Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I told Steve that there was no way that I was going back out there and that he was going to have to get the rest of the clothes. Of course, he thought I was over-reacting, but out he went. And sure enough, there was the bat, flying around like crazy above our house. As long as he stays OUT of my clothespin bag and AWAY from my hand, he can fly all he wants!! YUCK!!
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
"I see a digger/dump truck/tractor!"
"I see police car/firetruck!"
"Find MORE digger/dump truck/tractor/police car/firetruck Mommy! FIND MORE!"
Ok, ok Stephen. I'll be sure to drive right over to that construction site where there is a police officer directing traffic and a train going by all at once. That's nurture, right? :)
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nesting bowls with lids...now this is something I would love to have! And with such a trusted, well-known brand as Corelle, well you can't go wrong!
Well, enough of what I want, let's get to the point of this post...it's giveaway time!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I set off for the Y this morning since we had another rainy day here in Mass. I honestly don't know the last time that I ran on a treadmill - sometime in the early spring I think. And 4 on the 'mill is a LOT for me. But I was feeling really good this morning and knew it was either the treadmill or outside in the rain, pushing the jogger (which I don't think is very fair to the little guy!)
I left Stephen at Child Watch, screaming of course, dropped my stuff in the locker room, and then headed downstairs. I think part of the motivation that got me through was knowing that he was upstairs, and the longer that I went without one of the workers coming down to get me, the greater my chances were that he was fine upstairs and I would be able to finish my run without having to rescue him!
I forgot my headphones and Ipod, so I just tuned to Sports Center with closed caption and away I went. Nothing too exciting. Finished the 4 miles in 42:17 - not too bad! I bet I could have gone faster if I was outside though!
And since I was inside at the Y, I didn't have my camera or phone on me, so once we got back to the car, I snapped this quick pic on my phone. Glad that the sunlight makes me look like I have no neck :)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
2 - I ran 3 miles each of the past 2 days....that's the amount that I had run in the previous 2 weeks! I brought all my running stuff w/me on vacation, but it just didn't happen. Oh well, it felt great to be back out there again! And so nice now that the humidity has finally broke....6:30 am runs at 67 degrees are great!
3 - The little guys is now on night 3 in his big boy bed! The first night was perfect, last night less than perfect, and tonight so far - not so bad. My little baby is no longer little :(
Hope to get up some pics of the vaca soon, but right now I'm in the middle of three 10-hour days at work to make up some hours from last week (working part time is great, but = no paid vacation time!). Also hope to get some new scrapbooks up next week! Stay tuned....
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
We're off to the beach today to enjoy this awesome weather!
Don't forget, if you are a follower of GIRLS JUST WANNA GO RUN, you can get 30% off of one item at my Etsy shop, now through August 18th. Just mention that you are one of her followers upon checkout. Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
After being laid up for 2 days with the stomach bug and not eating much besides popcicles and toast, I took yesterday to try to get my eating back in check. I probably only took in around 1200 calories, as my stomach still didn't really feel 100% until the end of the day. This morning I woke up and was actually hungry so I thought I must be better.
I was planning on running 3 miles this morning. Usually I don't eat before just a 3-miler first thing in the morning. Today I had a quick instant breakfast shake, and an hour later I headed out. WOW. My legs felt like lead. So heavy and I didn't even think I was moving forward. My breathing felt fine, and by about 3/4 of a mile, my legs loosened up and I was feeling "normal." I made it a point not to look at my watch during the run - I knew it wouldn't be a great time, but was just glad to be back out.
When I finished my 3 mile loop, I hit "stop" on the watch and looked down. 32:31 WOW. I have been averaging right around 10 minute miles lately, so I was shocked to see this time. Guess those 2 days of toast and popcicles really did a number on my body!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I've been kind of a slacker lately in regards to blogging, scrapbooking, and yes, running. I had high hopes to get in some good miles this past weekend, especially with the nice break we had in the humidity, but my plans were scrapped! The little guy picked up a stomach bug at day care - he was up all Thursday night, and by 3 am Friday night/Saturday am, both hubby and I got it. So today I am finally feeling almost 100%. My stomach was still a little off this morning, so I decided not to push it. And when I got home at 8:45 tonight after a 10 hour day, there was no way I was lacing up.
So tomorrow it is! I got this post in tonight, I'm gonna run in the morning, and I have 2 scrapbook plans for nap time tomorrow afternoon. I need to get back on track!!
Goal for the week: 3 to 4 runs, at least 10 miles total. One day of Pilates (yeah, haven't done that in a while too!)
Have a great week!