I’ve always loved this saying, especially back in the day when we went hiking a lot. These days, while we stick close to home, Luke and I (or Luke and the Dadz) are often wanderers. We both let Luke mostly choose where he wants to go when we’re out on our walks. Some days Luke sticks closer to the trails, other days he likes to follow his nose through the woods.
On my day off this week, he mostly wanted to stick close to home so our walk was shorter. I decided at that point that I really needed to get more exercise than what I am getting with him most days. Since opening my shop, I am getting a lot less exercise and I can feel it. I know I’m gaining weight and I’m feeling less limber and energetic than I used to. I’ve also been getting more headaches. My hubby has taken over walking Luke quite a bit, while I’m busier, so Luke is still getting what he needs I think. But on those days when he’s slow and rambling, I feel I need a little more. Quality could make up for some of the lack of quantity.
I decided maybe it was time to start running again. That evening I decided since I didn’t have as much to do before going to the shop that next morning, I’d do a short run and then a short walk with Luke. Yeah, best laid plans and all that. I woke up with a bad headache, feeling mildly dizzy and nauseous and I knew I would not be running that morning. Still, I was determined to at least walk Luke. I’ve had migraines long enough to know that if I feel up to it, while lolling in bed feeling sorry for myself is tempting, getting out and moving is really the best thing.
That morning Luke was much more into the wandering; following his nose here, there, and everywhere, so we had a much longer walk and it was good (though it would have been better if he’d done that the previous day when I had more time)! By the time I had to leave for work, my headache had eased up some and my stomach finally settled down.
I will get that first run in soon, but for now that bit of wandering with my dog was just what I needed!
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