Sunday, May 9, 2010

Great Mother's Day

Today was absolutely gorgeous all around. I woke up. Ate a quick bit and some coffee and headed out with Casey for a leisurely 4 miler. After than cooked up some cinnamon rolls. Then it was on to decide what we were going to do for mother's day. Maddie decided she wanted to ride in the bike trailer and do some bike riding. So we did what Maddie's little heart desired. I packed a picnic lunch and Kirk loaded up the gear and we were off. We did a nice 5 miler on the Sante Fe trail from Palmer Lake Recreation Area and then got back for Maddie to get in some swing set time. After that, it was picnic time. Once we let our food digest, Maddie got to play some more and then he headed back towards home. We hit up Home Depot and then the grocery store to decide what we were going to make for dinner. After seeing the prices of meat, we settled on hamburger and hotdogs on the grill with a grilled sweet potato. totally yummy. It was such a nice and leisure day. Back to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trying to get back on track

I had my eye on a half marathon mid May and getting sick has set me back, among other things. Mainly life gets in the way of training. So now that I'm finally over the crud that knocked me back over 2 weeks, I'm trying to get back on track to see if the half marathon is doable. I've got about 7 weeks so if my body holds up, it will be a iffy. So we'll see.

Tonight's run was an easy 2 miles to limber the joints and legs back up. I'm going to try and take it easy to ramp my mileage up to see where I can get myself up to by May.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finally on the mend...

It's been 2 weeks since I first came down with this nasty bug. I'm still hacking and coughing, but mainly in the morning. So today I decided I would try and do a little run. Because I didn't want to get stuck on the side of the road if I began to lose a lung or something, I did a quick run on the treadmill. I was able to get a little over 2 miles in. Woo Hoo. It felt so good so run. I forgot how much I love it and NEED it. I did start hacking after about .5 miles, but it quickly subsided and I was able to get into a rhythm although I could really feel the yuckiness that is in my chest.

Today was a beautiful day in Colorado. After getting about 6-8 inches of snow on Friday and it being cold yesterday. Today was pure joy. High of about 64 and little to no wind. We grabbed some turkey wraps at Costco and a bag of chips and decided a picnic at Garden of the Gods was the answer. It was just beautiful. Afterward we hit Starbucks and got a little treat (for Maddie) and some coffee for us. I could totally get used to days like this.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fighting the crud...

Maddie started with a fever a couple of weeks ago. Hovering around 102. Then she started getting congested and the start of the week resulted in pink eye. Her school called me around 3:30pm yesterday to let me know she was complaining her ear hurt. So hubby took her to the doctor and low and behold she has an ear infection on top of it all.

Combine that with the fact that I'm following in her footsteps and you've got one miserable household. I haven't gotten any workouts in since last Sunday and I feel like a mack-truck has run me over.

I hate hate hate getting sick. So I've got crud in my chest and sinuses and the ever dreaded pink eye. I hope it doesn't get stuck in my ear like poor Maddie.

Is there even an end in sight? Ugggg

Sunday, March 7, 2010

When you don't expect it...

I was actually pretty piss poor this weekend and really had no intention on doing anything spectacular workout wise. So yesterday I did nothing and today thought I'd thought I'd try and get a run in, maybe 3-4 miles, but wasn't really committing to it mentally. So after a great day and Maddie in a great mood, I decided I would jump on the treadmill for a short run. It felt good and seemed effortless. So I cranked up the speed a bit and ended up getting in 5 miles. I haven't run that far on a treadmill in quite some time. But I feel so much more energized and refreshed.

Shortly before I got done with the run, Maddie had made her way downstairs so I told her I was almost done and asked her if she wanted to do some weights with me. So I gave her a couple of 2lb. weights and she and I did some bicep curls and tricep exercises. Seeing a 4 year old do weight exercises is too darn cute! She was so proud of herself. I wish I had taken some pics of her. Maybe next time...

Time to watch the Oscars!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chilly and Refreshing

I took Casey out for a 4 mile run today. As always she did AWESOME!

The temp was 32 and a tad bit breezy. I think it was the first time I wore my wind breaker and didn't wish I hadn't worn it. I think the hardest think about running in the crisp air is just getting out there. I love it once I do though. There's something about the crisp cool/cold air that just makes you feel so alive.

I was hoping to get in 5-6 miles today, but it just wasn't in the cards. Tomorrow I'll do some weights and get on the rower for some cross training.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Maple leaf or a bush?

After I got Maddie down, I decided it was time to get in my workout. Nothing like working out at 9pm. So I turn on the Olympics to give me some motivation to keep going. Speed skating is the sport of the hour and let me say, whoever designed the Canadian speed skating skinsuit, needs a lesson in design. It totally looks like overgrown "bush" growing out between their backside. OMG....are you kidding me?

Any whoo....I got my 3 miles in on the treadmill and then did some arm weights.

Time for a little bite of chocolate before bed.