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Saturday, August 23, 2008

3 Miles to Victory

Yes, that's right. Three miles. I know that doesn't seem like much, and really for Rich and I, it wasn't that bad, but BELLE? She had a hard time with it. Tonight I asked my hubby to take me to LaFortune park so we could go for a walk. Once we got out there, we were pleased that they have a nice "Jogging trail". When we started out, I thought we would walk really hard for 30 minutes and then go get some dinner. Little did I know that one time around the trail was a 3 mile trek. After we started, I realized we were in for a serious exercise and you have to be committed because there really is no way you can quit. The trek takes you way far away from your car, so even if you turn back, you still would end up walking a long way. About 1 mile in, Belle started getting really rosey cheeks and she had a serious cramp in her side. We had to do a lot of talking to keep her in it with us. Several times, she wanted to quit, but we wouldn't let her. When we rounded the last bend, some 50 minutes later, we were so happy. Belle was whimper laughing... if you are a parent, you know what that is.:0) Needless to say, it was great exercise and we told Belle she better get used to it, because we are going to be doing a lot more exercise from now on.

2 comments:

Logziella said...

I'm laughing because the EXACT same thing happened to us one summer at La Fortune park. By the time we realized just how big that trail is (a whole city block!) it would have been just as long to turn around...we were in it for the long haul! LOL!!

M, J, B, G, Sam & Sadie said...

YECK!!!! That does NOT sound like fun. But WAY TO GO!!! I'm so proud of you guys! What a great way to get in some exercise AND family time!!!
(I'm about to go NUTS without my gym classes!!!)