I mowed the lawn again today. I look at is as an intense 2-3 hour power-treadmill workout. I really enjoy mowing, which is quite bizarre in and of itself.
But today was different. I did my little 30 minute Biggest Loser workout, and set out to mow the lawn. In the backyard, we have a hill that spans the entire width of the property, and is taller than me, with a steep slope. Since we have been here, my husband, Bryan, has always cut the grass on the hill with a weedeater.
My workout must have either left me highly motivated and energetic, or it left me with a severe lack of oxygen to the brain, because I set out to conquer the hill with the mower.
I learned quickly the hard way that I could not mow sideways…both the mower and me were sliding down the hill. I would have to push it up the hill in little bursts. No problem.
Here is where the exercise part came in. Stand in a runners stretch position, dig in the heals, and push the mower up using your back muscles. In this position, I had the mower handle well above my head. Talk about a workout…simply exhilarating!
I had to do about a third of the hill at a time, taking breaks to just mow the flat part of the yard in between. But I did it! I did it!!!!
Now, I want a nap. 😀