Thursday, August 20, 2020
Evening everyone! All is well on the fitness 'n food front and I am ready for a successful weekend!
I have a friend at work who has, on several occasions, expressed that she is lonely and doesn't get out of the house much. She is rather bossy and takes some getting used to, but we seem to connect well cuz I am pretty laid back and thick skinned in my dealings with people. On the spur of the moment last Monday, I asked her if she wanted to walk with me a few times a week. Figured the fresh air and a bit of exercise can only improve one's outlook.
Now, I am laid back in my interpersonal relationships, but not so much in my workout. I tend to push myself hard (wanna get the most bang for my workout buck!) Finding myself in an interesting state of my own CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. As she is a true beginner, I am having to forgo my hilly routes and fast walking pace. Also, I have always had a tough time committing to things that happen on an ongoing basis. I guess one could say I am a bit stingy with my free time. And somewhat of a loner (I like to think of it as self sufficient!).
We have walked together for two weeks now, and, strangely, what started as a desire to help her socially, physically and emotionally has turned into a crash course in confronting my own flaws. Sooo, I am now, somewhat involuntarily, working on patience, commitment, and social interaction with someone outside of my immediate circle/comfort zone.
All in all, an interesting and unexpected turn of events! Guess we will see where this goes...
Goodnight from one who cannot claim patience as a virtue!