Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Crazy Legs

My legs feel shaky tonight. First of all, I've just started riding my bike again (after a long time off of it), and I'm pulling my four-year-old in a trailer. It's not so bad but not what I'm used to. So after we make a few loops around our neighborhood (& I shower), we head off (in our car) to meet some other moms and kids at the new kid hangout, which is basically just rooms full of those inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and bouncers.

My little one played for 2 1/2 hours while all the moms stood or sat around and talked. One mom went up on the slide with her toddler and slid down, but no one else. But then, after all the stangers left (moms and kids), I decided, what the heck! and went in to bounce. It was a blast, but sort of exhausting. I did the slide a few times, careening into the barrier at the bottom, but then primly put my shoes back on and went back to being a mom. We got home with just enough time for me to pull out the bike and trailer again, speed over to the elementary school, and pick up my older son. On the way home I was pulling almost 80 lbs, not counting the trailer.

I had (am having) a bit of a delayed reaction to the extra exercise. About thiry minutes after I got home, it was like I couldn't concentrate on anything. I felt shaky and wobbly and winded. Needless to say, not much writing got done today. I did get about a page, but that seems like a total let down after Fast Draft. Will try again tomorrow and also attempt a final edit of my first 35 pages.

1 comment:

Amanda Brice said...

Don't worry...it'll get better. It's always tough to start a new activity a long period.