How do you fit exercise into your daily routine?
Monday, February 11, 2008
Napoleon Dynamite Boots
I thought I had my goal-setting class at the YMCA this morning. Because my sister-in-law Jody was visiting, and because Adam wanted us to come to his school for NAAPID today, I decided that I would just have time to go to my class and then go straight to Adam's school. So I left my swimming bag at home and went down to the Y in my regular winter footwear, a pair of black shearling Merrell boots. When I arrived at my classroom, my teacher was in there with a big group of other people having a meeting. I didn't know what to do. Esther was playing happily downstairs in Child Watch, Jody was upstairs running on the track, and I didn't have my swimming stuff or any exercise clothes or shoes to wear. I thought about my boots, and decided that if I can walk the boys to school in them on snowy days, I could walk around the track in them. So I went up and did some fast walking for 50 minutes. I felt sort of silly on the track in street clothes and winter boots, but more than that, I felt proud. It seems to me that in order to fit exercise into my daily life, I have to be determined, flexible, and resourceful. I have to make it one of my very highest priorities. I sometimes have to be sneaky. And today, I had to wear Napoleon Dynamite boots.
Posted by An at 8:43 PM