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Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm putting on my walking shoes! And new awards!

I finally did it! I strapped on those walking shoes and have started walking! We'll get to that in a minute because first I want to thank two lovely ladies for giving me these awards! The first is from Tara at Days Missed on a Hammock, the I Love Your Blog award! Thank you so much Tara! This means a lot to me!

The next is an award from Deb at Deb's Country Kisses. If anyone has any idea what this says, please share it! I'm pretty sure that it means something very nice like "I give you credit for a great blog" and not something like "Your blog stinks." Deb passed it on to fellow bloggers with the intent of saying she loved our blogs! Thank you, Deb! Please check out their blogs, as I love visiting theirs as well! I know I am supposed to post rules and pass this on to specific bloggers, but I am dead dog tired and have the hiccups, so let me just say that I think you all have terrific blogs and would be pleased to pass this on to all who read mine! I appreciate all the sweet friends who come here to visit.

Yesterday I took those first big steps...I started my walking routine. I put on my new sneakers, and oh my, the felt so good! There is a bounciness in the heal that almost makes me feel as though I could run! Remember when you got a new pair of Keds as a kid and it made you feel like you were Superman? It's kind of that feeling.

I just really wish I had taken my camera yesterday, because my son Sean and I walked to the football stadium and walked around the track. It was a gorgeous day with sunny blue skies and fluffy white clouds. The trees were green and swaying in the slight breeze, and the birds could be heard singing. I can't wait to take a pic of the track as its a powder blue! How cool! Instead, I'm going to show you an overcast, gray, less awesome day.

Here I am, raring to go. I just showed you the shoes, because the view from behind is quite sad ladies. Even the shot of the back of my head is not so hot.

Here I am in my athletic apparel. Ha. Come on Sean! Let's get walking!
Here we are at the end of the lane, looking toward the YMCA on the left, and the stadium on the right in the distance. Just beyond the stadium is the high school. There is superhero Sean in his Green Lantern t-shirt. He is a sweetie to want to come walking with his Mom.
Oh crap, there is a game going on at the stadium! We had to make alternate plans. Ok, let's walk to the end of this road! Can you see the end? Neither can I.
We actually walked to the end, walked up another street, than retraced our steps. I know for sure that I walked a mile yesterday, and am pretty sure that we walked at least that much again today. Oh my, the muscles in my legs were sore today! Luckily, I live in a nice neighborhood and I was looking at all the flower gardens and cute homes as we walked.

After all that, there is just one place I want to be right now! My comfy bed.

If you missed my post on my bedroom, you can find it here.

I'm sure it will take a few more days to walk off the soreness and increase my endurance, but I'm on my way!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You go girl! It takes alot of determination to start an exercise routine. I applaud you!

Deb said...

Hi Kady it's so good to see your out and about your business to better health. I crack up about the award, and the fact that we don't know what it says but, I'm sure too that it's something nice. Have a goodnight and maybe tomorrow I'll join you in a brisk walk. Deb

Bridget said...

Yay Kady! Congratulations. As soon as my knee is up to it, I want to join in! I used to walk and it does great things for your health.

Bridget said...

BTW, that award reads "This blog invests and accredits ?????? I don't know what "na proximidade" means.

Kathy said...

Hi Kady, Congratulations on your lovely awards and your walking. Kathy

Tara said...

Hi Kady

It all begins with one step! Keep at it, I am behind you all the way! Glad you liked your award, you deserve it!

Justine said...

You go girl! And how sweet of Sean to go with you! To me, walking is sooooooooo boring, but at least you've got pretty things to look at. And, you picked a great time of year to start because up near you it's probably starting to get nice and cool! Keep moving girl, I'm proud of you!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Smilingsal said...

Keep it going! Plan now where you'll walk when the weather turns. Some people walk malls. Seriously, before our local mall opens for business, they allow a bunch of folks (walkers) to come in and get their exercise.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Congratulations on your exercise program Kady!! So proud of you girl, keep it up!

You have a sweetie of a son, well done!!

Anonymous said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! I too am starting to walk!! We shall encourage each other!!


Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Feel the burn, feel burn, lol! Looked like a nice walk, even if you couldn't use the track. I wanna see the blue!!

I just got back from my walk too, and I feel GREAT. I went the opposite way on the trail today and wow, that makes a difference. Seems to be more steep that way, ugh!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah yes, the spring of new sneakers makes them so much fun to walk in! Yay for you!

Katie said...

Hi from another Katie! I 'bout died laughing over the dog poo post, good gracious that was funny.

I tried to make it over for Pink Saturday on the actual day, but alas! Love the pink sneakers and good for you for the walking! I had shoulder surgery in June and now I have to exercise the upper body every day, ugh, now I need to start walking too since it's finally cooling down a bit here in the hot desert. I did ask for a basketball for my upcoming birthday so we might start "playing" that at our comm. center! At 5'3" I don't think I'll win much.

You look just fine by the way. You have a joyful face my dear! Oh, if I can ask what is RMS?

Hey, come visit if you'd like!

Barbara Jacksier said...

I was going to say "You Go Girl", but Penny beat me to it. SO, I'll say, "the first step is always the hardest."

nikkicrumpet said...

You're gonna be an inspiration to us all!!! Keep it up and you'll be running that track in no time!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Good for you! I stopped walking for a while on account of the heat (and my own laziness) but I'm feeling like it's time to get started again. You're inspiring me!

bj said...

OH, I'm so happy you have started your walking. You will do good...I just know it. You sound so determined and when you have that great attitude, you can't help but really do good.
Way to go, Kady!!
love, bj