Steve is the type of person who likes routines, in fact he thrives on them and routinely reassesses and revises his routines to make them work better for him. I am more with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who said “The only routine with me is no routine at all”.
Nonetheless, I have a new routine. There is a little lake near our condo with a lovely walking path and a group there doing Tai Chi every morning. Not sure how it is organized but someone sets up a boom box and a series of people lead the exercises for about a half hour each. There is always a very diverse group, with a wide range of expertise in Tai Chi. So far I am the only “orang putih” in the group but they are happy to have me join in.
If I leave with Steve when he goes out to work, I can get in a half hour of Tai Chi and a brisk walk around the lake before 8:30 when the sun is fully up. By then it is pushing 30 degrees and too hot to be out.
Those of you who know me are probably in awe of the fact that I have kept up this routine for almost a month.
However, tomorrow I leave for a week in Cambodia, a long awaited break from this routine.