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Makin' Up is hard to do = 4 miles including THE HILL OF DOOOOM

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My husband just came in from working out of town for weeks. So yesterday the fam and I spent the whole day with my beloved. We were gone most of the day and I didn't get to fit in my 2 mile walk.

This morning I woke up and knew that I had to make up for missing my walk. I didn't know at the time if I was going to do 2 separate walks -- one in the morning and one at night. Maybe I was going to see how I felt after the first 2 miles and keep walking.

Well .. we had already planned on going to see The Avengers tonight so I knew my regular scheduled night time walk was not going to work out. So silly me headed out for my walk before noon. I didn't think it was going to be much of a problem since at least half of my walk is shaded. Well I found out today that it is not shaded during this time of day!!

The kiddos headed out with me. My daughter made it two miles before I had to call my husband to come pick her up for a bathroom emergency. My son decided to stay with me and see if we could do 4 miles including THE HILL OF DOOOOM. For those who don't know about the Hill.. you can read about it in a previous blog.

Well.. we made it 3 miles and we were soon approaching The Hill. We were hot. We were beat. But we kept singing these two songs over and over.

Journey's - DON'T STOP BELIEVING
and
Queen's - WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

It was so cute seeing my son singing and claiming victory over this walk. We huffed .. we puffed.. and as we approached The Hill we noticed that there was NO SHADE. This was going to be brutal. Not only had we walked further than usual... we walked when it was super hot with no shade. Luckily we brought water!

We decided that when The Hill of Doom is shining like a beacon with no shade what so ever.. that we would then refer to this beast as. .....

THE HILL OF DOOOOOOM AND GLOOOOOM.

We kicked it's butt. We made it.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!

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-- and Hey FOXYJEN27 -- I love that you have now conquered your INCLINE OF DOOM.. thanks for the shout-out!
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VALYNN26 5/25/2012 10:51AM

    Great story. Congratulations on conquring the hill! Also great choice of music(lol). Super!

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MAMALOVEBUG 5/24/2012 11:35AM

    What a fantastic job! I love that you conquered the Hill of Doom and Gloom. I hope you have a wonderful time with your kids and your husband.

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FOXYJEN27 5/24/2012 7:21AM

    I LOVE this!!! You kept going, you made up for lost time, a supportive son, a fun mom who sings with her kids. You are a great role model for them!! I'm so proud of you!!! emoticon

P.S. Wasn't "The Avengers" sooooooooooooo good?!? emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 5/24/2012 7:20AM

    emoticon emoticon on conquering your nemesis!
I first walked 4 miles last weekend and I thought I was going to die! I have 5k I'm walking next weekend too, so I need to start trainingg! emoticon

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MANILUS 5/24/2012 6:52AM

    You are awesome, keep up the great work!

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RISINGBLUESTAR 5/24/2012 4:31AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 5/24/2012 2:09AM

    Kudos to your daughter for getting the 2 miles!

And congrats to you and your son for doing the full 4 miles and the Hill of Doom and Gloom in the hottest part of the day.

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SARA72121 5/24/2012 1:41AM

    Congrats on conquering the hill of doom! It's so great that your can get your kids to go on walks with you! I wish my Mom had done more physical activities with me when I was young.

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PURPLE_TULIPE 5/24/2012 1:13AM

    Ohhh that's so amazing, yes indeed YOU ARE THE CHAMPIONS :D:D:D
Enjoy your time with your man and your amazing kids, tell us how the avengers was :))
emoticon on conquering that Hill of Doom and Gloom :D

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