Thursday, June 11, 2009
Okay, dinner first. DH made tacos. Yum! Even if he made stuff I hate (like Sour Patch Kids), I would have still said THANK YOU and eaten it.
On to challenges. I just finished week 2, day 3 of the hundred push up challenge (HPC). Tomorrow I will do the progress test to see where I am on the chart for week 3. Planning to stay in the third column! The same website has two other challenges. One is the two hundred sit ups and the other is 200 squats. I've decided I'm going to do all three challenges. Not all at the same time, though! I think I'll start the 200 squats challenge tomorrow with the initial test. I think I will be able to do quite a few. Of course, I thought that with the pushups too. Boy was I disappointed by that test!!
I'll let you all know how I do on both tests. The sit up challenge will have to come in a couple of weeks. All three at once would probably kill me!
Oh, here's the link in case you're interested.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
My status yesterday mentioned that I was tired of cooking. I mentioned it to my DH as well. He has agreed to cook dinner tomorrow night! Yippee!!! Every once in awhile, you just gotta let people know when you're done and they can pick up the slack. Ahhhhhh......
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The guy I car pool with is an avid cyclist. The road to and from work has a portion that is VERY windy with no shoulders. I personally would never ride my bike on that road. Drivers have difficulty seeing other people on the road and there is no cell reception on that road. So, if you have a flat or an accident or whatever, you have to rely on the kindness of strangers.
That said, he has been riding his bike home (~21 miles), weather permitting. Today, he left at his normal time. Just as I was hitting the area with no cell reception, I get a phone call from him. Before I can find out what he wants, the call gets dropped. By the time I get reception again, I have two voice mails. One from him, one from his wife. Both telling me that he has two flat tires and can I please pick him up. I laughed sooooo hard. There's a history there that made me think that it served him right!! Since it didn't rain on him (and I was praying for that!), the two flats are second best! LOL!! I know, I'm terrible. But I laughed!
After I took him home (with windows WIDE OPEN!), his wife got in the truck to let me know how grateful she was to me for picking him up and irritated she was with him. Apparently, they are disagreeing on "priorities" and they are going to have a "discussion" tonight. Tee hee. He's in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!! Again, I'm terrible, but enjoying a giggle.
Okay, I'll be good now. Nite nite!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Okay, I was supposed to do an hour long DVD for my workout today. My heart just wasn't in it. So, I decided to go for a short two-mile run/jog instead. About two minutes into it I decided to see if I could run an eight minute mile (one of the books I just finished had the main character's daughter bragging that her mom could run that quickly. She couldn't, but that's beside the point.) See what reading can do to you?
Anyway, I just happened to be in a good spot to be able to easily measure one mile. Checked my watch and off I went! One mile later I looked at my watch. Eight minutes!!! Woo Hoo!! Of course, I was walking by then and sucking air, but I had done it! I walked/jogged back. At one point, I decided that I could walk once I hit a certain landmark. As I neared the landmark, there were two joggers headed my way. I couldn't stop jogging and walk while they were watching! That just isn't done! So I kept jogging until I was sure I was way past them and they weren't watching. By then, I was practically done, so I just finished it at a jog/run. Over all, the two miles took right at 20 minutes. I'm pretty happy with that!
After I had cooled down a little, I did day 2, week 2 of the HPC. Sets four and five were HARD!! But, I feel good that I have restarted this challenge. I know I'll make it to 100 push-ups this time! Yay me!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Slept in until about 8:30 this morning. DH made breakfast (YUM!) and then I headed to the gym. Oh, did a load of laundry first. Only took a little over two hours to wash and dry the entire load! I LOVE having my dryer vent clear! I will definitely be keeping up on that!
After lunch (sandwich, tomato, carrots) I sat in the sun and read my book. For dinner, DH BBQ'd some steaks and I cooked some mushrooms. It is the boy's week for dishes, so he loaded the dishwasher and then we started making some Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies. He did most of the work, so he's doubly excited. He helped and he gets to eat cookies!!! While he was working on those, I cut up the watermelon DH brought home and cleaned the strawberries. I bagged some of the strawberries for me to take to work. The family can fight over the watermelon (I don't like it!).
After I finish my Sparking fun, I will go finish my book and begin another. I'm reading The Jester by James Patterson. VERY good.
Hope you all have a good evening (and tomorrow, until I meet you again!).
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