Joe the Plumber Would be Proud

Replaced the toilet in one of the kids bathrooms this weekend.  Yes,  I do think this fits on .  I did learn a few thing during this process.  First, never believe a box that clearly states everything needed is included.  It took two additional trips to Lowes to retrieve all of the additional parts required.  Second, never assume that the person performing the initial install followed local code or common sense.   So far there are no leaks and I have completed another task on the todo list.

Joe the plumber would be proud

Running Ain’t Easy

This will complete week 3 of “learning to run”.

I have ran 3 more times this week (4 last week, 3 the week before). So far – so good. It’s kicking my butt but I really want to be able to run a 5K by Thanksgiving.

Currently I’m working on walking for 2 mins then running for 4 – I try to do that at least 3 times. The last set is the hardest. I’ve almost fell off the treadmill a few times – the only thing stopping me was the wall that’s behind me. And boy am I shedding some sweat. I hope that’s good for my system because it’s terrible for my acne!

Now, Jamie is trying to run too!

Jamie – The First Week Running

OK.  I have made it through the first week.  I have spent 2 hours on the treadmill this week with a distance of 7.2 miles.  It is goal time again.  My personal goal is a 5K in 6 weeks in under 30 minutes.  Tabitha and I have also decided to do the 5K before the Myrtle Beach Marathon. That is still 122 days away and should be no problem.  Who knows,  by then we may be ready for the Half Marathon.  We also hope to participate in the Michelob Ultra Bike Ride after the Marathon.

I may try this Running thing too

New goal – In six weeks I want to be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes. The current plan is 5 minutes walking with 1 minute intervals running 6 mph. Next week I will move to 4 minutes walking and 2 minutes running. This may just be wishful thinking, but I’ll give it a try. We’ll have to see if my knees hold up. Last night was the first attempt and I covered 1.8 miles in 31 minutes. I’ll try to post an update weekly.

Run, Baby, Run

I can say that I ran 3 times last week and I have ran 3 times this week (I hope to run one more time this weekend). I guess I can’t say ran yet. Just a walk/run combination. 

It feels great! I can tell I’m getting better but it’s hard to measure. I’m keeping a spreadsheet of how many miles I run each night (also calories, steps, and my walk/run plan for that evening). I can do 6 min walk and 3 min run now!!!!! I have even ran for 6 minutes!!!!!

I was feeling great early in the week but I crashed Thursday. Not sure why … maybe Jamie going in early this week .. maybe Jordan not having a pacifier and him getting up at 5:30/6:00 each morning … anyway, Thur and Friday are kind of a bust … I hope Sat will be better. Maybe my honey will let me sleep late and I’ll be refreshed and ready to take on the world.

We’ll see ….

Homeschooling … sometimes it’s just not easy

Well … we have had a rough week. It seems the kids had rather complain about school than do it. So, I’ll chalk this week up as done (because they still had to do their work) but not a very effective week in my book.

I’ll be glad to try again next week but I would love for it to go smoother than this week.

We have completed about 30 out of 180 days. We are on week 5 of Classical Conversations.

Our co-ops are going great. But we are struggling with our memory work and writing …

Sometimes you just need to be honest …..