This morning I made a decision. I will not buy coffee unless I have done my morning workout. I know some of you are shaking your heads, rolling your eyes, or even laughing at me. Coffee may be a small thing to some, but for me, the ritual of saying hello to the barista and doing our polite, and fun, “how is your life today” dance has become a well integrated part of my adult existence. This interaction is perhaps even more important to me than the caffeinated beverage. I enjoy connecting with people. I also enjoy a warm coffee in hand as I ride public transit to work.
And if I know myself at all, this small resolution will be enough to get me up early enough to put my shoes on and hit the pavement every day.
Which is exactly what I want to do.