#2,212 No Hill For a High Stepper.

When I was little, I would go walk laps with my aunt Phyllis and cousin Kelsa at the high school. I would get tired before them, always, and aunt Phyllis would declare: “It’s no hill for a high stepper!” which would give me and my 7-year-old legs a second wind. I was thinking of that tonight. I haven’t exercised since well before Christmas, and now I will give you a list of excuses why:

  1. Because at Christmas it’s important to spend time at home, cozy, watching Christmas movies during the time I would normally spend exercising.
  2. I decided I would get back to it in January.
  3. But then I was super sick the first week of January.
  4. And also, I’ve been working late doing stuff to get ready for the show to air.
  5. It’s just so cold out there.

Aaaaaaand tonight, after realizing how my back is hurting again, I knew I was out of excuses and it was time to move my body around and let it know my muscles still work and I’m alive. My back was immediately relieved. But it was really, really, really cold, y’all. I’m such a wimp. My ears started aching and Ben put his toboggan on my head which made me feel instantly warm all over but also, like a boy. That’s the crux of it when you have short hair…

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Hats can make you look just like your brother.




Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Daily Journal

7 thoughts on “#2,212 No Hill For a High Stepper.

  1. I can so relate to this! I have really short hair as well (pixie) and it is so blasted cold in Ohio (-1 today!), so wearing a hat is not optional. I always look like a boy. 🙁

    Stay warm! I think we are to get in the 40’s by the weekend. Woop!

  2. As another short hair girl in the cold, I so agree! I try to use earmuffs when possible but some temps, usually below 10 windchill, deserves a warm wool hat, lined with fleece! I have never heard the term ‘tobaggan’ for a hat! Must be another Southern thing!

  3. Keep at it! My “exercise” today was shoveling a foot of snow to get to the car and the chicken coop, ha! I love that you call it a toboggan. That is what we call a wooden sled here and a hat like you have is a toque.

  4. My dad always says, “No hill for a hill climber!”
    That phrase resonates somewhere down deep, like maybe in my belly button? ??
    I’ve never heard anyone else say anything close…so I love this post! Maybe when you become a TV star, you can say it a lot and make it the new buzz-phrase for 2016??? ;-P

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