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Slipping Away

Monday, October 29, 2012

When I worked long hours and traveled for my job I had a colleague who managed to exercise no matter where we were. He would slip away for a run at lunch time; disappear at five to swim or hit the gym; or just go for a long walk after dinner. He inspired me to do the same.

I loved the feeling of slipping away at lunch time to do something just for me. I learned to be quick with my hair and taking a shower so I could sweat for half and hour and return clean and refreshed. (So okay, sometimes my hair was still a little wet. Oh well.) I know not everyone has the schedule flex to do this, but I found that more often than not there was a window I could take to do something.

Being flexible seems like the key to the active life. Now that I work part time it is of course much easier to "slip away." But I still have to kick myself out the door sometimes to garden, walk or get to a gym.

I still like the term "slipping away." It sounds more like a retreat than doing a task. It feels freer than "getting in my cardio," even though it IS often, just that.

Whatever we call time, a health break, or just plain hard work...I know we owe it to ourselves to include movement in our busy lives.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMAEL100 11/14/2012 5:23AM

    Actually the term 'slipping away' makes it feel like a sneaky treat!! Good way to replace my other 'slipping away for sneaky treats (of the eating kind!!)

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KANOE10 11/3/2012 8:29AM

    I love that term slipping makes exercise seem fun..That is exactly what you have to do..slip away while everyone else is sleeping, or eating, or watching tv or having a donut break.

Great blog.

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CELIAMINER 10/29/2012 8:54AM

    I love to "slip away" for a brisk walk, but even though I consider it taking my lunch early (since I then work through lunchtime), it's amazing how many nosy people "notice" that I am away from my desk.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 10/29/2012 7:28AM

    Love it and it sounds like "slipping away" can mean our own place of solace or our own place just to ourselves for a certain amount of time. Thanks for the good thought! Have a good "slipping away" time today! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/29/2012 7:27AM

    I like the "sliipping away" too!!! Your so correct movement is the key.... even if it's a quick 10 minutes here and there throughout our busy days!

I hope you get to "slip away" today!

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