WHOO BABY! I was SO going to skip my run today - but then I realized if I skipped it I wouldn't be able to adhere to my New Year's resolution of running 4 days a week! So at 11 pm, I got off my butt and hopped on the deadmill! I am SO proud of myself! I only ran a little over 20 minutes and I only did 1.4 miles - but that is 1.4 miles more than I WOULD have run today! I am starting to think I should maybe start the couch to 5k over again. This time my walking would stay the same, but I would do the running at a much faster pace - maybe I can actually achieve my goal of a 10 minute mile by my birthday in June! How fast is a 10 minute mile on the treadmill? My treadmill doesn't give you pace like that - only in MPH.
My eating was not the greatest today, but I stayed within my points budget. It's a good thing I ran tonight because otherwise I would have been over! I WILL lose some weight this week - I WILL!!!! I have been doing so crappy since about August. It's time to get my tush back on track!
Today was a fun day with the kids! Pete went to a basketball game with his brother so it was just me and the kiddos! We didn't have a whole lot of money, but I really wanted to do something special with the kids. I had a coupon for free admission to Wunderland (it's a video game place) and they are only a nickle to ten cents per game so it was a cheap distraction! I paid 3 bucks and Colin, Susie and I played skeeball for an hour! It was SO much fun! Susie had such a good time! She kept trying to roll the balls up the slope but she couldn't do it hard enough so when it rolled back down, I rolled it up. She thought it was hilarious! The problem is, she kept trying to take balls from the other kids' machines! HAHA Then Colin got a little over excited and he started throwing his ball too fast - one jumped the median and went into my machine. What a goon! It was so much fun! We got a bunch of tickets for playing and the kids each got to get a prize! Colin picked a pen that hangs around your neck on a rope and Susie got a slap bracelet. Of course, we stopped at the grocery store to pick something up for dinner and she lost it somewhere there. Oh well - I don't think she really misses it at all! What a seriously fun day!
I was reading Katie's blog today and she asked a question about what you would get for fitness if you had tons of money. EASY PEASY!! I would TOTALLY build a gym in the back of my house! I would furnish the hell out of that puppy! I have a great treadmill - I'd add an elliptical for cross training. I'd put in tons of free weights. I'd also have PLENTY of room to do hooping and Zumba - enough room to have a few friends over so they could do it along with me! I would get a few new hoops of different weights and sizes so I could get better at it! Then I would be sure to ALWAYS be able to get new running shoes when I need them - running clothes too! I'd put a nice big flat screen TV and DVD player in there so I could do my workout videos and there would be a killer surround sound system in there. It would be the favorite room in the house! Maybe I'd put a laptop in there so I could workout with my Mom via skype! I would also make sure I had a nice amount of money set aside for running any and all races I want! Yeah, I've put some thought into this. HAHAHA So what about you. What would YOU do if you had unlimited resources for fitness stuff? Jeez, now I'm wishing I'd win the lottery!!
Ok - now it's almost midnight and I am WIDE awake. Silly me for running so late! I'll have to look for something good on TV and put my feet up!
Thanks for reading! Have a WONDERFUL night! -Monica