We walked 3km today (just shy of two miles), and our time wasn’t crash hot, but our laughter level was. We dragged our – reluctant to exercise – housemate out. Kept on redirecting her when she wanted to return and finally told her that she had to walk a mile before we returned. She had already walked a mile by that stage, but we didn’t tell her that 😊. I did manage a short jog which didn’t feel that comfortable today.
We also saw a heron in the process of eating a fish which I hope I captured on my phone and generally made a pest of myself to my companions. As I said – fun.
I topped up the exercise with 60 push-ups and 30 triceps dips. My arms are killing me. Tomorrow I will do more as it will just be me. It is easier to run my own program at this stage because I am not influenced by others. Others are entertaining but to concentrate on my own goals is also very nice.
I struggle with exercise on my husband’s days off because we like different things (some of the time). I like walking for walking’s sake. He likes walking with a destination in mind – a nice view, climbing a particular mountain etc. Walking random laps of the complex does not work for him. I used to think that he was negatively influencing me; however, now, I realise it is actually about energy levels and interest levels. He expends much more energy than me each working day. He works 12-hour shifts at a minimum. Even as a teacher, I rarely worked 12 hours straight a day. Thus when he gets to his days off, he wants downtime. I need to remember that there is nothing wrong with that. Perhaps in the cooler weather, we can walk with a destination in mind, but at the moment – too darned hot and humid.