Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Mental Health Day well spent
Yesterday morning, the Mr was resting on the couch after breakfast and before it was time to put on his clothes. He's got a big work project to work on today and it's been weighing on him because it shouldn't be this hard but of course it's getting to be a pain in his side. He mentioned he thought about taking the day off but he probably shouldn't. After knowing him for almost 22 years, I know this is code for "if you say I should take the day off, I will." It took a gentle nudge to talk him into a mental health day since he'll likely be a twitching, hissing mess when he gets home tonight, assuming he's home tonight and not the wee hours of the morning.
I suggested we go to the park for our workout since it was a nice day so off we went. It was a nice day. The sun was shining, not many clouds in the sky, leaves crunching underfoot and the smell of scat wafting in the brisk air.
I decided that we should alternate between push ups and tricep dips for every park bench we passed. So we'd do ten push ups, then the next bench, ten dips. It was a nice way to get in a little extra pump.
The Mr, of course had to run up the stairs. I followed behind knowing that is never in the cards for me. Run on Mr, run on.
We enjoyed holding hands going downhill so if my ankles decided to seize up on me I'd have him to catch me if I fell. Ahh to feel crippled in your 30's.
We enjoyed the tippy tap of the woodpecker...
...and watching the squirrels frolic near the water and on the logs.
We took in all of the surroundings and felt thankful to be alive.
When we were done, it was time to hit the swings. The Mr enjoyed swinging high and later jumping off the moving swing thereby satisfying his inner 10 year old.
I didn't bother hooking up the HRM so I know I burned 600ish calories based on previous burns. This was about being together, getting in some exercise and enjoying the last whispers of fall before the snow falls.
Do you get out to your local park for a walk? How often?
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