No, this is not a Superbowl post. I didn't watch it. Didn't watch half time either. How could I possibly watch the Superbowl and still call myself a hermit?
Actually I should have said "the feet". I've been walking more. Not because I want to.
You see, I am out a vehicle. It's been a while since I didn't have transportation and I had forgotten how it slows everything in life down. Instead of getting my kinder in the car and dropping him off at school in the afternoon, I have to gauge extra time in the morning to bundle us both up and walk the mile to school. (No we don't get the bus.)
We count how many streets we have to cross. We look for animal tracks in the dirt road section we start out on. We get to see what the weather is really like outside. We play a little tag - he can so outrun me - gasp! We get a drink at the water fountain just outside his classroom before he goes in the room and I head back out.
He'll walk home with his siblings. I'm not so energetic that I want to go walk him home myself - I'm in my 40's, sue me - but I tell him the exercise is good for him.
I know if I was really gung ho about getting exercise myself, I'd walk him to school all the time, but I'm not. As soon as I have a vehicle again, I'll be dropping him off again. And I won't feel bad about it either.