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Day 189-Too much running around, then running

Monday, June 04, 2012

I did way too much running around today. I made two trips to Omaha, two trips to Costco, and more running around our little town. I know I have more trips to Omaha to make this week. Yikes! I'm also trying to keep track of whose kids I'm driving where and when. We have basketball camp for our fifth grader in addition to five kids in swim team (three different practice times) and driver's ed. Two other families have the same type of schedules so we are all helping each other out. I just pray I don't leave any kids behind somewhere in the process. I guess that's would not be a huge catastrophe, just a minor one since we live in a small town.

I finally got my exercise in tonight. I walked/jogged a total of 2.5 miles: 0.25 mile walk, 2 mile jog, 0.25 mile walk for cool down. It felt good. There was a lot of shade by the time I got out. I think that helped a lot.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 6/5/2012 9:11AM

    Glad that you were still able to find some time to get your exercise in to keep that streak going! Hope that you are able to have a little bit of time to relax. Have a great Tuesday!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/5/2012 7:23AM

    Wow! You are busy. I find that summers tend to be that way if I am not careful. This year we can't afford all the activities that the children wanted to be involved in so it will be less busy. They'll still have a good time, just less structured activities.

Great job fitting your exercise in. Do you find more benefits from exercising besides just the physical weight loss and muscle toning? I have felt compelled to step away from exercise lately due to an extremely heavy workload and I miss it something awful. Just knowing that I am taking time out of my day to really take care of myself is such a boost and helps ward off depression.

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KPETSCHE 6/5/2012 4:08AM

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Way to go, Chris!

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JESSICAWALKS 6/4/2012 9:56PM

    Good job getting your run in on such a busy day! emoticon

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Day 188 of 10 min/day of exercise

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Whew! Is it hot out there! I decided to keep it short since it really warmed up today. I walked/jogged 1.5 miles total: 0.25 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 0.25 mile walk. My total time was 23 minutes, my mile time was 14 minutes.

On our way home from church today we went up to Hitchcock nature center just outside Crescent. That is a really neat park with a beautiful view. If you like hiking, I highly recommend it. We were just there to check out the visitor center and climb up the lookout tower. I guess you could add that to my exercise, although I went very slowly. I had church clothes on, and I'm petrified of heights. I still made it to the top without having a heart attack. I didn't even freak out about the kids being up there. Ok, I was freaking out on the inside, but I controlled myself to help the kids be brave.

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MUSICMOMOF2 6/4/2012 8:57AM

    Way to go Chris! Have a great week!

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MJ7DM33 6/4/2012 1:11AM

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SAVINGHANNAH 6/3/2012 11:02PM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/3/2012 7:55PM

    Good job fitting in the exercise today. Hopefully next week you will feel better and be able to push yourself more. I hope June is a great month for you! I'm petrified of heights too. My mouth goes dry and my feet hurt. Shudder.

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SPSPSP1 6/3/2012 7:30PM

    Congrats! I just started jogging too.

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MUSOLF6 6/3/2012 7:24PM

    good job.keep up the good work. I just started to jog a little. Enjoyed reading your page and blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 188 of 10 min/day of exercise

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Whew! Is it hot out there! I decided to keep it short since it really warmed up today. I walked/jogged 1.5 miles total: 0.25 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 0.25 mile walk. My total time was 23 minutes, my mile time was 14 minutes.

On our way home from church today we went up to Hitchcock nature center just outside Crescent. That is a really neat park with a beautiful view. If you like hiking, I highly recommend it. We were just there to check out the visitor center and climb up the lookout tower. I guess you could add that to my exercise, although I went very slowly. I had church clothes on, and I'm petrified of heights. I still made it to the top without having a heart attack. I didn't even freak out about the kids being up there. Ok, I was freaking out on the inside, but I controlled myself to help the kids be brave.

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Days 186 & 187-More walking

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Lately, it seems I'm doing a lot of walking for my workouts. That's ok. I'm doing something! My body is a bit worn out anyway from all the running around this week and from TOM. Walking is probably best now.

Yesterday I went for a one mile walk with my oldest daughter. It was the roughest day of the month for me, so we didn't go fast. We completed the mile in 19 minutes.

Today we drove over to Blair so our oldest could practice driving and I would take the other kids disc golfing (frisbee golfing). We had fun on the first four holes. I should have listened to the kids when they recommended skipping number five. There's a steep embankment you don't notice since there are small trees/bushes all over it. One of the discs went down there. Two of my kids were able to go around and through the bushes/trees to retrieve it. We looked at the rest of the holes and decided there was too much wilderness around the holes to complete the course. We ended up just hiking a little, then found the trail for walking. I'd say it's about a mile around, starts up on top of the hill, loops down, then back up. I went around twice. My total walking/hiking/disc golf hiking time today was 60 minutes. I just counted it as walking 3 miles in 60 minutes. That's what it felt like to me when we were done.

I'm glad we were able to get the kids outside for this beautiful day!
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/2/2012 11:15PM

    I think frisbee golfing is really neat. I'm sorry your game didn't go so well. At least you were still able to enjoy the day outdoors.

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KPETSCHE 6/2/2012 11:09PM

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Sounds like fun but lots of work, also.

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MUSICMOMOF2 6/2/2012 3:05PM

    Sounds like a fun time!

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Day 185-Summer?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The temperature outside right now is 55. What happened to summer? We didn't have swim team today, and I'm ok with that. I'm tired from working until 11:30 pm last night. I've been doing some depressing things like going through paperwork and bills and the checkbook, so the clouds fit my mood today.

I decided to go for a quiet walk today for my workout. TOM hit and I need to do a slower workout. The cooler air felt good and I didn't even take my music. It was very soothing. I only had time for one mile, eighteen minutes.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 5/31/2012 8:20PM

    Well, you know that Iowa weather. I mean we had 90s in April. At least it is supposed to warm back up this weekend. Take care of yourself!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/31/2012 6:19PM

    They say 55 is the perfect temperature for running outside. I myself thought it felt a little chilly while running errands today. Hopefully things will be looking brighter both in the sky and in your checkbook soon. :-)

~Melissa

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MONTREAL12 5/31/2012 5:03PM

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