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It gets lonely out there

Monday, January 10, 2011

This weekend I realized for the first time how lonely taking care of yourself can be. I had "Plan A" and "Plan B" with others for hiking as well as back-up plans. But for multiple reasons all the plans fell through and I was on my own, again.

The snow was a very visual reminder that I was alone. The person before me was alone also. I would have plenty of choices for company if I wanted to go shopping or sit and watch a movie. But I know I must exercise for my own physical and mental well being.

On the other hand, I have met a lot people through my exercise pursuits. I have developed some friendships with people I would have never met otherwise. I am very happy about that.

I guess the other footprints and ski tracks are really just friends that I haven't met yet.

Get out there and find your friends!

Updated 1-22-11

It really works! I was out today and I met a new friend! We talked for quite a while, exchanged info and we are planning on snow shoeing together next weekend! As I said "Get out there and find your friends!"

  
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TEDDYBABE 1/23/2011 2:09PM

    Great great blog! You echoed the thoughts of so many of us! So proud for you! It takes time but I have always heard. "You have to be a friend to have a friend!". Guess it's true. Happy for you! emoticon emoticon

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LRYASUTAKE 1/21/2011 11:34PM

    What a great perspective! Time with yourself is well spent because you are an amazing woman. You may find more friends willing to hike with you as thing warm up a little. Keep up the hard work, you are doing great and you deserve it.
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DJS336647 1/15/2011 5:24PM

    I kind of know how you feel, I walk my daily 3 miles alone most of the time, and when it gets nicer I will probably be biking alone. I try to be positive and use the time to sort things out unwind and relax the mind.

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CYNTHIALEE45 1/12/2011 5:31AM

    I know the feeling. There's a lot to be said for following your own path, and some solitary time hiking in the snow is good for the soul. Good for you. Nice blog.

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AZTLAN777 1/10/2011 6:15AM

    Great blog. Yes, aloneness is something that being content with oneself and secure will most certainly take care of those feelings. Keep on keeping on! Hugs

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Do it anyway.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Well, as unmotivated as I was, I did anyway. I got out for a hike in the snow. I loved it and was out 2 hours. Yay for me! Somedays it's just rough.

  
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TEDDYBABE 1/9/2011 7:46PM

    Biggest achievement was getting up and going then you added to it! Good job!

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CYNTHIALEE45 1/9/2011 6:54AM

    I love walking in the snow. Good for you!

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MIFITNOW 1/9/2011 6:31AM

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TALLGUY42 1/8/2011 10:49PM

    Way to go!

That's motivation.

I'd try the same but we have had over 12" of snow today and the forecast for tomorrow is -25 Celsius. BRRR!

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PUNKROCKCOWGIRL 1/8/2011 9:57PM

    Good job! Keep up the good work!

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KIYOSHI04 1/8/2011 9:56PM

    great job doing it anyways! thats how you will succeed!

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SPOKENWORD 1/8/2011 9:49PM

    emoticon Congrats on doing it anyway!

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