Speed” is a challenge I’m accustomed to, but my concentration lapses from time to time – particularly when I’m happy and excited to see people…I like working with all of you, and I realize I can be a handful and a lot to process at once. I try to slow down, but sometimes I need a reminder to take a deep breath.

No, decaf won’t help. Surprisingly enough, I don’t drink caffeine after noon. You’d never guess it, though…

One response to “PSA to Midwest Outdoor Shops – Get Outside!

  1. That’s our Bryan, our very own herding dog mix…