Dan’s Day 8 of 29 Gifts – The Elliptical Machine

On this eighth day of my 29 Days of gifts, I am surprised that after seven days my gift giving still must be planned rather it be spontaneous.  In bed each morning I think where a gift giving opportunity might appear.  That said, today is one of those days when spontaneity wins out.

Coastal Fitness in Kittery, Maine

Coastal Fitness in Kittery, Maine

In retirement (she part time, me full-time) Hannah and I often go together to the Coastal Fitness gym in Kittery during the day.  Let’s just say we have a serious relationship with the exercise machines.  Long term and committed.  For 30 minutes each I alternate among two of the following three: elliptical with swinging arms, walking on the inclined treadmill, or pedaling on the recumbent bicycle.  Hannah religiously begins with rocking the elliptical and then striding on the inclined treadmill.

It was the farthest one to the right.

It is the farthest elliptical to the right.

Today the ellipticals are popular and I get the last one.  Heading out of the women’s locker room, Hannah sees me pumping away and heads toward the treadmill.  As she approaches, I beckon her over; I step down and wave my hand pointing to the elliptical for her to mount her trusty exercise steed.  She smiles, again melts me, and I come away feeling pretty cool.  Another win/win in the gift department.

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