Thursday, April 30, 2009
Extreme Workout Thursdays!!!
Extreme Workout Thursdays are for those who exercise on a normal (or semi-normal) basis or those who aren't exercising at all! The whole point is to push beyond your normal workout routine and have one day where you sweat just a little bit more. It's about getting to the point where you think "Why am I *blank*ing doing this?" (cursing is optional) but feel good about yourself when you're done. It could be as simple as adding 5 more minutes to your cardio or an extra rep to your weights - or - it can be as extreme as you can handle (within the normal limits of not killing yourself - I assume no liability for injuries which may occur due to your extremeness). Your only responsibility is to post what you did in my comments box so we can all benefit from the mutual support.
If you aren't exercising at all take EWT as a chance to walk a mile, do some ab work, or ride a bike. And post to let us know how you feel afterwards!
****My own EWT is because I was feeling a wee bit guilty about getting dessert at Olive Garden last night. I went to the rec center with my hubby this morning and ran two miles. Normally that would have been sufficient for my whole day but I felt bad about the dessert so I went back at lunch today to take a Spin and Abs class. And I truly did think as I was walking in, "I want a workout that kicks my butt and makes me think 'why am I *blank*ing doing this?!?" Normally Spin does that to me but I feel great about myself afterwards. Unfortunately the Spin and Abs class had been cancelled so I had to decide what I would do on my own. I first started with the video game bikes. I got 10 minutes into it and was bored (but sweating) so I moved on to doing 10 minutes of the stair climber. Sweat was pouring off me at that point. So I finished it up with 10 more minutes of jogging (got in a mile). I felt much better about my indiscretions from last night until I looked on DietFacts.com and found the nutritional content for the Torta di Chocolate. I never in my life imagined it would be 800 calories. Holy crap! I may need to run again tonight.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I've ran a little bit this week. A mile to be exact... But I have been exercising and feel more sore right now then I have in a while. So that's a good thing?
My new deal with my husband is for us to go to the gym together 3 days a week. I can move stuff around in my work schedule to do this first thing in the morning. It's good for both of us. One - he doesn't go unless I'm pushing him. Two - I need the occasional push too! Today we started off on the bike for cardio. I got 8 miles in and then we walked/jogged the track. I've also done weights and Abs & Tone this week as well. While training for my 10k I didn't do as much cross training as I should have and so I know I need to get back into it.
I'm not sure about doing the 10 mile RC Cola/Moon Pie race anymore. It's not that I'm afraid of the distance. I know I can do that (though I need more training). It's just that in their registration packet it stated (and I quote): "This course will be as hot as hell and there are hills that make grown men cry." So now I'm battling the - "am I just afraid of trying?" or "should I be cautious about trying such a course?" I know that I don't like running in the heat but to be fair I haven't had much experience with it. I didn't like running in the cold either until I got used to it. So decisions, decisions.
I'm going to get new shoes this weekend. I'm so excited! Maybe that will be the push I need to start training for this race.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Monday 4/20 - No time to exercise, legitimate excuse for doing nothing.
Tuesday 4/21 - Could have exercised but didn't.
Wednesday 4/22 - Ran about a mile, easy pace. Walked with a friend for another mile. Played "Chase the Dragon" on the stationary bikes for 10 minutes and finally got a real sweat going.
Thursday 4/23 - Ran to rec center and then did 3 reps each on a few different weights - two different machines for arms and 4 for legs. Felt it greatly immediately afterwards and the next day. I can press 200 lbs for abductors and adductors. I'm impressed.
Friday 4/24 - Nothing but my reasoning was that I would give my muscles a break before my weekend long run.
Saturday 4/25 - Oooh big surprise.... Nothing
Sunday 4/26 - As mentioned below I got my butt in gear and did a mini-tri workout. It was harder than I expected. I guess I foolishly thought "mini" meant easier and didn't take into account that I've never done it before. :) But I started with the bike and quickly realized that staying at 90 RPM the whole time would take me forever so I pushed it when I could. It ended up taking me just under 35 minutes to go 10 miles and half of that time was on a pretty good sized hill. There were several times between mile 5 and 10 that I thought about cutting the amount of miles shorter. But I prevailed and after a bit of a cool down and stretching I started my jog. The first couple of laps were tough but then my muscles got into their groove. I really surprised myself by completing 3 miles in 29 minutes. I didn't think I could do sub 10 minute miles after a bike ride like that. And it didn't feel like I was going fast which was the best thing. Then after a cool down lap and a few minutes to get changed I went downstairs to the pool. The 16 laps ended up taking me 12 minutes. I tried not to give myself too much of a break between laps but I still needed to stop and breathe. I was absolutely wiped out when I came home and was really sore this morning (Monday). So you know it was a good workout.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Bike/Run/Swim - Now I know a typical triathlon would be swim, bike, run but I don't want to get all wet first so I'll end with the swim instead.
