As the cold rain fell, I was left wondering what to do about my commitment to walking everyday. I had just walked my first two-plus miles and I didn’t want to lose my flow. So I figured, walking is walking and it doesn’t matter where I walk.
So I became a “mall walker” and it was a great experience!
My app for walking worked inside the mall so I still received all my walking alerts. I thought I could at least get a mile out of circling through my neighborhood shopping center. Imagine my joy at completing two miles in 40 minutes. Continue reading “Mall Walking; Escape from the Rain”
It has been a few years now since I retired from a job that I thought I would never leave. Leaving was stepping into a new world. It has taken me a good while to finally accept that my life has changed from the dream I imagined. There is nothing about where I am today that I ever conceived for myself.
I guess I have been looking for a new place to belong and a new sense of family ever since I retired. It seems every-time I thought I was there, I wasn’t. The problem is I have been looking for others to accept me, to welcome me into their group, and to make me feel I matter. I have been searching for a healthier way to be seen, but I couldn’t even see myself. Continue reading “Walking Forward a Step at a Time”
This was my first weekend of hiking— or more appropriately—walking in the outdoors. I’m not sure if what I did really qualifies as a hike, but I was on a Great Falls, VA path; outside, climbing on rocks, and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Continue reading “Weekend Hiking: New Experiences”
So I start my walking journey, encouraged by two friends to get outdoors, examine my environment, and set a long-term goal for myself. Each day is new and each day I push myself a little more.
I have two goals- get healthier and lose at least 50 pounds in the process. And to walk, at least a day hike, in the Appalachian Trail. I want to see the true natural beauty of the world God created and to revel in its glory. To see God’s creation and to realize more of my purpose in the process. Continue reading “Neighborhood Walking”
More and more women are posting the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook. The number of women admitting they have undergone sexual abuse or harassment is disconcerting. On the positive side, we are no longer standing alone and together we are shedding light on the enormity of the situation.
For those of us now banding together by claiming the abuse, we feel pain for one another. We feel the shared shame of hiding this secret. We also feel stronger in knowing we are not walking alone anymore. We now know who we can turn to and that we will believed and understood by someone. Continue reading “The Shame Walk of “Me Too””
Getting started is never easy – even when we are excited about something new, that first step can be a bit of a challenge. It can be especially challenging if that something looks like exercise. Or maybe even a spiritual journey that you are feeling called to begin. Continue reading “Starting the Lighter Walk”