These shoes were made for walkin!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Well, yesterday I finally broke in the new pair of tennis shoes I bought last week. A friend and I walked on the school track while our kids were in running club. At first I was really getting out of breath and it seemed just a bit too warm for me to be out there exercising, but after about a quarter mile, the walking just became easier and we were busy talking and taking in the scenery and before you knew it, we'd walked nearly 2 miles! I attribute this to my new shoes, but I know that was only a small part of it. The best part of all? The proud look in my child's eyes when he ran past me, like he was so happy to have me outside near him and that I was finally starting to take care of my self. Priceless!!! emoticon emoticon
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  • MOGAL1946
    WooHoo! Good for you! The hardest part is getting out the door and getting started. Once you've done that you will find you don't want to stop!
    3099 days ago
    It's always nice to walk with a friend. Walking and talking you don't realize how far you've gone. What better way to exercise. I can imagine the look on your son face. My sons are a lot of encouragement to me. It's the best.
    emoticon Stef
    3100 days ago
    Daphne...Good for you for hanging in there. As long as you start out slow to allow the fluids to work their way into your joints you should be good to go! You keep working it and you just may be running with your child!
    3100 days ago
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