Thursday, September 25, 2008
Isn't WOW a great word? We use it to express amazement at something we didn't think was possible...that's why a few weeks ago I started a walking group in my hometown called WOW...the acronym is actually for Walking on Wednesdays but I really liked the power of shortening it to WOW.
It has turned into a great opportunity to get together with friends, away from our spouses, children, pets and housework to take the time to do something for ourselves. Instead of talking on the phone we talk while we walk. When under time constraints we may only get in 2 miles or like last night find out we walked 6 miles because we got caught up in conversation.
We have agreed for the moment to walk around my house as we are close to paved trails that have rolling hills...our last hill is a doozy on that trail and I like to jump over a cement bumper when we get to the top just to prove to myself that YES, I still DO have the energy and ability to keep going!
Once the snow starts falling and the cold sets in we will move it to an indoor track...but personally, I'm hoping we keep it outside for the most part, half the fun is in breathing all that fresh air...and nothing makes you sleep better than that!
Last week one of the girls thanked me for getting her to come walk after I switched our time so she could make it. She admitted she was trying to get out of the walk but when she saw we were working around her schedule she relented and joined us. She had realized half way through the walk just how great she felt and how glad she was that she came along. Positive peer pressure at it's best don't you think? Another WOW moment.
So...I was thinking...you may not be able to join me here in my town...but why not think about starting a WOW team in your area? It just needs to be a few friends and only one day a week. It's a great way to burn off energy and get fit. What do you say? Want to WOW yourself?