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Days 299 & 300 WooHoo!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday got off to a rocky start. Sean (7) started throwing up in the middle of the night. Hubby, Patrick (14 and Sean's roommate), and I were up cleaning him up, the bedding, and taking care of him for half the night. Patrick was such an awesome helper. Maybe with his allergies (and stuffiness) he couldn't smell it as much as me. He cleaned up everything. That meant sleeping in because we were too tired for the commute to church. It's too dangerous when both hubby and I have lost sleep. We got up later and I decided to take some of the kids into town to see my parents. Hubby stayed home with Sean and had some great bonding time with him. They played chess. I played basketball at my mom's house with the kids. We had so much fun, and my dad joined in too. I estimate I was playing about 30 minutes, and drank a ton of water.

Today was day 300 of my 10 min/day of exercise streak. I kept Sean home as a precaution. Because of that, I decided to try Zumba again (XBox Kinect). I forgot how fun Zumba was, and how difficult. I did the two "easy" 20 minute routines, although there's not much easy about them. I really enjoyed it and am really sweaty now. Sean did some with me, so he's feeling much better. I really hope I get the newer game Zumba Rush for Christmas. I'm going to have to start dropping some hints soon.

WooHoo! 300 days of 10 minutes of exercise per day!
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KPETSCHE 9/25/2012 3:51AM

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Way to break out the Zumba again! It's a nice way to add some fun to your routine. And BASKETBALL!! Multitalented, too! LOL

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/24/2012 8:44PM

    300 days is a great accomplishment! Sorry to hear about the sick kiddo. Hope that he is all better and that no one else catches the bug. Here's to a great week!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/24/2012 7:46PM

    Woohoo! Day 300! Yay! Isn't exercise fun?!? It is amazing how much better our bodies feel when we exercise regularly. There is nothing else like it!

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ALLISON145 9/24/2012 5:56PM

    Great job - you're amazing!!!

Allison

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Day 298-Bike ride with part of the family

Saturday, September 22, 2012

We decided to leave the twins home with our two oldest today while we went bike riding. The twins are learning on two wheels, and the training wheel bikes just don't cut it on a real bike ride. Our two oldest were up late last night because of the homecoming dance. The game was depressing. Those poor players! We got stomped.

We went to Zorinsky Lake in Omaha this time and it was beautiful! The day is perfect and the trail is wonderful. There are hills, so it's challenging. I must be in pretty good shape. I'm still up and going right now, hubby's collapsed on the couch. I felt my quads a lot on the trail, and my bike had the baby carrier behind it for supplies. We went the entire distance which is 7.4 miles. I estimate we were riding about 90 minutes. On our ride we saw a crane of some sort, swan, goose, and a deer. It's much more peaceful than the trail up in Sioux City. That one runs along the interstate for a while and is very loud. I think this is our new favorite trail.
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/24/2012 4:36PM

    Our local trail also runs along the interstate for a while, which is a little nervewracking so once in a while we go about an hour north of here and ride around a lake. It is only about five miles and it is an absolutely beautiful ride. Have a great week!

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KPETSCHE 9/23/2012 12:03PM

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WooHoo! Look at you go, Chris! Sounds like a fun day.

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STUFFNEARTABOR 9/23/2012 2:48AM

    I think it's great that you & your sweetie are both out on your bikes. I wish mine would go with me more.
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WOUBBIE 9/22/2012 10:48PM

    What an awesome day! Good for you!

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MJ7DM33 9/22/2012 8:11PM

  It's great finding a new trail that you & your family like! emoticon on completing 7.4 miles!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/22/2012 6:22PM

    Sounds like a great ride! Enjoy your evening!

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Day 297-Homecoming events

Friday, September 21, 2012

I can't believe we lucked out to get such great weather for Homecoming. It's a little windy tonight, but beautiful outside. Last night was the Powder Puff game and activities. My oldest was in a "jelly bean pie" contest. He had to find ten jelly beans that were under whipped cream, then place them on the table to be counted. The contestants use only their mouths. He lost by one jelly bean. The funniest thing last night was the dance team routine done by the senior boys. They really hammed it up. There was tailgating ($2 for hot dog/hamburger, chips, pop, and dessert), tug-of-wars between the classes, water balloon toss, the real dance team performance, and a parade of floats from the four high school classes. I took all the kids down. Everyone had fun.

