So today, in order to get our workout done at the lake, I had to prep dinner for the family, Tuna Casserole, (not gluten free so I couldn't have it). Had to time it just right to cook it, and put in warm oven & get my shoes on & out the door as soon as the oldest kiddo got home from work. Then, we drove over to the lake, blasting the melody "It Ain't My Fault" by the Brothers Osborne. I totally cannot relate to the song, but there is just something fun about the beat & getting to sing "It Ain't My Fault!!!"
that, and a variety off of the Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 sound track- kids love that movie (so do I!! Having SciFi space junkies in the house has apparently rubbed off on me!!!)
With Jim's shoes riding shotgun with me all the way to the lake, I pull up and gleefully park next to him - still on cloud nine, I can't believe he is actually working out with me!!!
The kids, tennis balls in hand, tore off gleefully to the complete freedom of the playground. How inventive they really are though, the snack bags they had from the car...we came across the children filling them up with water... for water fights....ya... it's like in the 50's today....
uhhhh, no. Bad idea, son. Glad we caught that one.
I'm finding that there are healthy mental benefits of this exercising regularly thing. My patience seems to be slowly returning... that thing that I thought had been completely spent, now seems like a drained bank account that is slowly being rebuilt with each day I exercise. It must be the stress busting effect of walking/running and fresh air.
The walk portion seemed to fly by today! When I started this, I can remember looking at my watch and thinking "It's not even a mile yet?!!!" Today we looked at the watch and it was already 1.4 miles & I was like whoa... when did that get easier? Then I clicked on the interval app & we (even though we had already done over a mile) did the ten minute walk warm up that the timer has set up, then we did the 5 seconds run, 30 seconds walk rotation for 26 times. Again, we were surprised at how good we felt & by how quickly that went by. ALL a very good experience again today & the cooler temps helps a ton. So, we both agreed that maybe we should try an 8 second interval this weekend. 5 is just too brief, though after 26 or so intervals, we both wondered if we would be ready for 10/30 intervals. Will keep you posted, and wish me luck! Was also great to come home and dinner was already done, and warm in the oven! Something about that made me feel warm, happy and accomplished, likely because when I fail to plan dinner, I usually feel horrible. Getting my stress down with walking has given me less stress/more energy to actually think about what dinner will be, and even though it is so unlike me lately- this morning I actually planned out the rest of the next 7 days meal plans, and made the shopping list to go with it! For some months now ( being brutally honest) I have not excelled in that area at all- and it feels so good to be back on track!!! Now if I could just pencil in some time to get those horses worked...I have Houdini in the stall today, so maybe in the morning I can saddle him up and just ride around the driveway a bit before taking our son to his drumming lesson. We have a photo session this weekend, I'm still not completely confident in meeting new clients, horse clients yes, dog clients- not so much~
Blessings & Love,