Wednesday, June 08, 2011
So, yesterday, June 7th, my positives were-
-I did my strength training routine, am doing a Coach Nicole video and then adding some abs to it. It felt good and was challenging.
-Burned over 500 calories on the Elliptical. Watched Scrubs, am starting with season 1 as I've never seen that show before. Funny.
-Participated on Spark. Was thinking this was our 6 month anniversary but per THETURTLEBEAR I reminded that it's only 5 months. Happy Anniversary to all who joined that first week in January!
I am leaving again for Maine today, just can't stay away from that man. Since the last time I was there (11 days ago! ha) he's gotten himself in gear about exercising and eating better so hopefully this time we'll do better at not pigging out. Am going to track it all, even the ugly, as I did find that helps.
Here's some pics of a bike ride I took last week to Watson Lake. I think it's an 18 mile ride from my house and back. All on the bike path so a really nice ride.
This is a farm on the way, I sooo want to buy this place! And those horses.
Here's the lake. There's picnic tables under ramadas lining one side. Nice place to eat an apple and soak up the beauty.
My trusty stead, Trixie. She and I are unstoppable.
The river the bike path follows. Cache La Poudre is it's name. It's pretty high right now due to snow melt in the Rockies.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Ate within my calorie range
Ate healthy foods
Ran an entire 5K, no walking! Been trying to do this since I did a 5K event in early May and ran the whole thing. Now I know I can do it! I am a runner now.
Biked out to Spring Creek park after dinner.
Burned over 1000 cardio calories
Blogged and participated on SparkPeople
Every blog should have a pic! This is in my front garden.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
I had a whole day to kill, well, after the house was clean anyway. And wanted to burn a ton of calories as penance for all I ate and drank Friday night in Old Town. Got a bit carried away with the live music and good people. Anyway, so a hike was in order. I needed somewhere where there'd be other people (since I'd be by myself, safety first!) but so many people that it wouldn't be enjoyable. (To me hiking should be about communing with nature not listening to other people talking.) Got out my handy hiking guide and found Round Mountain which I must have passed by a hundred times and never noticed. It's on the road that goes up to Rocky Mountain National Park but is only 40 minutes from my house.
The trail started out as an old road, gentle, nice. The weather was perfect.
Like all good trails, you start to climb. The trail is just short of 5 miles one way.
Must have seen a dozen types of wildflowers but look what this is. Strawberries!
The view from about the 3 mile mark, which is as far as I got. This girl was bit tired. That's looking north east in the direction of Fort Collins. That rocky peak in the far distance is Horsetooth Rock, Fort Collins's landmark.
Weirdest thing on the trail, and you hikers know what I mean, was this hollowed out rock.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Darnest thing, trying to get back home from Maine. You'd think it was some remote outpost like Siberia or something for all the trouble I had to go through to get from Portland, ME back to Denver. I had tickets for Thurs thru Atlanta. Get to airport, print out boarding pass, says I have to get a seat assignment at the gate! Go through security, line of 10 people at gate, stand in line, they start boarding the flight before I even have a seat. But that's okay because that flight got delayed, due to weather, would have missed my connecting to Denver. Spend over an hour getting rebooked for same flights next day. Go back to hubby's hotel. Friday, pack up again, got to airport, flight to ATL is delayed again! This time some air traffic control drama of some sort. Rebook for today but this time earlier in the day and through Detroit instead. Hubby and I make most of situation. ;-)
Today, get to airport early, relax and enjoy some peace until I notice it's time to board and no plane at the gate. Starting to notice a trend. Am told 'no worries', it's coming and they'll make up the time in flight. Flight leaves about 10 minutes late but they instead LOOSE time during flight and we arrive in Detriot late and by the time I can get off the plane, I have less than 15 minutes to make it from literally one end of their airport to the furthest other end! Pedestrianally impossible! I haven't been to this airport either, have no idea if I need to get on a train or what. I chuckle and try not to panic and putting my trust in the signage, I just start RUNNING. And I run and run and run, sometimes on those moving walkways, sometimes not and I think I went through a strange psychedelic tunnel. On the escalator I am forced to take a much needed break next to a guy who was also running. We compare notes. People are looking at me, I realize I am huffing and puffing. I get to terminal A and much to my horror, gate A6 is NOT the sixth gate, the gates are backwards! I keep running. I am at the gate, no passengers left, just the gate lady and the door is shut. She says, "Boarding pass please!" and opens the terminal door, scans my pass, I run down the gangway and triumphantly hop on board. It takes me a good ten minutes to be calm again....
Yay Spark! If I had not started running due to Spark, I would probably have had to spend the night in Detroit. An unexpected but welcome by-product of Sparking is you can make your connecting flight.
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