Thursday, May 15, 2008

Burn Baby Burn

I’ve been working out for twenty-five days now and I’ve made an interesting observation. Being the non-exercise kinda girl I’ve been, my muscles were terribly surprised to find the sudden demand upon them. They howled. They cried. Why, they even begged me to quit. I told them to suck it up and stop being such babies. Geessh!

The funny thing is they can do more things now. For instance, they can climb this horrible, dreadful, high hill on our road. They can climb it over and over again. Sure they get tired, but they don’t burn and ache like they use to. This was clearly pointed out to me the other night when my walking buddy, who I’ll call Long and Lean, stated, “My legs are burning!”

“Mine aren’t,” I replied in my best snotty voice.

I wasn’t being a snotty girl for nothin’. Just moment before, as we ran (yeah, I run now too) from point A to point B, long and lean girl laughed at me. She laughed. I know I’m slow, I’ve never been much of a runner, but that girl with zero body fat laughed at the fat girl. Not nice. Not. Nice.At.All.

When she started to complain that her legs had started to burn climbing the hill, well, I laughed. I laughed until my side-ached. “Ha! Take that Long and Lean. You may be skinny, but my muscles climb the hill without pain. Ha ha ha!!!”

Yeah, I probably took it too far. I said too much. I laughed too loud.

But DANG that felt good.

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7 comments:

insane mama said...

congrats on the workouts! You must be feeling pretty good. I would work out, but I have teenagers and they have consumed my life, and ruined it

Alexia said...

Exercise....I should do that....ha ha! I totally would have been snotty about no leg burnin' too!

Patti said...

running! go you! and you took it just far enough, i'd say...

Wendy said...

Good for you, I would've laughed, too. Darn zero-fat people, they need a little humbling sometimes. LOL

Family Adventure said...

Way to go! I say Long and Lean had that one coming... :)

Heidi

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Turn-about is totally fair play when exercising with a skinnier person!!!

I can't wait to start exercising again after the baby. I remember getting to that point where I was suddenly amazed at what I was doing. The patht that I could only walk I was suddenly running, and pretty fast too. It was a lovely day.

Kiva said...

don't you love it when you can get the last word (laugh) in? good for you!