Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Off the Face of the Earth...and Pie

When I mentioned in another post that we have been busy..I wasn't joking.  I have just a few minutes but a sweet friend FBED me and said,  "Need another post."   That was so kind I had to post SOMETHING.    So now you get some random things going on this summer and a quick pie recipe.

A.  I began going to the gym,  well, when the kids began swimming in May.  I figured since they were in the water,  I could do something while waiting.  I joined and began walking the treadmill.  I didn't know I could sweat inside an air conditioned building. 

B.  After trying the treadmill for awhile,  a friend said I should try Zumba.  I like trying new things, so I did.  Let's just say I alternated between gasping for breathe from exercise,  gasping for breathe from laughing, and gasping for breathe from shock.  Here is a short video NOT OF ME,  just to give you an idea.  This is another friend of mine who teaches this stuff. 

C.  I next tried a morning class while my kid were swimming .  Pilates.  I had a video at home and could do this pretty well so I thought it was a piece of cake.  HUH.   I finally talked my mom into coming with me so I wasn't the only one providing comic relief.

D.  I had a happy/sad situation concerning this new exercise run I am on.  (pun intended!)  I was watching these young girls running on the treadmills next to me and thought,  "I used to run with my dad IN HIGH SCHOOL.  I should try it now and see what happens."  It took me 26 min. of walking to work up the courage.  I ran   lopped along for 4 WHOLE MINUTES and was proud of myself for not falling off or passing out.  I gingerly hopped walked down the stairs to tell Kevin and Haley and whoever else would listen about my new proud self,  and they LAUGHED!   I have never brought Kevin back and I don't talk to Haley anymore.  Stinkin' high schoolers.

That's about all I have time for.  I pray you are staying cool....lots of Popsicles being eatin' around here.

thanks for reading,



  1. you are better than me in the exercise department. good for you. if youre like me, who cares what people think. too much time on that wasted.

  2. I would laugh out loud if my stomach muscles would allow me; instead I just smiled. My face muscles are okay!

  3. Hahaha, I love it!!! It's amazing how humbling running is. I can do 50 minutes of straight cardio dance or step class, but running a mile with out stopping just about kills me. I am very proud of you for running 4min straight. That is AWESOME!!!


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