It's near sunset. The water is shimmering with sunset-colored rays. The ducks and geese are making their cheerful sounds. The temperature is perfect: not too warm, not too chilly. The wind blows through the tall grass near the water's edge and makes a beautiful rustling noise. And I'm wearing my Nikes.
I had a "cheap" date yesterday evening that was approximately $9 (price covers dinner) and included the beautiful scene above and some sweaty exercise. "EXERCISE?!" (You
We chose to exercise at a park that surrounded a pond and wildlife. The weather was absolutely perfect. We went jogging. I am not a runner. I repeat. I am not a runner. But my friends shared a running program with me that is supposed to turn non-runners into 5K competitors. The program is called Couch to 5K and it lasts nine weeks. Starting off slow, you exercise three times a week and eventually end the program running 30 straight minutes. (This may not be a big deal to some, but to run 30 minutes without getting a cramp is really exciting to me!) There is a $2.99 app for your iPhone/iPod that makes this program super duper easy! While listening to your music, it uses an alert to tell you when to run and walk. I had absolutely no problems running yesterday...although it was only Week 1 Day 1. There is also a great support system on the Facebook Fan Page.
This activity is just getting us ready for another cheap date: spending the day at the beach!
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