Monday, June 18, 2012

The Start of Something Great

How was everyone's weekend?  Mine was crazy busy at times and nice and slow at others.

Thursday night I had my 30 minute run, and I was able to run 1/10th of a mile farther in the 30 minutes than previous times, so I was pleased with myself!  When I got home I grabbed my dumbbells and did some arm exercises in the garage.

Saturday morning was an unusually early one for me.  I got up and went to the local farmers market with my neighbor and bought some fresh sausage, blueberries, a patty pan squash, and a hybrid mix of zucchini and squash
J got home at 7:30 a.m. from a red-eye flight out of San Diego, so he did quite a bit of napping on Saturday.  After the farmer's market I met Sharon for our weekly run on the greenway.  It was a 3 miler for me, and Sharon added half a mile to her run so I finished a bit before her.  This was my best time yet...3 miles in 33:59.  At this pace I should be able to PR in the 5K again soon!

After my run, a shower was in order then off to an appointment, back home to pick up Guinness, and we went to a local park for the Mutts n More festival - a huge pet in the park gathering with vendors and tons of dog and cat adoptions.  We walked around a bit, bought a new leash and some treats, and went home.  I had plans to grocery shop, but J insisted I get in bed to cuddle since he hadn't been home in a week, and we all ended up taking a 3 hour nap. We went to a friend's house to celebrate a couple of birthdays and crashed at home.

Yesterday was a laid back day, which was nice.  We didn't see our dads for Father's Day, but I did call mine and chat with him for a bit.  Hopefully I'll get to see him in a couple of weeks.  We both lounged around the house for a bit, J got a hair cut and washed his car, and I finally made my grocery list and went to the store.  We got invited to some friends house for dinner so we visited with them.  I was asleep within 10 minutes of my head hitting the pillow.

Today I start my flex time week at work.  I'm working 10 hours a day for 4 days, and I'll be off of work Friday.  I also start the Marathon Weight Loss Challenge that a fellow blogger, Jess, is hosting.  Per the first email I got this morning, over 450 people have signed up to do this 13 week challenge, so if this is something you might be interested in, click on the link and check it out!  I really hope that this will give me the accountability and structure that I need to shed this weight.  I struggle more with food intake than the exercise, so having to do a weigh-in and submit my weight should make me think twice about what I'm putting into my mouth.

Tonight is a gym night for me, but if I can't make it to the gym because of work, I'll be sure to do some exercises at home.  At least J is at home to entertain Guinness while I work out.  When I try to do lunges, Guinness thinks it's play time.  Silly pup.

Until next time,



  1. Hey, Jen, thanks for stopping by my blog today and the new follow. Always nice to meet a new runner, foodie and dog-lover. I will look forward to pictures of Guinness!

  2. I joined the challenge too! I swear, somethings gotta give! I've been stuck in a rut for ages now!


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