Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This is another teen series from James Patterson. I grew very fond of the Maximum Ride series, so I was hoping I would like this one as well, but I didn't. The plus was it was entertaining, easy read for me today since I'm sick.
I'm honored and humbled!!
The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her/his blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.
Here are the terrific blogging friends I give this award to
Tammy -- A great person who shares a lot of my passions - we have so much in common!!
Velda -- An amazing lady who does so much for everyone!!
Vicki -- Another amazing lady who has the biggest family and the biggest heart!!
I don't really read that many blogs so I don't have 7 and I don't expect for others to follow along and post their own, just consider your blog loved!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I was supposed to do 11.5 miles and I was looking forward to it all week - on Friday I start not feeling well, headachy, sinus pressure etc... Thanks for sharing your cold with me son! So Saturday I go - fully intending on turning back early if I start feeling bad. I stop at the drug store on the way there and grab some sinus meds that make me feel pretty good and I start the run. My group stops at the bathroom and with my problem with my hip, I don't want to take the chance of stopping so I press on in between two other pace groups. I do fairly well and after I pass the 5 mile mark out I get very interested in the surroundings since I had never been that far out before. I missed the turnaround point and realized it once I hit the 6 mile out mark. OK so no big deal - 12 miles instead of 11.5 I can do this right?? Well since the other groups had turned where they were supposed to I was behind everyone and then the medicine wore off. Not gradually, just gone all at once, I felt horrible and my hose started running and the headache came back. I also started having trouble with my hip - it was the darndest thing - It hurt like crazy if I did my walk interval, but my run interval felt fine. So I just ran a little more, but slower and tried not to walk.
I made it back, but was one of the last three back and I iced my hip before I left there and got the sports therapist card - he says he can fix me up!! I took a cold bath once I got back home and I feel pretty good today. I know part of my trouble is my hip and the majority of my trouble was the cold/sinus things and I should have either stayed with a group (any group would have been good) or turned back early. But of course the bottom line is - I ran 12 miles!!! A new mileston distance for me!!
I had never read a Dean Kootz book before and even my husband looked at me funny when he saw me reading this, but I thought it was good. Very unpredictable - some things come out at you from left field, but all in all a good book!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The scale showed a gain of 2.7 pounds this week. At first I was very mad, because I did have a rough time over the weekend since all our meals were provided and I didn't have control over what I was served, but as this week has gone by I have realized that a lot of that was water - according to my scale at home that weight is now gone and then some - but I do have another tricky weekend coming up. I'm attending a red hat convention with my mom and I won't have control over what I eat there either. I'm going to bring stuff with me, so I have healthy snacks and I'm still leaving the convention to do my run, so I hope the damage done won't be too bad.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Logan doesn't like bugs and especially spiders so he wouldn't go in the bathroom - I think he only went twice the whole time we were there and once because we carried him into the bathroom in the lodge and told him he had to go. He also didn't eat very much on Saturday, but he made up for it on Sunday! He liked hanging out in the tent and he liked making smores and collecting fire wood (I guess I shouldn't tell him how many bugs were on the wood, but by then it was dark!). The pack had also gotten a big inflatable water slide and the boys played on that for almost 4 hours on Saturday.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This is a teen book and I had read the first one in the series, so I thought I would read this one as well. Being teen, is was a quick read and pretty predictable in most parts, but then at the end there was a surprise for me! I checked out the third one today, but I have several other things to read first.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I also tried out a new pair of shorts that worked so great, they didn't ride up at all, they are a little longer so they cover up my upper thighs and they have built in tights that are sewn in so they prevented the usual chafing. I did have some chafing in two other places - I wear a heart rate monitor and the sensor chafed pretty bad (and half way through the run I realized I didn't even turn it on!!) and my new armband for my Ipod chafed under my arm. Two more places to put the body glide next week! Live and learn!!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I really liked this book, I have never read Mary Higgins Clark before and I wasn't diispointed! It kept me guessing right to the last minute!!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I did very well nutrition wise and didn't really have the ups and downs that I had in the past. I think I got a great thing going and I'm not going to mess with it. My nutrition and fuel consists of Power bar electrolytes in my water, Sport beans - 1-2 every walk interval, and a vanilla bean Gu taken every 30 minutes. Oh and before the run? Either an english muffin with "better then peanut butter" on it - or my hubbys wonderful banana bread with the peanut butter on it.