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October 20, 2016
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What Happened to the Morning Walk?!?

I was running late this morning. Im not really sure why. So I rushed to drop of No. 3 at Nonnies house. Mom and I talked for a second about my lateness and then I started for the door.

As I was walking out, my mom asked: Are you still walking in the mornings?

I sighed, heavily and almost ashamedly. No, I said. I, uh I stumbled on my words. No. I sighed again.

I cant really put my finger on what the problem is this time. In the past Ive been able to say this is the reason or that is the reason. But for the last several weeks actually more than a month, I think I just havent even made an attempt to go. My alarm isnt even set to go off at 5 a.m. anymore. So its not like I even give myself the opportunity to go.

And I dont even feel guilty watching The Mr. as he leaves to ride 8, 10 or 12 miles on his bicycle. (I know, right? 12 miles!) Youd think that the fact that hes getting out there and making the time would inspire me to get out there as well, but damnit it just doesnt.

And I know I should. And I know Ill enjoy it while Im doing it. And I know how good it makes me feel. And man do I remember how good it feels to push myself. Heck even the dogs like it.

I really thought that now that the sun comes up at 4:30 a.m. (no daylight savings time here in Arizona) it would be easier to drag my ass out of bed at 5 a.m., but its not. There was a spurt this winter when I blamed the darkness at 5 a.m. for why I couldnt/wouldnt get up for my walk. But clearly Ive thrown that theory out the window.

I cant tell you how many times Ive said to myself that Ill start again next week and then it doesnt happen. I know, I know. I just need to force myself to do it and once my body remembers how good it feels it will be easier to continue.

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