Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book lists

I love book lists!  Lists of books you should have read.  Lists of book you should read.  Books I need to add to my own "need to read" list.

I saw this BBC book quiz that claims most people have only read 6 books on the list.  And members of Goodreads have read 23.

My score...


How many books have you read??


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Garmin GPS watches

I bought the Garmin Forerunner 110 in February 2011. 

It has been great, until recently.  It now has a hard time connecting to the satellites and just isn't acting like normal.  I have used it 778 times for a total of 2263miles in the past 3 years.

It might be time to get a new watch!  I use the garmin almost daily, so I need a reliable watch.

I am looking at the Forerunner 220.

Any recommendations??


Sunday, March 16, 2014

WWW - 2 weeks!

Mon, March 3rdBusy day at work – we moved to a new office building!  I wore my pedometer and took ~12000 steps!
Tues, March 4th1.35miles in 10:51with Molly (was running late and G had to leave early, so the run was short!), ~8400 steps during the day, 200 abs, and 25 push-ups.
Wed, March 5th2.0 mile run with Molly in the morning and then 200abs and 25 push-ups.  I am pretty sure my watch wasn’t working properly – the first mile was at 7:15 and the second was at 14:14.  Humm!
Might be time to start looking into a new Garmin…

Thurs, March 6thWednesday was our big move day, so I was tired Thursday morning.  Lazy/rest day!
Fri, March 7thJust flat out lazy!
Sat, March 8th4mile run with Molly and then a 2.41mile cool down walk with the family. 
Run – 10min warm-up (1mile @ 9:24, 0.07miles @ 8:54), 2min easy walk,
3x {5 min “fast”, 2min easy walk} (0.57miles @ 8:48, 0.57miles @8:50, 0.58 @ 8:40)
0.79 miles @ 9:13 Cool-down run.

Sun, March 9th2.2mile family walk and then lots of work during the day.
Mon, March 10th1.73 mile walk with P in the evening, 200 abs, and lots of arm exercises with my 5 and 10lb weights.
Tues, March 11th2.06 mile walk with P in the afternoon and 200 abs.
Wed, March 12thLong morning workout -
3x {25 push-ups (on my knees)
       30 crunches
       50sec wall sit
       10 dips
       45sec plank
       30 lunges on each leg
       15 squats}
Thurs, March 13thLazy and tired in the morning and it was really windy in the afternoon, so we didn’t walk.
Fri, March 14th 2.10 mile walk with P in the evening.
Sat, March 15th40min run (~4miles).  My garmin didn’t charge (even though is was on the charger over night), so I just wore my timex and did a timed run.  It felt good and the fast parts felt fast!
10min warm-up, 2min easy walk, 3x {5 min “fast”, 2min easy walk}, and 7min easy cool-down run.
I also started 30 day Ab and Squat Challenge.  Today was Day 1 – 10 sit ups, 15 bicycle crunches, and 30 squats.

Sun, March 16thDay 2 – 10 sit ups, 3x5 V-Up crunches, and 30 squats.  It was a rainy, lazy, chore filled day!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February mileage

This is what P thinks of my mileage for February -

He turned his back on it's lameness.  I am going to chalk it up to bad weather, cyclical illness passed between P and I, and so over the late sunrise and early sunset.

Running - 10.13miles

Walking - 18.21miles

Yearly totals - 
25.45miles running
36.18miles walking
March will be better!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


I have no motivation... Hopefully the upcoming time change will change that!

Mon, Feb 24th2mile walk with baby P after work and 200abs.
Tues, Feb 25th2mile morning run with Molly 2.01miles in 19:42 (Mile 1 @ 9:50, Mile 2 @ 9:44) and 200abs and 25 push-up.
Wed, Feb 26thLong morning workout and an additional 200 abs.
3x {25 push-ups (on my knees)
       30 crunches
       50sec wall sit
       10 dips
       45sec plank
       30 lunges on each leg
       15 squats}

Thurs, Feb 27thSuper busy day at work and an early morning taking P to physical therapy.  I only did arm weights with 5 and 10lb weights.
Fri, Feb 28thAnother super busy day at work, so I didn’t do anything.  We are moving our lab and office, so I was on my feet most of the day.
Sat, March 1st2.13mile walk with baby P.
Sun, March 2nd4mile run with Molly and then a 2mile cool down walk with baby P. 
Run – 10min warm-up (1mile @ 9:48), 2min easy walk,
3x {5 min “fast”, 2min easy walk} (0.55miles @ 8:59, 0.56miles @8:56, 0.57 @ 8:48)
0.86 miles @ 9:31 Cool-down run.
This was probably the best run I have had since before P was born.  I loved it!  Maybe I have found my groove:)