Happy Thorsday, little friday and Thankful Thursday! I won’t even link to the girls’ blog this time, because frankly the post was more for my own records than for public “consumption” and the topic is … not lunch-friendly.
I’ll give you some fur-girl cuteness since it is Thorsday and all, but whether it was from the uninspiring factual record post mention above or from being earlier the past two mornings, I’m foggy and …
While I’m an early riser by nature, I’ve never been a morning workout fan. Oh, I’ve spent plenty of dawns in the gym. Back in my firefighter days, I got off work around 7am, and it made sense to just drive the few blocks to the gym, do my thing, then get on with my day, but I never loved it. On weekends and holidays, or while we’re at the beach, the dogs and I do generally do our long walk after breakfast and before lunch, but that’s not the same as rolling out of bed, stumbling into appropriate attire and hitting the road before the sun does.
Don’t think for a moment that I take it for granted that my life is so easy-breezy that I can whine about being less than alert simply because I got up early to walk with the girls because it will be hot this afternoon. I am indeed thankful that in these difficult times, my life is on an even (enough) keel. My life is pretty charmed and I know it!
On the fitness front, I need to start figuring out what to do on cool mornings. It was in the low 60s this morning, and short sleeves weren’t really comfortable, but a jacket would have been overkill, and my the second mile, a long-sleeved shirt would have been annoying me. Does anyone wear arm warmers? I could seriously knot each one on a dog’s leash when I warm up…
Oh — and that’s a BIG thankful!! I love the cooler mornings and look forward to being able to walk the girls when it doesn’t get above 70.
Next up… tackling the cool weather walking sock search. Do they make wool compression socks?
And is there a chiggers remedy? I’m thinking that’s what has gotten Gretchen and me. She has one under her front “leg pit” that is clearly a chigger bite… Why isn’t our regular pest deterrent routine keeping those awful red menaces away?