Friday, October 5, 2012

Walking for Exercise......Or?

I started walking once a week-ish with a dear friend over the summer.

We met years ago at CYC (see sidebar) -- back when it had a different name -- drifted apart and then met up again when her daughter joined the conference. We seem to have one of those friendships that can pick up where we left off after years of very limited contact. 

This weekly walk is supposed to give us extra exercise and help us be healthier. It does do that, I suppose, but the "side" benefits have been even greater. 

We have been sharing the struggles in our lives, praying for each other, offering advice, comfort, help. Because what we are "really" doing is walking around the lake, we can just talk. There is no agenda, no pressure. 

It has been a positve addition to my routine and, I hope, to hers. I highly recommend finding a walking buddy -- or maybe a knitting buddy. It doesn't really matter what your obstensible purpose is, as long as it doesn't interfere with talking. It's being together that counts. 

What's been a good new addition to your routine lately?

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This is my fifth post for the October 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge. I'm trying for 31 posts in 31 days, plus commenting on two posts by other people every day.


  1. Walking as exercise does have a lot of “side” benefits. On the social aspect, you'll get to meet new people while walking , or if you have walking buddy, you can talk about stuff while burning some calories. =)

    Cindi Badillo

    1. Yes, sociability is a great side benefit. Thanks for stopping by!