Monthly Archives: April 2012
I wrote a post on my running blog about our trip home from the beach. You can read it here:
It’s back to work tomorrow after a wonderful and relaxing week of spring break!!!!! Only 4 more weeks til summer vacation!!! 🙂
Boredomitis. Is that a word? If it’s not then I just made it up, and it FITS!! I.hate.treadmills. 🙂
Booooring!! I could only crank out 2 loooong miles on the treadmill at the condo before I had to get off due to being BORED OUT OF MY MIND!! I really appreciate the great outdoors that God made. And I will appreciate the outdoors EVERY TIME I’M ABLE TO RUN OUTDOORS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! 🙂
I started out at 4mph, then bumped it up to about 5.5. Then (just to go ahead and get it over with) I bumped it up to 6.5. Scary! This is what I kept envisioning!
I finally got off after 2 miles and got on the stationary bike and did 6.69 miles WHILE READING!! FUN!!! 🙂
Did a little bit of strength training:
Squats-2 sets of 15
Bicep curls-2 sets of 15
Tricep thingies-2 sets of 15
Had a healthy day of eating while at the beach.
Breakfast-Oatmeal and yogurt
Supper-Grilled shrimp, salad, and cheese grits (well, “almost” a healthy day of eating) 🙂
It was another super relaxing day at the beach! Night!
1st day of vacation! Ahhhh….it feels so good! We are at Panama City Beach, Florida. And it is cold! 71 degrees this afternoon. 61 degrees at supper. So what I’m saying is this-I did NOT wear the cute little dress I bought when we went out to eat. The blue jeans were calling my name. And before you think that I was warm enough to eat supper with just my t-shirt on-think again. I took off my jacket JUST for the picture. 🙂
This is a 3 generation picture. Me on the left. My daughter (who is on a TIGHT leash right now!). My 65 year old mom. She doesn’t look 65 does she? She has lost 25 pounds recently and “says” she is going to start the Couch25k program so she can run with me! 🙂 My daughter said she’s going to start it, too! I sure hope so. I LOVE running partners!
Today is our 1st day at the beach. Got here a little after 4pm. Guess what the 1st thing was that I did????? You guessed it-I ran! 2.1 miles in 23 minutes. At St. Andrews State Park. While my mom and daughter sat in the car and read. 🙂 It felt sooooo good to run again!
And, shhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but on the way down here I told my daughter that I knew I was forgetting something REALLY important, but couldn’t remember what. Well, I guess my brain went on vacation a day early because I FORGOT MY RUNNING SHOES!! OMG!! My sweet daughter (who is on a TIGHT leash right now) was kind enough to let me borrow her running shoes. You know-the ones I bought her! 🙂 But if we are all going to run (walk) tomorrow, I’m not sure how we are going to fit 6 feet into 4 shoes!! 🙂
Might have to go shopping!
Here is a quick rundown of what we ate at supper at Sharkys tonight (and evidence that I need to run more than 2 miles each day we are down here!):
Baked oysters, Salad, Roll, Cod, Vegetables, Fried Dill Pickles-That’s what I had!
Taylor told me she had something to tell me right when the waitress brought her entree. These were her famous last words-“I’m full.” You will be proud of me. I did NOT hit her. I merely told her that she would be enjoying her shrimp for lunch tomorrow. 🙂
We went to Walmart after supper to buy groceries for breakfast/lunch. Oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, cereal, turkey wrap ingredients. Healthy and yummy.
Now we are all 3 sitting in the living room of the condo WITH OUR EYES WIDE OPEN!! None of us are sleepy. At 11:35 pm! Guess we will be sleeping late tomorrow. 🙂
Still practicing for the ARMT. Still being bored. Still longing for the state test to
disappear forever in a black hole out in space get here and get gone. 🙂
But at least we had some fun today. The juniors and seniors played in a Powder Puff game today. My daughter was one of them. Her team lost. 🙂
This was our one cheerleader, Bailey, who was cheering for the juniors. Boo! 🙂 He did 2 toe touch jumps-can’t wait to see him walk tomorrow. 🙂 That’s my #5 throwing that lethal block. 🙂 AND here are some of our “tough” 6th graders getting out of the sun so they won’t bake. 🙂