Music: “Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith

MUSIC is a segment that features a song that’s caught my brain. Some new to me, some known to me, all brilliant.

Oh baby…I’m back.

I invested in a treadmill and I’m loving it. I stopped attending my gym since March of this year and I took my exercise to the streets. I’ve always believed that if you can’t exercise for free, paying for a membership or expensive equipment is not likely to inspire you either. The appreciation of the discipline is very much a part of me; I’ve exercised habitually since…2007? I suppose I just didn’t want to hand over the dough but I truly should have done this sooner. There is so much less wear-and-tear on my bad knee as the model I purchased has built-in shock absorption, which is to say, I have not stopped once to adjust my knee cap (oh yeah, it gets real like that). And by the second use I was hitting strides I had not achieved since leaving the gym. Bonus – little to no pollen exposure! If you know me, you know how much I complain about my allergies.

Anyway, happy birthday to me (which is today, actually) and enjoy this song by Aerosmith! I had “Back in the Saddle” on loop the other day while running the new mill, Pro-Form T10 (pics of make/model below).

PS – Yeah, I know what the song is about and I highly recommend running to it 😂 

Lyrics, “Back in the Saddle,” (lyrics provided by Genius) by Aerosmith. Album: Rocks.

[Chorus]
I’m back
I’m back in the saddle again
I’m back
I’m back in the saddle again

[Verse 1]
Riding into town alone
By the light of the moon
I’m looking for old Sukie Jones
She crazy horse saloon
Barkeep give me a drink
That’s when she caught my eye
She turned to give me a wink
That’d make a grown man cry

[Chorus]
I’m back in the saddle again
I’m back
I’m back in the saddle again
I’m back

[Verse 2]
Come easy, go easy
All right until the rising sun
I’m calling all the shots tonight
I’m like a loaded gun
Peeling off my boots and chaps
I’m saddle sore
Four bits gets you time in the racks
I scream for more
Fool’s gold out of their mines
The girls are soaking wet
No tongue’s drier than mine
I’ll come when I get back

[Chorus]
I’m back in the saddle again
I’m back
I’m back in the saddle again

[Bridge]
I’m riding, I’m loading up my pistol
I’m riding, I really got a fistful
I’m riding, I’m shining up my saddle
I’m riding, this snake is gonna rattle

[Chorus]
I’m back in the saddle again
I’m back
I’m back in the saddle again
I’m back

[Outro]
Riding high
Riding high
Riding high already

PSS – It’s boot season!!! You know I love my boots, lol.

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life — and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” Georgia O’Keefe