The phrase “going around in circles” generally means that someone is lost or confused. I've been walking around in circles for the last 7 years on purpose, and I can promise you I'm not lost or confused. Well, mostly not anyway. (Depends on the day, you know?)
Here's how it goes: I get up early every day except Sunday, meet with my walking buddy, and walk in a big, approximately 3 mile, circle to end up exactly where I started from. It takes us about an hour. Sometimes I even walk in circles with my husband. He's actually my “best” buddy, but he's not always available, so I need my other buddy who is much more dependable. The fact that I have been walking in these circles for so many years apparently makes me the “Queen” of walking, according to Kathy and Katie, and they have asked me to write about it every Thursday in The Skinny. Well, okay. I'm slightly amused, however, because over the next few weeks you will all realize that my “Walking Kingdom” is rather messy. No, messy isn't the right word. Maybe disorganized? Whatever, it works for me. I'm still at it, right?
I walk in these circles for lots of different reasons. To be active and healthy and strong was at the top of the list when we first started all those years ago, but as time has passed I realize that our daily walks are also about Sisterhood, Friendship, Community, Appreciating Nature, and even Maintaining our Sanity. You can expect to hear a little about all of these things and maybe more in the coming weeks as you “Walk in Circles” with me in the blog world. I'm a very visual person, so you can expect that I will be sharing pictures along the way.
Ready for a walk? I'll be here with you in The Skinny next Thursday. See you then!