Thursday Brain Dump

Dan Tennant and I are forming a team of bloggers and tweeters for the i5k. We need two more for our official team of 6, Jared and Eugene have agreed to join in. If you are a real runner, you are more than welcome to keep up with Dan, otherwise you can shuffle along with me toward the back of the pack. There is a $25 registration fee, but there is an after party. I believe we may have t-shirts made. I’m picturing the state logo with a Twitter bird instead of a crescent. Jared suggested the text hint that we’re making up for all of our time sitting at the computer.

It’s my first 5k and I’ve been using a treadmill to train. I am being assured by various sources that I’ll be faster on the street, but time will tell.

I think I may be getting a little better at managing my time, either that or the kids are moving out of less needy phases and I’ve suddenly been able to get more done.

If I knew the right people to ask, I’d beg Libman to make a mop designed for people 6′ and taller. We have needs too. The bent handle design is awesome, except for the whole aching back part.

Provided I make it to the gym tomorrow, it’ll be the first time in several months I have managed to go consistently two weeks in a row. #15byjune That is the hashtag for a group I’ve joined that has committed to making small changes to lose 15lbs by June. I’m not looking for 15lbs on the scale, my goal is to gain better consistency in going to the gym.

Aidan’s reading is improving dramatically day by day. Each night before bed we read a chapter from a book and he begs for his turn to read a few paragraphs. Right now we’re tackling Beverly Cleary and the Ramona series and I love how she doesn’t dumb down the language just because she writes for children. He’s having to tackle difficult words and is doing very well and enjoying it.

This will be the first year I truly observe Lent. As a child I’d give up random items, in my young adulthood I had wandered away and gave the practice little, if any thought. I suppose I’ll need to organize my time well so I won’t be forced to write about food while hungry.

Now that I have photo editing software again, I need to get back in the habit of using my camera.


#1 imabug on 02.19.09 at 9:20 pm

I’ve always found going from treadmill to road is a lot harder. i find my leg muscles (particularly the hamstrings) don’t get nearly the same workout on the treadmill as they do on the road.

make sure to put in at least a few road miles before the 5k.

i wonder if i can bring one of the dogs along with me…

#2 Angela on 02.20.09 at 5:06 pm

I am running a 5K for my mom’s 50th b-day… it is something she wants to do and wants her kids to join her. I will start running as soon as the ice is gone off the roads. I can not run on treadmill, I tip over.

That is awsome about Aidan… I can’t even get Logan to sit and listen to books lately. We are hoping it is just a phase.

#3 Crystal on 02.26.09 at 4:44 pm

Ouch! I stubbed my toe! Will you turn on some lights already!!!

No runner with me just with DH but were a wee bit far south to have him run with you guys. LOL is his bloggity address!

#4 Heather on 02.26.09 at 6:13 pm

I’m working on it and you’re going to be confined to your room until you can quit hurting yourself.

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