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Sam had a birthday!

My honey turned 48 this past Sunday! He had the entire weekend planned out. Ha. That meant little to no sewing for me! But, he had a good birthday and that’s what mattered. On Saturday, we slept late, then went to his favorite used bookstore. After that, we did a 5.5-mi walk and went to his favorite restaurant, Red Lobster. I hope he had enough shrimp to satisfy him until next year (I don’t eat the cockroaches of the ocean, even if they are good for you.) After Endless Shrimp, we were both pretty wiped out and came home and relaxed. I got a wee bit of sewing done and finished block 7 of the latest Swoon and prepped Blocks 8 and 9.

Sunday was pancakes for breakfast, church, and home to open his present. I made a quilt out of the fabric he picked out. Being a polyglot is his dream and that’s what the quilt says. The fabric is What A World! and has Hello in many different languages. Here’s a pic of the completed top and then Sam under his new blankie.

In the evening, we drove down to Alma, AR to see the Gaither Vocal Band in concert. It was excellent! Two of the boys texted to say happy birthday, so I’m thinking that overall it was quite successful.

I managed to sneak in a little bit of sewing Sunday and was able to finish up Butterfly Flesh tonight. I’m excited since that makes 2 quilt tops for Christmas 2013 ready to take to the quilter! Yeehaw!

Running update? I’ll get back to you on that. Haven’t been running much at all…yes, incredibly lazy, but have been walking lots so that makes up for it a little, right? Right?!?

Running and Shoe Update

Since my last update, I had to take off for three weeks to go help my dad as he was recovering from back surgery. Since Wal-Mart doesn’t have a beautiful gym in Charlotte like they have in Bentonville, and it was topping 100F nearly every day I was there, I didn’t run for the entire three weeks. By the time I got back to Bville, and got to the gym, it was almost 4 weeks. A month! No running for a month. Do you know what that does to your endurance? It kills it. So, um, I’m starting back very slowly and to jumpstart that, I went and bought a new pair of running shoes. My Brooks Adrenalines were nice, but I went with a new brand this time and got…I don’t even remember. How sad is that?!? Anyway, I’ve put a few miles on them (yay!), but I’m not back up to 6-mi runs yet. The anemia issue has reared its head again and I’ve spent most of this week laying around feeling whiny and nauseous.

07.10 3.7-mi
07.11 3.69-mi
07.15 3.0-mi walk
07.16 5.6-mi

Total running miles for 2012: 152.55
Total shoe miles: 15.99

Running Update

Yes, I’ve been running, plus on the 4th I started a class at the gym: TRX Suspension Training. It has been kicking my butt! Hoping that the combo of running and strength/resistance training will kick my metabolism back into gear and get me moving down the scale.

So, miles update follows:

06.06.2012 – 5.3-mi (Week 6 Day 2 of Couch to 10K)
06.11.2012 – 6.2-mi (Week 6 Day 3 of Couch to 10k)
06.13.2012 – 6.2-mi (Week 7 Day 1 of Couch to 10K)
Total June miles: 27.05
Total 2012 miles: 144.43
Shoe Miles
Running: 371.64
Walking: 75.34
Total: 446.98

Running is my friend

We didn’t talk for a few days, but really, running, I was busy. First we had the house closing – no time for running. Then, we had the poppy’s elementary school reunion – no time for running. Then the ds2 and the dil were here – no time for running and in the middle of their visit, we had a couple of days down with anemia. It just couldn’t be helped. I’m sorry, okay?!?

Very hard run on Monday, so a nice easy run today.

You know, I started out running approximately 37-lbs ago. That’s awesome. I mean that I’ve lost that weight. But for nearly a year now, I’ve been plateaued and could not figure out a way to jump start weight loss again. So, since I’ve been running at the indoor gym, and all new classes started Monday, I’ve started going to the TRX Suspension class. I’m going Monday and Wednesday evenings for a half hour and Tuesday and Thursday mornings for 45 minutes. Plus, I had a friend show me where the circuit room is and, beginning today, I also added that to my workout. So, while today was a nice easy run, I also did 2 circuits and the suspension class. Phew. I had to come home and nap!!

06.04.2012 – 7.1-mi (Week 6 Day 1 of Couch to 10K)
06.05.2012 – 2.25-mi (Week 1 Day 1 of Easy 10k)
Total June miles: 9.35
Total 2012 miles: 117.38
Shoe Miles
Running: 353.94
Walking: 75.34
Total: 429.28

Running amok!

Finished Week 5 of Couch to 10K!!

5/22 5.5-mi run
Total May miles: 33.93
Total 2012 miles: 108.03
Shoe Miles
Running: 344.59
Walking: 75.34
Total: 419.93