ANOTHERMOMOF2's SparkPeople Blog ANOTHERMOMOF2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Rainy day whine A couple of weeks ago I signed up for the half marathon at the end of April. Training has been going good until this week. It's been raining all week and I don't like running indoors. My hips don't like running on the treadmill. Walking is fine but not running on it. <BR> <BR> I ran on the Y's indoor track Monday. It was crowded. I loose track of how many laps I've done. Even trying to use a counter, I loose track. I start thinking about other things and forget to add the lap. I d... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:30:47 EST Running I an a novice runner. I've been running 3 times a week for about 10 weeks now. I've flirted with it on and off for years with long breaks in between. So far I'm up to about 3 miles at a time, sometimes a little over. I'm planning on keeping it up this winter. I have discovered I much prefer to run outdoors than it. You don't get to see foxes running across your path indoors. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:58:24 EST Have a wonderful weekend! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. <BR> <BR> Mine is starting off very nice. I went for a run and ending up with a much better time than I had hoped for. That was even with stopping for a minute and talking with someone I knew who was also out running. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:09:25 EST Heat Advisories yet again I'm used to the weather service putting out heat advisories for several days in advance but we have one out for an entire week! We're up to our 22 day of 100+ temps this summer. Our next 7 days are all forecasted to be over 100+. <BR> <BR> I need to go get my guys moving so we can go out for a walk before it gets into the 90s this morning. <BR> <BR> Stay cool if your in the path of this heat wave! Sat, 16 Jul 2011 09:38:33 EST Glad to be done with that class No the class wasn't for me it was for my 9 yr old. It was a great class about the moon held at the Cosmosphere. The reason I'm glad to be done with it it is it was an hour away from our house. It was from 1 - 4 daily. What to do in a unfamiliar town for 3 hrs when it's 100 - 105 out with heat advisories? <BR> <BR> My 13 yr old & I didn't really feel like exploring their outdoor attractions in the heat of the day (of course it was an afternoon class). We had already explored Hutch's ind... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 09:24:35 EST Vacation We're back from a 11 day vacation. We went through 12 states on the drive. Had one detour due to flooding in Missouri. Had a great time. Went to a cousins wedding and while in Florida, took the boys to Universal Studios Island of Adventures. <BR> <BR> My sister and her son along with us as well as another cousin of ours and her son. It worked great. There wasn't the problem of someone wanting to go on a ride and nobody else wanting to or tall enough to go. <BR> <BR> Off to weed the ... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:54:26 EST Vacation We're back from a 11 day vacation. We went through 12 states on the drive. Had one detour due to flooding in Missouri. Had a great time. Went to a cousins wedding and while in Florida, took the boys to Universal Studios Island of Adventures. <BR> <BR> My sister and her son along with us as well as another cousin of ours and her son. It worked great. There wasn't the problem of someone wanting to go on a ride and nobody else wanting to or tall enough to go. <BR> <BR> Off to weed the ... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:54:26 EST Fridays Success Today was a day the kids were out of school. It's always harder to get in my exercise when they are home. Today we did go over to the Y. The older one did weights and cardio with me and the younger one is old enough to go swimming without me in the pool. So I did manage to get my workout in even though it was a slow start to the day. Now if only I could get the older one interested in working out . . . Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:50:16 EST I did it! I completed the 5K Your Way training for beginner runners. I had to go run on the YMCA indoor track since it's raining and the wind is howling this afternoon. I so much prefer being outdoors than in. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:18:08 EST Gardening Working on finishing planing things in the vegetable garden today. Still have a rose bush, a raspberry bush to plant, and several flats of annual flowers to plant. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:39:25 EST St. Patrick's Day Happy St. Patrick's Day! <BR> <BR> My youngest is excited for today. His school has school uniforms. Today as a fundraiser they can wear jeans for $1. Since it's St. Patrick's Day they can wear a green shirt for $1. He's got his shirt picked out last night. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:12:05 EST Why is it Why is it every time my school has an event scheduled in the evening we get nasty weather? Since winter break the 2nd grade music concert was rescheduled twice. Several times we were out with snow days. Tonight we have a math & reading night scheduled and the weather is forecasted to be pretty yucky! This morning we had hail right before walking my son to his bus. Only had to walk in heavy rain. By this evening it's supposed to be below freezing with snow. I just have to think of Murph... