Saturday, September 27, 2008
4 mile Spastic Walk of Emotions
I have stepped it up on my walks now...added miles and frequency yippee!! Trying to lose weight on the open road with cars passing by is a pride swallowing seige!!! I may as well invite some humor into this weight loss challenge so I don't convince myself I'm 41 and that with my gift of 4 beautiful children to this world I am excused from physical activity.
Surely you can leave for a power walk at 9am in late September, right? No you can not. Not in Arizona. I take off all happy and pumped cuz you know, those endorphins make you happy, right? So about maybe a mile & 1/2 out I realize...uhoh, it's a tad warm and the sun is very bright and very on me and I'm quickly getting irritated, hot and grouchy cuz I hate the heat and blue sunny skies :) So now I'm half way out and have 2 miles to walk home and I just like HIT THE WALL of heat frustration (a lil less serious than heat exhaustion or exposure ;)) and I start to panick...oh my gosh...I'll never make it home...who can I call?...my water is getting warm...eww that was a cricket...I'm tired...why does Michaella have the Work Song from Les Mis on this play list?...eww that was a grasshopper...my ipod cord is bugging me and getting tangled...where is some shade?...aww that's a baby cricket STILL ewww...oh, here is one foot of shade I can crouch in...Regan is gone I can't call him...ewww another grasshopper I THINK ITS ON MY LEG...I hate Arizona...WHY?? it's like 2 days til October...grr my bangs are in my eyes...which house is Dena's, I'll refill my bottle...I'll sit on this rock in this micro-feathered shade from this mesquite tree and decide which house is Dena's...oh you think you're gonna hop on me little grasshopper??...why doesn't Dena have a wreath anymore???...oh whatever I'll just tough it out...brilliant idea-pouring my water on my head and down my shirt...nice, that guy thinks I'm crazy...oh great--here comes cute young thing with killer legs RUNNING casually with her cute puppy, whatever!!!...alright almost home, major traffic hi everyone...HOTTER THAN EVER I can feel a slight sunburn...HOME AT LAST!!!! On floor in front of fan next half hour. I HATE Arizona but today I appreciated the wind, small trees with shade and Stride Raspberry gum--it SO passed the 4 ml walk test didn't make me gag and revives itself with water :)