Saturday, February 26, 2011
I don't know if the popped eyes worked, but the counting apparently did. I ran for over 40 minutes without debilitating side pain, and that was awesome. I did about 7 1/2 miles this week. I am a little bit pleased with myself.
I think I could have gone farther, but I took a day this week to focus on speed rather than distance. For me that meant 10 minute miles (my regular pace is about 12), and I did 2 miles at that breakneck speed. It was hard and discouraging and made my throat ragged for the rest of the day, so I don't think I'll do it again for a while. Although, it did give my cheeks a rather pretty flush...
Bonus: I did 20 sit ups. No change whatsoever. I am disappointed in the lack of instantaneous results.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Moments after we arrived home, she tripped and fell hard into a cabinet corner, producing a rather astonishing blue bump right next to the first. She is such a graceless little thing. Soon I will have to forgo all of her cute nicknames and will just have to start calling her Lumpy.
Monday, February 21, 2011
My terrible, horrible, no good, very bad side ache didn't kick in till almost twenty minutes of running. And I have also decided that perhaps "running" is perhaps too generous a term for what it is that I do. Until I get under ten-minute miles, I suppose I'm more of a jogger. Jog-a-log on the blog-a-log!
You know what are good at running? ANTS. Specifically the ants in our kitchen. I suppose they are nature's way of telling us that we have too many delicious things in this house. Or nature's way of telling us that we have too many ants in this house. But that seems fairly obvious.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
I love making Valentine's cards.
I like making and eating cookies (which I can't really do this year because we're away from home and this temporary kitchen is ill-equipped), and I love having waffles with strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
My legs don't hurt and my clothes and shoes are comfortable, but my breathing could use a lot of work. After about ten minutes I get a huge side ache that feels like my rib has broken and is stabbing me in the kidney. Um, boo. Maybe I need to do more sit ups so that my organs stay in place and don't jostle around while I'm running. Or maybe I need an oxygen tank. Anybody else have this problem or know how to fix it?
Izzy made a jelly bean-sized poop earlier but I now believe that she has finished her masterpiece, so I have to go take care of business. Ciao.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Izzy and I go on walks just about every day. There are horses down the street that she is slightly afraid of, but she has learned how to run (goofily) so she can get away from them fast-ish if she wants to. Also we met some neighbor kids with really cool bikes. Izzy is jealous, but fortunately she has a tiny memory and forgets about them once we get back inside.
I am reading the "Anne of Green Gables" series for the first time and it is hilarious! I haven't seen the movies either, so apparently I have been deprived all my life. All of it. Little girl Mary has missed so much. Don't tell me how anything ends, you rascally readers.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Guys, I got a new phone and it's pretty awesome. Maybe it is even awesome.com. In fact, I am blogging from it AT THIS VERY MOMENT!! Of course, when I win that Wired sweepstakes and get my sweet new iPad, most of its features will be rendered redundant. But if (heaven forbid) I DON'T win, I guess I will be glad to have it still. Wish me happy!