Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I Started Walking Again Today

I started walking again today. I know, I know, I shouldn't have stopped in the first place.  But, I did.  I got lazy. It got hot. And......., I got lazy. ( I said that already, huh.)  Well, anyway, I started walking again. Hubby works third shift so I had him call me when he started home. I got up and got ready. I was going to start walking again today.

When Hubby got home, he decided (was tricked) into coming with me. But, on only one condition, he rode the four wheeler. Wimp. It wasn't like I was going to be able to walk a million miles. Heck, I'd be lucky to walk a half a mile. (Did I mention that I JUST started walking again today?) Anyway, it was nice that he rode the four wheeler. That way I could walk until I got tired and then I could jump on the four wheeler and ride back home. I hate walking somewhere and thinking, "Okay, am I half way tired? Should I turn around now? Will I have went far enough? Or, will I be dragging my butt by the time I get back to the house?" This way, I just walked until I got tired. (Which really wasn't that far. I just started walking again today.) 

There were a few things that I learned while I walked today. One thing was...Don't wear a blue shirt. Sounds innocent doesn't it?  I think every bee, within a mile radius, came to inspect my shirt. I think they thought it was a walking flower.  A BIG walking flower, at that.  I would walk a couple steps and then do the bee dance. Walk a few more steps and do the bee dance. I threw my arms up in the air so many times, I could have took flight myself.

Another thing I learned today was it's harder to walk on gravel than it is to walk on blacktop. I am not known to be the most graceful person on the planet. I think I found every loose gravel on my road. Did you know that when you go down hill and step on a loose rock, your foot will travel another 6 ft before it will stop.

One other thing I learned today was not to walk and breath with your mouth open. Refer back to the first thing I learned on my walk today.

Out of all the things that I learned today, the one thing that I'm glad that I learned was how much better I felt today. I had more energy, and I wasn't sluggish all day. That in itself is worth me getting up early. I might just keep this up. lol

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, I started walking again today.


Felinae said...

Yay, good for you!

I started walking about 6 months ago, 2x a day, but my schedule has not been as strict lately. I really need to get back on that 2 a day because you're right the energy boost you feel is great.

Oh, don't wear yellow either, I think it calls out to mosquitoes. LOL


Candy C. said...

Yep, the gravel and loose rocks will get you every time going down hill! Kudos to you for getting started! :)

Anonymous said...

lol, i used to walk twice a day up and down our road and make the loopty loop at the church on the end..and most of the way i got dragged along with the dog on the leash attached to my hand only to come to a full and unexpected stop to do business or sniff the flowers to see who else has come by. i need to get back at it and i know my precious dogs would greatly appreciate it too..we will wait for better weather for now..but the plan is there. dont mind the rain, the snow, the ice, or the wind...but the heat is a big no-no.

Aunt Krissy said...

Good for you! That's a big step. (Ha ha pun)

i started a year and a half ago walking. My goal then? Walk to the end of the driveway and get the mail. That's all I could do. Now? I'm 100lbs lighter and I can run a mile. That walk you just took? That might be the one that makes the change for you.

V.L. Locey said...

Way to go, SFG! It`s too hot for me to venture past the back porch of late, so seeing you getting out there gets you a tip of my hat!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yay you! And what a thoughtful hubby to bring along the 4 wheeler in case you got tired :)

"Did you know that when you go down hill and step on a loose rock, your foot will travel another 6 ft before it will stop."

OMGosh! Do I know about this. It's the reason that I never hike or walk on rocky trails without my trekking poles. lol!

Keep on walking! :)


Razzberry Corner said...

I love this post! Congrats on the accomplishment! Keep it up!