Sunday, May 16, 2010

Things that Made me Happy this weekend:

1. Reading the Sunday paper on my back porch.
2. Celebrating birthdays.
3. Gardening with Mack and Jack.
4. Finding a great new children's book.
5. Talking to my sister.
6. An outside bike ride.
7. Hearing Mack say, "Mommy, will you go for a bike ride with me?"
8. Hearing Jack say, "Mommy, will you go for a run with me?"
9. Hearing Shayna say, "I'm coming home this weekend."
10. Watching my Dad play with his grandchildren.
11. Hearing Kevin play his sax.
12. A walk with my Mom.
13. A trip to the flower market- with my closest friend.

I have to admit, it's been a pretty awesome weekend. How about you?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Did It!

I went to the Y tonight with the intention of swimming and doing 20 minutes on the elliptical. But, when I got there, they were having a synchronized swim practice. Ughh! that is the most annoying thing to have to deal with. So, I opted out of the swim.

Went straight upstairs to the elliptical and did that for 15 minutes. I stopped to take a minute and assess how my foot was feeling. It felt great.

At that point, my determination kicked in, and I moved to a treadmill.

You guessed it...I ran!

Okay, it was a 5 minute warm up walk. 4 minute run. 3 min walk. 3 minute run. 3 min walk 2 min run. Then a 2 minute cool down.
22 minutes all together. 9 minutes of running. Which is just under a mile at the pace I was going!

This morning, I feel great!