Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I was walkin’, Jennay!

Okay. That’s my bad Forrest Gump impression. Deal with it.


When I got home from work today, I was feeling a bit upset. Sad about a few things, stressed about a few others, and scared about something completely different. I needed to clear my head, so I put on my walkin’ shoes, grabbed my iPod, and out the door I went. Be back in a while. I’m going for a walk, I say to RM#1, who seemed shocked and quite surprised.

I set my iPod to shuffle, stepped down my front doorstep, gave a quick “howdy” to Gustav, and away I went. I didn’t look back. I looked straight ahead, at the long road I’d be walking down, and said, Here goes. This will be good for you. You’ll see.

I didn’t have a set length or time in mind, so I just walked. I walked to the end of my street, but wasn’t ready to turn back. I got to the edge of my neighborhood, and still wasn’t ready to turn back. I passed a friends house, waved, and kept walking. I got to the main street and said, I’m still not ready to turn back. So, I kept walking. I walked, and walked, and walked, till my legs started to finally hurt. Problem now is, the only way back to my house is ALL UP HILL! Ohhhh Emmmm Geeeeee @ the big ass hill I stared up at. As I approached the street I’d need to turn up, I quickly assessed out in my head whether or not I should go up the hill or turn around and go back the way I came. Ha. Like I’m really going to turn back.

I continued on, up the hill. About 6-7 houses up, I said, Hmm. This isn’t as bad as I thought, and kept going. This hill, is a GIANT hill, made up of several other small hills, so once I was up and over the first hill, THERE WERE MORE!

I finally reached the top of the top, turned myself 90*, and stared directly at my house. Home Sweet Home, Oh how I’ve missed you.

It took me 55 minutes to walk almost 3 miles. Yay me! Bring on tomorrow. I’m ready (if my legs don’t give out on me in the morning).

Oh! And while I was walking, an Evo was passing by. You better believe I shouted, “EEE-VO!”

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  1. Go you!!! Did you walk again?

  2. I helped my sister fix something on her truck last night, so I sadly did not walk. However, today, my legs and butt muscles are sooooooo sore, I'm beginning to rethink this whole exercise thing. Lol.