I spent some time at the Rec Center today, participating in the Aquathon-- 3 hours of free water aerobics. I hate exercise. I always have. Don't know why, except that I hate to sweat, and I have exercise-induced asthma which, even after using an inhaler, makes it really uncomfortable. At one point, my running was at about 4 miles per day, and I still hated it. Running came to a halt one lovely day, when I slipped on ice and landed on my posterior. Walking is ok, but really weather dependent for me (most of our year is too hot, or too cold,) and I don't like just walking unless I'm going somewhere. I can walk for miles in New York, but going through my neighborhood doesn't cut it unless The Daughter's dog is with us and needs exercise. So water aerobics have been a welcome addition to my life. I don't hate it, and my goal has been 3 times a week. It's something I can do here as well as in Blacksburg. The goal has been pretty much met since the beginning of September, so I am determined to continue.
My Hokies won against Duke today. It wasn't pretty, but they persisted. VT 24 Duke 21.
In My Head
There is a reason that this is my favorite season-- in addition to Football (Go Hokies!)
The season reminds me that the beauty of the colors will soon be replaces by the grey and white of winter-- the circle of life. Gotta grab for the gusto, and appreciate every minute that we are given.