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We had a few weeks where spring came early and the weather didn’t completely suck. It was a nice change from the cold. I was still struggling to find my way back into a new schedule, and fitness was taking a back seat. I really wanted nothing more than to go home and be with my family, so even 30 minutes at the gym was hard to rationalize.

With the nice weather, a colleague and I began walking around the pedestrian trail at work. I don’t typically like to spend one extra second with my coworkers, but in this case, I didn’t mind it. I’m a fast walker, as is she, and keeping our brisk pace, I didn’t have to do much to hold up my end of the conversation. Letting her run her mouth gave me the chance to have an earful of whatever the boss is up to these days. She’s his right hand man and a bit of a blabbermouth, so I got to catch up on the gossip.

It was during these walks, that she told me (among other things), that it was looking good for me to keep my job. She said the boss was thinking he’d lose other people first before cutting me, which was a really reassuring thing. Of course, I take it all with a grain of salt, because he could change his mind or retire or something and none of it would matter anyway. Still, it was nice to know where I stood, albeit indirectly.

Beyond the reassuring discussion, there’s something nice about getting exercise during the day. I got a burst of creative energy when I got back to my desk and felt much better for having done it. If only every day was nice enough to walk…