Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Slowing DOWN

Doing well on my early morning walks at 6:30 am
but it's dark when I get up at 6 am as fall is coming.
So nice to have a new neighbor to walk and talk with,
makes exercising so much more interesting as I try
to walk as fast as she does. Soon our half hour is over.

Still doing water aerobics but it's cooling;
instead of 80 degrees at 8:30 am, it's 60.
Brr! "Oh, I miss the hot mornings." But
they are not gone, just subdued by monsoons
and even infrequent rain showers.

I have a long list of TO DOs this month. but don't let
them dominate me unless there is some kind of deadline
attached. I like to work on what interests me when I
want to and not because I have to. Had too much of that
in my pre-retirement days of teaching and mothering.

Now I have my own schedule-take a nap when
needed, which seems to be every day. School's
soon starting for the kiddies. It's a relief to be
free of that responsibility. Been off for 9+ years
now, amazing how fast retirement goes by.


  1. I've always admired those who could get up early to exercise. I'm much more of a night owl who needs those morning zzzzzs. I do use my treadmill though, just a bit later.

    Time does slip by so fast. This is the 5th year I haven't had to go back to school. I especially miss it when I talk to my grandchildren. I would have LOVED to teach them in 6th grade. That's where one of them will be this year.

    This post hit home with me.

  2. I'm grounded from walking for a while due to a flare up of plantar fasciitis. It deffibately cramps my style, but we have a mini-heat wave coming, so I'll be sitting it out anyway. I can't imagine 80 degree mornings. Sorry, but that sounds just horrible. I do not tolerate heat well.

  3. I, too, love being able to choose what needs to be done as well as when it needs to be done. As a teacher, I was constantly stressed out by the mound of things that needed to be done before the next day's classes. I've been retired for six years, which seems unbelievable. I haven't regretted it one bit.I suppose I should admit that I did stop and ogle the back-to-school supplies at WalMart yesterday, though.

  4. I find early morning walks give me energy for the rest of the day. I suppose I'm an odd duck but I prefer to walk alone.

  5. Morning walk is the best of all exercises .You look wonderful in this picture(sidebar),looks like you have shed a lot of weight .
    I have missed you .Thanks for your words of welcome .

  6. I love the photo on your sidebar...Lucky..lucky you Lin.. I like to plan things, but I always have to leave things flexible with my energy level. Oh for the days when I could just get up and do..

  7. I get on my treadmill every morning at about 9am and find that gives me the boost I need to get throught the day. And those naps? yeah, I love them too!