Ever since I committed in doing The Pedometer Challenge, I've been talking walks. I love walking and live in a place where there are great walking paths, so much to see, and the weather is nice all year 'round. There's really no excuse to not to get out.
My crazy schedule is such that I really need to fit in my walk on my lunch hour. Not only is it a chance to exercise, but a chance to get some fresh air and take a much needed break in the middle of my day. I've found it rejuvenates me and helps make the last few hours of work just a little more bearable. The problem is, my friend. My co-worker whom I've eaten lunch with basically, every single day for the last 5 years just isn't of the same mindset and I'm having a hard time breaking our lunch routine. There have been days in the past few weeks where I've made excuses to not lunch together so I can walk, I've invited her to come with me and I've even asked that we walk just a few extra blocks after our meal so I can get a just an itsy-bitsy stroll in but none of those solutions seem to be working for her. For some reason I'm having a hard time just telling her that we're kinda sorta breaking up.
I know in my gut, it's ok to do what I want to do and what's best for me. I'm just having a hard time telling her "sorry, I'm out for lunch today because I'm walking." I'll miss our every day lunch date, but I need to walk and I promise, I'll still save some days to lunch with her because I'll miss her.