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Day 2, week 3

Typing this on the good old iPad so this will probably be short and sweet.

Today was a busy day. We were having friends over for lunch after church so actually I should start with yesterday.

I joined a food co-op and had picked up my first order of chicken. Click here to read more about it. 40 pounds of meat that needed to be repackaged, marinated, grilled, chopped. So the kitchen was a disaster…well, really the whole house was. So after dinner and kids to bed, I started cleaning. I had already put in 5 hours at work, 2 at the ball field, 3 cooking….so 3 hours of cleaning later I was glad to be done….yes, it was that messy. And I needed to disinfect everything after so much raw chicken.

So I actually set the table for lunch last night so it was one last thing to do. Breakfast, church, lunch with friends with a great meal served by my dear coin nerd. Idea courtesy of my favorite Fireman. Now known as “Fiesta chicken” according to their menu.

Clean up from lunch, help the Coin Nerd pack (yes, leaving me again), play with kids, serve supper, read books, bedtime….ahhh.

Wait. You mean I actually still have to work out?! The “beginner work out” that linked to in a previous post had jogging in place for 15 minutes. Seemed like only something a Garden Gnome would do, so I tread milled it instead. I was supposed to be doing Day 2, same routine as Day 1, but I set the mph lower and just jogged to 15 mins. It felt awesome! Except for the two fire ant bites that I got at Saturday’s ball game (plug your ears, Limey, nah nah nah nah) that are right under my bra line….arg!!!!!!! And the fact that I was N&S at 9 o’clock at night. Yuck.

What? I said this was going to be short and sweet? Well, I guess I’m the only short and sweet thing around here (collective “awwwww“).

Happy running!!


Week 3, Day 1

I’m up to Week 3, Day 1.  I think it was 2 rotations of 1.5 min run, 1.5 min rest (walk), 3 min run, 3 min rest.

As you know, I usually watch a show while I run, and usually power walk after the prescribed work-out until the end of the show (~45 mins).  Well, I was squeezing a work out in today and I was pleasantly surprised how fast that makes it. 

25 mins.  Flat.  Surely I have 25 mins in my day that I can devote to exercise.  How much time in a day do I waste with email, texts, phone calls….and since the treadmill is right in my bedroom I might as well just admit to the fact that I’m simply lazy.  I don’t need to factor in a drive to a gym and changing clothes is negigible.  (no, S.I.S….not a negligee…)

But the longer workouts do make my DailyMile milage look a lot better.  🙂  And I did miss the distraction of McSteamy, or the schemes on Revenge, or the mysteries…..but I was trying to work with the Peanut on homeschool lessons at the same time…yes, I know, I should have been giving her my full attention, but between getting breakfasts and lunches ready, getting LittleMan ready for Harvest Festival (not a puppy this year, a Labrador (huge difference in his mind)), keeping BabyBoy happy, working from 1-6pm, CE from 6:30-10pm…what’s a girl to do?

….get up earlier?!  You must be crazy!  🙂

Week 2, Day 1

Well, it’s late so this will be short.

This was the first time on the treadmill with all three kids awake. It went pretty well. I put up the baby gate to keep out Baby Boy, who by the way doesn’t look so much like a baby after I cut off all his floppy curls :-(. There were a few little scuffles that needed resolving but for the most part it went fine.

The fort built out of folding chairs and an old dust ruffle certainly helped. And now there are two kids sleeping happily in it. :-). Yes, on a school night, we’re crazy like that when Daddy’s out of town!

Day 3 of C2-5K

Yesterday I wasn’t able to work out during the day.  I was working about an hour away from home, so I left the house about 7 and didn’t get home until 6:30.  Followed by dinner, a quick drive to the sitter’s to retrieve a forgotten blankie, kids into bed…well, it meant I didn’t hop onto the treadmill until 8:15pm. 

Can I just say I hate working out at night?  (I know, I know, the Garden Gnome will say you shouldn’t hate anything…) But I really do.  You get all sweaty, all worked up.   But I really needed to stay on course with C2-5K, so off I went.   Private Practice was the show of record. 

I don’t really remember what my whole milage was (you can check the DailyMile link).   I was scheduled for run 60 seconds, walk 60 seconds for 8 rounds with warm up ahead of time.  Of course, I always have to walk extra at the end to finish out the show.  🙂

Today I had to squeeze in a quickie (aaaaahhh, get your mind out the gutter….)  Hannah was working on some math programs on the computer and again, smart phone to the rescue.  I found Cindy’s Ab workout on YouTube and another 10 minute glutes focused workout by her.  I’m looking forward to some happy aching tomorrow!

Day 3

Well, yesterday I spent an enjoyable 28 minutes with Aunt Bonnie.  “Control the weights, don’t let the weights control you.  Don’t fling it!”  And as S.I.S. pointed out, it makes a lot of sense without the “s” too.  

I really need to pick up some new weights though, I’m making enchilada’s tonight, so my cans will be empty.  🙂  And GG will be happy to know that I held a downwards plank for 33 seconds, the Coin Nerd wasn’t around to check my form, so that’s up in the air.

However, my early morning (1:30 am) jolt out of bed, reminded me that I haven’t been doing many ab workouts.

Today brought Week 1, Day 2 of C2-5K.   The show for the day was a new one, “Revenge” on ABC.

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Seems interesting, it certainly made the time fly by.

S.I.S. and I have settled on the Arlington Turkey Trot,

so all we need to do now is register!

Week 2 – Day 1

I think it was good for me to get on the treadmill and pound out some emotions.

5 min warm up @ 3.0  Added a 1% incline, supposedly this helps mimic running outside better.

Then 20 mins of intervals: 90 sec @ 6 mph, 2 min @ 3 mph.

30 sec @ 7 mph.  I just felt like I was going to fall off the back of the treadmill

Cool down @ 3 mph.

Totals:  35:17   2.252 miles   ~ 290 calories  (so disappointing considering there is fresh banana bread in the kitchen……)

Week 1, Day 3

Well, I got off on my intervals somewhere along the line, so I’m not sure if I did enough.  But it felt great!

5 min warm up, intervals, cool down.


2.256 miles, 37 mins