Bike - 10 miles on rolling hills at a level 8 & trying to keep a RPM of 90 (intermediate level for me)
Run - 3 miles at 11 minutes per mile
Swim - 16 laps for 400 yards or .23 miles
I have no idea how fast I'll bike or swim and I'll probably take decent breaks between the three activities but this sounds more fun to me than my typical workout. I'll give you the results tomorrow on my weekly results post.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The second picture is from 3 summers ago and I was about the same weight (maybe 5 lbs lighter) but I had started working out some in an effort to lose weight again. Between babies I did lose 30 lbs. Of course that all came back with baby #2.
So since I was obsessing about my legs, out came the camera and I took 20 different self-timed shots to try to get a good look at my legs now (see below - yes, of course I'm sucking in my tummy):
The result from my critical eye - much tighter muscles. Still nothing to shout about but much better. I spend a lot of time flexing leg muscles to see which ones pop out. I'm worse than a frat boy at the gym. But it's an amusement. I've never liked my legs - never. I've moaned about my thighs already. I've always thought that I have fat knees and no ankles. But now I do like my thighs more than I ever have before and I've learned that high heeled shoes will give me fake ankles (and blisters).
Friday, April 24, 2009
By the way - once as I stood in my undies and sports bra I thought about running in a similar outfit and it took quite a while before I stopped laughing at myself.
But as awe inspiring as this is I don't find inspiration in her accomplishment. I know that after years of running, my very best might be twice her time (and that's working a LOT harder than I'm working now). Since there's no way I can reach even close to what she can do I view her success the same as I'd view Michael Jordan's - it's great but impossible for me to do.
Inspiration - I managed to get over myself enough today to go work out during lunch. I couldn't make it to the A&T class so I did my own thing which included a run down to the rec center - maybe 1-1.5 miles total and then weights. In the weight room there was only one other girl. She was college aged and overweight. If I were to guess I'd put her around 250-275 lbs. But she was there working out and doing some decent weights (I only know because I ended up using a lot of the same machines that she did - I wasn't stalking her I promise). She inspired me.
I've been reading blogs of runners who are much better runners than I'll ever be and they're at a level where they're so critical of themselves because of the level that they compete in. I'm sure they receive inspiration and motivation for themselves and that's great. But I think for beginner runners, if we want to be real with ourselves, we need to find people around our level to help inspire us. For me it's still a weekly struggle to get out there and exercise as much as I should. So when I see other average people doing it I'm inspired. I learn from people that are better than me, I'm awed at what the human body can actually achieve, but I'm inspired by something completely different.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
4/13 - Swam 600 yards in the pool. Was not very graceful.
4/14 - Did a 1/2 hour Abs & Tone class. Realized that there are a lot of muscles that I've been ignoring since I started running more.
4/15 - Took the day off because I couldn't make it to my aerobics class.
4/16 - Was going to do A&T again but work got in the way. Went after work for an easy jog (documented below). 3 miles on the indoor track - 1st mile at 11 min, 2nd mile at 9.5 min, 3rd mile at 10-11 minutes (didn't keep exact times). Shin pain flared up.
4/17 - Walked to La Siesta and back (less than 1 mile total). Mmm mmm chips and salsa goodness!
4/18 - Turned 31. Walked two miles after eating my weight in Cracker Barrel pancakes. Tried not to hate all the runners breezing past me. Stupid injury...
4/19 - Felt like crap all day. Did nothing.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I was number 29 of 46 for my age group (which I'm quite proud of thank you very much). My watch was correct. This will not format nicely on the blog but here's the official results. I think there were 439 runners total for the 10k so I had a good hundred people behind me!
