Monday, September 10, 2012
Saturday was a beautiful day! My daughter, Mary (12), tried to jog with me. I welcome the company, but I know we go at different paces. I told her to jog ahead if she needed too. I repeat my 1.5 mile route to add more miles, so we never would be too far off from each other. Mary may be faster than me, but she lacks the endurance I have. She would jog, then walk, and do that for a while. The last quarter mile of her mile was walking. I walked a quarter mile to warm up, then jogged three miles, then walked a quarter mile to cool down. My total time was 48:30 and each individual mile was pretty good: 12:43, 13:03, 13:30. That's a pretty fast three miles for me.
After that our little town had a Family Fun Day in the park. The chamber sponsors it, so it's free. There were two bouncy houses, one bouncy obstacle course, one big blow up slide, a blow up basketball game, free pony rides, train ride (the kind pulled by a tractor), mini golf, and kareoke. Hot dogs were $1 and came with a pop. The weather was beautiful! All the kids had fun, even my 16 year old. He loves kareoke. He's got a great voice. In the evening, hubby and I went on a date and had some Thai food at Mai Thai Bar. I splurged and also had a Mai Thai. Yum!
Sunday was a resting day. I haven't been sleeping well lately. I took it easy for my workout and only did a 10 minute, half mile walk with my daughters. It was another good day, though. We went to mass in the morning and the kids had religious ed afterward. Then we ran a few errands in Omaha before coming home. Bridget (7) had a birthday party to go to, third week in a row for her to get an invite to something. In the evening we decided to have some pizza in Omaha at Sortino's with the kids' cousins. That was fun!
Today I really enjoyed my jog. The weather is fantastic! It's a little windy, but that kept me from sweating too much. I went slower today than Saturday, but I went longer, 4.5 miles total, 4 of it jogging. I walked a quarter mile, then jogged four, then walked another quarter. My mile times were: 13:19, 13:43, 13:56, 13:53. These are good times for going the longer distance.
So my week has gotten off to a great start!