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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Today didn't start as I had hoped - but it ended well... emoticon

I have had extra time off this weekend. Saturday - laundry (doing it out) really breaks up the day and hard to get much done inbetween. Not only laundry but stuff just seems to pile up when I worked long days all week - when I come home - just crash... So Sunday we got up early for church and then to daughters for lunch and stayed till evening - another day gone.

I also had today off- I really wanted to just get my house cleaned at my own pace and go to the gym. Then dh decided he was going to take the day off too and wanted to go for a long walk to prepare for the b2b's 12 K. That was ok but I wanted some me time... I really like to clean at my own pace without having to work around someone sitting at the computer emoticon

So he ended up cleaning outside on the patio and I got my stuff done inside - clutters picked up and floors cleaned - ahhh! so glad its done! We had lunch and then off to a place along the bay that we like to bike.

It was a nice day we layered up because it was a little cool but sunny. We had it planned how far we had to go - the goal was get to the lake. Dh started out at a longer stride than me so we parted pretty quickly. I jogged up to him almost, then walked - again I jogged almost up to him but decided just to relax and walk it out. I hadn't exercised for a week and my knee and ankle was popping - the ground was rocky and not level and I didn't want to damage myself and not be able to walk so I just walked it out even though I was left behind in the dust. emoticon

I got up to the lake and didn't see him - we were on 2 different paths, ha! finally found each other and found we had walked 4 miles in a little over an hour. So back we went - this time he stayed with me although he really wanted to walk faster. His longer legs just didn't want to walk slower and my short legs were about at capacity already! I did some stretches along the way and that seemed to take care of my ankle & leg issues - but the toes were beginning to feel the strain. When I do a lot of walking I usually put bandaids on a couple of my toes to keep from getting blisters between the toes. Why did I not think about it this time? emoticon I haven't really had to do it lately but I will from now on ...

After our walk we were near my daughters house and stopped to see the Grandkids for a while. Emma is 1 year old now and walking - she is doing some of the cutest things and a joy to watch. So my day ended well - it was so nice to come home to a clean house and feel good about our long walk and getting ready for our 12K walk... calories in check... just need to get my toes healed up now...

Ready for a soak in the tub - ah! - and I will sleep good tonight! emoticon
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    Oh I just remembered, liquid bandage for blisters. It hurts like the dickens the first application but protects after that. You will need band aids too, possibly. Go for it!!!! (Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines!!!)
    3852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/11/2010 3:22:03 PM
    Congratulations on preparing for your 12K!! How exciting that you are able to do that. Also equally exciting is having someone to prepare with! I noticed you and your spouse are good at compromise which many cannot do so well. Wonderful!!! Let us know about your progress. emoticon
    3852 days ago
  • SHUCG1004
    Wow! You got a lot done on your day off. Way to go. You are really doing well - both exercise and nutrition wise. I am really impressed with you because you seem to have found balance, which is something I strive for.


    Thanks for your post on my blog.
    3856 days ago
    Sounds like a wonderful day. Keep it up!!
    3857 days ago
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