WANTED - Exercise Companion. Must be able to tilt head, smile, laugh and nod appropriately. Key skill is to keep companion from appearing as if they are talking to themselves (which they are) and keep confident anything observed.
I went walk/running last night. I have been meaning to start exercising again and the cooler weather is perfect to get outside and enjoy. The fact that I went shopping and had to go up a size (again) and am now exactly double my pre-pregnancy size had nothing to do with it. The fact that I was ticked off at Hubby and needed a (safe) way to work off my temper had nothing to do with it either. Put Bugaboo in a jogging stroller and away we went.
Bugaboo's jogging stroller faces away from me. Great way for him to look around and see things. But I can't see him. In some ways I wish he faced me - but I've not seen jogging strollers made that way. Really though it's less about him and more about me.
I saw the strange looks people gave me. Of course if I saw some woman walking/jogging along, mouth not always moving, but acting as if there is someone to the side of them, but seeing that there is no one, gesturing, laughing, smiling, frowning at the air -- well I'd be giving that person strange looks too.
My exercise time is my time to think. Typically I pretend to talk to someone. It's not so important who I talk too. It just helps me to visualize someone that I know is a good listener and gives good advice. I "talk" to them. I work out my problems and vent. If there is a serious discussion I need to have (i.e. with Husband), then I practice it so I can be sure it comes out how I want.
So if you are interested in walking along side me, let me know. I go at a creepy crawly slow pace so no real stamina required. And if you want to "pretend" to talk back to me, we'd be a perfect fit.