Mama lost in the Burbs's Blog

adventures of being a mom and other ramblings by me

Wednesday! March 9, 2011

Filed under: Making it official — mama lost in the burbs @ 10:33 pm

I’m keeping myself accountable for all my exercise and I’m using you all as a keep me honest audience.  So thank you for being my checks and balances!

We made it out for a walk today, as a family.  Hunk and I packed the girls into the strollers and gave B enough books to fill a small library, K was ready for a nap so she was out before we even started to move.  I love our evening walks almost as much as I love our morning runs.  It’s great because we are all together and B will read us her stories or she’ll read them to herself actually and we just listen.  Without fail B will eventually fall asleep or get out and run, both are good.  Today was a sleep day for both the girls.  Which gave Hunk and I 5 miles to talk.

It’s amazing how many problems Hunk and I can solve while walking and how wonderful life can seem.  I’m not sure if it’s the endorphins that are released during exercise that makes things all sort of come together or if it’s just a change of scenery, but whatever it is I love it.  I think it’s the exercise high that keeps me coming back and craving more.

The high I get from walking is totally different from runners high.  Runners high for, me, is where I feel like I’m running on clouds and I have my own personal cheer team in my head singing eye of the tiger as loud as possible.  It’s an all over surge of power and excitement.  While a walking high is a combo of being able to talk, think and breath in an open space.  I never get the same rush from running or walking in the gym, which is probably why I rarely do cardio at the gym.

So what gives you the rush?  What gives you the need it, want it, have to have it feeling?

 

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