Thursday, June 4, 2009

Back on the Bandwagon

With all this life and death happening around me and the fact that Miss Snootie from the marie drove past me last night in a cabriolet just like Hubster used to have (with the top down I might add,) I decided it was time to get back on the wagon and get some of this stress and worry out of my system. The wagon in this case being my treadmill.

I think the last time I ran on it was when I was about 17 weeks pregnant with Whoops. I shoved my pregnant body into my running clothes and attempted to do an easy jog. It sucked.

Fast forward several months to today when I shoved my now post-partum body into my running clothes and attempted to do an easy jog. Except for feeling like a bouncing sausage, it didn't suck. And honestly, I feel much better about things.

The only draw back is that my treadmill has suffered a sort of "demotion" while I wasn't running on it. Before, I got to run while staring into the dining room wall, the treadmill well hidden behind the door. Now, the machine has found a new home in the cave.

Lucky girl I am, I get time to stare at a nice picture of a boat entering New York Harbour while pondering the need to dust off the jars of jam stocked in there. While plodding along today, I also found where I had stored my onions and potatoes from the garden last year. Yikes.

Even though it's a wee bit somber down there, running near the wine is nice and the noise from the washing machine really does set a good pace. Heck, beggars can't be choosers and I should just be happy that I get reception on the baby monitor.


magali said...

I could not recognise your diner room ;-)

And what about having the older kids around when you run? Do you leave them in front of the tv ?

Hugs to you and DH!
Take care, love

Dig said...

Older kids? I have older kids? ;)

Let's just say that "Kung Fu Panda" is helping mommy become fighting fit, as it were.

magali said...

knowing them, they won't let you forget ;)

Kung Fu Panda ? Have you managed to get away from Cars at last ?

Diane said...

Looks like you cleaned it out a bit to fit it in that way. I hope it doesn't block access to the wine!

Sue said...

At least it will be cool in the summer

Kitty said...

Actually you could bring in the sliding board and turn it so Will can run on HIS treadmill.

Kirsten said...

Girlfriend -- you need to restock your wine. It's looking a bit sparse.

I love me some Kung Fu Panda. Bought the dvd the day it came out!

Good job on the run. :)