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Unexpected Functional Fitness Test

Monday, November 26, 2012

Natalie is released from Kindergarten at 3:05pm on school days and I'm to pick her up by 3:20. Well, hubby had the car and at 3 was no where around. I woke up Gwen from her nap, put her in the rickety old double stroller (the good one was in the car hubby had), packed essentials, and took off for school at 3:07. I wasn't sure exactly how far it was, but knew I'd have to hustle to make it in time.

No, it's not a jogging stroller, but I found I could jog with it. We did make it and Natalie thought it was very funny that she was suddenly a "walking student" instead of a rider. When we were about half way home Old Dad stopped and got Natalie and Gwen. I pushed the rickety stroller (no longer folds) home.

So I had a good morning treadmill run at the Y and an unexpected afternoon jog. So grateful that I'm fit enough that it wasn't really a problem!!

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FLEMIDG 11/27/2012 12:58AM

    What a great way to get some extra fitness in.

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_LINDA 11/27/2012 12:32AM

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Way to make the best of a bad situation!
Interesting thought though -extra work if this school is within a reasonable walking distance, why depend on the vehicle at all? If the weather is nice and you feel good, why not just walk and pick her up? Gives both of you some exercise and fresh air too!

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CAT-IN-CJ 11/26/2012 11:36PM

    That's what I call making the best of the situation.

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MSLZZY 11/26/2012 10:57PM

    Making do with what you have-awesome!

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MNNICE 11/26/2012 10:05PM

    Good thinking, gramma! Way to solve the problem and get in some exercise, too!

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ROOSTER72 11/26/2012 9:43PM

    You were in a tricky situation, but because you are strong and fit you could get yourself out of it. Well done.

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BOOKAPHILE 11/26/2012 9:38PM

    Good for you!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/26/2012 8:28PM

    Doesn't it make you feel "empowered"? emoticon

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FROSTY99 11/26/2012 8:21PM

    Sometimes these unexpected bits of exercise are the best!

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JOYINKY 11/26/2012 8:19PM

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WATERMELLEN 11/26/2012 7:46PM

    Very impressive! It's so great to discover that fitness translates into . . . better living!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/26/2012 7:23PM

    Isn't this a vast improvement over the old days? You are ROCKING grandma-hood!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/26/2012 7:22PM

    What a hoot! Now that's what I call an exercise opportunity!

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GABY1948 11/26/2012 7:04PM

    Great opportunity for you! You sure are resilient! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 11/26/2012 6:47PM

    You held true to Gunny Highway (Clint Eastwood) and what he said in Heartbreak Ridge..."adapt...improvise...overco

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JSMC10 11/26/2012 6:37PM

    Exercise at the most unexpected times :)

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