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:32:52 EST It's a good day! Happy Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> Since it's an school inservice day, I got to sleep in a little. It was so nice. <BR> <BR> Both boys are home today. <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be nice out (admitted not as nice as yesterday but still). <BR> <BR> It's a payday. <BR> <BR> Both my son and I are feeling better after whatever he caught and brought home and shared with me. <BR> <BR> What's not to like about today! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:21:04 EST Thanks for sharing My son who was home sick on Monday & Tuesday was nice enough to share what ever it was he caught with me. Why is it the things you want them to share they don't and the things nobody would mind if they kept to themselves they share? At least he's feeling enough better to go back to school yesterday and today. <BR> <BR> Hope nobody has shared anything undesirable with you lately! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:43:52 EST Day Rearranged Well my youngest is running a fever so my day (and his) got rearranged. What a lousy day to be sick. He always likes the school parties. Admitted he probably likes the fall party better than the valentines party. He is at the age of "why would you like any girl that you're not related to". <BR> <BR> Hope your day finds you well and enjoying a Happy Valentine's Day! Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:29:08 EST Baby It's Cold Outside! Currently it's a negative 15.3 in our backyard! I'm so ready for spring! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 07:30:08 EST Snow Day! Once again we are out of school due to the snow. After it stops today the boys and I will go work on shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. <BR> <BR> I don't mind shoveling the snow. It's good exercise and it's a visible show of how much I've done. I figure by clearing off our neighbors (both retired widows) it helps keep them safe and thus our neighbors longer. <BR> <BR> Stay warm and safe! Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:47:30 EST It's Snowing! It's snowing once again. The good news is I think the freezing drizzle missed us this time. The snow moved in earlier than they had thought. Too bad I have several meetings today in different buildings across town. <BR> <BR> Stay warm! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 07:22:30 EST Sluggish Day Was tired today, all day. Didn't get much exercise in today. Will get more sleep tonight and hope that more sleep helps for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a good day! Fri, 4 Feb 2011 23:29:25 EST Wind Chill Day We are out of school again today due to dangerous wind chills this morning and poor access on the side streets due to drifts. Will have to get out and shovel the neighbors driveway today. Got ours done yesterday. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 08:30:44 EST Cold Sunny Wednesday Didn't get out yesterday to shovel the driveway. It snowed pretty much all day. We didn't get mail delivery yesterday. School is out again today. Maybe we will get our driveway and sidewalk dug out today. Need to get the walk to the bus stop done at least. <BR> <BR> Stay warm and out of snow drifts! Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:56:19 EST Snow Day Well school got called off. I suspect mostly due to wind chills and kids out walking to school or waiting on the bus. <BR> <BR> It looks like snow shoveling is in my near future. Don't know if there will be much to shovel or if it will have blown away. <BR> <BR> Stay warm! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:03:28 EST What will the weather bring? Predicted for the next several day. Freezing drizzle followed by snow, then snow and wind. <BR> <BR> So far this morning there is drizzle. The bus driver wasn't happy with it freezing on her windshield. Sidewalk was okay but how long will it stay that way. <BR> <BR> How much of what will we get. I could do without the ice. I'd rather have the snow. <BR> <BR> Have a great day, stay safe! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:32:42 EST Volunteering at School Today I will spend the day at school helping with RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) book distribution. It's always a fun day. The students always have fun picking out a book. <BR> <BR> Hope you get to do something fun today. Have a great day! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:20:52 EST Time Flies It's always amazing how fast the weekends go by. Here we are already at Monday morning. Oldest child off to school and husband on his way to work. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a good day. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 07:45:09 EST Saturday Saturdays - the day I always think I will get more done that I do. Today it will be running some errands. Probably won't get much else done today and that's okay. