i almost ran yesterday...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
that's it.....i know sounds droll, huh? well, i haven't ran in AT LEAST 22 years, and that's when i was forced to in high school gym. since then, i figured that it would take one of my children to be in death's grip to get me to run again......i've been WELL overweight for a while, and i have trouble with my joints due to gymnastic injuries when i was younger.
so, yesterday, we FINALLY have an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day out, and i convinced my 16 y.o. & my 5 y.o. girls to go for a brisk walk with me. we did great, and at times, we said, okay, we're gonna run to the third telephone pole.....then a brisk walk again. we did this about 4-5 times. kristen, of course, was able to keep up no problem - she's a bit taller than me and her stride is longer, and paigey kept up the best as her little 5-year-old legs would let her! she was such a good sport! i did end up carrying her for a little while, UPHILL no less, so i feel like i got an even better workout. it was interesting too, paige weighs the approiximate amount equal to the amount of weight i've lost, so i got a chance to see what it was like to try that walk before i lost weight - what a difference!! WOW!
i had actually been overdoing it at the gym lately, so this was my impromptu substitute workout....and it still worked! i logged a 1.1 lb loss this morning.
so, again that's it, not real exciting, but it was a tad bit for me!