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.
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!