Saturday, June 11, 2011

Walking in the Wild

After spending basically all day in bed yesterday,  I felt better although guilty that my little one spend the entire day inside.  We decided on an impromptu visit to the zoo.  I packed us a picnic lunch consisting of sandwiches, berries, pineapple, pringles, and oreos.  We loaded ourselves into the car, and off we went.

We haven't been members of the zoo for a over a year, so there was quite a few changes.  In hindsight, I should have taken the Garmin with me, so I could have tracked our mileage, but the thought that I could count this as exercise didn't really occur to me until the first bead of sweat ran down my head.  We visited the flamingos, the lions and big cats, and the African Forest.  When we got to the carousel, daddy won the vote to ride, and she ran to the wolf for her animal adventure.  The highlight of the day was when the little one got to feed the giraffes.  

We walked around for four and half hours, stopping for our picnic lunch and ending at the aquarium on our way out.  We didn't see nearly everything we wanted, but by 1:30 in the afternoon, it was just too hot for it to stay enjoyable.  Most of the animals were hiding in the shade as well.  We'll have to go back another time to see more.

Later in the evening, we went to the pool for the last hour that it was open.  I got a little more exercise in by treading water while my mermaid was sliding and diving in the deep end.  It was a great way to end the evening on a very hot day.

Although most of today's exercise was circumstantial, it's still something. Considering I was in bed most of the day yesterday, I think it was a good way to recover and still get the heart rate up.  Hopefully tomorrow I can kick it up a notch and be back on the road to losing one more pound.  One more pound will make it a nice full twenty pounds lost. 

I'll have to celebrate when I get there.  But I won't go too wild.

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