This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kathy - Metamorphosis

I found myself resisting even the thought of a tromp this evening.  It is a raw, cold, drizzly day.  Without giving myself the chance to argue I changed clothes immediately after work and the beast and I headed up the hill.  I wore: 
1) a turtleneck
2)  a fleece shirt
3) jeans
4)  warm, fuzzy socks
5) a ski jacket
6) a ski hat
7) ski mittens
8) Merrill boots

My theory is that is it better to wear too much!  Feeling miserably cold, I zipped up my jacket all the way to neck and trudged into the junk weather..  As I warmed up, however, things took on a different light.  The clouds hung cozily over the mountains, the rain softly pattered to the greening earth.  Snug in my cocoon of clothing I tromped into the dawning of spring. 

The beast is such a companionable sort on a tromp.  Whether she is gallomping across the field or snuffling some intriguing scent on the ground, she frequently checks to see where I am, sometimes shambling by my side for a short ways before going off to explore.  She graciously waits for me if she gets too far ahead and smiles up at me with friendly brown eyes.  Guess I can forgive the muddy paws that tromping this time of year creates. 

45 minutes of tromping time.  30 minutes at lunch, will probably round things off with a 15-minute KB workout.

1 comment:

  1. Warm is good! Glad you have a happy companion to share in your journey.