March 12, 2009
It’s official: I’m hooked on hiking! I hadn’t realized just how much I’d come to enjoy my daily walks in the canyons near my house until one day last week when it rained. My dog, Tuesday, usually drags me out the door before I’ve even finished tying my shoes. But that morning, he took one look at the downpour and did an about-face. I kind of agreed with him, so we did a very abbreviated walk and came right back inside. Later in the day, though, I started feeling antsy, so I snapped on his leash and herded him outside. He wasn’t wild about walking in the rain—but I was. As we hit the trails, I started to feel better and more energetic. I never would have imagined that I’d be motivating Tuesday to exercise. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!