But, I went anyway. And I ran my little heart out. Seriously. We left from the store and ran two miles to the IU soccer fields. I ran most of the time but stopped to walk up a couple of serious inclines. At the soccer fields, we did one mile of strides. Whew. Then, two miles back to the store. That's 5 miles, people. Obviously, I took several walk breaks on the way back...and my calves are KILLING ME. But - I sure am proud of myself! And I am totally, completely exhausted.
The morning started out with Day 6 of the Shred. I cannot WAIT to get to Level 2...I am getting seriously bored. Thanks for all of your suggestions, but...I already do all of them. I have had Jillian muted since day one...because I cannot stand her yelling at me. I listen to my ipod. My dog even joins in the fun sometimes - he especially likes when I'm on the floor doing abs. I'm still bored, though.
After the Shred and after a nice cool shower, I went to my friend Patty's house to ride horses! My friend Becky brought her two little kids, aged 2 and 3. None of them had ever been on a horse before - including Becky! I never imagined that someone born and raised in Indiana could go their entire life without riding a horse! Anyway - Patty has a beautiful house, 12 acres, 4 horses, 2 goats, and 3 dogs. We had so much fun! The kids LOVED the horses. Even the big kids (i.e. Becky and me) had a fantastic time.
I have two favorite moments from our time with the horses. Both involve Becky's daughter, Jenae (3 y/o). The first:
Shaina: Jenae, I love your pink sparkly sandals!
Jenae: These aren't called sandals. These are called flip-flops.
Shaina: Oooh! Oops. My mistake.
Seriously. Aren't kids the cutest? But this one takes the cake - a great discussion between Jenae and I while she was up on the horse with me.
Jenae: How old are all of you?
Shaina: You want to know how old we are? How old I am?
Shaina: Well, I'm 27.
Jenae: What about the other one? Patty?
Shaina: Patty, Jenae wants to know how old you are!
Patty: Well sweetheart, I'm 44.
Jenae, excited: Wow! 44! That's how old Mommy is!!!!
Becky/Mommy: NO, Jenae, I'm not 44! I'm only 34!!!
Jenae, to me: Well, they're both old.
Hahahahaha! I nearly died laughing. It's so true, though - when you're a kid, anyone over 18 seems ancient, right?
Anyway. After horseback riding, I attempted to go to work. But the offices were locked, and I don't have a key. Also, the school was completely deserted. Work day aborted.
So I sat around for a few hours, and then picked up S for an afternoon of fun! I still haven't written an S post, I promise to do that soon. After S, I went to the running group. And there you have it, my extremely detailed day of activities!
I'm thinking there's a good chance I skip the Shred tomorrow morning. I'm going to wait and see how I feel in the morning. Tomorrow night, my running group is back at the IU cross country course...and that course is no joke. I want to make sure I don't hurt myself. I may wake up and just do some weights or pushups or something, and save my legs for the evening.
Okay. So now it's 10:15 and I am ready for bed. Have a great night, everyone, and we'll chat tomorrow!