It’s called the scientific method, baby. And I excel at it.

Ever wonder what it’s like to fall while walking on a treadmill?

Yesterday morning, I discovered the answer to this question I didn’t know I had.

One mo’ I’m up, the next my face thumps into the top of the treadmill, and I slam down.

Full body slam. KABOOM slam.

My chin gamely hits “stop” on the way down. The machine stills, my feet long thrown off it.

I lie in shock. My body not at all as I’d positioned it seconds earlier.

And my first thought, when thought returned:

“Well, at least something new happened today.”

leaves in a puddle

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day. ~ Emily Bronte

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About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, and write.
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2 Responses to It’s called the scientific method, baby. And I excel at it.

  1. “Well, at least something new happened today.”

    that is so you!

    🙂

  2. sputnitsa says:

    No crying over spilled self. 🙂

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