The day began early, like many others lately. 4:30 AM yesterday morning, and 5:30 AM this morning. And truly, on the weekends, I really don't mind. There's always so much I want to do; and there's so little stress to worry about since I don't have to prepare mentally for being in front of a classroom. I'm sure all you other teachers understand? Waking early is easy on the weekends. I mainly get to relax with my own priorities I set out for the day. No agenda, other than what I set for myself, .... or I suppose, what I need to do as a mom, wife and overall member of a family and society.
Yesterday was filled with Basketball and Football. Cassie is signed up for Basketball again this year and she had her first tournament of the season. Thankfully, it was a 'home' tournament, so travel only consisted of 5 miles. That was manageable. There was more basketball in the afternoon since Cass's team was asked to join in on the Varsity introduction "hand-slap" line. It's all good; I hadn't seen a varsity game yet this year.
And then, there was football in the evening. But, for any Green Bay Packer fans out there (or 49er fans), I don't really want to talk too much about the results of that game. Besides, I fell asleep at half time, and wasn't awakened too often afterwards by shouts from DH, which usually happens when he whoops and hollars at good plays. ie: there weren't too many in the 2nd half :\
But today... I sewed.
And I truly didn't have any goals in mind. I just wanted to sew. And little bit by little bit... Easy Street blocks were finished up. The layout.... I think I'm okay with it. It's very different than any color combination I've used in the past, despite using greens/oranges/purples, my favorite combination. The black as a background is a big change for me. Some of you have said that the colors remind you of Halloween; I can see that. The blocks haven't been sewn into rows yet; it was 3:00 by this time, and I was ready to move into my second form of therapy for the day.....
When I run inside, I clearly don't get any change in elevation tracked, nor distance; only time can get recorded while I'm on my treadmill. 65 minutes today, and with my share of walking (all the lower heartrate percentages shown), I was able to log 5 miles. I had set a goal of 6 today, but I'll take 5. I marked off one of my highest heartrate percentages; an insight into how out of shape my heart and cardio system is :\ However, I'm working on it. Besides, considering I've been back on the running wagon all year so far, I'm happy with my progress! PLUS, today's 5 miles already has me surpassing my TOTAL mileage logged from 2010!!!! Can you believe it?!?!?! I simply shake my head....24 miles in 2010. How sadly sad that is.
But, I'm back. I have a few motivators helping me along the way; certainly helps to keep me honest!
And, the other good news; I'm finally making progress on my virtual trip to Amy's house :D Almost halfway there now :)
I think I'll relax with some reading tonight.
I certainly hope your Sunday and weekend was all that it could be :)