Monday, August 08, 2011
All great intentions, but woke with a headache, a sore throat and ears... so no run for me today. The headache I think is tied to my sore back muscles, so I've been working on stretching those out today... I have a massage scheduled on Saturday, so hope I can last until then without too much pain. As for the sore throat, I've been drinking tea and smoothies today... the Banana soft serve (frozen banana, cocoa & almond milk) was perfect for desert, felt wonderful on my throatd
No long run until next weekend. Fitness this week is with the kids... hopefully I can run up and down the driveway at some point, while they play outside... and we'll walk on the beach...
Next weekends plan
- Saturday: Long run, quick shower, followed by a massage by my favourite massage therapist!
- Sunday: Short run & Kayak
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
The countdown is ON! Only 1 month until we head to Disneyland... and it'll be different this time, as its just my husband and I! We haven't gone away without the kids - ever... our last vacation (just the two of us) was 11 years ago...
We will leave friday -- early morning -- have Saturday in Disneyland. The Half Marathon on Sunday, and fly home Monday. The kids start back to school on Tuesday!
The current plan is my mom will watch the kids while we are away. I hope everything will work out. My stepfather is currently scheduled for a triple bypass on August 15th. So if all is going well, then they'll be able to look after the kids. If not, I guess we are scrambling to find someone (or many someone's) to look after the kids....
So tomorrow I will run, after a week off from running, due to headaches, travel and exhaustion!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
While I was away our lawnmower decided to stop working for my husband... (or maybe it just doesn't like him) I don't really know what happened to it, but he says it won't stay running... So I brought our "original" lawnmower back from the cabin. This poor underused lawnmower is an electric mower, with an 18" blade... was originally purchased for ME when I was in university to cut the lawn at my parents house -- I'm not even sure I was living at home when I demanded a new lawn mower... Growing up we always had an electric lawnmower, and so did my grandparents... in highschool I coaxed our lawnmower along, eventually combining parts from all 3 lawnmowers to make one work... then finally I only had 3 wheels that worked.
So now nearly 20 years later, I am using this lawnmower again. I remember why this was sent to the cabin...
it only has an 18" blade! Now this means it clogs up with wet grass easily
it requires a really LONG extension cord to reach the corners of the yard
it really isn't all that powerful (although I think it was near top of the line when my dad bought it -- it is 9Amps)
it has a side bag/discharge. I didn't use the bag today (not quite sure where that is) and so I had to watch that I didn't
our yard is HUGE, nearly 1/4 acre and mostly grass! (growing up our yard took me 30min MAX to cut... so it was MUCH smaller)
I only got the front done, and I still need to rake/bag the clippings.... It took 2 hours!
The only nice thing about this -- it is LIGHT, and so easy to take up the 3 steps in our back yard to put it away!!!
I think I'm dreaming of a new lawnmower... can I hold out to end of the season sales...
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