Day 179-Food Prep
I've only got a few quick minutes to spark today, so I'm blogging before I exercise. I plan to do 10 minutes on the elliptical. That's all I have time for.
Lots of food prep today, but the kids are helping me. I have to make my meals for... Read more
Day 178-Shopping success!
I got my workout in during the 5 pm hour, but I got it done. I did 10 min on the elliptical, then weights and crunches.
I spent the earlier part of the day shopping with my oldest daughter. She decided she needs some real bras, not just s... Read more
Day 177-Jogging, and a giant sprinkler!
Half of my kids didn't realize that I have to work later this afternoon, so they were all puzzled at my hurrying to get them down to the track. They wanted to have a watergun fight, it being the first day of summer break. They all agreed to go... Read more
Day 176-The kids are home for the summer
Busy, busy last day of school, at least for me. I headed down to the elementary school first for awards ceremonies. I came home for a little bit, squeezed in my exercise, then off to the middle school awards. Now I'm home again for a bit unti... Read more
I decided to swim today since my calves are a little tight. I went for thirty minutes, including 1000 total back strokes.
Family TV time right now, so I'm going to go.
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Day 174-another Mother's Day
We went to early mass today and were able to go to a nice brunch afterward at Crave in Omaha. It's a little pricey, but kids eat free for every adult. Today, they charged Mikey and Pat as kids, so we got two free kid meals, and our teenagers w... Read more
Day 173-Soccer games and three mile jog
Today was the last day of soccer in our small town. All our games were home games, and both sets of grandparents made it out. Stevie's game was first. He scored two goals and possibly a third. We couldn't tell if it was an assist or a goal f... Read more
Day 172-more weights
I basically repeated yesterday's workout with a few changes: 15 min elliptical, a different weight set (biceps, chest, delts, quads), various crunches, and then stretching. I think the elliptical is giving my calf some needed rest too. I hope... Read more
I had to take Patrick to the doctor today. He woke up with a swollen eye. It wasn't goopy, so I figured it wasn't pink eye. The school thinks any eye problem is pink eye, so I just kept him home and planned to take him in. It's a good thing ... Read more
Days 169 & 170-Still going!
I wasn't able to get my workout in earlier in the day yesterday. I volunteered at the school, then went grocery shopping. After that I was in the kitchen most of the evening, except for walking down to the school after school and a trip to the... Read more
Day 168-Good 3 mile jog
It's a little warm out there today, temps in the 80's. Fortunately, the humidity isn't bad, so I went for a jog. I was able to do 3 miles today in 41 minutes. My miles were: 13:10, 14:15, 13:55. These are pretty normal times for me.
My... Read more
I did another quick 10 minutes on the elliptical today. Busy day today, so I'd better go.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!... Read more
10 min on the elliptical today. Other news: I avoided all kinds of cookies and treats at work last night. It was tough since I was really craving those things. That was probably because I forgot to take my morning doses of thyroid/hydrocort... Read more
Oops! I didn't mean to mislead everyone yesterday. I'm not training for a half marathon. I haven't even run an official 5k race yet. Family commitments always come first. I'd love to train for a 10k. With my longer jogs this year, I think ... Read more
Day 164-13 miles jogged this week, half marathon in four days
I realized as I was jogging my planned three miles today, that if I extended by just a half mile, my total would be 13 miles in four days. So today, I totaled 3.5 miles in 49 minutes. I did this in intervals, one mile, one mile, 1.5 miles. In... Read more