Now for the fitness. I believe I mentioned in an earlier blog about the 62 year old mountain biker (Tim) who is a fellow volunteer.
It's become a great activity. Again, I hope to stick with it as part of our lifestyle. Debbie has done equally as well with her own exercise program. Most mornings she's out at 8 am to walk with some of the ladies. They routinely cover 5+ miles. I walked one morning with Debbie and she keeps an impressively brisk pace. She also sometimes adds her walking tapes to her daily activities. So we're doing our diet and adding a heavy dose of exercise. We're excited so we'll keep you posted but I promise not to ramble on about it endlessly.
Oh yeah, we do still have life beyond dieting. Our volunteer routine cruises along very nicely, we're enjoying our new friends and we will forever love Spearfish. The other day I did an 8+ mile hike with Bill, Rena (fellow volunteers, now good friends and the folks that turned us onto the South Beach Diet by sharing their success) plus two of their lady friends from Canada. The weather threw us a curve. We were to meet outside our camper at 7am and at 6:45 it was pouring rain. We decided not to hike but we had to go meet the Canadian ladies at the trail head because we couldn't reach them by phone. Debbie didn't go because we didn't imagine for a moment we were going to hike so she stayed home. When we got to the trail head 30 minutes later it was nothing but blue skies. So we hiked. Debbie missed a great outing, we missed Debbie, but you miss out on most of the beautiful scenery because Duane was the photographer. Here's a few shots anyway.
One more tidbit. We're shopping for a new truck. That's somewhere between exciting and aggravating. Maybe next post will include pictures of a new truck?
I imagine little of what I've written about this go around is particularly interesting but it's what we're doing at the moment. Thank you for listening. It's nice to know you're out there!
Dreamer of Donuts,