Monday, June 7, 2010

Along Life's Merry Way

you probably can't tell but this little hill has been a challenge for me

Well, today, I actually got up before 7 AM and hit the pavement at 7:25 ! In June!
Of course, I had already checked the weather and saw that it was 64 degrees out, so it was in my "not gonna die from the heat " zone. It was pretty humid, so it didn't feel brisk out or anything. I had taken a week off from my routine because of that thing called the monthly "gift" which renders me useless, but I found I was looking forward to and determined to restart my morning exercise time. I do believe that inside exercise DVDs will be my summertime best friends, since the temp will be in the 90's soon with lows in the 70s, (which feels like 80's when you factor in humidity)
And each time I walk this certain little hill, I feel a little bit less winded at the top. You can't really tell from the picture, and it is only one block long, but I force myself to go that way each time I walk! The first time I did walk it, I was extremely winded at the top and was left in the dust by the girls walking with me!


  1. Slowly but surely you'll conquer that hill! It was beautifully cool here this morning and the air was fresh and pure.

  2. That top photograph IS BEAUTIFUL.

    I'm wondering if I should start waking myself and the babies up earlier, to REALLY beat the heat. This morning we weren't able to leave for our walk until 8:30, and by then it was already in the upper 70s, maybe even the 80s. If it weren't for the storm moving in, I don't think I would have been able to go as far as I did. The cloud cover was my savior.

    Good for you. Seriously. It makes me so happy to read about your getting out and look at your pictures. It reminds me that I'm not the only one out there walking in the mornings. So in a way, you're kind of keeping me going :)

    And boooooo to the monthly monster. Mine leaves me completely useless as well (endometriosis over here, grrr). Thank goodness it only lasts a week, right?

  3. Humidity is one of my worst enemies. Glad your conquering that hill. Keep it up, kid!

  4. I don't think I could get up that early to walk...but it wouldn't do any good if I did. There is no way I am going to beat the heat here, unless, maybe if the sun wasn't out yet. I used to love to take walks when I was younger but moving to Florida really killed that. I will have to resort to my treadmill, but that is not as exciting as your beautiful pictures.
    I know that hill, and it is a big one, how could you call it little. I probably would have to stop 3x before making it to the top.

  5. Nancy, I could never have done it in Florida unless it was winter!
    Tia, I am encouraged by you, being pregnant and all! And getting your little kids up and ready to go! Amazing!
    Lanyard Lady and Oklahoma Granny, thanks for your encouragement too! It all helps me a LOT!

  6. congrats! i used to ride my bike through the hills in georgetown (dc) and was so proud when i lost a little less breath each day, haha :)

    and such pretty pretty pictures you've got too!

  7. Yay! I'm glad you got a good day and congrats on conquering the hill! Keep it going ^5!!