A couple days ago I was walking the dog with my 12 year old daughter. The dog is a very large puppy - just 9 months old. He is full of energy and the fastest of his all the hound breed - Redbone Coonhound. But again, just a pup.
So I told my daughter, "Okay, let's just see what he can do!"
I am pretty fast, as older men go. So I took the leash and sprinted full out. I was flying (knowing full well I would pay for it later). But it was worth it to complete the experiment.
At the top of my speed I looked down to the dog - to check out his top-speed form.
Um,...he was trotting, a medium trot,....looking about at this and that. As if out for a stroll. :-)
Oh well. We got a laugh out of it.
What was I thinking?! Wait...this might be an analogy for other times in life...in some way...maybe.
BTW - I am editing the next novel. Please click above at an excerpt of it (chapter two - turned into a stand-alone short story).
Have a great day!