Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Favorite Work Out

Running alone has become a favorite activity of mine. Quiet, both inside and out, because no one is talking to me. I love feeling my body moving through space, even on the days when I'm heavily aware of my, well, heavier places.

But once a week, according to my new workout plan, I'm supposed to take a long walk. A walk about 60 minutes long. Turns out, walking to Peet's for coffee takes about 30 minutes. Bonus!

Eric's knees don't really want to run, but walking works well. Together, it's a different quiet. At home, getting a full conversation in with him is really the art of finding the interstices between childish pronouncements. Verbal juijitsu, if you will. But while we walk, we can talk and talk and talk. There's enough time to find our way through conversations, to circle back and reexamine topics, or just to walk in companionable silence.

A good run is invigorating like little else. But a good walk and talk fills me up for the whole week to come.


At 9:24 PM, Blogger Susan said...

That sounds like a great workout. Definitely aerobic and good for the heart. :) Although, I have to say that the verbal jujitsu sounds like a good workout, too.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

One is more centering than the other!

I haven't yet run today and am trying to figure out when to fit it in.

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Kristin Sherman Olnes said...

It seems like you and your hubby are getting a taste of what it's like when your kids are older, and you can play hooky from parenting for awhile. It's good that you both enjoy each other's company and still have a lot to talk about.

At 9:58 AM, Blogger cpurl17 said...

A nice walk, talk and cup of Peet's sounds wonderful1

At 12:56 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, that IS a good workout. I can be motivated to exercise when there's coffee at the end :)


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