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My summer of friends, exercise and reading

July 10, 2012
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Okay – so by now I have just completely lost track of how many weeks I have been sick. I still feel it in my chest. UGH! I hate being sick! But life goes on? Right?

Weekend was nice – but just flew by – like always. Saturday we finally sold our van – it had been sitting in the driveway for months without being used. It was a sad moment for James and I – we had so many vacation memories in that car. Then afterwards, I had lunch with some friends at Longhorns. It was nice to catch up with my friends. I love soup, so I had the shrimp and lobster chowder with a salad. Sunday Ava had a pool party to go to later in the afternoon, so I spent the morning ironing clothes that had been piling up for two weeks. As it started getting closer to party time – it started raining. This would be the second time the rain canceled the party. Fortunately the rain stopped and the party continued. The waterpark was nice and empty – just another party and perhaps two other families. Ava finally decided to try the diving board – well, as I knew she would, she loved it and kept doing it over and over again.

So, I ran Monday, at lunch, on the treadmill. The office has a small gym and with used equipment – I know that the treadmill is not calibrated properly – but I wonder how off my Nike+ is as well – the higher I set the speed – my pace increases, as in now I am going slower– how is that possible? Too funny! I am not looking to set any records, am happy just getting a workout and burning calories.

Am still reading The Highlander series. So far I like all of them except Into the Dreaming….maybe it was just too short. But today Fever Moon comes out and I want to go to Barnes and Noble to check it out. Also started reading Girl Gone – seems interesting….will continue to read while I wait for the next Highlander book to become available from the library.

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Learning to Jump Rope Again

April 10, 2012
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I picked up a $2 jump rope at Walmart this weekend – and no it wasn’t from the kids section!  Decided to use it today at lunchtime in the gym. What a SPAZ I am!  I was laughing so hard at myself – thought I was going to have an accident.  Seriously – how hard is it to jump a rope?  I see my 9 year old do it all day long!  Well, I had to start with baby steps….first doing two step skips – about 5 minutes later I was able to jump with both feet at the same time.  Then it took another 10 minutes to not get tangled in the rope for more than 5 jumps.  However – I did get a good cardio workout, which was my goal.  Once I get a little better I may actually buy a better rope.

Last night I had to cook dinner – James had to work the late shift, so he left some cutlets ready to cook.  In the mail was my Sweaty Bands!!!  The ones I won on The Marathon Show.  Aren’t they GORGEOUS?  I brought one in to work today to try out.  Will let you know how they work.


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