Thursday, November 08, 2007

Truth In Exercising

***First, a heartfelt thank you for your warm and kind remarks. It helps,really.

Come along with me on my walk.

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I feel very blessed that the weather here in Utah is still in the sixties, so I am able to continue to trail walk, and that the trail near my house is just so dang beautiful!

You come around a bend, and there are some signs ahead. They look very innocuous.

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They are NOT!
First!

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Nice, huh? I can't tell you how many times I take my earphones off so I can see if I can hear any pumas rustling in the leaves. I carry my phone, but tell me, if a puma was chewing on me, would I be able to dial 911? I am not so sure.

Next half of the sign:

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You guessed it, it is the beginning of the Hill of Pain. My nemesis.

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And more:

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But we have come to an understanding, my vaunted enemy and me. I don't try to go too fast and the hill doesn't kick my butt. Win-win.
Lest you think it is all hills and cursing, it isn't.

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My newest mojo for exercising:

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A new pair of not too cheap real cross training shoes. I figured if I spent the bucks, I would have to justify it by using them.

My very, very favorite part of my walk.

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The Hill of Pain on the downside! Whoot! I survived another day.

I was chatting with Pygmy Child today, and when I mentioned the Hill of Pain, she thought I was talking about a setting on the exercise machine in the gym. I like it.
What if the settings went like this?
1. Sissy La-La
2. Wimp, can't you do better than this?
3. Now you look like you are almost exercising
4. Try Harder
5. Show Off
6. Hill of Pain
7. OMG What are you thinking?

4 Kids Who Want To Play:

Eliza said...

I like it. But you forgot "makes certain people topple off the treadmill, and their little iPod, too!

elizasmom said...

Hahahaha! Your setting names made me laugh aloud. I also like eliza's suggestion.

And on that subject, weird that you have eliza and elizasmom commenting back to back, and yet we are in no way related.

notthiselizasmom

K J and the kids said...

COUGARS !!!! cut to picture where you ran right out of your shoes and left them in the leaves.

Sue said...

Hasn't the weather just been gorgeous? GORGEOUS. I had to show my husband this post, he couldn't believe the cougar sign. A COUGAR sign? That's - alarming.