I just got back from my daily walk. I had a hard time getting going today as it was. I've had a headache all day and I worked outside in the yard all day in the heat so I really didn't want to go. But I commited myself to a summer goal of trying to walk 5-6 days a week. So I went. As most of you have come to realize once you get going you feel good, even great about it and you forget all about not wanting to be out there. I was at my halfway point which is (hard to explain this) on the block behind mine and directly behind my own house. Except you cant see my house because there are deep woods between my block and the next. So I'm walking along and I hear a car. I look back and I stop to let this car (the neighbor behind me) get in their driveway and when I do she frantically starts waving her arms in what I now see was a "hurry up and cross, I'm waiting" motion. She then says to me as I cross her driveway, "if you dont pick up the pace you'll never lose all that fat". I thought maybe I heard wrong but just knew in my heart I didn't. My breath taken away and my stomach feeling like I swallowed a large lump of something, I did pick up my pace to get out of there and just then her approx. 12 year old son (mind you who cuts through my yard almost every day of the week) shouts out "loser". I turn around to see if he is looking at me and he goes "yeah you". I have to tell ya it was all I could do not to cry the whole way home from there. If there was ever an excuse to eat myself silly tonight is it. I dont even know these people, only in passing and I cant think of a thing I have ever done to offend them. As I said our properties both go into the woods and so thats our only common border. We dont dump in them or set fires. We dont let our dogs run wild. I am just confused as to why they would be so mean to me. Need a hug right now
Thanks for letting me vent here.
END OF SUMMER CHALLENGE