Ann Keil

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An Easy Dream

annkeilI miss outdoor exercise, and I’m not talking about using a busy, bike path.

This winter, in Indy, has been BRUTAL. Yes, the word is deserving of all caps. I thought certain people were exaggerating when they called last winter ‘mild.’ I used to laugh and say, ‘sure,’ and I’d think to myself, I survived more than three years in Boston. I can take it!

But… there’s always a but. Right?

But… I miss the sunshine on my face as I work up a real sweat. The gym gets old. It always has, actually. Yet, it’s often the only option when your local weatherman is promising a ‘wintry mix’ over and over again, and you work long hours. As a result, my reality is often a bar over my head with heavy weights on each end way too early in the morning for me to even form a proper sentence. My inner thoughts are something along the lines of, ‘lift or get clobbered.’

I much prefer the natural movements, the workout, you can get outside in the fresh air. You don’t have to tune out the top 20 radio station blasting from a countless number of speakers or the smelly man working out next to your machine who is wearing jeans?! Yes, I have had several sightings.

So, lucky for me, my waistline, and my sanity, a very good friend, who is living the California dream, invited me to the West Coast. We hiked, did a little bit of climbing, and I loved every minute of it!

Southern California is an easy dream… even in March. Proof?

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I also snapped a few nature shots.

It has been a little while since my creative juices have flowed. Plus, it gave me a good excuse to take a breather… just for a second, of course. (gasp)

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2 comments on “An Easy Dream

  1. jaacton09@embarqmail.com
    03/29/2013

    Great story Ann. I think we all need a little outside these days. I myself am ready to get the garden started!
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

  2. Calvin
    08/14/2014

    Just discovered your blog and was reading your past entries. This describes life as a fellow Midwesterner living in metro Detroit! My frequent travel over the year allows me to take trips to places like California or Brazil in the dead of Winter here.
    Scanning through your pictures shows the essence of life missing here at times. My favorite is the ladybug buried in the bloom of a colorful backdrop. Well done Ann!

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