Friday, August 17, 2012
Today I was running short on time, and I had a longer workout yesterday, so I only did 1.5 miles. Here's the walking/jogging breakdown:
1/4 mile walk
1 mile jog
1.4 mile walk
My jogging mile was 13 minutes (12:55) and my walking 1/2 mile was about 9 minutes (8:42).
My muscles are sore today, the good kind of sore like I'm challenging my body again. I hope that I can get back on the message boards more frequently as we get back into the school routine. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
It's been two weeks since my "gall bladder" (or whatever it was) attack and my trip to the hospital. It was the first day of school and I spent all day starting to get caught up around the house. What a disaster area! I made a small dent in the mess, but I feel ok with my progress. It felt good getting up early and getting a lot done. I have to say, though, I fell into the "one job leading to another, leading to another..." thing. I finally focused enough to get a few things completed.
After school Patrick (14) wanted to jog with me. I had planned to start jogging today, but hadn't made it outside yet with my obsessive mom "gotta get things done" mindset. We had a great time today, and the weather is perfect. Here's what we accomplished:
1/4 mile walk
1 mile jog
1/2 mile walk
1/2 mile jog
3/4 mile walk
Total walking time was about 27 minutes or 18 minutes per mile, very respectable.
Total jogging time was about 20 minutes or 13.3 minutes per mile, again very respectable. I'm happy with the whole experience. I feel good, my times were good, and I feel like I'm starting to get back on track.
A very good day 261 of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Well, tomorrow is finally the first day of school. I feel like we've been preparing for weeks now. We've done way too much shopping, and I haven't found a single thing for myself. I don't know if I'm too picky but I can't find any clothes for myself. With the kids starting school, I may have to take a day for shopping next week to really look. The kids seem excited about the first day and we all really need the routine.
My best friend called me up today and invited me on a hike. We went out to Hitchcock nature center north of Crescent Iowa. I really enjoyed the quiet, the hike, and the visiting. What a great stress relief!! We hiked for 50 minutes and went 2.2 miles. Some of the hills really worked me, although, I'm anxious to start jogging again. I figure I'll start that back up tomorrow. I plan to jog one mile, and walk a lot to bump up my cardio time.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Sunday: I did a walk with four of my kids. We had to go pretty slow since we had the twins with us. We went 1.5 miles in 40 minutes.
Monday: I did mall walking and did one mile in 20 minutes. Lots of shopping done though.
Tuesday: I took one of my faster kids with me on a walk today. We did 1.9 miles in 31 minutes. I feel my muscles, but I know my heart rate is not getting to where I need it. I realized that even with all the shopping I did yesterday, I did not have any pain/discomfort in my side. So far today, no pain or discomfort either. I'm hoping to start jogging on Thursday. That's the first day of school. I'll get my body used to jogging again before I try weights again. I have started eating fruits and veggies again. I had a good food day yesterday and hope to have another one today.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
I got another walk in yesterday, 1.5 miles in 33 minutes. That's pretty slow for me, but I've had some aches and pains in my feet and side. I was also worn out from shopping for kids' clothes. We did really well, and shopped in some stores I don't usually hit. For years I've shopped a lot at JC Penney, but haven't had much luck there lately. So we found a GAP outlet store, Old Navy, and Shoe Carnival. The shoe store did me in. I think my brain short circuited after that. Hubby was with us and that was a huge help. I normally do the kids' shopping by myself. Hubby took the boys, and I took the girls. We were one kid short since our oldest had a choir camp all day, so the clothes shopping is not done. Plus, I'm not sure we found enough jeans for Pat and Stevie, but they have enough to start. I also have to go and get the school supplies, and I really could use some new clothes.
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