A big part of my effort to take care of ME this year is walking every day. It is really interesting because at this point the walking is a much more mental thing than a physical one. I don't just mean the mental medicine of fresh air and all of that (although that is nice). I mean the act of actually making myself do it everyday.
It isn't like I'm trying to walk miles or anything...it started with just "10 minutes a day" and my trainer texting me to make sure I was doing it. It is a total brain thing to make it happen, you know, to fit it in around all of the other "important" things that I have to do. But it was pretty hard to excuse myself out of 10 freaking minutes...and I don't want to lie to my trainer so...I walk. Once I got going, I was walking more like 12.2 and 15.4 and 17.5 min (I know this because my stopwatch on my iphone told me so) and I'm increasing all the time. But like I said, it isn't the actual walking that is the challenge, it is the getting on the trail.
So Saturday was the first day I skipped and although I'm pretty sure that PMS played a role in it too, I was a less than happy camper that day. Sunday I had to resort to the treadmill because it was pretty rainy and I couldn't convince myself that it was ok to skip again (I tried). But let me tell you...that treadmill makes every minute feel like 5...holy cow. So today as the news stations are on "storm watch" I was thinking I was pretty much stuck with the treadmill again....and I was less than thrilled. Then I looked out the window and realized there was a lull in the rain and decided to go for a storm watch walk.
It was so windy and beautiful that I decided to take a little iphone video just to prove I was there. I realize that I am huffing and puffing as if I'm running a marathon and I sound (and look) like a weatherman in a hurricane..but hey....it is only day 18 right?