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I thought this was going to be a great post, until I couldn’t remember what it was that I wanted to blog about.


My coffee and I are at odds with each other this morning. First, it spilled all over my leg as I was getting out of my car this morning. Then when I opened my thermos to pour more coffee, it spilled again all over my desk. Then as I as filling up my coffee cup, it spilled again when I put my creamer in. What is going on?!?! Coffee is the one good thing I can count on in my day and now it’s turning against me!!! Why, Coffee, why?!?I also have a cold, which doesn’t make me a very happy camper. My throat is scratchy and my eyes are itchy and I’m sneezing and snarfling every few minutes. I hate being sick. Being sick sucks.

But as bad as my day has started out, I’m not in a bad mood and I think it can all be attributed to my awesome work out last night. It was 70* and sunny yesterday so I gathered up the kids, went to the park, and did some great interval training. Sounds very pre-planned and impressive, no? Honestly, I didn’t know I was doing an interval workout until I read MizFit’s post this morning, so don’t be impressed. I jogged/walked for 25 minutes and really enjoyed the walking part. Then I went home and after dinner I put in another 30 minutes on the elliptical, which included more interval training (which I didn’t realize was interval training at the time, either). So 55 total minutes of working out yesterday and today I feel good despite the runny nose! Yea me!

I went to the park with every intention of running, but I discovered something. I HATE RUNNING! There. I said it. I am not a runner! Running hurts, it’s hard, and I do not enjoy it!! Sorry Laura – I tried to be cool like you, but alas, it is not to be. I finally came to terms with what I really am: (no, not a wuss, although a case for that could be made) I am a WALKER. Yes, a walker. I can walk faster than I can run and I get a good workout when I walk. Hell, I lost 30 pounds by walking so why would I want to mess with that winning formula? I admit, I get bored just walking, hence the elliptical, but it’s easy, I sweat a lot when I do it, and I can fit it in anytime, so walking it is. I am going to keep adding a little jogging in with it like I did at the park yesterday, so for now I Am Walker, Texas Ranger Hear Me Roar. Honestly, it feels kinda liberating to accept what I am and let go of what I think I should be.

Um, let’s see what else is going on? There were so many things I wanted to blog about and now I can’t think of any of them. Oh, hair update! I have made the appointment with my stylist for next Tuesday – what will the result be? You’ll just have to wait a week to find out! (This blog seems to be all about the hair these days, maybe I should change the name to The Sassy Hair?) I have an idea now of what I want and even found a pic for T to reference when she cuts it. I love getting new hair!

Well I can’t think of anything else right now. If I think of something else, I’ll post it later. Have a great day!

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7 comments

  1. I’m not a runner either. Good for you for getting in a workout no matter what! There’s a lot to be said for not making it too hard and for fitting in what works. GO Jill!

  2. You know, I was wondering about the hair! Aw, man! The suspense!!!

    I think it’s cool that you’re a walker, that you’ve found an exercise you love. I do run, but I also love walking, biking, swimming, strength training class, workout DVDs…I get bored with doing too much of only one kind of exercise, so I think variety is key for me.

  3. The Coffee is not nice today! Bad coffee!

    You crack me UP! You are still cool. & I have read that when you walk fast, you are actually burning more calories than if you run slowly. So, it all evens out in the end.

    I also once read a snotty pro-running slogan: “My sport is your sports punishment.” How arrogant is that? Runners are so full of themselves. Oh, wait. That would be me. JK!

    I love how you took the kids with you. Great idea.

    Can’t wait to see the new hair!

  4. OMG, thank goodness someone else is not a fan of running.

    I do it sometimes and I keep telling myself that I’d love to run more but instead, I walk fast. I can keep up the fast walking on inclines for a lot longer than running (mainly because I stop running and get bored).

    Although lately my walking is boring me to tears. I’m thinking dancing in my apartment when nobody can see me is my new cardio. Just call me the dancing queen.

    • I LOVE dancing around the living room with my favorite music blaring, and most of the time my kiddos join in. Shawn usually just rolls his eyes and laughs.

      You go Gemfit – get your dance on!!!

  5. I have runner envy. I want to be a runner (mostly because a lot of my friends are) but everytime I try to it HURTS. And I end up injured. So I, too, am a walker. Just to mix it up I hike sometimes.

  6. Can’t wait to hear about your hair! And walking, it is a good thing. I like the idea of running more than I like running. And even when I occasionally jog, and enjoy it, there is always the looming picture of friends and acquaintances who have already had knee replacements. AND I DON’T WANT THAT more than I do want running…

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