Wednesday, February 24, 2010

slow and steady

many years ago, back in bethlehem, when i was a full time mommy and mister ex was a Pillar of the Community, one of the young priests in our episcopal parish got married.

for one reason or another, i didn't run into tony for quite a few months after his wedding, but the first time i did, in the line after church, it was clear he'd put on quite a bit of weight. married life agrees with me, he said, grinning and patting his new paunch.

there's nothing like homecooking and regular sex to put weight on a man, i observed. tony laughed, but i think the knees of the matron behind me buckled almost to the floor.

the same, alas, is true for women. and now that i've lost the impetus to run from something, it's been hard to find a reason to run at all.

for the third day in a row, i've made it to the gym at roughly the same time. the first day i managed 25 minutes on the elliptical machine, and ten minutes on the treadmill. yesterday i did 50 minutes on the elliptical, and 15 minutes on the treadmill.

today i did 65 minutes on the elliptical, and 20 minutes on the treadmill. i also added arms today, because i tried a different kind of elliptical machine.

since coming back from hawaii, i've also been doing my yoga every morning either before or after libby goes to school. this morning, with first a delay and then school cancelled all together, i did a whole luxurious hour.

i really like the way im feeling.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.

3 comments:

inannasstar said...

: ) keep up the good work girl!

ophelialaughs said...

"...now that i've lost the impetus to run from something, it's been hard to find a reason to run at all."

I find this is true metaphorically too.

~Holly

Walk in the Woods said...

"... homecooking and regular sex ..."

I just *love* you.