Two Weeks Down

Only one post again this week.

I have been wanting to post at least two times per week but aspirations and reality are two different things.  This week was exceptionally busy because hard wood floors were being installed in my bedroom.  It was a lot of work and I was not even doing the installation!  We had to paint the hallway before all our furniture could be stored out there, pull up the grungy carpet, and screw down the sub-flooring.  The best part was getting to sleep in Sunshine’s room again.  She has been sleeping on her own in there again.

Since this is my one and only post, I have no choice but to update about my second training week.


Three indoor runs.  (I interviewed a babysitter this week so I can start running outdoors!)

Run 90 seconds, walk 2 minutes.

3 runs of 2.2 miles each – or a weekly total of 6.6 miles (10.6 km)

Fastest speed – 7.0 mph

Average speed – 5.5 mph

Incline – 1.0

Calories – Unknown.  My HR monitor watch has been crapping out on me.  Best estimate is  a weekly total of 350 x 3 = 1050

Program – Random (to *somewhat* simulate outdoor elevation changes)

Playlist song:  Jive Talkin’ by the Bee Gees.  This song seemed to pop up all over the place this week: on Songza, on iTunes shuffle and on the radio.  My son even took a liking to it this week.  I don’t blame him though.  This song brings me back to when my cousin taught me how to drive in her early 90s Chevy Cavalier.  There were only two tapes in the car.  A mixed tape and Rick Astley (Ha!).  Since Rick came to untimely end over the Nipigon bridge, mix tape it was.  Jive Talkin’ was soundtrack to gaining independence and car dancing.

Next week I again aspire to write more than one post.  I also hope to have time to update my weight and inches lost on my Excel file (yes, I’m a nerd like that).  A friend gave me an excellent idea – posting graphs of my progress.  Graphs definitely appeal to this geek.