I tried to go walk three times today. Each time, it was raining. The first trip, I got to try with my nephew until it rained too much for him. The second one included a brief bought of hail which was all kinds of fun and exciting. The last time I tried, I was smart enough to grab an umbrella. That did the trick. I managed to make my 10K today, rain and hail and all. On my way back to the house, I noticed that the umbrella I happened to grab was my mom's rainbow umbrella. It made me start to think about the story of Noah and the arc and how God set a rainbow up in the sky as a sign of a covenant between God and humanity. This actually helped me for some reason. I got about halfway to my goal today and wanted to quit again; cold, rain, and exhaustion does not make for a pleasant experience. Yet when I saw the umbrella, it just made everything better. Sometimes we just need physical reminders of things we should be remembering and thinking about.
Today, I couldn't focus on the rosary. I kept thinking of some hymns as I walked though and eventually started to sing them until the cold sucked the joy out of me. I should get a hymnal to learn more songs one of these days so I can sing praises along with praying.
UPDATE: The end of the week means we total our step count. As of Sunday, I am officially over 75,000 steps! I'm doing better than I thought I would have at the onset. Woo!