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:26:36 EST Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a Fabulous Friday! It's a payday Friday here <em>41</em> Stay warm and have a great day! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:44:34 EST Up Early Again Once again I'm up early so that my son can get his homework done before school. Just the way things worked out yesterday after school he didn't really have time to get it done. <BR> <BR> I admit it is kind of nice to be up earlier but I'd rather do it because I want to not because he needs me to be. <BR> <BR> Hope your day goes well! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 06:56:43 EST Will it snow? Will we get snow today like they predict? I'm always skeptical when they predict snow. So often it seems to go around us or if they predict 5 inches we an inch. I don't really mind the snow. Since I shovel our driveway and sidewalks as well as our two next door neighbors, it gets me a pretty good workout. The boys have fun with it. I just wish we didn't end up with ice on the side streets for so long. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:00:02 EST Tuesday I hope everyone gets the exercise your planning on in and stay within your calorie range today. Have a great day! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:42:20 EST Holiday Monday The boys are home today since schools are closed for MLK holiday. Not sure what we will do today. I think the older one is going over to his friends to work on their National History Day project. It's looking like it may rain. Won't end up doing much outside if it does but we sure need the moisture. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:12:21 EST Slow Sunday I'm being rather slow at getting my exercise in today. I'm getting lots of other things done just not exercise. It's always more difficult to do when everyone is at home. Why is it there are so many more things that I want to do than I have time to do? Ah well, I will get it done before I go to bed, of that I am sure. After all I would hate to ruin my streak. Those streaks can be powerful things. <BR> <BR> Hope you are getting everything done that you are needing to today <em>41</em> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:19:42 EST Is it spring yet? Okay I know the answer but I'm tired of cold temperatures and ready for warmer weather. I know, I know, I'm out of luck for a few months. I'm ready for the ice of the streets to be gone. Okay enough complaining on my part. <BR> <BR> Hope you have had a good day! Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:17:17 EST Up Early I'm up earlier than normal today. My middle schooler had homework he needed to finish and was too tired to last night. So we got up early this morning to give him a chance to finish it. Not how I had planned to start the day but that's the way it goes. It gives me a chance to get more done before I have to leave. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful day! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 06:55:45 EST Back to normal today School is back in session today so it's back to normal. Good thing too. We ran out of yeast. The boys have been baking and cooking the past two days after they used up their screen time. It's kind of fun that they are old enough to read a recipe and follow directions. <BR> <BR> My 12 year old was trying to interpret some of my grandmothers recipes. She has some fun instructions occasionally. I particularly like the "25 cents worth of beef". Can you tell it was from the 1930 - 1940s?... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:37:10 EST Wednesday and out of school Once again our district is not in school due to dangerous wind chills. It's -4 in our backyard. I'm ready for it to warm up! <BR> <BR> We got both neighbors driveways and sidewalks shoveled yesterday. Didn't get a path to the bus stop done. It was just really colder than I wanted to be out and the kids had already gone in. Maybe today. Would be nice if the bus stop was closer when it's like this. <BR> <BR> Stay warm! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:41:29 EST No School Tuesday Our school district canceled school today due to bad road conditions and dangerous wind chills. I for one am glad the school district canceled school today. I know many people will grumble but I also know there are lots of kids that do have to walk to school and I wouldn't want them out in the wind chills we have. I'm quite happy not having to drive on the ice that our street will be this morning (and will be for at least the next week). <BR> <BR> I think sometime today (after it warms up... