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I am a mother of three boys and one girl, my youngest son Walker is developmentally delayed with no diagnosis, I am divorced and re-married, living life as I never imagined. I may be cynical, but I try to see the world as it is.... no frills but plenty of laughs.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hills

Only I would take up a new exercise regimine while on vacation.  Yes, you read that right.  When my BFF (like OMG can you totally believe it???) and I went away for a girls only weekend, she drug me out our first morning to partake in her new running app.  Yes, there is an app for that!

So, begun my Couch to 5k, exercise regime.  Basically in 10 weeks it prepares you to run a 5k in 30 mins.  By running three times a week and obeying the voice prompts of :"run now" or "walk now" it slowly builds up your cardio vascualar ability.  So I've been giving it a shot. 
When the weather is nice, I run it outside and usually I am pushing a double stroller.  I don't think this has been considered when this program was made, maybe I should look for a a Mommy and Me exercise program, but none the less I have stuck to it and am making considerable progress.... well except for this damm hill!

Please note: Not the actual hill!

I live on a well traveled road, so my running course takes me off to a side road, and on the way back there is a hill that just keeps kicking my butt!  At first I couldn't even walk up it without being out of breath, but I am slowly, slowly running up parts of it.  Wouldn't it figure that each and every time I do the Couch to 5k program, the very last running segment is this freakin hill!  I mean COME ON! Give a girl a break now and then!  Each and every time I start out talking myself into attempting running up it then I visually mark some place that I give myself permission to start walking if and when I get to it!  And wouldn't you know, there is always a car that has to drive by just as I am panting and sweating and cursing! Of course, I can't stop running then!  No cars the whole two miles, except for on that dam hill!  Go figure!  But I am determined!  I will do it! And I'm sure there won't be any cars that day to witness it either!

1 comment:

havematwilltravel said...

Hang in there! When I started getting (back) into biking a few years ago, there was one hill in Rosendale that gave me nightmares. I thought my lungs were going to explode every time I pedalled up it. Gradually, it got slightly less difficult, and the last time I tackled it (a few weeks ago), I was shocked at how much easier it was than I was expecting it to be. These things take time, then surprise you all at once.