Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tired of Waiting

This morning, after tiring of waiting for my walking buddies to have an "opening" to fit me in for a walk, I decided to take the bull by the horns and went on an 8 mile walk by myself. Came home and ate 2 scoops of Nutella which basically negated the walk. Dang Nutella gift from my husband >:-(

It was a long walk. A very quiet one. But I've come to realize that you can spend life sitting around waiting for people to be free - or get out there and do it yourself.

A friend on FB commented that I probably had a clear mind after all that time by myself. Yes and No. I really don't like myself enough to spend 2 hours a day walking w/myself...

Plus when I got home and received an email with a tone that agitated me, for probably no reason at all. I am an expert of making a HUGE DEAL out of minor nuances in wording.

Still a work in progress....

Are you tired of waiting for others???

11 comments:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

ALWAYS!!!!

I would only go to the gym with my neighbor....but she was always late or I was waiting on her. I gave up. I go most days alone. I go at the same time if she shows up - great. I just decided to do things for me on my time. I'm getting stronger in my old age. :-)

Slamdunk said...

I have always been a lone wolf exerciser. My schedule is too complicated and exercise gets pushed to here and there.

Congrats on the 8 and you do have to watch those darn husbands.

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm like the post above...I tend to do things myself just because of that reason. I have no patience in waiting either :(

But DANG GIRL - 8 miles? That's awesome! You could had more Nutella with that walk!

angelcel said...

A childhood / teen friend of mine was always, *always* 20 minutes late. It bugged the hell out of me because we were always late for things and I also felt that the message she was sending me was that somehow her time was way more important than mine. One day I decided to only give her a few minutes leeway and then just head off to do whatever on my own. It gave me a tremendous sense of freedom and I haven't looked back. I even went out to dinner on my own once when girlfriends at college let me down. Yeah, I'll admit that it wasn't a rip-roaring fun evening but I did pat myself on the back for continuing with plans rather than caving in to flaky friends.

gemmerzz said...

i hate waiting for friends, so i stopped having them. HAHA. i'm kidding (a little).

i use my nieces and nephews as my workout companions now. they've got lots of energy and i have fun with them. WIN, WIN!

Charlotte Klein said...

I know exactly what you mean... I have a hard time waiting for others, too, especially when there's something I really want to do. I'm glad you set out to walk by yourself though I'm sorry whatever zen you may have experienced was negated by a nasty email.

Keep at it; whenever you can. Only you can make yourself happy in the end, right?

Wishing you all the best for a very Happy New Year, sweet Carma! XOXO

Lucy said...

8 miles, holy heck!! I have never really had walking buddies, well, except for my husband but I don't blame you for blowing them off and I tend to be a loner, I have just a few close friends and we don't get together too often, we tend to text and email more than we actually see each other.

Where the Fur Flies said...

I'm not a wait-er. Friends are available or they are not.

That said, I consider my dogs to be company. I walk with them every day, sometimes with (human) friends and sometimes it's just me and the dogs.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I almost always exercise by myself. I like not waiting for anyone.

Maureen said...

People are flaky. If I sat around waiting for everyone, I would never do anything else. As for exercising, I always run and go to the gym by myself. I like it better.

LL Cool Joe said...

8 miles? I'm impressed. I'd rather do that alone so no one would notice me panting in an unhealthy manner!

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