Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meeting Myself Coming and Going

Sometimes you just have to mix up your exercise routine a little.  So you want to know what I did today?  I walked my entire route backwards.  I mean, I didn't walk backwards.  I walked frontwards.  But I walked the route backwards of the route I usually walk.

This is my version of being wild and crazy.  R is laughing hysterically at me as he reads this.  So is EG.

Anyway, it's a tiny thing, but it did make a difference.  I'm a serious creature of habit.  And I've gotten to know my walking route so well, I could probably do it with my eyes closed.  But today I felt like I needed to mix it up a little.

So, I started at the end and worked toward the beginning.  And it was kind of cool that during the parts where I'm usually exhausted, I was fresh and energetic.  At the part where I'm usually thinking, "Oh Lord, I've only just begun, and my legs hurt already," today I was thinking, "Wow, I can't believe I'm almost finished!"

It gave me a little extra push, and you know what I ended up doing? I added one more little "leg" to my walk and did more than I've done in years.  It felt good.

Most Awesome Walking Song I Heard Today:
"Do you know what I wanna do?  Do you KNOW what I wanna DO?!  Strut."

Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees

1 comment:

Wyatt said...

We walk backwards with the dogs a lot. And zig zag and figure 8 too!
They like new smells, we like new horizons. I have my little camera in my pocket, always.....never know when a photo might appear!

Wyatt's mom