Thursday, April 30, 2009

Run, run, run...

I'm so excited! I just finished a challenge for the month of April to run 50 miles. I use Nike+ and you can sign up to do challenges with other people on the internet. I placed 31 out of 77. I run about a 10 min mile now. I would like to see that get better soon. I'm going to buy some new shoes maybe that will help!

I ran in the rain last Saturday and it felt so good. Thank you to the guy who wouldn't get off the treadmill at our apartment gym. Unfortunately I hurt my knee a little. Then on Tuesday I ran a 5k and my knee hurt so bad afterwards. I've put ice on it some and skipped running yesterday, but today was my last day to finish. So I went out there and it barely hurt at all.

I've lost maybe another pound I can't remember what I weighed the last time I blogged , but I weigh 128 now. I've lost a whole 5 pounds in four months. Better than nothing I guess.

We finish school in 2 weeks, woo hoo! We just finished enrichment classes today, big woo hoo! They really made my year stressful. Caleb finished orchestra last week. We just got done with spring recitals, and their gymnastics meet. The school year is slowly winding down. I'm so ready.

Hunter once again has a caterpillar. This time it has cocooned, which made her quite joyful.

Have a good weekend,

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Princess Tea with My Princess

Hunter and I went to the Princess Tea at our church this morning. It was quite elaborate. I'm sure I will have to kick it up a notch for our at home tea parties. Hunter's expectations will be set a lot higher from now on. We noshed on chicken salad w/ wheat pitas, fruit kabobs, gingerbread w/ lemon curd for topping, dark chocolate tiara pops, and olives(yum). Hunter had to partake of plain old Lipton tea, which she would prefer anyway, because some of the exotic loose teas had nuts. Of course she used who knows how many sugar cubes. She was amazed by them. She was quite fond of the cream also. She will drink tea lightly sugared, but goes wild if the options available. Hunter was very pleased to have her best friend and her friend's mother join us.

We went back for a visit with our family yesterday. My mom's puppy is so cute! She raised her puppy from a few days old after the mom was hit by a car : ( She recently let her raccoon she also raised go back to the wild. And has since acquired a baby dairy bull. I suppose that is what he is. He is also mighty cute and is still bottle feeding. She always has something new going on at the farm.

I'm still exercising away. I'm trying to run 3-4 times a week and take some spin classes if I get to it. I've also been weight training. I'm hoping to get off my rear and go run right now.

Have a good weekend!