Tonight is the varsity game. Go Big Reds!
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I got my exercise in after school today. I did 1.4 miles walking (23 minutes). I ran out of time for a better workout when my oldest son called late in the morning. His glasses broke during dodge ball. I found a place in Omaha that would solder them. That took a chunk out of my day. I still got a lot done before that, though, lots of laundry and paperwork. The bills are organized and the checkbook updated. All in all, it's been a really good day.

  
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HSMOM2FOUR 9/21/2012 8:54PM

    Sounds like lots of fun!! And you are living proof that a busy mom CAN fit in a workout of some sort on a consistent basis!! YOU ROCK!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/21/2012 6:19PM

    Have fun at the game! Have a great weekend!

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Days 295 & 296-Do what you can, when you can!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I've kept my streak of 10 min of exercise per day going. It was a tough one yesterday. I didn't sleep well and had to go to work at 2pm, so I took a nap after everyone was off to school and work. I almost ran out of time, but squeezed in a 10 minute walk. I wish I had more time. It was beautiful again.

Today I had more time. I had to run something down to school that the kids forgot, so I used that walk as my warm up walk. It was good too since there's quite a hill involved coming back up to my house. That was 0.6 miles of a warm up. That longer warm up helped my joints and I felt really good on my jog. I went 4 miles straight before I felt like I should stop and walk. Then I walked another 0.5 mile to cool down. I'm hoping that longer cool down will help with aches and pains later in the day. Here are my time breakdowns:

0.6 mile walk: 10:55
1.5 miles jogged: 20:11 (13.5 min/mile)
1.5 miles jogged: 21:17 (14.2 min/mile)
1 mile jogged: 14:39
0.5 mile walk: 9:58

I didn't stop while jogging. Those were just the easy points to stop my watch for laps. I wanted to do 3 x 1.5 mile loops, but I felt too tired and figured four miles jogged is still very good. I didn't sleep well again, so I'm sure that played into it. I'll stretch sometime later when I get a chance, maybe before bed.

My new washer came today! I'll let you all know how well it works after I give it a try.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 9/20/2012 7:35PM

    Way to go on the great workout! Hope you are able to sleep well tonight.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/20/2012 6:42PM

    I find that stretching right after my workout works best because my muscles are warmed up and "pliable". How exciting to have a new washing machine. I hope it works like a charm!

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KPETSCHE 9/20/2012 5:01PM

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You're doing great Chris. Keep up the good work!

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LADYJ6942 9/20/2012 3:49PM

    WAY TO GO

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ME_B4_INSANITY 9/20/2012 3:36PM

    With a work out like that you should sleep like a baby.

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Day 294-Beautiful day for a jog!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I finally slept! I woke up pretty refreshed, kind of groggy from the supplements I take to help me sleep, but I felt pretty good. I got started early with laundry, good thing too. The old washer is on it's last leg. I think the random screws I find in it occasionally are not from hubby's pockets, but from the machine itself. It makes so much racket now, and can only handle 1/2 a load at a time, and nothing heavy. It only has to make it to Thursday. I also got started in the kitchen. I've got my turkey roaster and 2nd largest crock pot full of Irish stew and my largest crock pot filled with roast. I decided to do the roast my standard way, with wine and tomato paste instead of like my stew which has Guiness in it. The house smells really good right now. I only regret that I wasn't able to make bread, but I ran out of time with the laundry giving me so much difficulty.

After lunch I got outside for a jog. First I walked 1/4 mile, then jogged 3 miles, then walked another 1/4 mile. My total time was: walking- 9:15, jogging 41:00. I felt really good out there. I hope to stretch later this evening. It helps my legs if I do that before bed. I managed to do that last night.

Get out and enjoy what's left of this beautiful fall day!
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/19/2012 8:10AM

    Your dinner sounds fabulous! I love the smell of a good crockpot meal. Great job on the exercise! Enjoy the day today.

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MJ7DM33 9/18/2012 9:47PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/18/2012 8:16PM

    Way to go! Glad to hear that you were able to finally get some sleep.

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