No, I do not wear a velour jogging suit.
I've never been a huge fan of walking for exercise; I grew up running, so walking just seemed slow and boring. However, when you're pregnant in Minnesota in the winter, you're vehemently opposed to treadmills, and you want to do something to stay in shape, you need to start looking for alternatives. So last winter when my former running buddy, who also happened to be pregnant, asked if I was interested in doing laps around the mall (walking inside, not running around the parking lot) I said yes, feeling just the slightest sense of defeat.
Surprisingly, I have actually come to enjoy my mall-walks with Karen. Don't get me wrong, I certainly won't mind when the ice melts in June and we can break out the jogging strollers, but for now I'm content to circle the stores. I guess you could say that P is raising a mommy who is content to take life a little more slowly sometimes. Until the ground thaws.