Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Loss for Words & Blurb

I'm really lacking for things to say. Since school started last week and I lost my 2x week sitter, I haven't been running. Swimming is the only regular exercise I've been getting the past couple of weeks. And I missed that last Tues, too because the kiddos had a cold.

I can't recall precisely the swim workout we did on Thursday last week. I think I did about 700 meters warm-up (300 w/fins). As the coaches are on vacation these two weeks, it was up to us to determine a workout. We did three rounds of 8 sets of 50s, alternating stroke each length. It was very IM-ish but we did only 4 lengths (25m) of fly.

Today, I was completely on my own. I did 600 meters warm-up (100 free, 100 back, 100 free, 100 breast, 100 free, 100 IM) and 400 meters with fins, 2 lengths (25m) of fly. I then did an endurance set of 2 x 300m followed by 2 x 200m. I felt very relaxed and comfortable. At the end of the hour, I had completed 2000 meters so I was very pleased.

I keep thinking about doing more. Pilates. Strength Training. Core/Abdominal Work. Cross-Fit. I just don't know how to make sure I stick with it. Though I am hesitant, I think I may have to find a class at the fitness center at least once a week. I've been trying to convince DH to do a kick-boxing class with me at Sweetie's Dojo, but he has committed yet. He has inquired about maybe doing some swimming.

I have my sitter again - though just one afternoon a week. Hopefully, I'll be able to get back into the groove and workout on a regular basis. I'd like to get my weekly running mileage back up to 25 miles a week before I begin training for Eugene '09.

In other news...

I tied for 2nd place in the Virtual Mile! I'm elated! If you are interested in reading the full race report, hop over to Reid's post, The Virtual Mile Race Results.

Secondly, I recently had my homeschool blog posts from Aug 2007 - Aug 2008 uploaded to and printed into a hard-bound book. I just got it yesterday and I am delighted with the results. I've had a few photo-books printed at Snapfish and Shutterfly in the past. The quality has been good. However, I have to say that Blurb is far superior.

Their software allows you to modify the text, manipulate the layout and truly make it your own. DH was so impressed, he said I need to buy 2... one for each child (as the homeschool blog is basically a record of our school endeavors and of their academic growth, etc.).


  1. Sometimes life gets in the way. I think we all think about other things we would like to add to our "schedule" of workouts and wonder how we can be consistent with it. I know I do.

    Nice job on tying for 2nd place on the virtual 1 mile race! Way to go, Makita! :)

  2. Eugene '09!
    We still have lots of time to get in shape ; )

  3. So, what are you doing between midnight and 5 AM? run! LOL... jk!!

    Very cool on the home school blog!!! Very impressed. I hope you find some time to work your mileage back up! :-)


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