March 12, 2014
I sit an awful lot these days. Sit and work on my computer. It is a huge amount of mental effort to get out the door to exercise. Some days there is barely time to cook and eat, never mind exercise.
The to-do is so long and taking just 30 minutes to get outdoors takes every ounce of will power. Once I’m outside the hardest part is over.
The list of things that must be done (we move in one week, I haven’t started packing) seems to never go away, but at least it doesn’t overwhelm the way it did two months ago.
One day at a time is as fast as any of us can go.
I haven’t sat and listened to the river for ages. It’s generally too cold to sit but the days are warming and lightening, incredibly so with the time change.
Last summer many of my afternoon walks were “interrupted” by sitting at the river. I miss those days when the to-do list was only 6 deep for the day.
The irony is not lost on me that a very physical journey like our hike has required an incredible amount of time sitting and typing away on my computer to get everything ready.
The video project, our family and business finances, hike itinerary and correspondence - all of it requires so much (sitting) work.
Our daily active time has dwindled down to thirty minutes, when we can manage it. A far cry from the hours per day of active time we aim for “in our normal life”. Ah, normal life, how I miss thee.
In a few short weeks we’ll be establishing a new normal. Hiking will be our work. Sitting for a spell will once again be a restorative break not our modus operandi. Entire days will be spent outdoors, not mere minutes.
I cannot wait.
Renee Tougas participates in affiliate marketing, including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Whenever you buy something on Amazon from a link you clicked here, I get a (very) small percentage of that sale. See disclosure for further explanation.
You can subscribe to comments on this article using this form.
If you have already commented on this article, you do not need to do this, as you were automatically subscribed.