Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Is It Spring Yet?
I suspect not. In fact, winter hasn't officially begun, but it is already getting to me. In spite of increasing my exercise time (indoors), I am gaining weight. That is not healthy. In addition, I feel more bummed out in the morning (read: now) knowing that most of my day will be filled with boredom and inactivity. My fault.

Pool sessions offer some relief yet, even there, it gets old fast. I enjoy helping others work on their rolls more than I do spending time in the boat. After 30-40 minutes I've done all the rolls I care to do in one night. Alas.

There is something to look forward to: Joseph will be staying with us for a week. Lady Linda and I will be picking up our grandson in Chicago on Christmas day and bringing him home with us. His mom (a.k.a. daughter #1) will join us for New Year activities and then take him home to Cincinnati. At that point, I suspect, I will be ready to sleep long hours.

In February, we will be going somewhere warm with another couple, but it won't involve paddling. I am already looking forward to Canoecopia and the spring symposiums. Surviving between now and then and not becoming frankly obese will be my more immediate goals.

Self pity session over. Thanks.

Paddle safe...

DS

6 comments:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

hang in there silbs...

Silbs said...

Thanks, Capt'n. But don't say hang to a bummed out person :)

Eric J. said...

I feel your pain. WInter is a long hard slog, but there will be a few good days for getting on the water!!!
A few of my fellow NE ocean paddlers make every effort to get on the water at least once a month from November through March. It helps a little.
The early cold spell isn't making December easy though...

Kristen said...

We'll be here for any grumbling, Silbs!

JohnB said...

The fact that you gained a couple of pounds doesn't make you obese, except perhaps in your own eyes. The knowledge that you gained a couple of pounds is information that you can use to examine why. What behaviors since the last weigh-in led to the added poundage? Are any of these behaviors "habits"?

Habits are hard to break. We all have some habits that need to be broken. I won't get personal/specific here, but suggest, to all, that we examine the habits in our daily lives and make a commitment to work towards the elimination of those bad ones--youz know what they are, but if you don't you might want to seek help from a trusted person(s).

And, while we are looking at our self, why not take the opportunity to commit to developing some good habits? That would be a good thing!

I've got a lot more to say on this topic -- watch for a blog on it soon! ;))

Mine's said...

All you people complaining about winter....well my father forgot to mention the best part of the up coming weeks. Daughter number 2 (that would be I) and her husband are coming to visit too. Both much cuter then Joey.