PLACE O'ALL NO. PlC NAME AGE G-TIME C-TIME PACE City ST
29 334 1341 166 JUDY A. 30 1:07:07 1:04:41 10:26 Murfreesboro TN
I have a picture somewhere but I haven't found it yet. I'll post it back on this entry when I find it.
***Author's note - I finally found my picture and I look ridiculous. Since it's my blog I refuse to post ridiculous pictures of myself.
Other finds! My official Zoo Run Run Results. You can sooooo tell that I'm a newbie since I just found out where to find my race results. Thanks Nashville Striders!
PLACE O'ALL NO. PlC NAME AGE G-TIME C-TIME PACE
34 429 303 182 JUDY A 30 31:42 31:09 10:03
I'm going to try an abs and tone class today and see how my right leg feels afterwards. If it does ok then I'll get back out to a run tomorrow. It will be short, probably just 3-4 miles and I'll keep an easy pace.
I'm still thinking about my next training schedule. I think I might focus more on burning at least 300-500 calories a day and try to get back on a weight loss regime. I'll still do some long runs on weekends and fit in one or two shorter runs during the week since that will be my quickest way to burn calories but instead of focusing solely on running I'll also have a chance to get back into some of my favorite aerobic classes. I think it will help to have something that breaks up the routine. I never want my running to get boring. :)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday - 15 minutes of stationary bike and weights for hams/glutes, delts/triceps, and abductors/adductors
Tuesday - watched people exercise on Biggest Loser.
Wednesday - Tried a tempo run. Instead of using my schedule I went full force without a warm up. According to the length of my songs on the iPod the first two miles were 21.5 minutes, then I took a five minute break, and last two miles were 22.5 minutes. Overall the second half was faster than I thought I was going but I was wiped out. Maybe one day I'll actually pay attention to my tempo run instructions.
Thursday - no exercise, felt shin-splint type of pain in right shin
Friday - still a bit of pain in the shin so I'll leave well enough alone. Plus it's not safe to run when there's tornadoes outside.
Saturday - 6.2 miles in 40 degree weather with wind. More details below.
Sunday - nothing. Shin still hurts so I'm going to take a little time off. I've earned it.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
- Wake up on time so I can eat and get some coffee into me.I didn't sleep well last night. Even though I set the alarm for 5:30 am I was paranoid that it wouldn't go off. So I woke up the first time thinking, "man it's probably close to 5:30 I wonder if I should just get up?" I looked at the clock and it said 12:29 a.m. Back to sleep for me! But I kept waking up every 2 hours until finally at 5:30 the faithful alarm went off. My husband rolled over and turned it off and I silently got ready. I ate two Eggo waffles with peanut butter and had a cup of instant cappuccino. My stomach felt like crap after eating that early. I got on the road around 6:15. I knew that I probably could have left later than that but I had no idea what the crowd would be like at the race and how long the lines would be for the port-a-potties. It was dark, cloudy, and cold outside.
- Get to the race early enough to pick up my packet, use the bathroom, and stretch properly.As mentioned above I left early enough and the coffee kicked in enough that I had to make a pit stop at a Burger King on the way there. I figured it was a nicer place than a port-a-potty. I felt a little bad that I was only there to use their bathroom but didn't let the guilt linger. Once I got to the race I knew I was parked close enough to leave my crap in the car while I went to get my bib number, timing chip, and swag. As soon as I stepped out of the car I thought, "holy crap it's cold." Seeing as there was no line for the port-o-potties or race packets I really could have stayed in my warm house for a bit longer. Oh well, lessons learned. Here's some of the pre-race activity. I took the following pics with my cell phone so they aren't as clear.
- Find a nice place in the back of the pack so I won't be trampled.
I wasn't at the very back of the pack but I definitely was behind a lot of people. This was so much nicer than my Zoo Run Run 5k where I put myself in the middle and was passed by a thousand people in the first two minutes. It makes you feel better about yourself when you pass more people than are passing you.
- To enjoy the scenery and atmosphere and not just think about my pace.
Before the 5k/10k portion of the race started they had a one mile fun run for families and kids. The little kids were so cute. I will take mine to one someday when it's not FREEZING COLD outside. Come on it's April! But I do have to say that by not running with my iPod I was able to take in a lot more sights and sounds and got to laugh at some of the dialog coming from other runners. Even though the rules stated no iPods everyone had them so I could have easily ran with one. But it was nice to run without it on this occasion. Half of the race was on streets and the other half was on a Greenway that went past one of those rivers in Nashville (I think the Tennessee river?) . It was nice but I like our Greenway better. What was fantastic was that it was very VERY flat.
