Wednesday, October 11, 2006

pant, pant, gasp, gasp...

Thanks to 2 friends who care about me enough to encourage me, I started exercising this week. *ugh* Monday morning I walked 2 miles and yesterday morning I walked 2 more. Last night I even met them back at the park and attempted to run with them. OH MY! I didn't make it too far before I had to bow out of that and settle for walking. I did complete the mile walking though, so that made 5 miles I'd gone in 2 days.

I don't think they're meeting tomorrow morning but Chris is taking the morning off so he can go to Gracie's school to eat lunch with her for "National School Cafeteria Week" (can you believe that's a real thing!?!) so I think he & I will go with Katie and walk. I really need to exercise~for multiple reasons~and I'm grateful for their encouragement. One of them said, "Atta girl!" as I left last night and kept telling me I'd done a good job even though I felt the running part was largely unsuccessful and the other one (who had completed running her mile & a half about the time I finished walking my 1 mile) called last night to say she was glad I'd come and encouraged me to beat what I'd done last time the next time I go. I think they may be running again tomorrow night so perhaps I'll join them for at least the first few feet before they take off & leave me in the dust! LOL I just hope I keep it up. It's not very enjoyable but something I know I need to do and I do feel good about myself when I've completed the exercise.

I just finished reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult. Kinda weird. Still not sure what I think about it. Anyone else read it?
I emailed Meredith Efken yesterday. Awhile back she told me she'd send me a copy of her new book, @ Home for the Holidays when it came out after I raved about how much I liked SAHM I Am. She said she had just gotten some copies of the new book and asked for my address. I can't wait to get it and read it! The first one was a cute, fun read and I really enjoyed it!


jettybetty said...

You go on the exercise!

I will be waiting for your review of the new Efken book, too!

TMK said...

Great job on all the exercise. I gained 70 pounds with the first 2 of my pregnancies and walking was a HUGE help in getting those pounds off. I will pray you continue. Too cool about the book. I read SAHM I Am, thanks to your blog, and it was so cute. Have a great day.

MDM said...

OOH, can't wait for the new Efken book! I too read "The Pact" and it was pretty good. It then came on as a Lifetime was good. Way to go on the turn now!