Workout – awesome. all there is to say about it. the kind that I want to relive all day long. if there was such a workout – today’s would be it. Stairmaster/strength circuit —-> 13 minutes on master, level 20 / 3 or 4 strength exercises, repeat 4 times – stairmaster said 8.7 miles. I believe it. great. after the morning craziness (breakfast, cleanup, chiclet to school, dance class) I hopped on the treadmill and did 4 miles, flat : 7:20, 6:45, 6:30, 6:10 – the last mile was hard. really great. best of all worlds. little bit of run, little bit of XT, little bit of strength. I even busted out my saucy kinvaras. i’ve missed these little babies. I adore them. always do me good.
While I got my 2nd little workout in on the treadmill, the kids played. and they actually played pretty well. I only had to get off the treadmill 4 times instead of 13. after I ran, I put the kids to work. you can never start them too young. I say.
Then I really put him to work. vacuuming. it was on. he would have it no other way. he likes to do domestic things. either that, or I hold him while I vacuum. I gave in.
In all seriousness – I think it’s a great thing when parents are active, and the kids see it and are part of it. I’m not talking just active cleaning your house. although, it is a great workout cleaning with a 28 lb-er on your hip. Sometimes I feel guilty for taking the time to run, while they are happily playing, instead of happily playing with them. but the honest to Goodness truth is, I don’t really want to be playing with them at that moment. I probably would be doing something else around the house anyway. There is plenty of fun loving happiness going on during the rest of the day. Now, I choose to run whilst the littles are not watching TV, but playing nicely in a nice enriching, happy, good environment. guilt be gone. ok. that’s what I tell myself. but I’m pretty sure it’s accurate. now, my kids LOVE TO RUN. and they are young. every summer outdoor run ends with a “run” with the kids. they love it. and I love that we are positively influencing them. so stick them on a treadmill. kidding. you go get on a treadmill. or put them in the gym daycare and do your thing. they’ll be better for it too. you may just have the next Olympian.
Quick v-day wrap up. Commercial as it may be and somewhat disturbing to see the mass amount of men walking around the grocery store with boquets of roses last night – it is nice to celebrate the ones you love. My 5 year old came home and told me the history of Valentines day. I forgot. be thankful. we celebrated in style with a nice meat and potatoes meal. rare in this household, and delicious. I go up to the butcher and say, where can I find a beef tenderloin. I don’t cook this meat ever. please help. he comes from behind the counter to help poor little meatless me, while my daughter is trying to do a split in the aisle right behind me – normal – and he says, “oh, it’s right here miss. we call it filet mignon” ok mister butcher. at $17.49 a lb, I think I will call it supercalifragalisticexpealidocious if I want. or beef tenderloin. to each his own. I bought it and cooked it. happy v-day hubs.
We wrapped up the night with a nice romantic movie. I finally gave in to Twilight. my friend let me borrow the first three. we started at the beginning.
I make a pretty good Bella. not sure why they didn’t cast me. After watching the movie, I’m pretty sure I could have pulled off the one-dimensional, painful to watch Bella whatever her last name is character. Sorry to all of you Twilight fans, but I don’t get what all the hoopla is. Vampire Edward and Long Hairy Jacob didn’t really do it for me either. maybe it’s because I get to see this handsome studly of a husband every day. maybe. it’s a theory.
I will probably give it another shot. maybe we will watch the second one. when we are tired of watching paint dry. they must get better.
Coming up – chia talk, water bottles and weighty matters. in the next days, weeks, or months. depending on my mood. I don’t like to put too much pressure on myself.
Twilight fan? Harry Potter? what movie series do you like?
Do you like steak? Do you eat meat?
How often do you incorporate strength training?
Are you sick of candy hearts yet?