Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eckleys On The Move

So I am about to type something I never thought I would.  I have started running.  Yes you may all wake up from your shock.  If you know me at all you know I do not run.  I could be being chased by a bear and I don't know if I would run.  It is just not my thing.  Never has been.  Back in elementary school when you had to run the mile I would do everything I could to get out of it.  And now I am crazily running in the mornings.  My neighbor and I started walking 3 days a week at 5:15 in the mornings.  It was a chance for us to talk and also get some exercise.  We have really enjoyed it.  Well she mentioned last week that she has always wanted to run a 5K.  I admit it always something I have wanted to do as well but that whole I don't run thing has always gotten in the way.  I agreed to do it with her.  So we started Monday.  I have to admit I struggled.  Didn't quite make it on all the reps but I pushed through and did it!  I was so sore yesterday.  Today was better.  I ran a little further and I am not nearly as sore.  So maybe just maybe I can do this.  I am making no promises but I am going to give it a go.  Matt is also running the other mornings that I am not.  He has recently lost over 35 pounds through diet and now he is starting exercise to keep it going.  I am so proud of him.  I have to keep up I guess!!  So I will try to keep you updated on my progress.  I had Matt take a picture before I headed out this morning as proof that I am doing this.   
 And because no one cares about what I am doing I will post about the kids.  The weather has been glorious this week.  We have enjoyed getting outside every afternoon.  We have been working with Ben on riding his bike.  He has never been a great bike rider but he is getting much better!  Won't be long and we will be taking off those training wheels.
 Couldn't leave out Kate the crazy girl and her roller skating!  She is actually pretty good.