Dodging Snowmobiles and Running From Wolves
Well we got our exercise this weekend; we dodged snowmobiles, went swimming in an icy river, and defended ourselves against a wolf………………..And lived to write about it.
Okay, it wasn't that extreme. The snowmobile drivers were polite and willing to share the greenway with us snowshoers. The river was more like a stream and Rich only got slightly wet when he fell through the ice; and the wolf turned out to be a Shepherd-Husky mix, whose owner came along shortly after our little "Cujo" episode.
It was a group of single people and empty nesters. We realized we had lots in common with each other. We spent the weekend laughing with and at each other. We found out who had cooking abilities and who had none. We found out who had all their own teeth and who did not. We found out who the more coordinated were. We had beginners, intermediates, and pros. We helped each other along and stuck with each other when the going got a little tough. We took the path less traveled and wandered and explored the unknown woods with excitement and adventure. We talked about food only when it was time to eat. We weren't thinking about when the next meal was and what it was going to be; but when it was time to eat, we ate well - healthy. We stuck a birthday candle in berries and whipped cream instead of a cake.
And this has to do with what?????
Who we spend time with influences our size, our health, our attitude and our self-worth. Who are you spending time with and what are you spending your time doing? Are you only getting together to eat? Next time you're invited to get together for lunch or dinner or drinks I dare you to invite that person to get together for a run, or a hike, or a weekend away of fun! I dare you. I double dare you.
Leave the food and the butt on a trail somewhere.