My recent status msg was this : “Love the time, when my shadows are the longest !!!”
Does it tell you anything about what I am doing ????
Oh yeah, I started a teeny-weeny bit of walking in the early morning hours, when Chennai is quite pleasant and fools you with the climate. It’s all the effects of those rants – I hope u remember them, for I am trying to forget them all.
And it was also suggested that walking is one the best exercise to maintain the diastolic blood pressure, near normal ranges.
I knew all these, but was procrastinating the idea of walking. I give myself various reasons for skipping the walking – My heel is hurting – Not enough sleep in the night and hence tired – I wanna sleep late in the morning – I am hungry, so I can’t walk !!! Not valid ones, I know, but I justified with all the legality I had in me.
It was my daughter, who literally pushed me out of the cozy comforts of my bed into my hard walking shoes. Naaaa, I didn’t like it at all – but those words about my negligence on maintaining my health was quite a strong one, which I cannot choose to ignore. What to do ???? She does talks sense….Dont u think she has taken after me ???? 😉 😉
On a serious note, that really got me going and I pulled myself for a walking session everyday morning. But I made sure that I stick to that 30 mins of walking – Why, everyone says 30 mins everyday is more than enough ???
Now, that its going on for a few days, I’ve pretty much got into a routine, I just feel. And I hope I’ll continue this…..not blah blah, but walking. 🙂
Among the morning walkers, I find a lot of elderly men, who have suddenly realized the need to exercise, post-retirement stage. And their wives are dragged into this morning routine too. I find these women are immensely happy to share some time with their husbands, during these morning walks. But there’s something that’s drastically contradicting. The men look like the better attired ones, in Shorts / Track Pants, Bright Tees, Designer Walking shoes and socks. The women, on the other hand, are dressed in a really dull sari or a salwar kameez with a dupatta pinned up so well that it resembles a sari sometimes. And the other thing which I noticed was, the women wore ordinary chappals – the one u use for home wear or probably a little bit better one, but that has seen the best times and begging to retire.
Did u get my point ????
Why this contrasting dress code ????
Do the husbands don’t want their wives to be better dressed or what ??? Or does the women think that this dressing is enough to walk with this man ????
Why cant the women wear walking shoes ????
And I am watching everyday, how uncomfortable it is for the lady to walk up to that speed of her man, clad in a sari – trying to adjust the pallu or holding up the fall of the sari, in the front. Surely, it looks like the dress is very discomforting to her.
Also, there are other kind of elderly men, who are sly from the top to bottom. Oh, how I hate them !!! Their main purpose of choosing the walking routine, is to look around to see the other ladies who come for walk. If none turns up on any particular day, these men are not disappointed either – they wait to see the mommies coming down to drop their kids in the school bus. Oh, what life these men lead….disgusting.
And I love to watch a group of ladies and men, playing badminton – which is just great. How sports can bond people together !!!
There are a few people, who sit on the sides, facing east, waiting for the Sun to rise. And I thought I was the one, obsessed with the Sunrise. 😉 These people, start their Pranayama exercises, facing the early morning sun – which is so good for health. I should be taking inspiration from them. 🙂
So, continues my walking…..which is providing content for my blog…..I’ve no better reason to stop walking right now….Isn’t it ????
Here’s another pic from my Sun Collection !!! 🙂