What Was I Thinking
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
I've been struggling with getting a walk in everyday. It's laziness on my part really. I just can't get motivated for whatever reason. I think this week it's due to hubby being home as he doesn't go to work till late afternoon and once he's gone I'm in get dinner prepped and ready for the kids and I.
As I sat here tonight after supper looking at an empty blog page, I was trying to come up with something to write. But what... I haven't done anything today really. I clean the house and and made the guys another coffee cake. The dogs found a tennis ball outside so we played for a few minutes while I covered the herbs in the outside garden. It was to dark to be safe to go for a walk. Our resident red fox is not our only wild critter. We have a few coyotes, the occasional bear and fishers (nasty things), not to mention traffic.
Then I looked at the clock
. I was going to have to leave in 30 minutes to get my daughter from work in town. DUH!
It's not as dark in town, there are street lights and sidewalks. I have to go into town to drop her off/pick her up, make use of some of that time (till she gets her license and starts driving herself which at this rate will be never). And I did - a quick 17 minute, 1.48km walk.
It is cold out (the what was I thinking part) and I didn't have a scarf or anything to cover my face so I wouldn't breath in the cold air directly. My chest hurts from it, so lesson learned. Cold air is a major asthma trigger for me. Even walking from the house to the car or car to store can set it off. I did remember to have my winter gloves with me so at least my hands stayed warm. My walks throughout the winter may not be fast depending on how well the sidewalks are cleaned but I will be moving and that is the important thing. I will still try to get out and walk at home but it does become a bit more dangerous walking on the road with traffic and snow/ice build up.
I have noticed and daughter commented that I have more energy. I'm also finding though that I'm having a hard time falling asleep. I've never had a problem before. If I get up in the middle of the night I have the same problem. But even worse my mind starts telling me I should get up and do laundry, empty dishwasher, etc... lol I'm hoping its just an adjustment thing to the way I'm fueling my body. I'm thinking it also may be excess energy that I need to burn off. So I'm hoping to get downstairs and clear away/go through some of my late son's things that are on my treadmill so I can start using it again. I know it will be hard and finding time on a Thursday may not work - grocery day, hubby works tomorrow afternoon, final yard clean up as they are calling for a heck of alot of snow starting tomorrow night and daughter works dinner shift at a retirement home. Not looking forward to that drive if it's snowing but even worse will be Friday as she works morning shift which means out of here at 6:30am. Where we live, roads aren't plowed at that time, the plow comes around between 7-7:30 for the buses and if they don't run, we don't see the plow till after 10am. Winter is on it's way!