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Monday, February 21, 2011

Damp and Delightful Monday

Walking today turned out to be delightful.

When I left the house it was very overcast! The temperature was in the 40s. Not a bad combination for a walk, but I got no more than 10 minute out when it began to rain gently - more of a heavy mist. I considered turning back and getting on the treadmill, but the treadmill is not as much fun and I was already wet. So I motored on.

I am very glad I did.

I headed for my shopping center. I decided to walk under the overhang of the stores and around my Harris Teeter. I haven't "walked" my Harris Teeter since last summer.

This past summer I took a picture of the Grocery isle. This is the Pharmacy isle. I know you have all been waiting a long time to see this picture. If you are really good readers - and comment a bunch - next time I will show you the Produce section. :-)

Anyway, once inside the store I was sure I looked like a drowned rat. My coat was soaked on the outside and my hair (no hat) was plastered to my head. By the time I made a few swings around the store and the center, the rain had stopped. So I headed back home. It was a very different walk and longer than anything I had done this year - 57 minutes and 7496 steps. I usually walk 40-45 minutes and go 5,000 to 6,000 steps. By the time I walked back in the house I felt GREAT!! (and wet!)

As I suspected, my walking mojo is returning again and it is making a big difference in how I deal with my life. Just delightful.

Hope your Monday is the same.


  1. I got my walk in before the rain, but I don't mind walking in the rain. You know me, I'll walk in just about anything. :-)

  2. I will enjoy a produce aisle picture!


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