Tuesday, August 25, 2009

out of shape

Last weekend I mowed the backyard. The stepson was supposed to do it like he always does every other weekend but after promising his father he will be by our place on Saturday morning he did not show up. The husband was upset but we could not do anything about it so I told him I will do it. I have done it before so I know I can do it. The only problem was I could not make the lawn mower to start. I tried so hard but nothing happened so I had to yell for help. The husband held the handle bars while I yanked at the rope. It did start and so I mowed the yard in the middle of the day on a hot summer day. Halfway through I was soaking with sweat and I was about to pass out. I could not stop and risk the mower quitting since I knew I could not start it by myself. It was the longest task I have ever done and it was not fun at all like what I thought it would be. When I was finished I went inside the house and took my shirt off which horrified the husband, lol. I was so weak after that "little" exercise. It achieved my goal though and that was to sweat only it was too much. Next time I will do it early in the morning or late in the afternoon. I can handle the mosquitoes better than the heat.

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