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Another Day Off & April Goals


Thursday, April 04, 2013

My girls are on Spring Break this week. I had Good Friday off and took vacation Monday & Tuesday. I went back to work yesterday and today (my boss is out, so that's like vacation!). I'm taking tomorrow off also.

It was nice to get somewhat back to routine yesterday and this morning. I didn't have to get the girls up and ready for school, but I was back on track with eating & tracking.

DH and I dropped DD#1 off at work and DD#3 off at a friend's to spend the night last night. We had the evening to ourselves (DD#2 is in Fl.), so we stopped at the greenway to run! It was looking kind of drizzly, but the rain held off. DH was pretty tired and sore after his 5+ mile hike/run on Tuesday and I was sore from 2 days of hiking (and previous yard work and pushing of heavy baby stroller).

We stretched really well, walked a little and then set out to run. DH is very tall and faster than me, so he went on ahead. We decided we were going to run 2 miles, so he was already turning around and heading back and I was still plugging along (DD#1 says I look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame when I run!). I felt really sore, but after the first mile, started to feel better. I probably should have gone a little farther, but I was hungry and DH was probably already at the parking lot at that point! We finished up with about 2.8 miles walking/running.

We stopped by Publix on the way home and picked up some things (mostly fruit & salad stuff) and I got a turkey sub for dinner. We had a nice quiet evening and both ended up falling asleep (me on the couch, DH on his recliner). DD#1 woke us up with her text to come get her from work!

A big cold front came in last night and today is cold and windy! I might do my workout DVD or I might just rest tonight. Both DH and I are off tomorrow, so we'll probably run again (he wants to run the "hilly" trail at the park). It's supposed to clear up by mid-morning tomorrow and I promised DD#3 that she could pick out plants for our flower beds and we'll probably do some planting Friday or Saturday.

My niece is going kayaking on Saturday (it's supposed to be in the 70's both Saturday & Sunday!), so we get to babysit my precious little great-nephew. I'm going to meet them so they don't have to come all the way to our house and then head to the river, so I'll get the car seat and stroller. We'll probably take him to the park for a nice walk!

Since the weekend will be so nice, we picked up some stuff to grill. I know I'll be busy and active this weekend, so I'll just have to be mindful of my "snacking".

Since the scale went "up & down" in March, I still need to loose 6 more lbs. to get back to my "below WW goal". The goal I set back at the end of January was to loose the 12 lbs. by 4/30. I've adjusted that a little, so my April goals are:

Loose 3 lbs.

Increase running distance and do 5K on 5/4 in under 38 minutes. (2/24 5K time was 38:43)

ST - 2 times a week

Pretty doable goals and should get the scale back to where I want it to be by late May!
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SUSIEMT 4/5/2013 8:57PM

    Good luck with your new goals coachmommy! I still say you are one busy woman. Keep up the great job!

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