Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hear me Roar!

At the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival this week. Haven't done any long walks since last weekend. In fact, I haven't been to the gym since Tuesday. Other than when  I was hiking out west over the summer, this is the longest  I have gone without hitting the gym. To be honest, I'm kind of surprised how crappy and tired I feel. It amazes me (in a good way) how used to working out every day I am. I also notice that although I pretty much weigh the same, I'm in so much better overall health. For example, I usually have a horrible allergy attack in mid-January. This year, it lasted about a day -- I just recover that much faster, and don't get sick nearly as often to start with. Another example, I hauled 6 bird boxes from the 2nd floor of the hotel down to my car this morning. I am woman, hear me ROAR!

But my favorite thing about being in shape -- I have stamina and recover in hours now. The last long walk we did (I haven't uploaded the pix yet) was 7 miles. I had a blister that hurt, but my muscles and bones were fine, and I didn't even have to nap afterwards, in fact if anything, it energizes me. Again, hear me ROAR!

I'll be starting afternoon walks again this week, and will be doing the Melbourne Marathon next Sunday. Join me if you want to roar too!