The Memphis area woke up to a nice light snowfall this morning, with just enough accumulation to make everything nice and white.
See? Just a little bit for color and crispy air. Brrr!
Oh what? You thought this was the view from my bike? Not a chance. Remember, I’m the one who puts her bike away when the temps are below 70°! No, I snapped this out my car window while I was on the way to the gym to ride this bike:
I was sleepy this morning and kind of due for a rest day. I really wanted to go back home and watch the snow from beneath my comforter, but since the gym was on my way home from reading to Wally, I decided I might as well drop in. On days like today, I really rue my decision to choose a gym that’s on my way home from almost everywhere I go.
Another reason I chose to go to the gym this morning (vs. comforter land) is that there’s a new guy working out there. Don’t get excited; it’s not what you think. This new guy is, I would guess, in his late 60s or early 70s and the exact opposite of the beefy boys who usually clutter up the place. He’s older, obese, pasty, and slow. His slowness is actually what first caught my attention from my perch atop the elliptical machine. He was on the other side of the gym, moving very, very slowly from one weight machine to another, sweating buckets, but resolute in his progress.
After a while, he moved close enough that I could see that he was using a walker. And the reason that he was using a walker was because he has no legs. He walks on prostheses and none too steadily. (Maybe this is a recent development?)
It doesn’t really matter, because he was walking and exercising and becoming one of my new heroes. If he can exercise, even without legs, there’s no way I can claim sleepiness as a good excuse for not exercising, is there?
And so I went to the gym for a quickie 10 miles on the bike and was glad I did. And more than grateful that I could!
If you’re feeling a bit “off” your exercise mojo, and you don’t have a new gym guy to inspire you, maybe this little guy will do the trick:
Heck, that smile is enough to make me drag out my bike and go for a ride in the snow!