This weekend the challenge gave me the incentive I needed. My streak is still a baby, but this is how I am nurturing it.
Friday morning. I just I couldn't drag myself out of bed at 5 a.m., so I had to plan an alternate walk. Thankfully, some cooler weather has moved in and a lunchtime walk was an option. I grabbed my slightly chomped walking shoes and took them with me to work.
For the record I did manage to make it back before the rain....3 hours before the rain. Although it was dark and cloudy that whole time it didn't rain. When it finally did, it really came down for about 10 minutes and then was gone.
Sidebar: I can't even begin to explain how much trouble I am having in the selfie department or why I am even posting the crazy ones like this one. I wanted a picture that showed the rain clouds moving in and the cemetery and, of course, me. Between odd angles, squinty eyes and screen reflection this is the best I got. I seriously need to find a selfie clinic for bloggers. Or the rest of you have to quit posting such great ones!
I spent a brief part of my walk in the bike lane...hope that is not illegal. There there was no sidewalk for about a block. I really did love this cycler graphic.
I made it a priority to get in the morning walk before a busy day. The main event was a co-worker's wedding. It has been absolutely, wonderful seeing him finally find the life he has wanted for so long and it was joyful to be a part of his wedding day :)
After several days of walking in the dark, it was good to see my neighborhood again! One big difference about walking around 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning is that you smell people cooking their breakfast. It isn't easy passing a house with the bacon-y deliciousness radiating from it!!
SundayAnother busy day on Sunday. In addition, to the opening Sunday of NFL football and my husband's glee at having NFL Sunday Ticket, we were celebrating my niece's 21st birthday. The day started with a birthday breakfast/brunch. I was in charge of the cake. My niece had sent me a couple of recipe "hints" on Facebook and I decided on this chocolate peanut butter cheesecake extravaganza. Before you all yell at me too much - I had one piece and did not allow any leftovers to come home with me.
Knowing there would be cheesecake (and honestly, other goodies throughout the day - I won't torture you), I had to get my walk in. I had planned to add an extra mile, but ran out of time. This is what I miss during those 5 a.m. walks. I love the first rays of morning sun.
So that is how I streak on the weekends. On the other hand, eating has NOT been good. But in the spirit of positivity, I am choosing to focus on the joy this exercise challenge is bringing me. I am definitely enjoying my walks and I am hoping you are still enjoying my reports.
Incidentally, does Twister count as exercise?
|JD Hancock - Four Storms and a Twister|