- But because I have to think a little bit about my pace - take the first mile at 11:30 and not at 10:00. Don't burn out on the first mile!They only marked the miles so I just ran a comfortable pace for the first mile and found that I went at a 10:30 pace. I thought that was good and just kept on going.
- Take the second and remaining miles as close to 11 as I can.After the first mile the crowd thinned out a lot and even more so after we lost the 5k people (they turned off around 2.5 miles). I got to 2 miles and was still running a 10.30 minutes pace. At three, four, five, and six miles I was still running a 10.30 pace. Around mile four was when I realized I just might reach my goal of under 66 minutes after all. I really think the flat course had a lot to do with it.
- Encourage everyone and thank any volunteers.I wasn't able to do this much in the beginning but around mile 4 I did try to be a cheerful runner and exchange pleasantries with other runners and volunteers. I found several women wearing the same shirt as me so I made a joke of that.
- Eat my weight in pancakes when it's over.The one goal I didn't achieve. I hung out for a long time to see my official results but it was almost an hour later and they still didn't have my name up. They had some other people that finished around the same time as me but no one after that. I seriously hope it's on the website soon. I'm a bit bothered that they didn't put that information up. I mean I know I didn't win any prizes but I still like to see the official results. But I do plan on eating a lot of pancakes next Saturday when I turn the BIG 31. I don't want to go out to dinner. I want brunch at Cracker Barrel. :)
So in the end how did I do? Well if you see the watch above you may be able to tell that I finished the 10k in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. I'm seriously the fastest runner on the face of this earth.
Friday, April 10, 2009
- Wake up on time so I can eat and get some coffee into me.
- Get to the race early enough to pick up my packet, use the bathroom, and stretch properly.
- Find a nice place in the back of the pack so I won't be trampled.
- To enjoy the scenery and atmosphere and not just think about my pace.
- But because I have to think a little bit about my pace - take the first mile at 11:30 and not at 10:00. Don't burn out on the first mile!
- Take the second and remaining miles as close to 11 as I can.
- Encourage everyone and thank any volunteers.
- Eat my weight in pancakes when it's over.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
What did I just find in my purse (as I was looking for a mini-chocolate bar that didn't quite make it to my son's Easter party today)?
The stop watch.
I did also find that mini chocolate bar. I ate it out of frustration... Yeah that's it.... Valid reasoning.
I tried to do my tempo run yesterday and it was really hard. As if I never have run before hard. They tell you that you have those days. I was just feeling smug about my great long run last Saturday so I didn't think a tempo run was going to kill me. But it almost did.
I didn't bring a watch with me so I have to judge my time by the length of the songs on my iPod. I haven't looked at my playlist yet to get the exact times but I'll list it on my weekly results.
But I went two miles at a good speed before I knew I couldn't go any further. So I stopped for about 5 minutes and got a drink a water and walked back down to the next 1/4 mile marker and jogged 2 miles back to my car. I don't think the jog back was anywhere near to a tempo run. It was more of a "I have to get back to my car somehow" run. I almost stopped and walked again but then I saw a series of female runners who looked to be about in the same shape I was. Almost all of them had a look on their face that said "I hate this." And funny as it is that was the exact motivation I needed to keep running.
About another 1/4 to 1/2 mile in I thought about walking again but then I thought of you all that have been reading this and leaving comments. I thought of my BFF that just started running and thought, "I can't give up now". I knew you all were there in spirit encouraging me to keep going.
Then that night as I read the "Going to Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton to my son I saw this picture of all the animals exercising together and I knew that we were all together in this great adventure. I just want to know which one of you is in the pink pajamas and is trying escape by crawling over the wall?
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I've been thinking. My 10k, as you well know, is this weekend. I'm excited about it though not so excited about waking up at the butt crack of dawn (no offense Heloise). My ultimate training goal for this year was to get up to a half marathon (13.1 miles) by October. I feel comfortable with doing 8 miles now and building upon that mileage. I know I don't need another 5-6 months to go from 8 miles to 13 miles. I've learned through this training that I hate training for speed and would rather train for mileage. So what if I spent the next 7-8 weeks building up my mileage to 13 miles? That keeps me well within that 10% increase per week so I'm not risking injury. Then over the following 6 months I focus on getting to a marathon?
