Monday, May 5, 2008

Back to the grind Monday

I had a nice weekend at home. I didn’t do much but hang around with my mom. Saturday we took my mom and g-ma to Shaker Town for an early mother’s day dinner. It was really nice. Not sure if everyone knows who the Shaker’s were, but they’re an old religious group that didn’t have sex, so they died out. Really smart. Anyway, one of their establishments is near my hometown and they use it as a tourist attraction and demo how the Shakers used to do things – shear sheep, dye wool, make tools, etc. Every school goes on field trips there. The restaurant is really good and they supposedly use old Shaker recipes. It was a gorgeous day and I got some nice pictures of the 4 of us. Our family does not take enough pictures. So, I am happy to have good one of my mom and her mom and will frame it and send to them. And my sister and I are very rarely in shots together and we got some cute ones. The weekend was not enough exercise and too much food. But I am not beating myself up over it. I skipped my weigh in this morning and I have a meal plan for the week. I have been logging for almost 2 weeks now and it’s clear that I over eat about 300-400 calories a day. So, I will be focusing on bringing the calories intake down the next few weeks. I have my first PT session today and my foot is feeling a lot better. So, I will for sure try running this week. I was doing 30 miles a week a month ago. But I think I am going to try and get 10-12 miles in this week and then work up from there back to 20 miles a week. With all the biking and swimming I don't need more than 20 miles a week. I did run 1 mile this weekend on the treadmill. It hurt a little, but nothing major. There is NO way I could have done the Pig this weekend.

On the way in to work today I saw the worst thing. A Canadian goose had been run over and its mate was standing on the side of the road just honking and running back and forth. It made me cry. That is too damn sad and I so wish I had gone another way to work and missed that site. Aren’t you glad I shared that with you? Now you can be sad too.

After work today I need to ride my bike for an hour and then G and I are going to go see “Ironman”. After a week of total slotheness (is that a word!) I am excited to get back to working out. I didn’t swim once last week! So, I will be making it to both master’s classes this week. I need to take advantage of them b/c I only have until June before HB closes. That sprint tri on the 22nd will be here before I know it. I am really tempted to find a tri away from here to do before the 22nd as a practice!


triguyjt said...

i live so close to my family i never have that sensation you wrote about... the newness and excitement of going home.
hope your mom is doing good in months since your father passed...

slotheness..websters says "being slothy and living with the sloths. eating bon bons and watching old mayberry rfd episodes"

sorry made that up!!!
my bad..have a good day

DaisyDuc said...

Every now and then you need those sort of weekends!!!

Sounds like the right call on the PIG. Hope this comeback works OK and definitely make sure you aare not doing it too soon!

So I have gotten myself to the JCC 2 times within the last week by 6 AM. Perhaps there is hope for me seeing ya there yet. Now I need to start swimming!!! Perhaps sometime I will see ya there!

Joshua Middleton said...

Glad you had a fun weekend in Danville. I love the Shaker Village. I wish you had included some of the pics you took, though!

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