Good morning! It’s a beautiful, sunny summer day here in Philly. I just got back from a walk, which was lovely. I forgot my AirPods, so I found myself enjoying the early morning quiet of our neighborhood with sounds of nature and the pitter-patter of Savannah’s little feet on the pavement as she trotted along behind me.
I know it’s healthier to walk without music or a podcast playing in my ears, but I always feel like I need the entertainment to keep going, which simply isn’t true. At least, not when I’m walking. Running is a different story, but I don’t do much of that these days.
I still think I’d like to get back into it at some point, but I’ll need some type of goal, like a race of some sort. I miss those! I haven’t done one since Covid. I would need a training plan and some accountability, like a friend to do it with me… maybe I’ll look into a 5K for fall.
Meanwhile, I’ve registered for a private Pilates session to see how I like it. If I do, I’ll sign up for some group classes. I feel like I need something in addition to strength training to focus more on stretching, balance, posture, and core strength. I’ve done yoga in the past, but I’m thinking I might like Pilates better. Plus, I can do these classes with a friend, which will help keep me motivated.
Speaking of friends, we had some over last night for dinner on the deck, and we spent a while in the pool before that. Paul made us Aperol Spritzes, as we talked about our trip to Italy. It was threatening rain the whole time, but we were able to enjoy a good amount of pool time and then some appetizers on the deck before the sky opened up and dumped on us. At that point, we were happy to move inside for dinner, with the comfort of air-conditioning and where the flies couldn’t harass us. They were getting bad out there.
Our friends told us about these fly fans for your tables that basically keeps the flies away. How did I not know about these before? We immediately ordered them, and thanks to the efficiency of Amazon Prime one-day delivery, they will be here today by 5PM! I can’t wait to test them out.
Well, that’s about all I’ve got today. We’re going to be taking it easy this afternoon after church, resting up for the week ahead, and I have a new book I want to start reading. One of you recommended it to me – In Alexa’ Shoes. Not exactly a summer beach read, but it looks good, if you like historical fiction. (I do!)
Have a blessed Sunday, and I’ll be back tomorrow with my annual Fall Fashion Trends: What’s In and What’s Out. You won’t want to miss it!