Friday, September 20, 2013
The sun has started to show up for fewer and fewer hours each day. I don't miss it as much as some people do. I have blue eyes and red hair so I burn very easily and my eyes are sensitive to the bright light. I don't mind the shorter days...but I do love the blue skies. I won't be depressed by the lack of sunshine in the coming months. I will make my own sunshine.
This makes me smile. I was in the 18th Airborne Corp/82nd Airborne at Ft Bragg Whaddadragg, North Carolina 25 years ago. We ran every day. Miles and miles. I quit that when I got out. I did physical labor when I walked quite far most days on uneven ballast. I got a desk job and spent hours and hours at my desk and only occasionally climbed locomotive ladders. I thought it was funny when I got the little 300 mile trophy. I've been walking more and more and even tracking it...but only paying attention to the calories it burns except for the 5K challenges. I'm 65 pounds heavier and 25 years older. I have a bad ankle (from the Army) and a bad knee. I think I could still run if someone was shooting at me or a bear or bison was chasing me...other than that, walking is enough. Used to run at least 300 miles a month...now walked 300 miles since the first week of June. How much I've slowed down.
Quit with the excuses, Linda. Just get going. You won't melt in the rain (even though you've been called a witch before); you won't freeze to death in the cold. Your knees and ankles and hips feel better after a long walk. Your sore throat won't feel any better just sitting on the couch watching TV. Just get going!