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Two Miles!

We walked two miles this morning. It took us 30-40 minutes — I think about 35. I need to make sure to time it tomorrow because that seems slow. I thought we were really hoofing it, but I guess we need to pick up the pace. We hope to be up to three miles by the end of the month.

Three miles. Such lofty goals! There was a day when I could walk five miles in just over an hour. Now I’ll be happy if I get up to three.

And just in case I wasn’t feeling pathetic enough, I think I might be getting shin splints. From walking. Is that possible?

Either that, or I’m just working those muscles harder than I have in a long time. At any rate, it hurts to lift my toes off the floor.

Clearly I was designed for a life of leisure. I think I was born in the wrong century. I would have made a fabulous Victorian woman, dontcha think? Nah, nevermind, I would have died of boredom.

While I’m making dramatic lifestyle changes, today was supposed to be Day 1 of no coffee.

Yes, you heard that right. Me. Giving up coffee. You might as well ask me to stop going to the mall.

Supposedly coffee aggravates GERD so I’ve been scaling back.

On that note, I’m off to enjoy the day.  I hope you enjoy yours!

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7 thoughts on “Two Miles!

  1. I’ve heard that a caffiene addiction lasts about 8 days. If you can stand the headaches for that long, you’ll be over them and the caffiene. I’m do the same thing right now, and I haven’t had real bad headaches, but I can barely stay awake!

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  3. Good for you! We walked 6.5 miles last Sunday in just over 2 hours, which I thought was really slow but my pregnant back was KILLING me for the last two miles.

    Oh yes, shin splints are very possible from walking. You need a little yoga! 🙂 That totally helps with all those kinds of aches and pains.

  4. GREAT job!!!!

    And, today was supposed to be my first day of no coffee too… but I decided that I needed it too… just one cup for me…

    I’m trying to give up caffeine all together because i always feel so much better….

    but since going to my total gluten free diet yesterday, i figured i deserved a little coffee this morning… 🙂

  5. Clearly I was designed for a life of leisure…
    That is so funny!
    I think I was designed the same way.

  6. First of all, a 15-minute pace is not that slow, dcr. Is it too familiar of me to just call you dcr? Okay. Mrs. Mom. Also, make sure your shoes are new-ish. Shin splints could mean that you are not getting enough cushioning. Trust me. I ran a marathon. AT A FIFTEEN- MINUTE PACE. So see? You walk as fast as I ran!

    And I must tell you. I commend you for the coffee thing. I cannot, I mean CANNOT give it up. Have tried countless times. Cannot. Proud of you.

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