Okay, so we’re not THAT dedicated.

If you’ve been reading a while, you know I get up at the butt-crack-o’-dawn to go walking a friend.  (Yes!  We’re STILL walking!  I’ve amazed even myself with my consistency and dedication.)

Our deal is to walk on the weekdays that it’s not raining.  We’ve even been bundling up and walking on the coldest mornings.  (I still need to get those Cuddl Duds my friend S recommended.  I’ve been putting my sweats on over my pajamas for extra warmth, ‘cuz I’m klassy like that.)

I like to get up about a half-hour or so before I meet my friend to have some coffee, read my Bible, and check email.  But this morning I overslept.  I woke to Husband saying, "Were you supposed to go walking?  Arlene’s here."  Dang!  I hate walking without my morning coffee.  I hopped out of bed, dressed quickly, and ran outside to meet my friend.

Although the weather forecast predicted "increasingly windy with periods of rain and a thunderstorm" for this today, it wasn’t raining so we started out.  But we only walked about halfway down my street before the downpour began.

Now.  We’ve walked on some misty mornings before.  One day it was even lightly sprinkling.  But this morning, we’re talking HUGE drops of pelting rain that began with no warning.  It was the kind of rain where you feel each raindrop land on your
scalp and then they roll down through your hair and into your neck.  We immediately turned and began running back to my house as the rain came down harder and harder.

We finally reached the safety of my front porch, laughing, drenched, winded.  We decided that our commitment to exercise stopped short of walking in the pouring rain. 

So we each went our separate ways.  And I got my morning coffee after all.

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  1. LOL ! I get the Title 9 and also the Athleta catalog. (Beautiful workout gear BTW !) and it shows pictures of women trudging through their morning run in the RAIN. And snow ! Not me baby. I don’t even like to ski when it is snowing.

  2. Now, that’s commitment. I think even the hint of rain, a cloud in the sky, or the temps below 60 would keep me home. I would just head to the gym instead. Which is where I’m headed later. No rain, climate controlled and no excuses. Well, I can always come up with an excuse. But, not today! I’ll make it to the gym one way or another! Good for you making an effort! And hope you enjoyed your coffee.

  3. so. here’s the plan, stan. i have asked for a folding treadmill for christmas. the $100 or less kind. the MANUAL kind. granted, i’d love to have an ELECTRIC folding treadmill, but they are not in my budget (or the boyf’s, actually). so i figure i’ll start with the dinky one, and if i can commit to using it every day (dude, i watch SO much tv. if i walked while i tv’d, i’d be skinnyhot in NO TIME), then maybe in 2009 or late ’08 i’ll buy a NICE one. sound good? i am a paranoid freak about walking alone, so a treadmill sounds ideal for me. i can’t take my dog walking, because she’s all arthritic. lol.

    but, back to YOU. i’m so happy that you have the willpower and commitment to your walking!! 😀 i envy that 🙂

  4. I LIVE in my cuddle duds during the winter! Those things are so cozy!!! GET SOME NOW…don’t waste another minute.;-)

    ps. And Boca Java coffee is for real…the best stuff I’ve ever had. (sorry starbucks…you’re good when I’m not at home)haha!

  5. Cuddleduds, huh? Might have to look into those, ’cause my morning walks are getting mighty chilly mighty quickly. BRRRRRRRR.

    Yeah, I don’t generally do the walk without the coffee. Might end up in somebody else’s neighborhood, disoriented and pathetic. “Are you my husband?”

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