It means a lot more time spent running. I get that. I don't know how I'll schedule it but I get it.
Is it crazy (like talking to myself crazy)?
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Me: You know rear you've really been shaping up over the past couple of months. I'm very happy to be seeing less of you.
Heloise: Well thank you. You know I have been working hard.
Me: But there's always room for improvement.
Heloise: Excuse me?
Me: Today we're going to bike and do weights.
Heloise: Bike, schmike. And I do agree that your arms and abs need the weight work.
Me (on the bike): Random hills for 15 minutes at level 5
Heloise: Tiptoe through the tulips, la la la la
Me (1 minute into the bike): increasing level to 7
Me (2 minutes into the bike): increasing level to 9
Heloise: I have a bad feeling about this
Me (3 minutes into the bike): increasing level to 11
Heloise: What a minute here? What's going on!
Me (7 minutes into the bike): level 11 increasing speed
Heloise: I'm feeling sweaty. Do you really want a butt sweat mark on your pants?
Me (after 15 minutes of warm up on the bike): Great warm up. Now onto the weights!
Heloise: Warm up? What the hell?
Me: Hmmm this machine works glutes and hamstrings. Excellent. Dang it this intermediate weight is stuck so I can either do 45 or 65 lbs. Oh well, 65 lbs it is for 3 reps of 15.
Heloise: I thought we were working arms and abs? Aaaahhhhckkkkk. 65 lbs!
Me: Oooh cramp.
Heloise: Holy mother of God!
Me: And now for a break, let's work on the arms.
Me: And now for the abductors and adductors.
Heloise: crap that's close to me again
Me: feel the burn
Me: Good job rear. We'll reap the benefits of extra strength training.
Heloise: I hate you.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Tuesday - 45 minute spin & abs class. Abs kicked my butt. You can tell I haven't done any crunches in a long time.
Wednesday - Speedwork - 5 miles. Loads of sweat, paranoid frat boys, and much complaining from blogger.
Thursday - no exercise beyond what it takes to live my daily life. I was letting my legs recover from speedwork so I could actually finish the 8 miles on Saturday
Friday - nothing at all again
Saturday - 8'ish mile run as documented below
Sunday - mostly run but some walk for 4.2 miles around my neighborhood. The great weather was too great to pass up. I didn't push it and walked when I felt tired. Stopped halfway through for a bathroom break and a sip of water. Really just wanted to get 20 miles for the week. Passed three yapping dogs, 40 bottles littering the wetlands, and at least 3 cars with men/boys leering at me.
New accomplishment - total of 20 running miles in a week! I know this isn't much to people that have been running for a while but I haven't done this many miles in a week before. I'm lucky if I can get between 10 and 15 - heck if I can get to 10 it's usually a good week. Here's to putting more mileage on my shoes!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Anyway, I digress (like I usually do). I had planned out a nice 8 mile loop but I quickly learned that although Gmap had listed a road as connecting from point A to point B it really didn't. So I changed things up some but then had to make more guesses on how far I went. I might have gone a little less than 8 miles but it was definitely more than 7.5 so I think that's good enough.
I had to leave the house earlier than normal because of some other things we had going on that day. But it was good practice to wake up earlier and force something into my stomach. I'll have to leave the house between 6 and 6:30 next Saturday in order to get to Nashville on time for my 10k race. It was cold when I first started. I was wearing my new outfit (because I'm still in love with it) and didn't bring a jacket with me because I knew I wouldn't need it for long. I used the bathrooms (I didn't expect them to be open that early - such nice National Park rangers to open them up for us) and got started. It took a good mile before I warmed up enough that my hands weren't freezing. I was enjoying my new iPod mix. I added some songs, removed some other ones, and rearranged the whole mix so it was like listening to a whole new CD. I was passed by several people but I didn't care one bit. What I did worry about was whether or not I had a big ol' wet spot on my rear. I was wearing my new water/fuel belt and I had put a frozen bottle of water on the back clip and I could feel the condensation as it thawed running down the back of my pants. And the bottles were quite noisy as the melting ice sloshed around. But other than those two minor annoyances I didn't mind the belt and I felt having the water on me made a tremendous difference in my time (of course) and my endurance. The only problem (which was my fault) was that the water tasted a bit soapy because I failed to rinse the soap out enough when I washed them. It wasn't enough to kill me and I'm sure my insides are sparkly clean now.
