Walk it Out

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There are literally 10 things that I want to blog about today, but I am kinda out of it today--I'm headachy and crampy, so you know I am a lot of fun. Ibuprofen is my best friend today! Hello!

I am taking today as a rest day, exercise-wise.

Yesterday I was exhausted and crampy, too, but instead of resting, I decided to go for a walk. The weather was gorgeous and about 80 degrees (!! I was in a tank top!) and I just took off, sans ipod, into the nature trail, so I could listen to the rustling of leaves and the birds chirping and just smell the air. I love the smell of dirt and grass and the river, and I don't get enough of it. It is amazing how it can transform you. The hot sun on my skin was such a gift. I did a lot of thinking, planning and praying*, and I just kept on walking. When I got to where I was going to turn around, there was a crossing guard at that intersection, and he stopped traffic, so I couldn't just turn around--he stopped traffic for me! So I kept walking. And before I knew it, I was at the Ghandi statue, which is the 1.5 mile marker (I know this from running with Shannon when she was in Chicago.).


It was a good walk--3 miles total in an hour--and I am glad that I had changed into workout clothes, cause I got kinda sweaty. And I am glad I went when I did, cause it got COLD last night!

I hope to ride my bike outside tomorrow, if it isn't too rainy.

Erica's Advice for the Day:
When in the sun, always put sunscreen on all of your exposed body, not just your tattoos. You'll be happy you did.

Happy Friday!


*Here are a few of the things that I prayed for: Mom's health, Christopher and Katie in Africa and their health, my friend Carrie and the baby she is carrying, and to ensure that Fuzzy and I have a healthy training season. I also thanked God for my health, my life, the beautiful weather, and for giving me the gift of happiness and freedom from depression. I have a lot to be thankful for!

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Yay! This is how I ride my bike to my mom's. It's the best, both coming and going.