Things I did this weekend

On Friday, as I mentioned, I walked to work.  I was so proud of myself I might have shed an actual tear.

On Saturday morning, Austin Rowing Club had a free learn to row day.  I was nervous and hesitant, but Y urged me to go (ok, so he practically kick me out the door).  But it ended up being really fun.  I haven’t fully talked myself into to taking the Intro course, but I might get there.  Regardless, it was great to mark a long-time item off my bucket list.

Then we went to the bigger, farther away Target.  Yes, this passes as a blog-able line-item in my life.  :P

Today, we took one of the bikes out and practiced our starting and stopping some more.  Nothing earth-shattering, but I think we feel comfortable enough now that we’re talking about getting one bike fixed up and perhaps buying another.

Then we came home and I read Apolo Ohno’s Zero Regrets, napped a bit, watched the rain, had yummy spaghetti with Y for dinner, and now I’m doing the typical Sunday-night bedtime procrastination.

5 Comments on "Things I did this weekend"

  1. Candi says:

    Sooooo freaking proud of you for the 3-mile walk. Was it hard for you or easy? Are you going to do it again? Also proud of you for the rowing thing!!!! How awesome is that?!!! How was Apolo’s book? Thought about reading that myself. LOVE him!

    • zalary says:

      walk was easier than I thought. A lot of it was on a walking trail, which I think helped with it not feeling awful. That and all the legit senior citizens who jogged past me. :\

      Rowing was cool, but man does my back hurt today.

      I looove Apolo too, so perhaps my liking of the book was biased, but I felt like it was honest and it wasn’t just dictated and ghost-written. So the writing itself was less polished, but the overall story was good. Also that man is a crazy relentless machine. I seriously want him to compete again in 2014 for my own personal entertainment. heh.

  2. Cori says:

    my mom rows. it’s probably awesome to do it down south, because you’re outside all the time – in the winter she trains indoors in “the tank”. she started because she figured it would be a good upper body workout, but it actually does a number on your legs and lower body, because that’s where all your leverage to row comes from. it’s not cheap (at least up here), but she really enjoys it, and it’s a great workout.

  3. Laura says:

    That’s really great! I need to be more consistent in taking walks so I really admire what you’re doing.

  4. steffy says:

    I can’t wait to go to Michigan so I can kayak! Rowing is such good exercise.

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