My ankle is fully healed and my head is staple free and I've re-committed to walking daily. It's a pretty hard commitment What was once so easy to do, was second nature, is now an undertaking I have to seriously motivate myself to follow through.
As I hit the sidewalk with three crazy eager dogs, I thought of a few things I should remember as I get ready for walking each day.
1. Make sure the coffee is hot and ready to drink when I get home. That promise of coffee is better than a carrot dangling on a stick.
2. Put my gloves in my pocket. I may not think I need them, but that's the day my fingers will feel like frozen fish sticks before I get home.
3. Make sure my pants are not inside out. That should be an easy one, but I swear I made sure I was putting my exercise pants on right, and two blocks in to the walk I realized I had most definitely not.
Although, if I just keep the coffee one as a rule, the promise of hot coffee to warm my frozen fingers and the embarrassment of inside out pants really does eliminate any slow walking!