Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sweating

It's a new experience for little old me,
water dripping down my neck and back.
Oh, it's just sweat from exercising,
fast walks in the morning plus the 75 degree heat
at 6 AM as summer holds on tenaciously.

How often do we really push ourselves
enough to actually sweat? "Not often" is
my answer, but trying to walk quickly
with a friend has me perspiring profusely
compared to my slower drier walks alone.

Then there's life, how often do we really exert
ourselves and push our limits to do more,
be better, rise higher or try harder?
"Not often" is my answer. It's time to sweat more,
and learn to excel before I really expire.

11 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I worked out this morning too...but I started hyperventilating when my mind wandered to September 11th. Strange Mommy Cry!

Linda Reeder said...

I rolled out my Nordic Track last night, planning to try it today, to see if it makes my heel hurt. That thing makes me sweat, for sure.
But yes, on a "real walk", I always sweat, as I do when working hard in the yard. Working in the classroom often had me sweating too, but more figurativly, trying to reach some tough kids.
Now I plan to only sweat when I choose to.

Kay said...

Art is always telling me I need to sweat more in order to make my exercise worthwhile. I'm not one for liking to sweat which is not a good thing, I know.

Shear Sensations said...

keep up the great work...your heart loves it.

Linda said...

I like this post.

Peggy said...

Lin;

I dragged out my bike this morning after I read your post. I'm back to tell you that I sure did sweat.
Felt good, and one of my goals is to push myself in all directions.

Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. I took all of your words to my heart and felt so safe.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

another reason why I don't exercise. I don't sweat...ever.

Mare said...

I sweat without any exercise as a prompt. My sweat glands are prolific!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Pushing the limits really is the definition of excitement. You are one strong lady!

Nedo said...

I sweat everyday, and I love it.. if I don't push myself I don't think I am giving hundred percent.. good for you mom I am really impressed.
xo

Rambling Woods said...

It's necessary, but I hate getting sweaty and this summer has been nothing but sweat....