With the long winter ahead of us I was disappointed when the strength I worked so hard for was diminishing before my eyes.
Thankfully this year we had a wonderful offer to join friends for two weeks in Mexico at their rented condo. We spent that time walking on the beach swimming and staying active. It was so nice to feel the warmth of the ocean and sun. A little gift in the middle of my frozen world.
Travel days are very hard for me however, no matter how carefully I plan for them.I have to know going in that it will take me two days to acclimate when I get there, and once again when I get home. The benefits of travel are worth it. We took a bite out of winter and got out and was able to built up the strength I had lost. Now it's up to me to keep it going as best I can.
I asked Barry to take all the stuff I had piled onto the treadmill off and set it up for me. I've been walking daily since I got back. It isn't the same as walking on the beach, that's for sure but for now it will have to do.
The sidewalks are cleared and sanded, but I'm still nervous to get out there, at least until some of this melts.
So I owe a world of gratitude to our dear friends who introduced us to Manzanillo, Mexico. It was a beautiful place to recapture the warm weather and all the movement that comes with it. Most importantly it was a wonderful time with friends.