Skip to main content

Friday Quote Day

Few things are impossible
to diligence and skill.
Great works are performed not by strength,
but perseverance.

~ Samuel Johnson

Good old perseverance. Or, as my mother liked to call it, stick-to-it-iveness.

This has been a really good week so far, despite my whining and bitching about the weather. The plan?
  • Saturday: Run 3 miles
  • Sunday: Run 4 miles
  • Monday: Total Body Workout
  • Tuesday: Run 3 miles
  • Wednesday: Total Body Workout
  • Thursday: Run 4 miles
  • Friday: Rest
Well, here we are on Friday and I’m ready to rest. Taking last week a day at a time, I actually did everything on the schedule. Even more amazingly, I ran 18 seconds/mile faster on Thursday than I did on Sunday.

Don’t believe everything you read
Remember how I wrote yesterday that I wasn’t going to be able to mow or run outside? Well, God must have been listening, because the sun came out – the sun! the sun! – mid-morning and I was able to do both. It didn’t start raining again until after dinner.

(How lovely to hear from you, Marilyn – I didn’t know you were still reading! Hope you’re doing well.)

The run was pretty good. I ended up doing a run/walk combination in which I let myself walk for only one minute at a time. The running (okay, jogging) probably averaged out to about three- or four-minute intervals. I was listening to music and tried to push myself to keep up with the peppier beats. If a “slow” song popped up, I skipped ahead to the next fast one.

The schedule is the same for the coming week, but I already know the weekend is screwed. We’re on the road today and tomorrow, eating out all three days, blah, blah, blah. I hope the only thing that gets lost in the shuffle is Saturday’s three-miler. I might do the Sunday run on Monday, along with the workout.

Then again, I might not.

As always, I hope you have a great weekend.


D said…
Holy cow...look at all those miles you put in :)

Popular posts from this blog


Update on the water: the circuit breaker tripped, either due to a power surge when the electricity came back on last night OR when lightning struck in the area. My neighbor's electric fence control box got hit in the same area. He was able to reset the circuit breaker for us and we have WATER! I think I'll go do a load of laundry. Heh.


Well. Well, well, well. Should this morning's scale number be divided between two weeks, or did all of it happen this past week? It's an easy number to divide, and I've been consistent for two weeks, so it should probably be split, doncha think?

That means I lost three pounds for each of the last two weeks. SIX pounds total. Excuse me, I mean
SIX!!!!!! I'm going to do everything I can to stay on track while I'm gone this week. There's little more I can promise. I'm really motivated to keep it up. The dumbbells are packed (and my luggage weighs a ton!), I'm taking a thermos of water in the car and I know where are the rest stops are between here and Nashville. I think I'll walk a bit at each of them, then walk again when I arrive at my destination. Hope to get a total of 80 minutes done by the end of the day. SIX!!!!!!

And the winner is …

Kitten with a Whiplash, who left two comments and it was the second (which had nothing to do with the contest) which won the prize. Congratulations, and since the Kitten was the only commenter who expressed any interest in actually winning it, I'm so glad the Universe took care of it. Heh.

What a weekend! But first, how was yours? I hope you did some fun stuff and got some necessary stuff done, as well. It's all about balance.

Saturday was our fun day (but we had to drive, drive, drive to get there and then drive, drive, drive home again, all in one day, boy was I tired). We went to my husband's granddaughter's first birthday party. In addition to a sweet little doll, suitable for ages 0+ (meaning it has no parts that will come loose, and do you know how difficult it is to find dolls for babies when you live in the Middle of Nowhere?), I made her this:

I haven't sewn anything in a month of Sundays, so was a little apprehensive about finishing it on time, but this p…