Mondays and Wednesdays are a little crazy for me. I am up by 5am to work out with my husband, out the door to walk with Izzy by 6am, on my way to teach a four hour class by 8am, home again by 1:15pm generally to run a few errands with the kids and make dinner before heading out to teach a five hour evening class. I get home around 10:30pm. It is a long day.
With so much going on Mondays and Wednesdays my daily walk with Izzy means I need to be out the door before the sun comes up. Now that the temperatures are dropping, I am always reluctant to make this walk. The thought of starting out my day walking in the cold on a dark morning doesn’t seem too appealing. Yet, I do it.
The amazing thing is every Monday and Wednesday, I love this walk once I get outside the door. At first it takes me a little time to adjust my eyes to the dark. Our neighborhood does not have street lights so I depend on the light from neighbors who still have working yard lamps or who leave their porch lights on all night. A big portion of my walk with Izzy is through the commons area where there is no light and here I rely on the light of the moon and my ability to read Izzy. On these dark mornings I must pay attention to her movements because I know she is more aware of what is ahead of us than me.
We come home from our walk and I feel happy that I had this time in nature while everything was still and quiet. It is a nice way to start a crazy day full of activity. I am always so thankful for my beautiful border collie and her need to get outside of the house often and explore the neighborhood. Without her, I would be missing much from this wonderful world.
While I hurry off to work, my sweet Izzy jumps back into bed and gets to go back to sleep. Lucky girl!
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