Well, this morning it was freezing cold outside, so outdoors was kind of nixed. I wasn't going to let that stop me. I was going to put my New Balance kicks on, gosh dang it, and go walk. So, to the mall I went, tugging my little toddler with me. It kind of hit me that I was going to be a mall walker today...maybe even all week or forever... Ha. I always prefer being outdoors but, on cold or wet days the mall is a great option.
I found myself subconsciously establishing my pace and my "lane" with over 2 dozen sweet elderly ladies and gentlemen, who could definitely out walk me any day and, a few moms sprinkled here and there. Most of the obvious mall walking veterans were so sweet and gave me warm smiles. But, after a few side glances from others, I wondered if I needed some sort of initiation to join this club. ;) Sorry guys, don't mind me, the new girl. All in all, it was awesome. I walked at a brisk speed for about an hour then afterwards, rewarded myself with some shopping at baby Gap with christmas gift cards. Little boy decided to take a nap for the better half of our mall excursion, which let me shop with full style and deal brain in force.
Cheers to mall walking and many more days of it! ;)