Running

Workouts

So my first workout was on June 1st. I work out on my lunch breaks at the gym at my work. They have this neat computer I can log into and it records the cardio part of my workout. It doesn’t always work correctly though.
I have been working out twice a week every week since June 1.

Here are the ones that the computer recorded:

Treadmill 6/3/10 10:59 0.71 miles
Treadmill 6/8/10 14:06 0.9 miles
Treadmill 6/10/10 20:57 1.3 miles
Treadmill 6/11/10 12:21 0.77 miles then Recumbent Bike 6/11/10 12:54 4.51 miles
Treadmill 6/17/10 7:39 0.47 miles then Recumbent Bike 6/17/10 15:19 5.57 miles
Treadmill 6/22/10 15:14 0.94 miles
Treadmill 6/28/10 20:00 1.2 miles
Treadmill 7/1/10 20:27 1.22 miles
Treadmill 7/6/10 20:42 1.23 miles
Treadmill 7/20/10 20:29 1.25 miles
Treadmill 7/27/10 20:00 1.23 miles
Treadmill 7/29/10 20:17 1.28 miles
Treadmill 8/5/10 20:17 1.24 miles
Treadmill 8/10/10 20:27 1.3 miles
Treadmill 8/12/10 22:06 1.43 miles

and today:

Treadmill 8/16/10 24:00 1.56 miles

So I am improving. I’m doing interval training in an attempt to be able to jog a 5K in October, and an 8K in February.

I’m not doing couch to 5K because the program seemed like way more of a commitment than I could handle and I kept coming up with excuses not to do it. I committed myself to twice a week, and I’ve managed to do that. I’d like to throw in some sort of workout on one day on the weekend as well.

I need to start working on my diet. I keep saying that, but I keep coming up with reasons not to bother. We’re done with birthdays until November. It’s not even a hard change. At this point, I’m eating low calorie breakfast. I have a cereal bar (90 calories) and a piece of fruit in the morning with iced tea. When I’m at work, I’m eating a frozen lunch, normally in the 300-400 calorie range. I’m eating about 250 calories in snacks at work. So when I get home, I’ve got 600 or so calories left in my day. But when I’m not at work, I’m just eating and snacking and not worrying about it.

I’m not working out to be thin, but I would like to be thin. The eating, that would be about being thin.
*sigh*

Books day 25: TBR pile

30 day Book Meme
Day 25 – Any five books from your “to be read” stack

My TBR stack is larger at the moment than I want it to be. With the two blogging jobs, working full time, and being a wife and mom, along with my workout goals, I’m just not finding the time to read. It makes me sad, because curling up with a book is one of my favorite things to do. My goal every year is to read 52 books. That’s one book a week, and it’s not usually too much of a challenge. This year I’m up to 35 books, which means I’m going to be close on my goal this year. It’s not a lack of good books, just a lack of time. That said, here are five books I can barely wait to find the time to read.

Alpha By Rachel Vincent comes out soon. It’s the final book in the Werecat series. I’m totally stoked to read the end of this. I think it’s wonderful that the series is going to have an ending. I don’t like it when they drag on forever, and this series has had me on the edge of my seat! I can’t wait to see what Faythe decides. If you haven’t read these books, I highly recommend them.

Mocking Jay By Suzanne Collins is due out in a few short weeks. I loved book one, and I just finished book two last week. Book three is due out next week, but only in hardback. I’ve got a Borders gift card, and I suspect this is how that card will be spent!

10 Things I Love About You By Julia Quinn I really enjoy Julia Quinn’s books. They are like candy to me. They are funny and entertaining, they always have a happy ending. I usually find myself giggling while I read them. This one has been out for a while, but I still haven’t picked it up yet!

Kitty Goes to War By Carrie Vaughn I have no idea why I haven’t read this yet. I’m going to order it when I order Mocking Jay. I love this series. It’s one of my favorites. I’ve really enjoyed watching Kitty come into her own, and this book should be amazing!

Packing for Mars By Mary Roach I’ve loved all of Mary Roach’s other work, in their quirky, non fiction, science. I think this one is sure to entertain!

Landon letter 4.0

Dear Landon,
Happy(late) birthday! I cannot believe you are four years old. You’ve been in school at your current school for a whole year as well. They recently promoted you to the pre-K class, the Giraffes. You have a new teacher. You were sad to leave the Jaguar’s classroom and your teachers, Ms. Kim and Ms. Erica behind. You are doing very well in school, but you seem to have trouble writing. You have not yet figured out how to hold the pencil in order to get good point control. You also managed to get a case of Pink Eye from school!
We’ve recently begun talking a little bit about religion. We’ve had two cats put down in the last year or so, and you’ve sort of been upset by this. Drusilla got put down last week. You don’t quite seem to understand that she’s not coming home. I asked you if you knew who Jesus was, and you looked at me and said with a straight face, “Jesus is a watermelon.” I’m really not sure what that means. You’ve also taken to saying, “Oh My God.” We aren’t sure where you picked that up from. I’m trying to train you to replace the god for goodness or gosh.
We took Emily and you to Sunsplash this past month, as an early birthday present for you, and a late one for her. The two of you had a blast. You really enjoyed swimming in the wave pool, and were rather incensed that they made you wear a life jacket! You did get your very first sunburn as a result of this day, but it was mild enough that you didn’t peel.
Your Grandma stole you away for a trip up to the cabin in Payson with your cousins. You had a blast playing with them and exploring the areas around the cabin. You were very good for Grandma!
For your birthday, you requested that we take you out to get a snow cone. You really enjoy snow cones, which is nice because I love them as well. We also took you slot car racing.
Your birthday party went swimmingly, of course. Dada made you a car cake, and Aunt Melanie came over and decorated it. All of the food was gluten and dairy free. We have a wonderful time with all your friends and family!
You are growing and becoming such an adorable boy. I can hardly believe you will be starting kindergarten next year!
Lots of love,
Mama