Hey, people! Yep, it’s me. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to post anything on my blog! School started and “Boom!”, my life is no longer my own. I’m a slave to no man, but children are another story!! Whoever said the line that you get to do what you want when you grow up was a LIAR! My kids somehow think that’s true (as I guess most kids do). I’m tempted to share the secret of the Big Lie with them, but then I think, “Let them find out on their own!”
School time is the time my double life emerges: Insurance Consultant by Day and Taxi Driver by Afternoon/Night. (You can also throw Chef in there somewhere!). School has started and, thus, Fall Sports and After School Activities.
I get home from work in time to get my youngest off of the bus, change my clothes, wait for the girls to get home and then I put the Taxi-in-Service sign on the family truckster. Now, we’re ready to take off – Soccer practice, piano lessons, elementary to retrieve forgotten homework, library, etc. I literally drive around for 2 hours dropping off and picking up various little people and NEVER leave my city! It’s no wonder my ass is getting wider – I’m in a recliner all day. So, in order to prevent me from showing up on the People of Walmart web site, I’ve decided to take up a new hobby that requires me to actually move – I’m taking up jogging.
I know, I know – why? Well, a couple of things: (1) my schedule does not allow me to visit a gym or take a class on a regular basis; (2) doing tapes at home is nice, but it’s not effective when the kids are yelling, “mommy, mommy!” while I’m hopping around, breathing irregularly, and sweating profusely; and (3) I needed to find something that I could pick up do anywhere without fuss or a lot of equipment. Running seems to fit the bill – we’ll see. I mean I do have 45-year-old knees. Maybe they won’t like running :).
Still having my birthday money (because I don’t have time to shop for myself), I did a lot of research and bought myself some really nice running shoes and no-blister socks!! I also found an 8-week training program – by the end of the 8 weeks, I should be able to run for 30 minutes straight. This particular web site said not to worry about the miles, but the time. Sounds good to me!
Today was Day 2 and so far so good – no pulled muscles, twisted ankles or weird aches. I consider that a good sign. If I can maintain progress without serious injury, I should be able to run 30 minutes continuously by the end of the week of October 11th.
Hopefully, this will be something that I enjoy doing and can keep doing. If I’m going to continue my not-so-secret double life (I don’t see it ending any time soon), I would like to do it without my booty becoming two axe handles wide (an old saying by my dad).
Wish me luck!