This has been a rough week at work. Boy has it been rough. I'm so glad it is Friday. It has also been quiet battle time for me in the weight loss struggle department. Third weeks are always a tough time for me and it doesn't help that I'm still nurturing the habit of daily walks (not there yet) and not being a slave to the bathroom scale.
But - I've been quietly battling through this third week. I've kept my focus almost entirely on this and managed to walk 2.5 time between M and Th. The .5 was a delivery between one building and another - 6 minutes but more than I usually do since I leave the running around to my student assistant. And why you may ask? On Tuesday when Pah was here last I had her running all over campus for two hours. That is two hours of work at my desk that I can't afford to be away from. Considering the pleasant weather earlier this week, it would have been nice to do this even at an amble.
Oh, and ambling. That is another habit I'm working on changing. Walking is becoming purposeful. No books with me to read as I walk. YES, I do DO that. Walking is becoming about breathing and keeping my head up and taking in the world around me.
AND NOW - Other Things
Ret over at Poefrika tagged me for what I consider to be a really serious MeMe. It's called the Great Imperative. Considering driving forces, recent death, and rapid changes in my life, I would say the Great Imperative in my life has been doing one heck of a shift. I'm giving this MeMe the time it deserves and will be working on it over the weekend to post in the next few days. You all might start thinking about the Great Imperative in your life. You might get tagged.
Later in the morning
I walked as I promised. Rushed would be a better description. Have more running around to do and 20 minutes at lunch for formal walking. It's lightly raining but I have an umbrella . I love walking in a light rain. I walked again during lunch, around the lake. Walking here is so peaceful. I had my book with me but kept it in my pocket and walked with my head up enjoying the peace.
Walking in the light drizzle was
like walking in a cloud.