Earlier this week I posted "But It's Sooooo Early!"........to catch you up a little if you didn't read the first post I have officially lost what little mind I have left after 7 kids, 2 dogs, and a husband in the Military, and decided it'd be a great idea to get a little exercise. My sister and I decided we'd walk every morning before work.....which for me means I have to be out the door at 5:30 to be home by 6:15 and get a 4 mile walk in there.
Friday night I had walked the same 4 miles with my niece who was over due hoping to help her labor along. Good news....it worked - she went into labor about 5 hours later and had the baby 16 hours after our walk! Bad news.....my legs hurt so bad on Saturday that I couldn't hardly walk. Now I'm not that out of shape....in the summer I usually walk 1.5 miles every day, but it's been a cold, snowy winter (hey that's my excuse so play along) and I didn't get out much.
So Monday rolls around and we get up before the crack of dawn and head out. I'm half asleep, my legs are still achy, and my allergies are in full swing. I walk 3 steps and then sneeze....walk 2 steps and say "ouch"....walk another 5 steps and sneeze again.....you get the idea!
Day 2.....tempted to call off - besides the fact that I slept for 3 and a half hours last night (hubby is deployed and called in the middle of the night which is fabulous, yet exhausting) I can't move my legs without feeling the previous 8 miles and this is after using the FREE Tylenol Precise I had got the week before!
Day 3.........really? We're going to do this again?? It's not so bad really - except the sleep part since my husband called again. I can do it.....1/2 mile in I'm ready to scream uncle and call my 20 year old who is home sleeping to pick me up!
Now here I sit on the eve of day #4. It's storming right now.....and I've never in my life prayed for the storms to continue as much as I have tonight! Believe me - I want to do this, and I need to get more exercise, but I'm thinking if it's not raining in the morning and we walk I'll lose a leg half way through the course and have to walk home on my hands!
I'm committed.....I'm going to do this and the pain will stop.........right??