Me and my shadow

Me and my shadow

It’s not a resolution!! Dammit!

That I chose to start walking again in the mornings has more to do with an upcoming appointment with my rheumatologist than Sunday being January 1. During my last meeting with her I made promises to lose weight ~ an effort to ease stress on my knees and ankles.

That didn’t work like I had hoped… so much for those lofty plans.

I digress…

I’ve been trying to get The Mister to join me on these walks for months. He finally agreed Monday, being that as a federal employee he had the day off.  Bastage!

These morning saunters, up ’til now, have been my moment of zen. A time to empty my brain, to think of story lines or even hash out character dialogue (out loud, thankyouverymuch), or maintain an incessant rant about something The Mister did that pissed me off the night prior or that very morning.

All of that won’t be possible with my new exercise buddy. I guess we’ll have to actually talk with each other about ~ oh, I don’t know ~ things like our kids, his job, finances, future plans, other sorts of married people stuff.

Who knows we might even have to hold hands, and other icky things like that.

The first day went okay. We walked, talked, there were none of those awkward silent pauses in the conversation. Dare I say, we even laughed a few times.

I don’t know how successful this experiment will be, how long we can maintain a symbiotic walking relationship, but I’m willing to give up a few of my precious mornings to capture an hour alone with The Mister. Well, as alone as we can be on a busy, public sidewalk… and not get caught.

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19 thoughts on “Me and my shadow

  1. Awww that’s so sweet. Sorta 😉 My husband and I definitely don’t work out together, but I would love to go on whole family walks. That said, I treasure my peace and quiet and thinking time. It’s been a lovely day with everyone back at school and my routine back to … MY routine. Enjoy those walks!

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  2. My parents joke that the secret to their 40+ years of marriage is living their lives on separate floors. My mom hangs out in the bedroom while my dad gets the living room. Still, they spend oodles of time together on vacation, and pretty much whenever they leave the house. I’m sure this will be a great experience for you both.

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  3. I’m impressed you got the Mister to go along….I think (hope) you’ll both enjoy it much more than you expect! Good luck.

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  4. I have always relished my walks, alone, for the same reasons you mentioned. Still, I think it might be worth giving that solitude up if I could have that uninterrupted hour with my husband.

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  5. Good for you! Maybe you can still take a couple of mornings for yourself, but you’ll probably find that your morning strolls with The Mister end up leading to great conversations.

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