This summer Teri and I modified our morning schedule to beef up our exercise, and we are greatly enjoying it. We go to bed at 9:00 p.m. so we can get up at 5:00 to beat the heat. Yes, it gets pretty warm in Kansas. We walk 7 miles, and during that time, we spend about 1/2 hour talking, 1 hour praying out loud, and 1/2 hour listening to an audiobook. Some days we come home and do a short kettlebell workout too. After that is personal Bible and prayer time.
Having the same walking route at the same time each day, we are developing some friendships with other walkers we meet regularly.
I love exercising with my best friend and also having that time multiplied for fellowship, prayer, and edification.
We invested in Airpods so that we could listen to the same book together. Some affectionately call them “sharepods.” Right now we are focusing on biographies of great Christians.
It is such a sweet and beneficial time.
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge,
giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as
being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not
hindered” (1 Peter 3:7).