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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.