Walking and rambling

As part of my “finding joy” experiment, I called a friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in a long time and asked if she wanted to go for a walk. Sherrill took my place at the last place I worked 10 years ago and we have been friends since then. We’ve kept in touch via email mostly and the occasional phone call, but I decided a face to face was long overdue. I met her last night at the rec center where there is an outside walking track (ie sidewalk) that equals one mile for one time around. I’ve been exercising pretty regularly for the last few weeks so I thought that I wouldn’t have any trouble keeping up with Sherrill because she is 10 years older than I am.

OH. MY. QUADS.

When we got started, Sherrill said “how fast do you want to go?” I said, “You set the pace and I’ll keep up”. BIG MISTAKE. Holy cow that woman can walk!! Fast and furious can best describe our walking style last night – it was all I could do to keep up, but I was not about to slow down. After 3 miles and one hour, I seriously thought I would have to crawl to my car! My socks had rubbed a sore spot on my heel and on the bottom of my foot and I felt like I had been through the wringer, but it felt great! We had a good time catching up and I think I dropped two sizes in that one hour – it was awesome!

I got my hair cut again. The short wavy bob was not working out for me, so I got a short straight angled bob with bangs – it’s so much easier and much cuter! It already feels 100% better.

The garden is coming along nicely. We have to carry water to it every night and I think I’m building some muscle because of it. The 5 gallon bucket didn’t seem nearly as heavy. Yea for manual labor!!

That’s all I got for now – layta!

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5 thoughts on “Walking and rambling

  1. Jill, In California, they have these things at the hardware store called HOSES. We use them to water our gardens. So sorry they don’t have them in Oklahoma–LOL LOL LOL!

    Love to hear about your adventures. Yeah, that’s weird that I was just thinking today about how I am reluctant to even take a walk with someone else because I am afraid I am too slow. Which is probably crazy because I’m a pretty good walker by now.

    Today was a great day. After feeling VERY FAT last night, I took a long walk up and down hills to the ocean this morning. Then at noon I took the stairs up and down the hill to the village below the lodge. I think it might be about the same as 15 stories at work. Best of all, I ate a really healthy and delicious lunch in my room. Woo hoo!

    Pictures, please. (new haircut)

    • Yes, we have hoses in Oklahoma, Debby (smarty pants). But I would have to connect probably 10 hoses together to make it reach! Shawn has grand plans to install a fancy shmancy irrigation system to water the garden – we’ll see if it happens before this fall!

      Good job on all the walking! I could make a joke about a hooking and walking, but this is a family site, so I’ll just keep it to myself! 🙂

  2. Laughing about the hoses…

    Fast walking is HARD, I think, even more so than running. Good for you for keeping up! I think after about 10 minutes I’d be saying Uncle and slowing the pace.

  3. I walk the dogs regularly – they walk fast – but I make them wait until I catch up, particularly when we’re going up the mountain! But there has to be a happy medium to pace walking. If you’re going too fast you can’t see the scenery around you, and you’ve no breath left for talking!!

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