Getting My Walk On

I went to sleep at 9:30 last night.

It was wonderful. Sometimes an early night is just the ticket to starting the week off right!

On Saturday, I spent the day shopping with my mom, followed by the movies with Shaun (a post I can't wait to share with you!) and then participating in a walk for MS along with some of our friends.

We did the walk in Belmar, NJ (down the shore for you non-New Jerseyans) and walked in honor of our friend's mother who suffered from MS and is no longer with us. It was a great day for a great cause! We showed up to register and found out that the walk was not in fact a 5K as originally thought...it was 6.5 miles! More than a 10K!

We were...surprised...but ready to tackle the challenge! Unfortunately the weather was not as cooperative as we'd hoped. It was overcast and chilly all day.

Good thing we walked to keep warm! We all donned team shirts, designed in Yankees theme.

After our 6 miles, we made our way back to the home base. Though I thought it would be super easy to power through this...it was a walk after all!...it was actually more challenging than I thought it would be! My quads were burning like crazy. Oh and I was in pajamas by 5:30pm and asleep by 9:30 last night. Just sayin'.

Shaun & me with our great friends Ryan & KristenShaun & me with my parents

And of course after the race, we got our eat {and drink} on! The home base (which just so happened to be one of our favorite shore bars) was serving up a barbecue for all the participants. I got down with a big dish o' food. It was good.

The moral of the story? I have a new appreciation for walking :)

So how did you spend your weekend? Have you ever felt like a long walk gave you just the work out you needed?