Saturday, October 24, 2009

Couch To 5K Week 4

I'm halfway to my goal of running a 5k in 8 weeks. I've been impressed I've been able to maintain roughly a 9 minute mile pace. I'm hoping that keeps up next week, when at the end of the week, I get my first decent run with no walking. Next Friday is two miles straight. I can't wait.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Couch-to-5K Week Two

Another week in the books. Much less sore this week, but wasn't as good about getting up and running in the morning. I had an upset stomach on Monday, so I had to run Monday night. I also couldn't make myself run in the cold rain on Friday morning, so I ran Friday night, too. But still, I haven't missed a day of the program, so I'll count that as a victory.

Abby's First Halloween Pumpkin

From Abigail Lynn Rhoads

Isn't that the scariest pumpkin you've ever seen?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Olivia Update

Olivia had her two month checkup on Thursday. Got a handful of shots, but did ok. She's 12lbs and 24" long. 86% for weight and 96% for height.

Abby Attenborough

We were playing in Abby's room this morning when I looked outside and saw a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's The Bird's.

There were probably at least 50 birds in the front yard. Naturally, my cat was going nuts. Abby thought it was funny, the way Bart was acting. I told her that sometimes cat's chase and eat birds, and that's why Bart was excited.

Abby looked at me and said, "Bart don't eat the birds. They're not good for you. You eat kitty food. I don't eat kitty food; I eat Abby food."


Hall of Famer Gets Sad

I never thought I'd live to see the day Brett Favre became a punch-line:

Still, one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Couch-to-5K Week 1 Update

1 week down, 7 to go. Everything went well. I did a little too fast of a pace on Monday, and was still sore on Wednesday. After running Wednesday I was extremely sore. I complained a little about it at work, but shut up quickly after a coworker of mine complained that she was sore, too. Only she had run 18 miles, and I did 2.25. That kind of put me in my place.

I'm looking forward to this week's runs.