When work gets in the way

or is it just not setting priorities? In my particular job I work flexible but very long hours during the teaching semester, and then lurch into the wonderful but disorienting long breaks in summer and winter. It takes some time to adjust each way, into and out of the semester. There’s no excuse for not exercising during those breaks, but it can be a real challenge scheduling even meals during the semester. I think it’s about two things that are related: one, setting the right priorities and 2. over-commitment, otherwise known as busyness, that national epidemic! Anyway, my goal is to put walking as high on my list of priorities as, say, coffee. Just as a day without coffee is inconceivable, I want a day without walking to be unthinkable. I am definitely not there yet, but that’s the goal!

It is hot today and I would have loved to walk early, but I didn’t get my grading or class prep done yesterday, so I got up early but not to walk. My plan is to walk this evening at sunset instead. Meanwhile, since a blog post without a photo is not as fun, here is a picture of me walking through a field on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, where we go in June each summer to hike.

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