It is so hot out! That isn’t surprising, I do live in the Phoenix area. It has been averaging between 108 and 118 for a week or two already. That will continue for weeks. This year, for a change, I have decided to be sensible. I know, I should have warned you before making such a rash statement. Let’s just say my goal is to keep myself and my family OUT of the hospital! Yet I still need my exercise. This week is busy and I may not have time to go work out at the club, and it would be ludicrous to go for an hour walk outside.
This is what I did—I moved some of my furniture a bit and I walked laps in my house. It was surprisingly not boring. I went from room to room, making circles around my furniture and journeying about. I could maintain a very healthy rapid walk rate—just short of running. I had the television on in the background so that I could set little mini-goals for myself to keep myself going.
I have decided that I can possibly stick to a walking program in the house. When I get on the phone I plan to grab the cordless phone and walk my laps. That way I can multi-task when I get involved in a very lengthy phone conversation. I can do the same thing when I have the TV on at night….that will stimulate my imagination so I can “make my own pictures” as my mom says. Think about it…before there was TV there was radio. Radio listeners had to make their own pictures while listening to their drama or comedy programs. I find it so sweet that during the Depression Edgar Bergen had a program . For those of you that don’t know, Edgar Bergen (Candice Bergen’s dad) was a ventriloquist. One of his puppets was Charlie McCarthy. Isn’t it darling that a ventriloquist was a big hit on the radio??
Anyway, I do not like being in a rut, yet my tendency is to go back and forth or in circles until I wear a rut in the terrain of life. Why do I do that? I do not know. But I plan to use that tendency to get into a new exercise rut and to pray and keep my spirits up, too!
As you can see, I am in my writing rut already…no posts for weeks and now 2 in one day. I can grow and change—or at least I hope I can. Yes…hope…not surprising that I use hope as one of my rudders. I am still a perennial optimist.