Like I do with many things, I jumped into the walking just rarin' to go and to ever increase the distance. I think I've overdone it a bit, so I'm going to slow down. It helps that I have Jeannie & Ara to work out with, so I can walk a shorter distance and then do a workout approx. 3 times a week. I don't want to be such an old lady but I have to face facts.
Ara has a job but they told her upfront it seems to take forever to get all the clearances and things they require. I'm enjoying having her nearby and besides going to the gym together, we often just sit and talk. She seems to be settling in finally, after being away from Sacramento through college and two or three years after.
I walked 57-1/2 miles for the month of January, a little short of the 2 miles a day goal. It doesn't matter because I'm going to cut back anyway, and I think the workouts will be as important to my health as the walking.
Jeannie is now driving. I told her it's like watching my baby take her first steps, sort of bittersweet because from then on they move further and further away from you. I'm glad to see her able to be independent though, as I know how I would feel in her position. Now when I go someplace in my car with Ara I hand her the keys first thing. It's so nice to not have to drive and watch the traffic.
I'm still waiting for my house to warm up. We are in for some more rainy weather, but I swore I wouldn't complain about rain. I wouldn't mind a warm rain once in a while!
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