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Day 254- Third day straight of a long walk

Thursday, August 09, 2012

I got my workout done in the evening again. This time I walked down to the school playground with the kids. They played while I walked around the tennis courts. I was going at a good pace. I estimate about an 18 minute mile. My total walking time was about 50 minutes. I also played catch with a Nerf football with Stevie. I feel my leg muscles, so I know I'm challenging my body. I still don't think I'm getting my heart rate up enough, but that will come as I work my way back into jogging again, probably sometime next week.

Have a great weekend!

  
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MJ7DM33 8/10/2012 11:30PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/10/2012 1:12PM

    Sounds like a great workout! Have a great weekend!

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KPETSCHE 8/10/2012 11:40AM

    Great job, Chris. Sounds like a fun "workout" with the kids. I'm looking forward to school starting so I have time to do something different, like getting on the Wii to exercise a bit or do my exercise DVDs again. I've been lacking the space to do those things while the kids are home.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/9/2012 9:58PM

    I think you are building up your strength very well with all your walking and swimming. That's the best way to do it! You will be back jogging again before you know it. Just listen to your body!

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Day 253- Another 3 mile walk

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

I got in another three mile walk today, this time with one of my best friends. It's always nice to catch up with her. I also had an active day earlier. The kids and I had planned to meet my sister-in-law and her kids at our city pool. Right when we were planning to go, a thunderstorm hit. She was already on her way up from Bellevue. She stopped by the pool on her way to our house, and the pool wasn't opening until 7pm now. Ugh!! Together we have ten kids and I really wanted to wear them all out. I called the pool at the next town over. Jackpot! They were opening right now and it only costs three dollars to get in. When we got there, hardly anyone was there. I love swimming when you can actually swim and have fun. The kids were all able to have fun with their cousins, and everyone should sleep well tonight. I even got to work with Sean on getting him able to swim. A very good, and active, day all around.

  
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KPETSCHE 8/9/2012 10:33AM

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/9/2012 8:56AM

    Sounds like a busy and fun day!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/8/2012 11:00PM

    I'm glad you were able to find a pool that was open and have a good time. Great job on the 3 mile walk too!

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Day 252- Good paced walk today

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I walked by myself today, which means I went at my pace, not hubby's. I walked a total of 3 miles in 52 minutes. That's just over 17.5 minutes per mile. I'm sweating and I feel like I got my heart rate up, so today was a very successful workout.

I got some disappointing news from my job here in my hometown. I'm "on call" so I don't have any scheduled hours. I haven't worked a shift out here since January. Both of the older gentlemen who were working lots of hours have now retired. They are making the part time girl full time and I'm still "on call." I have a better chance of getting hours, but I was really hoping for a couple scheduled days a week. I'm picking up a lot of hours at my Omaha job, so I'm not out any money. It's just so disappointing that the job two blocks from my house really isn't amounting to anything yet. I should be able to make it to my Omaha job all winter now. We have an SUV (V8 Toyota Sequoia) and a mini SUV (Honda CRV). I also am thankful that my Omaha job has hours to give me. I'm "on call" there too, but they schedule me for some regular hours. I just don't have benefits like PTOs.

Oh well, just thought I'd vent a little bit about the situation. Have a great day everyone!

  
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LADYJAKE1 8/7/2012 10:10PM

    I walked today after a 10 hour shift on my feet all day...I so had to force myself out the door....

Good luck with your job.

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/7/2012 2:21PM

    Sounds like a great workout! Sorry to hear about the job issue. I know how much you would like to be able to work closer to home. Hope you do manage to get some more hours! Have a great day!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/7/2012 2:14PM

    Great workout!

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WOUBBIE 8/7/2012 2:01PM

    Ugh. Hope things start to go your way with the job.

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Day 251

Monday, August 06, 2012

I got outside tonight with hubby and went for a 30 minute walk. He quit around 25 minutes, but I really wanted to get 30 in. I hope to get out earlier tomorrow to maybe even get more walking minutes done.

Today was a catch up day at home. I worked Mon, Tues, and Wed last week. Spent Thursday in the hospital. I stayed home from work Friday to rest, but went in Sat and Sunday. There was a lot to catch up at home today. I feel good about the progress and made the kids do the lifting. I got lots of laundry done, and had the kids do lots of cleaning upstairs. I also sifted through some of the piling up paperwork.

Good progress today.

  
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MJ7DM33 8/7/2012 11:22AM

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/7/2012 9:27AM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Don't we love that never ending housework? I think that I was actually caught up on laundry yesterday! All the baskets were actually empty! Have a great day!

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MUSOLF6 8/7/2012 8:46AM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/7/2012 5:52AM

    Yeah, as a mother the housework never stops piling up even when we are down and out. At least you have a lot of helpers at your house. Your walk outside sounds rejuvenating. Have a great week!

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KPETSCHE 8/7/2012 2:06AM

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I must have some clones of your paperwork at my house! It's piling up for me too! I get soooo sick of papers but it just won't go away.

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Days 249 & 250

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Saturday I took it slow again. I'm still recovering from my trip to the ER. I went for a half mile walk. Today I went for a mile walk with hubby. The weather is much cooler and it was so enjoyable. Yesterday's walk was about 10.5 minutes. Today's walk was 22 minutes.

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/6/2012 1:26PM

    I'm glad you were able to get outside and enjoy the nicer weather. It is truly AMAZING how you find ways to keep your streak alive through all of life's ups and downs. I hope you are feeling much better by the end of the week.

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HSMOM2FOUR 8/5/2012 5:56PM

    Look @ you & your awesome streak!! You are amazing!!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/5/2012 2:02PM

    Hope that you feeling a lot better! Have a great week!

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