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I did a bad bad thing....

Monday, November 14, 2011

I meant to just take a nice brisk 2 or so mile walk this morning since I haven't exercised much at all since being sick for over 3 weeks. I've been eating horribly during this time also. I chose a bike/walk path near our house that runs along the Metro Link, because my friend told me this trail was 2 miles. Well......., I checked my phone after 1/2 mile then again at 1 1/2 miles and figured it can't be too much farther. I didn't recognize the houses and buildings around me, but was feeling good and was pretty determined.

Once I realized where I was and how far I HAD gone it was too far to go back and decided I might as well go the rest of the way, but boy oh boy was that a bad idea. I think the end was a lot farther than my phone said. My phone said 3.75 miles and then I got off and walked to a gas station to potty and refill my $ and you can only buy ice for 25 cents so I had to get bathroom sink water. I began walking home another way, but as I got closer to my husband's work (thank goodness) my legs started to really hurt. I was visualizing the path home and there was going to be a long stretch that I knew I just couldn't take. If I did, I would regret it the next day or two. So I walked to hubby's work and called to find out if he was or could/would be on a break soon. He only gets 1/2 hr for lunch and was sweet enough to take my sore butt/legs to my car. It was less than 5 minutes by car away, but man it felt good to sit. My phone said that the distance to his work was 6.88 miles!!! Holy Crap! No wonder I was tired, I am used to 2 - 4 miles at the most.

This whole journey took about 2 hrs and 10 minutes. I had only planned to go for 45min to an hour. I was going to maybe turn around at some point if it seemed too far, but I felt adventurous.

I will not be doing that anytime soon. Hubby joked that he expects me to be able to finish the whole thing next time.

So, the moral of the story....make sure you know where you are going 1st or turn back. Adventure is great, but make sure you have a way out.

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    Ray--Thats kind of funny because I was telling myself that now I know I can do a 10K, if I was every inclined to do one with a friend. I thought about sending an e-mail to SP St. Louis Susie and letting her know that it is indeed possible on my end (not fun and I would be going slow, but possible, none the less). :)

    Jamie, I ended up going to the gym today. I have missed my BodyWorks class the past 3 or so weeks from being sick and just couldn't miss it again. I love it! We did lunges between every work out!!! Ugh!

    2381 days ago
  • RAYVEN01
    On the upside, you walked over a 10k today!

    Take a rest and try smaller chunks next time! is good for making easy maps to tell how far a trail is. You can zoom down to satellite view and pick out a landmark to turn around at if you don't have a reliable way to measure during the walk.
    2382 days ago
    Mel, that's so crazy! Glad your husband saved the day. I think you've earned yourself a rest day. :)
    2382 days ago
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