Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Just a quickie this morning. We are in a rush to get out before the next big rainstorm hits. We have had some fun the last couple of days. Torrential rain, gales, flooding, even a tornado! Not us specifically, I hasten to add, though we've had our moments, but the next county up, which is only a few miles from us, they have really suffered. No one injured, thank goodness, but extensive damage to a vicarage and a forge, amongst other properties, and lots of trees down.
With the next front already drenching the Westcountry and heading towards us at a good rate of knots, we need to get up to Tesco for our monthly shopping trek for supplies asap. I don't mind getting wet on the way home, but it would not be much fun to traipse round the store while dripping wet! It is not my favourite shopping experience at the best of times. LOL
So, today so far:
52-Week Walking Plan
Week 2, Day 4,
10 minute walk
Pace: 21 min mile (didn't push because of Tesco trip)
Distance: 0.51 miles
Week 2, Day 4.
I like this one, though I fudge the floor work using a chair and the wall.
Steps will be boosted from the Tesco walk, and strength exercise boosted by pulling Wilbur, my shopping bag on wheels, home laden with goodies, such as fruit juice, pasta, rice, and smellies for the bathroom. :-)
I don't like Tesco. Their ethics suck! But needs must when a low income drives... so I use Tesco to stock up on stuff I can't get at Waitrose, and a few things they make that we prefer to other brands, like their Light Choices Tikka Masala Sauce, which is my quick and healthy curry base. I add chopped chicken thighs for protein and iron, and a good variety of veggies - onion, peppers, courgette, mushrooms, green beans, sultanas, whatever I have to hand. I might throw some aubergine in this time. (Veggies from Waitrose local producers' section wherever possible) I cook it all up, eat one portion, and freeze the rest in individual pots for an easy grab on a busy day. Om nom nommy! :-)
Well, I'm off to get ready *casts anxious glance out of the window*
Catch up with you guys when I get back.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Glory be! I should have learned after the last time that I shouldn't leave my blogging 'until later' because later tends to become very late indeed! LOL
Never mind, I made it before midnight, which is the important thing.
52-week Walking Plan
Week 2, Day 3,
15 minute walk
Pace: 20 minute mile
Distance: 0.78 miles
An uneventful walk, barely got over the bridge before the end of the first leg, but that's fine. Got a nice smile and a "Good morning" from my postie on the leg out (not the same one I was racing the other day, this is the one that actually delivers my post :-) ). He wasn't well last time I saw him, but he has taken a day off and is back to his normal speedy self again. He walks really fast, and I'd lose if I raced him cos he doesn't need his bike! LOL
I played 'Dodge the Dustmen' very successfully, until the very last bit of the walk, when they suddenly sneaked out of a side road and caught me on the home stretch. Still, a quick pongy whiff and it was all over! Yay! LOL
28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 2, Day 3,
Big oops, cos I mistimed my bonus weight video yesterday. So I've done weights two days in a row. Fortunately this video only uses them for the first segment, so I haven't overdone it. Have moved my second use of the bonus video to Friday though, to fix the problem for the rest of the week.
Tigger time for 15 minutes while watching the news this lunchtime.
Mowing the lawn. I have an electric mower, but a very uneven lawn, so I get more exercise in with the thing than you'd think, especially when I hit tussocks of grass at regular - or rather irregular - intervals! LOL The mowing had to be aborted 3/4 of the way through the back garden because the weather front beat me to it! Never mind. The front of the house is done, and the rest can be taken down with the strimmer later in the week. I should have listened sooner. The garden had been calling me for about an hour before I went, "Oh, all right, I'm coming! Huff, huff!" If I'd been a good girl I'd have got the job finished in one run. I can be very lazy when it comes to getting the mower out.
Other than that I've worked a fair few hours today. We did go into town yesterday, after deciding that the weather wasn't as bad as they'd said it would be. We did quite well too, only having to deal with a few minutes of rain while we were standing in a queue for Tara's Hot Sausage, and for part of the walk home.
I was able to get a couple of sheets of plastic canvas 10 count, that I had ordered nearly three months ago! I really want to use the local family-run shops for my supplies, but it is ridiculous that I had to wait so long for such a basic item, so I'm going to have to look elsewhere in the future. I had to wait nearly two months for wool for a blanket last time I ordered something from them. It saddens me that I'm going to have to go elsewhere, because supporting local businesses is very important to me, but I can't work like that. I have a business to run too.
The good news is that I have finished the black edging of my Random Round Squiggle Cross Stitch/Blackwork design. I just need to decide how I'm filling it in now. That will involve spending some time staring at it I suspect. :-)
Tomorrow I'll have a little play with the plastic canvas. :-)
Have a great rest of the day everyone!
Love this! My favourite artist meets my favourite bird! Art doesn't get much better than this. LOWL
Monday, August 23, 2010
Well, the weather may affect what I achieve today, because we have torrential rain and gales sweeping across parts of England and we are being hit by some of it. There was a lot of rain overnight, but I managed to fit my walk in this morning between downpours. The trees were fun. They are so soaked that when the wind blows they dumped significant quantities of water down your neck! *squirm* :-)
We were planning to go into town today to pay bills and get some art supplies, but if the weather deteriorates again, I'll have to complete my exercises on Tigger and Roo today and do the town trip tomorrow. Right now I'm cooking porridge for Tara and myself while we wait and see what's occurring outside. :-)
So far I have completed:
52-week Walking Plan
Week 2 Day 2
15 minute walk
Pace: 21 min mile
Distance: 0.78 miles
28-Day Bootcamp Workout
Week 2, Day 2
Video 2: Lower Body
Bonus Video: segments 1 and 2 of the SP. 20 minute Dumbell Video
Plus SP. Upper Body Stretches Video
Wow! That was a lot of work! I certainly picked a tough bonus video to work with. :-)
I'm yawning! I didn't sleep well last night because of the weather, and because of some personal upset, plus I was silly enough to eat a pot of (low cal) choc dessert right before bedtime, which energised me so that it took ages for me to get off to sleep. Mental note to self: DON'T DO THAT AGAIN! :-)
Well, I've eaten my nommy porridge and apple, and now I'm heading for the kettle for a cuppa before deciding whether to brave town or not.
Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of Lexie Goes to Town! :-) Kidding! LOL
Have a great day everyone!
A stormy view from my back door taken a few months ago. Looks fairly similar today at times. :-)
And the obligatory LOL, or in this case LOWL
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