It was a tough choice! Neither option was appealing, but I ultimately decided on the dreadmill. There was no way I wanted to crawl out of bed at 4:00 this morning. Instead, I slept until 7:00, and then set up my computer to watch The Bachelorette while I was running.
Since today is officially Day One of marathon training, I actually have a schedule. The run today was: 50 minutes easy running with six pick-ups (30 seconds fast running). I did 8 minutes of easy running, followed by 30 seconds of fast running for a total of six times. My splits:
When I was done running, I made a fruit salad. It's funny, my kids always complain about eating fruit--unless it's all mixed together and called "fruit salad". Then they LOVE it, hahaha. Hey, whatever works.
So Saturday night was fun hanging out with my brother Nathan, even if all we did was sit on the back deck and talk over a couple of beers. His girlfriend Jen was really nice, and they seem to be hitting it off well (they haven't been together very long). We grilled steaks (a portobello mushroom cap for me) and corn on the cob, and I made some cheesy potatoes--I have no idea what they are actually called, but they are good! I also made apple crisp for dessert, topped with vanilla ice cream. It was great being able to make dessert and not worry about eating it all myself ;)
We had a little bit of the dessert left over, and I managed to keep it in the house without eating it. That's huge progress! It is extremely hard for me to keep ice cream in the house overnight. I didn't even eat it yesterday--the kids and I ate the rest today after lunch, and now it's gone.
I feel bad that I didn't do anything for Jerry for Father's Day yesterday. I didn't buy a gift! I planned on it, but it just came up so fast and I've been pretty busy since school got out, so I didn't get him anything. I made him eggs for breakfast, and then I took the boys to church. After church, Jerry took the boys for a walk in the woods and I did my strength training (The Swing workout).
The workout gets progressively harder, which is good--after the first couple of workouts, I thought maybe it was too easy. I didn't break a sweat at all. But the sets get closer together (less rest time) and there are more reps in each set. I was pretty sore when I woke up today.
In the afternoon, my parents wanted us to go to a campground to go fishing. My dad has a little row boat that the kids can go in by themselves, and they think they are really cool. Eli spent most of the time working on catching a turtle on his fishing pole... and he did!
|I love his face!|
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