Five for Friday

01.) This week I decided I was a runner again and committed to the challenge of running (or more likely wogging=run-walk-slog) #56milesinjune (a hashtag and challenge on Instagram hosted by @HausofGirls).

I don't know what came over me.

Remember when I was going to run my age (44) during May?

Yeah, me neither.

(To clarify: I didn't run one stinking inch during May.)

So here's to June being 100% more runtastic.

02.) Annelise and I hit the streets two mornings this week for a total of FIVE miles. Whoop! Whoop!

(To clarify: 5/56milesinjune.)

She ran about half a mile or so with me and then either rode her scooter or her bike the rest of the way. Her bike was actually a life saver because she was able to carry our water in her basket. I normally put water in our mailbox but since we were venturing out across the way to the not-so-new-anymore neighborhood and would be away from our mailbox for a good long while, her bike basket came in handy.

Both mornings were brutally hot and humid, even around 9-10 AM was torture. We were highly thankful for the occasional breeze and cloud cover! 
03.) Truth: I've been really lax in my workouts and food choices these last, oh, several months really. I've gone from working out 5-6 days a week to, oh, 1-2 or none. Yeah. Most of the weight I lost last summer (10-13ish lbs.) has crept back on over the fall (Hey Disney cruise, I'm talking to you!) and early spring. Blerg.

So I'm re-recommitting to 5-6 workouts a week, either running, TurboFire or Insanity along with at least 3 strength workouts (ChaLEAN Extreme) a week.

This week's stats: 2 runs, 4 strength workouts and 3 TurboFire workouts. Whoop! Whoop!

I really do feel SO much better. I'm probably nicer too.

I'm also setting a goal of drinking a gallon of water (4 of my big pink bottles) a day (I met that goal today!) and practicing more moderation/cleaner eating.

I'll keep y'all posted.

04.) Annelise mastered her poolside Pringle snacking and flips off the diving board this week.
Dear Summer,
You are awesome.
(As long as I am at the pool with snacks, cool drinks and a good book.)

05.) We waited out a summer rainstorm with some FroYo last night.

As you do.
I got the Key Lime and it was a divine blend of tart and sweet.

(See, normally we'd get Marble Slab, so in a sense FroYo is a huge improvement.)

05a.) Do y'all use Google Reader to read blogs? If you're like me you're a bit crushed to hear that they are killing Google Reader as of July 1. If you're looking for a replacement you might try Feedly.com and/or Bloglovin' (even though they don't use a "g"). Both will slurp (read: transfer) your Google Reader subscriptions easily and they both have mobile apps. I haven't really used either yet, but have set up accounts with each so I'll be ready once Doomsday hits. Of course clicking directly over to blogs or subscribing to blogs through e-mail is another option.

Happy weekending, y'all!

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  1. I moped around for 2 days when I heard they were doing away with Google reader. I don't like these kinds of changes! But I switched to Feedly and it was a pretty easy transition and I really like it. The only thing I don't like is that it randomly (or not, it's probably based on something) picks 11 subscribed blogs that show up in your sidebar. But seeing your entire list of blogs is just one click away, so it's not that big of a deal.

    I'm trying so hard to get back to 5-6 workouts a week too. I love being friends on MFP, you're such an inspiration to me with your high calorie burn workouts. Go Holly!

  2. Thanks Anna!! I like seeing your updates on MFP too, it's encouraging. I never know if the calories burned count is accurate, but hopefully it's close. :) Keep up your great work!!


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