Sunday, April 10, 2016

Walking Buddies

For much of the past 2-1/2 years that I've been distance walking, I've walked by myself.  That's okay, but sometimes it sure would have been nice to have a walking buddy.  Finally, one day at church, my friend Connie and I decided we should meet up and go walking together.

Oh yeah.  The time and miles went by so quickly AND I had a great time.  What a boost to my motivation, too.  I highly recommend finding a walking partner!

Here's a pic from yesterday, when Connie and I finished a very long walk.
The temp when we headed out a 7 am was 24 degrees F, with a windchill of 17 degrees.  The big plus was...we had sunshine.  Finally!!!  Even though the air was cold, the day was beautiful.  I don't know if I would have braved that cold air if I hadn't committed to this walking date with Connie.  I was determined not to back out.  And...I'm so happy that I didn't.

About a  month ago, a couple of other friends from church asked if they could walk with us.  You bet.
So we created a private Facebook page for all of us to use, just for coordinating weekend walks on the bike path.  Who can go, what time...etc.
Here are a few pics of our walking group, from several different weekends.



I am so grateful for the friendships I've made through this fitness journey I'm on.  Just imagine how many more friendships will develop through the coming years.  Because, you know...this is a lifetime journey.

Friends are truly a blessing!


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