Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I got called into work today, so my afternoon is getting cut short. It's probably a good thing. My body is tired, my legs feel heavy. I did a slow 2 mile jog today. My times per mile: 13:34, 14:56 for 28.5 minutes of jogging. The sun felt good, and the wind was less than the last two days.
The high school concert last night was fabulous. Mikey really did a fantastic job on his vocal solo of the song, "The Thief." We got compliments all evening from other parents. I'm so proud of him.
The twins' soccer game was cold and windy. The other team had some aggressive players, not in a bad way, although Sean said they were pushing. The other coach tried to help us out by putting less players out there. I think it reached a point where our kids just gave up. It wasn't fun for them any more. I hope the next game goes better. At least they enjoyed their snacks afterward.
Well, I'd better go, or I'll be late for work.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I was hoping it would be a little more sunny out there. The clouds decided to come out while I was jogging, and the wind is nuts. I broke up my workout into intervals today: one mile jog, one round of weights (tricep pulldown, front lat, tricep curl, glutes), one round of non-crunch abs (dumbell side bends, cross body dumbell punches, lying leg lifts). I did this three times, then followed with ten minutes of stretching. My jogging times were (each mile): 12:24, 13:10, 12:57. I really tried to push my miles today.
Last night's track meet was fun. Patrick ran the 100 m sprint. He did well, and I think he's improving. I'm glad he's trying, especially since he has asthma. Track is really a big social event too for the kids.
Tonight we have the twins' soccer game. Those games are so cute! The side lines are merely "guidelines." They are just trying to learn some basics and have fun. Their team has another set of twins (boy/girl too) so half the team consists of twins. After the game we have the high school music concert, band and choir. I hope Mikey gets to sing the song he did for state. He got a #1 rating as a freshman. The only other kid from our town to get a #1 is a senior. Next year, he's singing an Italian song to increase the difficulty. I can't wait!
Monday, May 07, 2012
After getting sick 1 1/2 weeks ago, then the super hot May weather, it feels like forever since I've jogged. I was getting some good distances too. Today I planned on jogging 3 miles, but I got in my stride. I hate to stop when I'm there, so I just kept going. I ended up doing 4.5 miles. I know my body will hate me in the morning, but I'm really proud of myself right now. I was jogging for 62.5 minutes, and it is beautiful outside! I love temps in the 60s-low 70s. There's very little humidity too. That's what kills me more than the temps.
We've got another busy week ahead, but I don't think as bad as the last couple of weeks. I cancelled piano lessons tonight so we could go to Pat's track meet here in town. It's the middle school track meet and the high school track team helps set it up, so Mikey will be down there too. We planned ahead, so there's lots of leftovers in the fridge. I've got fresh fruits and veggies, so I'm ready to eat good all week. I ate poorly Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I blame PMS and TOM. I'm much more motivated now and really enjoyed my salad last night. We got some Feta cheese, and that really made it tasty.
Get outside and enjoy this fantastic spring weather!
Sunday, May 06, 2012
After soccer, napping, and a quick workout, we did decide to go out last evening. We took the whole family to see "The Avengers." We even got popcorn and drinks for the full movie experience. What a fun evening! All the kids enjoyed the movie, although there were a few parts that may have been a little scary for the twins. Overall, just regular super hero stuff. No one had night mares, so I may be over protective here. There was humor mixed in the action scenes too, and those are the parts the kids remember most. We all enjoyed it!
Afterward we went to Culvers for dinner and dessert. We will never go there again for a meal. I felt like the old Wendy's commercials, "Where's the beef?" The hamburgers were pathetic! The ice cream, on the other hand, was delicious. Still a fun evening with the family.
Today for my workout, Stevie wanted to do Zumba with me. He's ten. We did a 20 minute intermediate routine. He's fun, but he doesn't know how to dance, so it was very funny! We had some good laughs.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
We had soccer games this morning, 30 minutes away from town. It was hot out there! Stevie (10) got asked to fill in for a second team, so he played two whole games. He did have an hour rest in between. Mary looked so hot out there. Her game started at 11:30. We rested a bit after we got home. Hubby's still resting.
I went downstairs to avoid the heat and I did 20 min of Zumba on the Xbox. Now, for some family time. I don't know what we are going to do, but I look forward to some fun together.
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