Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, Dec 12th – Morning walking with Molly and G. 1.67miles in 33:41, followed by my back exercises and some abs.
Tuesday, Dec 13th – Morning walking with Molly and G. 1.75miles in 35:01, followed by my back exercises and some abs. This wasn’t our best walk….about half way in, Molly got excited by another dog on a walk. G was having a hard time controlling her, I got in front of the leash, and then crash-go-boom! Molly ran into the back of my legs, tripping me, and my knees took the brunt of the fall. It was awful. Even a week later, my knee still looks just as bad. It was definitely a comedy of errors and we all are at fault. So much for running this week :(
Wednesday, Dec 14th – Even though my knees hurt, I still took Molly out for a morning walk. 2.01miles in 38:24, followed by the back exercises and abs.
Thursday, Dec 15th – More morning walking with Molly. 2.01miles in 39:51 and then the back exercises and abs.
Friday, Dec 16th – Off day! My friend was in town for her Residency interviews and she had to be at the hospital early. Molly and I would have had to walk ~5am. Not going to happen.
Saturday, Dec 17th – Today was the H side of the family’s Christmas celebration. I was up early for a tasty breakfast and the original Flying location (In my life, there are two lovely Flying restaurants – biscuit and star. I get names confused depending on where I am!) and then off to the airport to drop my friend. We got to the in-laws house ~10am and were there ~7pm. It was a long day with presents, food, children, and naps. No workout today.
Sunday, Dec 18th – My back and knees are feeling better, so I decided to do the 3.1mile loop around my house! My legs felt good, but I did feel out of breath.
Mile 1 – 8:33
Mile 2 – 8:34
Mile 3 – 8:26
0.1miles in 0:50.3
I am excited to start picking up my exercise routines.
Thanks for reading!
Friday, December 16, 2011
I saw this quote on the bottom of someone's email and it spoke to me.
I love making new friends and bonding over running, reading, eating, photography, and so much more.
Thank-you ALL for being my friend!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This year, I found these plain white ornaments that I thought would be fun to paint ourselves. We used some cool glitter paint we got at a teacher's art store.
For what ever reason, the paint didn't stick, so we had to use MANY coats of paint and then sealed it with clear spray paint. Originally, I was going to leave it for an art project for the kids. Your welcome, Laura and Melissa!
I am pretty happy with them!
What Christmas gifting traditions do you have?
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
My mom helped me with our tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving and I put up the rest of decorations on Sunday.
At our rehearsal dinner last year, we got a ton of ornaments! My MIL told all the guests to bring us an ornament. Love it! These are some of my favorites.
Initials are all over the tree!
I like saving some of the Christmas cards from years past.
As you can tell, if the card is 3D, has cats on it, or is a fun size, it is a keeper! I do have old photo cards, but I am not quite sure where to display them.
I was checking out Pinterest to come up with ideas to display current cards and came up with this!
Ribbons on the kitchen cabinets and clothes pins holding the cards. I loved the idea and think it came out great!
What crafty things have you been up to this holiday season?!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
On the positive side, I did walk every day, with a weekly total of 14.27miles!
Monday, Dec 5th - Walked 1.76 miles in 35:13 with Molly and G in the morning.
Tuesday, Dec 6th - Walked 1.75 miles in 33:20 with Molly and G in the morning.
Wednesday, Dec 7th - Walked 2.01 miles in 40:45 with Molly after work and then did my back exercises and 150 sit-ups.
Thursday, Dec 8th - Walked 2.01 miles in 38:28 with Molly in the morning, followed by my back exercises and 150 sit-ups. I did wear my new Merrell bare foot shoes. I bought them for my birthday, but they have been sitting in my closet for a few weeks. I didn't think it was a great idea to wear new shoes with my bad back. I bought them to help build up muscles in my feet, prevent bruising the balls of my feet, and for general use. I don't plan on doing any running in them. I love my Brooks too much! So far, so good!
Friday, Dec 9th - Walked 2.0 miles in 37:29 with Molly in the morning in the bare foot Merrells, followed by the back exercises and 150 sit-ups.
Saturday, Dec 10th - More walking in the Merrells (wore them all day while running errands)!! 3.01 miles in 56:08 with Molly in the AM and back exercises and 150 sit-ups.
Sunday, Dec 11th - Walked 1.75 miles in 32:30 with Molly and G in the afternoon (in the Merrells). I have plans to do the back exercises and sit-ups later tonight:)
Pretty exciting week! I do have to take the small victories while my back heals.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
So instead you can enjoy some lovely pictures of a stained glass star my aunt made for our guest room!
I think the star is amazing and colors look great. Feel free to off-load any other stained glass stars to me!
Year to-date = 885.05miles!
November was a very low month. 1 week off recovering from the marathon. 1 week doing easy runs getting back into it. 1 week "back into it." And then the end of the month suffering with back pain. Hopefully, December won't be as low!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Wednesday, Nov 23rd - I went to the malls with my parents and did plenty of walking! I did end up taking a nice long nap later in the day - muscles relaxers are nice!
Thursday, Nov 24th - I had signed up to run a 10k Turkey Trot and then do a 5k walk with my mom. I just did the 5k walk. Of course I had my watch going!
Mile 1 - 20:13
Mile 2 - 18:57
Mile 3 - 18:35
3.1 miles in 59.15!
Friday, Nov 25th - We get to an art museum with my parents and did some Black Friday shopping in the afternoon. No additional walking needed!
Saturday, Nov 26th - My mom and I did the neighborhood loop walk -> 1.66miles in 33:38. We left Molly at home, since she pulls a lot on the walk.
Sunday, Nov 27th - G and I took Molly for a walk -> 1.74 in 36:42. Note - I don't usually stop my watch when picking up her poop or if she pauses because of other dogs or random smells!
Monday, Nov 28th - 1st day back at work after taking a week off with all the awful back pain. I didn't want to push myself too hard and add a walk into my long day. Making it the whole day was an accomplishment in itself!
Tuesday, Nov 29th - Afternoon walk with Molly -> 1.64miles in 34:17.
Wednesday, Nov 30th - Morning walk with Molly -> 1.73miles in 33:01.
Thursday, Dec 1st - Morning walk with Molly -> 1.73miles in 34:03.
Friday, Dec 2nd - Morning walk with Molly ->1.71miles in 33:50.
Saturday, Dec 3rd - Morning long walk with Molly -> 3.1miles in 58:11.
Sunday, Dec 4th - Afternoon walk with Molly -> 2.32miles in 43:20.
Monday is going to be more of the same and Tuesday, I am going to add in some running!!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I've heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led To those who help us most to grow
If we let them And we help them in return Well, I don't know if I believe that's true But I know I'm who I am today Because I knew you...
I love you!