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:51:26 EST Snowy Monday Morning My boys will be disappointed that school is in session. They were really hoping for a snow day. My oldest one has an early start time at school. The bus driver was nice and stopped at our driveway since she was running late and didn't make him walk the block to the official stop. It certainly was faster for her. <BR> <BR> I've shoveled the driveway and part of the sidewalks already. We have two elderly widows on either side of us and I try to get their newspapers up to their garages so ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:38:47 EST Weekends Weekends are always very different. It's much tougher to get uninterrupted time for exercising. It seems like someone is always needing me or wanting me to see something, or it's time to start making lunch/dinner. They always go by way too fast. <BR> <BR> It was a nice weekend here that ended with some snow. Hope you had a great weekend! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:47:23 EST Happy Friday! I'm glad it's Friday. It's been a long week. It's been a good week for staying in my calorie range and getting in plenty of exercise. Need to get to bed earlier but all in all a good week. <BR> <BR> Hope your week was good and have a great weekend! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:24:37 EST Exercise done for today It took most of the day but I finally got all of my exercise in. Lots of things didn't go the way I had planned today but I worked around it and got my exercise done. It helped that it was a nice day and I could walk to go get my son from school. He even had fun with it. He usually pouts when he has to walk home and wasn't expecting to. He would much rather ride his bike than walk. <BR> <BR> Hope you got your exercise in today. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:33:24 EST Off to a slow start today This morning was just rough. I didn't want to get up when the alarm went off. I wasn't moving very fast. Everyone got off to work and school on time so I wasn't doing too bad. <BR> <BR> This afternoon is looking better. I don't feel like I am dragging so much anymore. <BR> <BR> I'm just not a morning person. Unfortunately my life is. <em>20</em> You know it was easier to get to bed on time before we had computers. TV has never been that big of an attraction for me but computers ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:57:10 EST Yesterday was a good day Yesterday I did pretty good at getting in exercise. I walked on the treadmill before work and we went for a walk around the neighborhood after dinner. Must remember to take a hat. I'm moving fast enough this morning that I should be able to get a fair amount of walking in before work this morning. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 08:02:29 EST Monday and back at it Oh the alarm was not appreciated this morning. I did not miss it the past week and a half. So far everyone is moving fairly well. Oldest son on the bus before the designated pick up time. Husband left for work on time. Youngest son still sleeping but he doesn't have to be up for another 45 minutes. I have time to get a walk in on the treadmill before he gets up. Not bad for a Monday. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 08:13:58 EST Sunday Today, I am going to work on cleaning up the basement. We didn't get the vacuuming done yesterday after taking down the tree. I figured it could wait until we brought some wood in for the fireplace. <BR> <BR> I need to get some exercise in. Will try to get everyone out the door for a walk. It's tough to do when it's cold. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 09:14:25 EST Trees put away for another year We got the Christmas trees put away today. It's always a little sad putting them away. That means Christmas break is almost over : ( <BR> <BR> On the bright side, the entry way feels much larger with out all the decorations. My plants will be happy to move back into the window and get morning sunshine. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a terrific day. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 21:00:55 EST This weeks goal met I did meet my goal this week of getting my strength training in and getting in some walks with the family. All in all a pretty successful week from the exercise side. Not so much from the food but that will improve next week when things go back to normal with work and school. <BR> <BR> Have a fun and safe New Years Eve. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:15:49 EST This weeks goal met I did meet my goal this week of getting my strength training in and getting in some walks with the family. All in all a pretty successful week from the exercise side. Not so much from the food but that will improve next week when things go back to normal with work and school. <BR> <BR> Have a fun and safe New Years Eve. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:15:48 EST Thursday Today I need to get everyone moving and go for a walk. Today is supposed to be a nice day. Tomorrow - different story. Might as well make good use of the unseasonable warm day. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:25:25 EST Moving slow today So far a headache has kept me from doing much today. This is not in my plans at all. I suppose it's a good day to curl up with a book, but I really do want to get my exercise in. Hopefully it will subside before long and I can be more productive. <BR> <BR> Hope your day is a great one! Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:31:06 EST