Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Almost every single morning I get up early, before it gets too hot, and walk for an hour or so here in Anguilla.
It's about a 5 minute down to Meads Bay Beach:
It's not a great beach for walking vigorously (too soft sand, too sloping into water) so I 'visit' the beach and walk on the road that runs parallel to it.
I walk/run or slow/jog (slog?) for 45 minutes stopping to walk in to the beach and cool off now and then. There are several closed-for-the-season small hotels and restaurants along the beach that are shady and spectacular and I use a few as my own private gym or yoga studio, thanks to my beloved ipod.
Toward the end of my workout I stop at a world famous restaurant "Blanchard's" and use one of their waiting area benches to stretch, cool down and meditate in gratitude for my wonderful life:
Then, later I go down to the beach and spend an hour, or two, or three, doing water exercises, water walking, etc. I also am in the pool quite a bit each day- always moving. My fitness minutes have been through the roof!
My DD and family are getting by just fine without me in RI.
I even checked in with the history professor's daughter (my main elder care client) and they miss me but are getting on alright.
I miss my grandkids but we've been skyping every other day so...
We dodged Hurricane Katia, which passed well to our north, but we are nervously watching the next storm forming in the Atlantic, which MAY mess us up for our Sunday trip home (especially since USAIR only flies on weekends from St. Martin in September).