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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Making the Most of Rainy Days

It's a good thing my family does not live in Seattle.  We get so tried of rain are so over rainy weather.  We have found some ways to entertain ourselves inside, however.

A box was delivered yesterday, so that provided at least a half hour of entertainment.

We went to Family Place at the library again.  Thank goodness they were open even though the schools were closed today.  Mason was really into the markers and the easel today while Colton stuck to his favorites, balls and vehicles.

I decided to get a head start on dinner after torrential downpours stalled our Wal-Mart outing  (I was hoping it would provide entertainment for all of us and allow me to accomplish something as well...)  and the boys decided they wanted to get in on the action, so they pulled their chairs over to watch me.  Gotta be careful where I put the knives now...

Maybe they can start helping me make their smoothies.  Today they chugged down smoothies containing:
  • spinach
  • banana
  • avocado
  • yogurt
  • orange juice
For these guys, smoothies are where it's at when it comes to eating their greens.  I'll take it!

I can't say I've gotten a whole lot accomplished today but I did manage to fit in another early morning workout at the gym.  I could get used to these mornings to myself.  Hope my husband feels the same way :-)  I feel more ready to tackle the day after taking a little time for myself before taking care of everyone else the rest of the day.  Thank goodness for treadmills in this rainy weather.  

I did a cool down for half a mile after I snapped this photo but the first 4 miles looked like this:
  • Mile 1: Gradually build up speed starting at 6.5 mph and working up to 7.5 mph
  • Miles 2 and 3: Alternate quarter mile speed work at 8.5, 8.6, 8.8, and 9 mph with quater mile recoveries at 7 mph
  • Mile 4: Alternate tenth mile sprints at 9 mph with tenth mile recoveries at 7.5 mph
It was an excellent workout!  I always get nervous going into speed work but end up being so glad I did it.  I am really hoping it helps me to get a PR in the half-marathon.

Well, it looks like the rain is letting up so we're going to go see what we can find to entertain us at Wal-Mart.  Wish us luck!  Make it a great, active day!

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