The Week That Was

Meditations in Motion

I have been reading posts from bloggers who link up at Week in Review and Weekly Wrap for months now, but I have never written a true this-is-what-I-did-this-week post myself. I always thought no one would be interested. Then I realized I like reading what other people are doing, so I decided “What the heck, I’ll write one.” Here is my Week That Was.

Meditations in Motion

I started out my week by having a phone conversation with this guy about how pre-school is going. He talked with me for over five whole minutes, which, in toddler time is the equivalent of at least an hour. The upshot of the conversation: pre-school is fine.

Meditations in Motion

I have not been able to run much, but I can do the elliptical. Don’t I look like I am having fun? My hubby took this picture of me at our local rec center where we went to workout on a rainy Sunday morning.
Total elliptical miles for the week – 21.8.
Total walking miles – 12.3
Total running miles – 1.25. Hey, it’s a start.

Meditations in Motion

I began alternating push-ups and planks each day. When I first started going to Body Pump class, over a year ago, I could not even do one push up from my toes. Then I could do one. Now I am up to nine at a time (on my toes!) My goal is 10. I have to brag about my hubby. He can do 60 push-ups in a minute! The guy is a machine!

Meditations in Motion

Since I have not been running, my dog Benji (aka Joey McJoe) has been loving the walks. Except when it is raining. Joey does not like getting wet. He’s more of a curl-up-on-a-pillow dog when it is raining outside. I practically have to throw him out the door just to go pee. To lure him out on the porch in order to take this picture when it was raining took two treats: one to get him to come outside, and another after we took the picture, to console him. We didn’t actually walk while it was raining.

Meditations in Motion

I made some delicious (if I do say so myself) home-made spaghetti sauce from some beautiful local tomatoes and threw in some fresh basil and oregano I have been growing in a container on the deck.

Meditations in Motion

I found this while on a walk with Benji. Hey, that’s gotta bring me luck, right?

I finished the week by doing a little experiment with these two guys. Our hypothesis was that an umbrella could work as a parachute when jumping from a 3-feet-high cable box. We tried holding the umbrella, twirling the umbrella, and even tossing the umbrella mid-jump, but our hypothesis was not proved. We still learned something, though, which is the result of all good experiments. And we had fun, which was the real point of the exercise, after all.

Thus ended The Week That Was.

I am also linking up with Shank You Very Much for Global BloggingΒ andΒ Random-osity for The Good, The Random, The Fun.

 

 

 

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41 comments

  1. I always wondered what a push up was – and now I googled it.
    It’s awesome!!! I know how hard it is to hold a plank position, I’m guessing push up’s are harder…..
    Have a great week!
    Love and light

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  2. I’m so LOL at the umbrella hypothesis. πŸ™‚

    I kind of think of the Weekly Wraps as a sort of getting to know you. And it can be really fascinating following runners as they work towards a certain goal! At least to other runners. πŸ™‚

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  3. You were correct. People are enjoying your week, as written. I laughed at the cute characters with umbrellas. About 65 years ago, my brother and I used umbrellas as props to jump from a giant oak stump, across a watery moat, to the earthworks on the other side. We didn’t get wet from above or below.

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  4. This is so much fun! A snapshot of a week in a life well lived. I haven’t done any week-in-review posts nor participated in the round-ups because I too have assumed nobody would be interested. But perhaps I need to revise that theory.

    Speaking of theories, your grandkids are SO lucky to have you introducing them to the scientific method πŸ™‚

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  5. A good week. I have pushups in my circuits plan from the coach at our club and I’ve realised I’m going to have to start doing them all over again, using the stairs, and work down to being horizontal. So frustrating. So it’s good to know they do come through in time. What’s your top tip for managing them?

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    • Using the stairs is a great idea!! I have never heard of that before. I am certainly not an expert, but the way I was able to build up was to begin doing them from my knees, then, after I could do several that way, try some from my toes. It just takes patience and dedication.

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      • OK, that’s good to know. When I was worrying I was doing them wrong, I looked on YouTube and found the kitchen worksurfaces then stairs mentioned. I did half proper ones this morning as couldn’t be bothered to heave myself out into the hallway!

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  6. Great job with those push ups! I set myself a similar XX amount of real pushups goal. But then my left elbow developed tendonitis. Boo. I bet your grandkids loved that experiment. Making fun memories is what it is all about anyway. Thanks for linking. And, I liked your this-is-what-I-did-this-week format!

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    • So sorry to hear about the tendonitis! We certainly did make some fun memories. They were all wet and muddy after that little experiment. Had to take a warm bath in Mimi’s big tub! Thank you for the opportunity to link. πŸ™‚

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  7. Nice to meet you, Laurie! I liked reading your weekly review and peeking at your exercise routine, etc, I recently got back to exercising after a long break so what you are accomplishing now are my future goals. A little at a time

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