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Pleasant Surprise (but not what you think)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I had one of my long time friends over today with her two children. We been friends for over 11 years. We met at a camp we both worked at. We became instantly good friends. We always keep in touch in when I moved upstate NY 9 years ago. Who would have thought she and hubby would follow us and move here upstate too about 4&half-5 years ago. Of course, I friendship grew even more, being able to see each other all the time. Our children get along so well too. It makes me so very happy that they are friends just like their moms.

Well to the was so lovely just to have a friend over to enjoy having pleasant conversations, discussions and not be about the food. Now, that I am dare I say it, "middle age" it is always about where should we have lunch? Dinner? Or "Want to meet for coffee and dessert? Drinks and appetizers? (Hello, that how I because overweight!)

I read an article about hiking through SP. I e-mail my husband and ask him out on a hiking date. No response but I know he has not read his e-mail as of yet.
So, I was telling my friend (the one I had over today) this and started reminiscing about the days I use to hike with one of my best friends of over 25 years and how much fun it was. She was so excited about it that she ask if she could join me and start hiking with me. Ah? Yea!!! Why I never thought of this was beyond me. She is one of my most active friends. She was the tennis instructor at the camp...I was the computer teacher.
In fact she was reminiscing about the marathon today here in NY(Staten Island to Central Park). And how 2o years ago she was in it and did it in 4hours and 28 minutes which she found funny because today the winner did it in 2 hours and 28 minutes! Her niece was in it today and did it in 4 hours and 34 minutes. (So, my buddy still holds the title in her family.)
Point being I can't believe I waited almost five years to think (actually she thought of it) "How about you and I do more fun, active & sporty stuff."
I did use to go kayaking with one of my close neighbor for a while but then last July 2009 I tore my bicep and rotator cuff. And that ended that. The neighbor (we are still friend though) found a new partner and since it was her equipment I am out! Oh, well such is life.
Well, since I started SP in May, (this is when I got the Okay from my doctor to start slowly exercising again) I really always wanted to eventually add the exercises that don't feel like their exercises. You know like karate, kickboxing, Zumba, kayaking and (yea) hiking. I am not giving up on using the treadmill and the elliptical I just want some spice in my life. I am going to start thinking about hiking again for sure especially now that my buddy is also interested. I may even look into karate. And I am patiently waiting for my husbands answer to the hike date.
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    emoticon I really hope the hiking date and the hiking with your friend come to fruition. I've always enjoyed hiking. The kids are just now getting old enough for short hikes. emoticon
    2687 days ago
  • JR1952
    How great is that? emoticon

    Have fun on your hike....whether it is your husband or your girl will be fun. I just know it.


    2690 days ago
    I think this is wonderful! I'm sure you will have a great time doing this! I wish I could go, too!
    2691 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    It's great that you've found an Energy Buddy in your long-time friend.

    My Energy Buddy and I became close friends but she has just relocated +/- 1000 miles away :( and it shows - I seem to have lost the sparkly energy. I have an on-line EB here on SP but it's just not the same!

    Have fun with your hikes - and hope DH joins you on some of them
    2693 days ago
    That is so awesome that you have a hiking buddy now :) Even better that it is one of your closest friends!
    2693 days ago
    Hiking! I love hiking! If only I didn't have major heel spurs to 'spur' my liking for hiking! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Have fun with your friend and enjoy the time together. Nothing better than to see nature at it's best with friends and family.

    2693 days ago
    emoticon Anne! The hiking sounds like FUN! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2693 days ago
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