How about a Pedestrian Post instead of my usual Tired Tuesday? For one reason, I went for a walk this afternoon. It was not much of a walk, so I’m afraid this will not be much of a post, but one does what one can.
I have been determined to exercise more regularly. Mostly this has resulted in me feeling guilty when I do not exercise. If only guilt burned calories! So I thought all day about what I would do to exercise. My first plan had been to go to the YMCA. Unfortunately, although I remembered work-out clothes, I did not bring a pair of work-out glasses. YES, that is a spurious reason not to exercise. In my defense, my new glasses are REALLY nice, and my face sweats a lot when I get on the elliptical.
So I started to think about how to exercise at home. I would have to excavate the mini-tramp in order to run in place. You see, in an house like mine, any flat surface that doesn’t move soon becomes covered with stuff. Don’t judge me. As I considered this fact, I thought, maybe I could incorporate exercise into cleaning. I could march or lunge-walk around as I put things away. I could do squats as I folded laundry. I could write a blog post about it! Maybe even a whole exercise book! Sometimes I get a little extravagant when my mind wanders.
By the time I got home, I felt tired and discouraged. All I wanted to do was sit on the couch. However, I had noted that it was not freezingly cold out (what? Isn’t “freezingly” a word? I feel it should be). I could, in fact, go running. I was a bit concerned about the ice, though. Or was that just an excuse? Then I thought: a walk. A nice walk. I could just about manage a walk.
So I went for a walk for nearly a half hour. It was only uncomfortably cold when the wind picked up and was against me. Yikes! The ice was a problem at times. If I had been trying to run, I’m sure I would have wiped out at least once. Snow was also an obstacle, but plowing through snow burns more calories. It also gets sneakers wet. Note to self: invest in a pair of winter boots.
Well, I am approaching 400 words, and for a Pedestrian Post, I have not said a whole lot about the walk. However, as I observed in the first paragraph, one does what one can. Happy Tuesday, everyone!