Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Thursday

Met a friend to go for a walk and then have lunch together.

The walk was on the short side for my own standards (I’m a walker), but longer than what my friend thought she could make:  1,5 miles, going around ours and some nearby buildings.
By the end of it she was feeling great and empowered for having done more than expected.

Back at the building for lunch, cafeteria was full.
We share the table with 2 other girls we know from work, but we don’t really join them on the conversation.

For someone eavesdropping from the outside it must have been an interesting mix of sounds, as from our end of the table they’d get Portuguese, and from the other girls they’d get Korean.

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Tuesday

Just before noon, I’m annoyed by a task I need to do at work.
I decide to use lunch time to go for a walk and refresh my mind and mood.
It’s cold. I see I’m not the only one who used lunch time to keep moving, although there are less people than when the weather is warmer.
There are other walkers. Fast and slow.
Some people are in their bikes.
Some are running. On shorts, even!
At the soccer field, people play soccer. Most are not only in shorts but also on t-shirts. But they seem all warm and fine.

I come back refreshed, and stop at the cafeteria to grab something to bring to the office, but again, I decide to sit down and eat at the café’s tables.
The cafeteria is empty.
A few people sit alone, like me.
There are several groups of 2 people.
The only big group leaves right after I sit down.
On a table nearby 2 guys seem to be talking about work.
Then I notice the younger guy is doing most of the talk. He seems very passionate about what he’s saying.
The other guy just sits and listens without showing any reaction or emotion.
The young guy has a visitor’s badge; the other one is an employee.
Is the boy trying to sell a product?
An idea?
Is he being interviewed for a job?
It looked a lot like a job interview, but reality is that the answer to this question is something I’ll most likely never get to know.

They leave.
I finish my food and come back to the office.

After all, I still have an annoying task to do today…


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To walk or not to walk?

Still coughing a lot, and not feeling too energetic.

Weather-wise, it’s cold, but not extremely, and dry.

Part of me tells me to stay warm inside the office, saving my energies for a proper recovery, and leave the walking for next week.

Another part of me tells me exercising is good and may help me, if I can keep warm enough.


Recently my group trainer put me in contact with another client of hers, because the lady wants to walk her first half-marathon and was looking for tips on how to train for that.

I’m no expert in training, but it’s nice to share my experience.

The thing is that writing down how I trained back in 2011 and comparing with how I’m doing it now, I can clearly see that I’m not in the best of my shape and I’m not doing much to change that.

But I do have another half-marathon coming soon. A bit over a month and I’ll be there again walking 13+ miles.

That also pushes me to go out for a walk, even if short, today… Just to get going…

Boy, boy… what should I do?

To walk or not to walk today????



Update: Just realized my 1:00 meeting is at another building, not too far from mine. So maybe I can walk there for the meeting… So it will be short, but still some walk…

Off to the road then. Bye!