Monday, August 10, 2009

I like to move it, move it

Ben, my husband, has been very supportive of my quest to walk 60 miles in 3 days. With minimal complaining from him about the "time suck" that my walking has become, he happily tries to have dinner ready when I am back from my walk during the week. Other friends have been very supportive too and have offered to walk with me (thanks Chandra and Ellen for the 11 mile walk last week and ending at a great Mexican restaurant) or helping me find ways to cross-train. Cross-training is an important part of training for the walk because it builds up your cardiovascular workout.

My friend and Ben's co-worker, Lauren, has given me class suggestions for the gym. She has gotten me started in yoga, which is great for stretching. Plus, she shook it with me at Zumba. It is a very upbeat, Latin dance class. And the instructor keeps reminding us that we have to "shake it to lose it." Some of the steps are hard but we just laughed our way through them. When the instructor was shaking her booty and her boobs and the same time, Lauren and I just looked at each other. We had a great time at the first class and decided other people should join us. So, she talked it up at work and several more of Ben and Lauren's co-workers came to the next class. The also talked her husband, Ben D., into coming if another man came along. Well guess who that man was? None other than my husband!

It was the funniest class I have ever been to. I think I burned just as many calories from laughing as from dancing. Ben and Ben stood in the back of course but we kept turning around to check on them. Ben P. kept staring at Ben D., which apparently made him uncomfortable. However, Ben P. said that even though there were attractive undergrads in the class, he couldn't take his eyes off of Ben D. Let's just say it should have been taped! I could have sold it for a huge fundraiser.

Needless to say, I am thankful for a supportive husband and the laughs he provides!


  1. I was reading this out loud to my mom and I was laughing so hard I could hardly get the words out. BEN? At ZUMBA? BEN? Oh My! He's not the image of coordination that I imagine Zumba requires-those catlike reflexes got left behind in graduate school. Thanks for a great laugh!

  2. LOL this was such a great time ... we have GOT to convince them to go again! :)
    XOXO Lauren