Monday, January 02, 2012
Day one of the re-started exercise routine. I was lucky enough to have my husband at home today to watch the kiddos while I took off for 30 minutes.
I forgot how much I LOVE to be outside and stretch my legs.
I walked to the local park (5 minutes) and then walked the loop, down a hill to the kids' playground area. I took advantage of the good sized grassy hill and would walk up the hill, down the hill and then climb one of the 4 ladders on the playground equipment. It was fun an kept things interesting. Then I'd walk down the equipment steps and head up the hill again. I did this about 6 or 7 times, and then let myself slide down the twisty slide at the end. Ok, I didn't fit all that well but it was still fun.
As I was walking the trail back up out of the park, the sprinklers had come on and I seemed to have my walk timed just wrong. I was going to head another direction when I decided "what the heck, It's just water, and it's probably 60 degrees out anyway! I ended up walking quickly through 4 sprinklers. It felt great and gave me a physical reminder of the changes I'm making.
As I walked down the newly wet and gleaming sidewalk, I noticed a small rock in front of me. Reddish, volcanic rock like you see in a lot of places in the valley. I picked it up and decided to keep it. I put it on my kitchen window sill and will add a rock for every time I exercise outside. I'm really looking forward to seeing a line of rocks there in a few weeks.