Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
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Day 1 and encouraged

So. I woke up leisurely and got coffee and got internet caught up and then got dressed and hit the street. I only did 13 minutes according to Misfit but I did not have to stop once. And, Misfit tells me it was a half mile. So OK! I think this will work. I need to streamline my getting out of the door situation.

I need wallet, chapstick, tissues, earbuds, phone. I could probably do without the wallet and may substitute with a little cash instead. And I need it all in something that is not a pocket so it's a grab and go situation. My sketcher loafers work fine and they are easy on and don't require socks.

I think this is going to be fine. If I can start the day with a half mile walk every day I'd sure count it good.

There is a city pool that opens Memorial Day weekend for the Summer. It's salt water and 50 yards long. Most of the Summer it's way too crowded to be any fun but if it's cloudy and rainy, those first few days are fun to at least try for something different. The problem is that from the closest parking spot it is a half mile. Most of it is flat but the last bit is a pretty steep hill.

Screenshot 2015-04-30 at 8.23.41 AM

Last year I tried it and it was horrible. By the time I got to the pool, I was exhausted and out of breath. The whole time I was swimming I was worried I'd never be able to get back up the hill to the car. Not fun. (The other routes on the map that cut to the right are all dirt foot paths that are a massive climb and way more than a half mile.)

But, I'm thinking now, if I train - haha - maybe I could try it again. So that's the goal for the month.

Today is swimming at 11 and, after that, who knows...  oh, wait, toothpaste. I need toothpaste.

One nice thing about getting out and doing the walk early is that I don't have it hanging over my head and a 'should do' all day. And it was nice and cloudy and cool. It's now an hour later and the sun is coming out. Glad I missed it.
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