Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Recap and Updates

Well, I really wanted to post this weekend. It is funny how often I think about this blog and what I want to write on it. I have never been one of those people that can keep a journal, even though I've always wanted to. But, there is just something about this blog that is therapeutic and doable.

So, I can't believe it, but I'm doing good. This weekend was full of fun adventures!

Adventure #1

I ran/walked the Kemah Bridge! I ran 90 seconds, walked 60 seconds, and I did that 25 times which equals a total of 62.5 minutes of exercise! I crossed the bridge 4 times total. The total distance was 3.8 miles.

Here is a nice menacing picture of it.

And get this! It was a BLAST! It was beautiful too! I got to see the sunrise and there were pelicans flying all over the place and there were lots of people there running and biking. I kept thinking, "Man these people are CRAZY! But that must mean I'm crazy because I'm here too." And that made me feel like a bad ass :)

Yes, I felt very accomplished and I will definitely be back for more.

Adventure #2

Sunday morning Helen and I rode out to a farmer's market called Froberg's. Was a 26.2 mile ride all together. I bought; grapes, an apple, an small sugar-free apricot pie, granola, trail mix, and some blackberry preserves (which I made a peanut butter & jelly sandwich with today for lunch. Can't wait to try it). It was really beautiful out there. Next weekend we are going to up the mileage a bit and ride out to Twin Lakes, which is a scuba training lake where you can also do open water swimming. I'm very excited! It feels great to spend time outside!

Adventure #3

Last, but not least, Friday Aaron texted me and said, "Are you going to get me a present?" I know this sounds random, but it is just how we operate. So, I'm trying to think of some fun and small gift, and it just so happened I was at Academy. We have been talking about trying Tennis for a while, so I got a couple of rackets and tennis balls. Let's just say he was pretty surprised :) Well, Sunday afternoon we tried them out. There is a tennis court right by our apartment and we spend about 30 minutes trying to hit the ball back and forth. He had played tennis when he was younger, but I have literally never held a racket. Still, it was lots of fun and definitely a good workout! What is even better is Aaron said he'd like to try and do that in the evenings on the weekdays! I am so excited to do something outside and active with him!

Hot 100 Update

Going the distance from Houston, Texas to New Orleans, LA -
Doing okay. My mileage is inching along, and I really like that part of my challenge. Almost to the town of Vintan, LA on a map. I'm pretty sure I'll be to Lake Charles by Friday!

Getting into a size 14 - I am feeling thinner. My pants don't seem to be as tight as they were a couple of weeks ago.

Situps - OMG, I am TERRIBLE! I keep thinking I'll do to them and I haven't done a single one!! That's it, tonight I WILL do them. Every day this week. I just need to get started then I know I'll do it every day.