I was about 3.5 miles in when I caught up to an older lady. I had been trailing her for a quite a while. We were running about the same pace but she got on the path ahead of me. But we met up when the end of the trail forced you to make a U-turn. She asked me how far I was going and I proudly said "8 miles!" Then I asked her and she said "oh 24 miles." After I finished choking on my trampled vanity I was able to chat with her some more and wish her luck on the upcoming CM Marathon. Really in the end it was inspiring to see her go. I hope that I'm still running in 30 years.
Like I said, I wasn't exactly sure about my mileage so I ran far enough for it to feel close to 8 miles and to average 12 minute miles. But my pace was easy enough through the whole thing that I never once felt overtired or like I couldn't go on. I only stopped for a 30 second walking break throughout the whole thing. The weather could not have been better. The scenery was gorgeous, I got a nice history lesson as I rambled through the battlefield, and I once again appreciated the time and relaxation I get on my long runs.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Anyway, I bought a 3 bottle fuel belt. As I've increased mileage and the weather has gotten warmer I knew this would eventually be needed. The urgency with getting it today was due to my 8 mile run tomorrow that won't be on the Greenway (where there are water fountains) because of all of our rain. I imagine a lot of the Greenway will be washed out or muddy so I've found another route to take.
This is a good thing. It makes me expand my running horizons and explore new territory. And I've planned a route that still has a bathroom if I really need it.
But the best part of all was that I got to see Tommy (who now works at FF). He was my first trainer whom I just adore. He always was more excited for my progress than I was so I was so excited to tell him that I've gotten up to 8 miles. He was there when I first finished one mile.
In fact I was thinking about our first training session the other day as I finished my speed work. I remember the first time I met with him he had me run/walk a mile. No pressure, just go a mile and see how long it takes you. I can't remember the exact time but it was somewhere between 12 and 13 minutes and I only ran about half of it (which really isn't so bad when you think about it) but it killed me. My face was tingling because of the blood flow and I desperately tried to hide my huffing and puffing and sweating as we then moved on to other exercises to determine my overall level of unfitness. What made me think of it was that even though speed work pushed me to the top of my endurance levels on Wednesday I still came out of it feeling much better than that first mile I ran with him. And that is so much more of an accomplishment than getting under 66 minutes for my 10k. The person I am today versus where I was a year ago is the accomplishment that I need to feel more proud of.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I did the run on our indoor track at the gym because it was late afternoon before I was able to get out of the office. I knew the sun would just kill me for speed work so I opted to stay inside. While inside I saw a former student jogging along and I was nice enough to say hello and ask about his semester. He looked at me with "that look". I could tell that he didn't remember me at all and was wondering why this woman was talking to him. He quickly answered my questions and ran off. I just had to laugh because if I was just hitting on him that was the lamest way to do it - "how's your semester going? Have you planned for next semester?" Ooooh that's the way to get all the men.
Anyway, my speed work (for my own notes) consisted of 6 laps around the track of a slow jog (the indoor track is 6.5 laps for a mile). Then 3 laps at a higher speed, 1 lap of walking, 1 lap of jogging, and then repeat the cycle 4 times. Then another 6 laps at the end of jogging to cool down. It ended up being around 5 miles and my last couple of fast run cycles were not as fast but I kept going.
And to end here is my new under armour - pardon the blurriness of the pics my husband took them when he would rather be eating dinner.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
My university (where I work) had a sale at the bookstore today and I picked up some "themed" Under Armour for 40% off. I really shouldn't have spent the money on it but I knew I'd never find Under Armour cheaper. I hope the medium size pants will fit - it was a bit iffy as I held them up but the larges really did look too large. But of course now I just want to exercise so I have an excuse to wear them. It's a pair of light weight Capri's and a cute pink shirt. The pants look so comfortable that I know I'll be tempted to live in them. Darn work attire...
And this just in (as I checked the weekend weather) there's more chances for tornadoes tomorrow. Hooray! I need more things to worry about in my life.