Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Okay, so I finally got the nerve to get on the scale on Tuesday. I gained 3 pounds over spring break. Not terribly bad b/c I knew it was coming. I do want to get it back off though.
School started back again on Monday. No catastrophes thus far. I am starting to focus in on the 3 upcoming races in April. I am doing the mini-tri in on the 4th and I have decided to volunteer at the April 11th race b/c I need to volunteer at one race a year for the running club I am a member of. On the 18th is the CASA race and I am definitley going to do that one! The school with the most kids who come will get a visit for Tech distance runners. We won it last year and the kids had a ball talking to them and running laps with them around our track. I hope we win again, but it's $20 a person which is fairly steep. I feel bad b/c one of my families has a dad, son, and daughter who consistently run races now, but I don't think they are going to do CASA b/c it would cost them $60. I don't blame them though. That is a lot of money for one race when the one on the 11th is only $5 per person.
Today I rode my husband's road bike around the neighborhood. He was seriously worried about me using his clipless pedals, but I had zero issues. After that I went back out and ran a mile. Surprisingly, I was under a 10:00 mile. I think the warm-up of the cycling helped me out!
I hope to get back to the pool tomorrow. I swam on Monday and I did 1,000 yards in about 30 minutes. I am not very fast, but I like to find a nice rhythm and keep it going. DH swam the same distance today in 24 minutes but he said he was totally busting his butt. I don't really push myself that hard on my swimming b/c I haven't been doing it for that long. I am enjoying just getting to swim the laps without being exhausted until I get out of the pool!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
So we headed down to Fort Worth on Monday and have thoroughly enjoyed our time at my parents house. They have been out of town and are coming back tomorrow and I really miss seeing them.
For fun we have went out to dinner with some of our friends who live down here which has been a lot of fun! We also went to Six Flags yesterday. It is so expensive to go there though! Between renewing our out of area season passes, renting Flash Pass, and the food and parking, we spent around $250! It was $20 for lunch alone. I had a hot\dog, chips, and drink, and DH had a sausage on a stick and a medium drink. Ridiculous!!! I read in the paper that Six Flags was considering bankruptcy. How could they go bankrupt when they charge a minimum of $15 per car for parking, $50 per ticket to enter the park, and high prices for food and drink? It is just crazy!
We have been sticking to exercise since we got here with walking our dogs and then running a couple of miles today and a couple hours of walking at Six Flags yesterday. What we haven't been doing is eating very healthy. I know I am going to pay for it on the scale later, but I am good about losing weight gained over holidays or vacation. I am making an effort to drink more water as opposed to soda to cut back on calorie consumption, and I have been taking leftovers home to eat as meals later instead of totally gorging.
If you are visiting the Dallas/Fort Worth are, you MUST MUST eat at Babe's Chicken House. The only choices you get are chicken fried steak and fried chicken. It comes with salad(the dressing is awesome!), homemade biscuits, cream corn, and whipped potatoes with gravy on the side. EVERYTHING tastes fabulous! It is a heavy meal and big portion. The steak is the size of a plate and you get 4 pieces of fried chicken per person. All the food is served family style so it is normal to see waitresses come out with HUGE platters of fried chicken for large groups.
Today we went shopping at the outlets and I got a black leather Coach purse! It is so pretty and I plan on carrying it for a loooong time! If I don't, DH will kill me :o)
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