When Hubby left to get Eldest and Middle
skinned buzzcuts at the barber this morning, I loaded up Baby in the hiking backpack and set off for a jaunt. Clue #1 it was going to not go well: my iPod mysteriously wouldn't work (don't you hate it when you try to work out and you wear the wrong shorts that ride up, or your hair scrunchy doesn't hold, or something/anything else is out of whack? Throws the whole workout off, right?). But was I going to let that deter me? NO! Off we went with my trusty stopwatch (my goal was at least 30 minutes with Baby on my back):
:56 (The first time I looked at my watch. That's a pretty clear indication of just HOW out of shape I am.)
1:47 Wow Baby is heavy. 10th percentile my ass!
3:13 We stop for a minute, but only so Baby could wave to his shadow. Really, it wasn't because I was huffing and puffing....
4:58 Change in walk route. I was going to go out of my subdivision, onto the main road and then cut up a BIG HILL to get back home. Instead, I decide to stay in the subdivision. For safety reasons, of course.
6:22 Why didn't I bring a bottle of water? I feel like I can't even make spit.
6:23 Why am I wearing black exercise pants? My legs are schweating.
6:24 Why am I out here doing this?
8:38 Change in position. I grab onto the shoulder straps that are digging into my arms, trying to alleviate some of the massive weight on my back.
9:42 I almost take a digger as Baby cranes his neck to gawk at a wild turkey crossing our path. Yummm, turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes....
12:18 It must be 80 frickin degrees out. Only in New England can it go from 40 to 80 in one day. Grrr....
14:19 I wish I had a water.
16:13 I wish I was already in shape.
18:47 I wish I was home sitting out in the sun.
20:00 Baby, do you want to get down? Mommy will let you walk the rest of the way home, ok?
And then Baby and I proceeded to stroll down the block back towards home. Great workout, huh? At this rate, I'll probably flat-out SINK on the swimming part of the triathlon which will render me incapacitated to perform the other portions of the race (biking and running). Sweet.
For the record, this pic of Baby in the above-mentioned backpack was taken in January 2006. He's MUCH bigger and heavier now. Much.