I really miss going on walks. I used to walk 3-4 times a week with a friend of mine but she moved. I haven’t found a new walking partner. (If you live in the area and want to be my walking partner, contact me!!)
You all know how it goes. If someone else keeps us accountable, we do it. But, if left on our own, we find excuses and reasons not to walk.
My friend and I used to walk about 3 miles. It wasn’t a fast walk as we took an hour to do it. So now every time I think I’m going to get out and walk I tell myself, I don’t have an hour to walk so I don’t walk 30 minutes instead. UGH.
I’m not wanting to walk for hard-core exercise. I’m wanting to walk to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and for Rosie. She loves her in-ground fencing but that doesn’t replace a walk.
So…I had a little talk with myself. I don’t have to walk for any amount of time or any distance. I just have to walk Rosie. It doesn’t matter if it’s only around the block. I have to walk 3-5 times a week.
On Sunday, I decided it was time. Our daughter Kalissa called me and she asked what I was doing. I happen to be putting on my shoes to walk so I told her that. She said, “I want to go”. AWESOME. Then she said but you don’t want to walk with me as I’m at the waddling stage. She kind of is…she’s due with baby three anytime now.
I told her nope. I was just looking to get me and Rosie out of the house. I’d be happy for some company. So I walked the five blocks to their house. Craig, Kalissa’s husband, and the boys came along too.
Gannon is just to the point that he can petal. This didn’t come to him easily and he’s not super fast. Worse is that he doesn’t steer the best. He almost ran into a mailbox. In an effort to get him to go faster, I told him Rosie was racing him. He quickly picked up the pace so he could win.
Here…Craig waited with the boys as cars passed. Typically we have no traffic when we walked. This day, we met three cars on a very short strip of road.
The sky was beautiful. The company was great. It was just what Rosie and I needed to get out of the house. Before long the cold weather will be here. We need to enjoy this while we still have it. So…that means I need to make a commitment to get out more.
Is anyone out there having the same struggle to get out and get moving?
Why not join me in a challenge to get out? 2-5 days a week for however long you can/want to be out. Not a race. Not a committed distance…just out and moving.
I’m giving myself that challenge. I’m not going to let excuses keep me from doing it.