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Just Doing It and a Missed Opportunity

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This morning was overcast and a bit chilly, even though it's supposed to be 77 degrees today. The sun is now starting to come out, and I'm glad that I already got my outdoor workout done so as not to have to work out in the heat. This morning I took my son (in the stroller) for a walk on the Redondo boardwalk. We did two "laps", which only ended up being about 2.3 miles. I took it slow today, since I'm feeling a little bit low-energy and just...blah. Usually a workout energizes me and gives me an almost Pollyanna-esque outlook that borders on manic optimism, but today I'm just glad that I did it.

I have a regret today. After our walk, I took my son to a new playground near the boardwalk that we hadn't visited yet. He's only two, so he was really excited to check out a new slide. We were the only ones there for a while, until two ladies with their kids joined us. They each had a little boy about my son's age, and one of the ladies also had a little girl who was just starting to toddle around and had the absolutely cutest red pigtails I have ever seen. The ladies were visiting back and forth about things that are pertinent in my life right now; potty training, the parking lot that just started charging when it used to be free, other playgrounds, etc. They seemed like such nice ladies, and my son really needs some guy friends (not discriminating, but all four of his close friends are girls). I was embarrassed at being post-workout sweaty and didn't strike up a conversation, even though we obviously had a lot in common. After I got in the car I felt like I really missed out on an opportunity that life put right in front of my face. It's hard to make friends as a grownup.
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  • JRIMM4
    I've got a serious anti-social streak - I always find those situations uncomfortable. Knowing I should be friendly - that I should step out of my comfort zone and 'just do it' but most of the time I do not. It is indeed hard, to make friends as a grown up.

    3782 days ago
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