Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Oops, I did it again

Ran up that hill, that is.

I knew when I started out yesterday that I was going to do the 6.6-mile loop. I didn't know if I'd feel like walking or jogging. But after the warm-up hill, which I've always walked, I broke into a jog. I couldn't do all the hills, but I did the same long, curved one I did the other day. I estimate that I jogged about four of the total miles, and my time was 93 minutes – about 4.25 mph.

After that I unloaded a pickup truckload of mulch and spread a good bit of it on one of the flower beds. And then I mowed the lawn.

After which, I died.

Not really, obviously, or I wouldn't be here typing away, would I? But I sure felt like I should have taken about a three-day nap when I got done. I spent the rest of the day on the exercise ball [you regulars know that means I was in front of the computer] working on a DVD project.

Today will be more of the same [minus the lawn], with some laundry and housecleaning thrown in as I get ready to leave for a few more days. I'm hoping to get a first-of-the-month progress picture taken today for a quick post in the morning. But that might not happen until next week. I know you're all on the edges of your exercise balls, waiting to see what five months like. Heh.


Jonathan said...

Debbi, I love the first sentence of this post. That really says it all .... "I knew when I started..."

This is the same reason you can donate clothes you'll never need again.

Honestly, the hardest part of the whole weight loss/maintenance thing isn't choosing food, cooking, dealing with relatives, or whatever else we blame. The biggest challenge is changing what we say to ourselves.


Debbi said...

Thanks for your comment, Jonathan, and for the constant encouragement you've offered through your blog the past several months. You're an inspiration!

Annie said...

Hey Debbi, good job getting up that hill! Today I had all kinds of energy at work, and spring in my step, but when I got home I just crashed. That's typical after a long weekend.

The big news is that I got an iPod Shuffle today - hooray! Can't wait to start putting tunes on it. I was wondering - do you have "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne on yours? I'm not a big metal fan, but they've been playing this one at the ball games for the last couple of years, and now I'm hooked. Very high energy!

Debbi said...

You'll love the Shuffle, Annie. I haven't heard "Crazy Train," but if you say it's good, I'll certainly add it to my playlist. Thanks for the recommendation.