Wednesday, April 29, 2009


As of today, the 29th day of April I have done 54.5 miles out of 60. I have 2 days left, including today - I'm pretty sure I'm going to surpass my goal. I'm pretty stoked about it. I did however switch from running on the treadmill, to the elliptical on April 13th. I was in too much pain. Not only were my shins being ripped to shreads, my knees hurt, my lower back hurt...and no matter how many sports bras I put on, there was no help in that upper department of my body. What is awesome about the elliptical is: 1-No pain, but sore muscles, and 2-I can work out my arms. I'm lovin' it!!!!! It's absolute heaven versus the treadmill. My husband seems to think that machine is pointless. I challenged him to get on one, and attempt 4 miles in 35 minutes....which is what I've been accomplishing...and he declined. He's scared.
I am trying to come up with a new goal for the month of May. I need to add lunges and sit-ups to my workout. Maybe 10-15,000 sit ups? 1,000 lunges? We'll see.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Not

I actually dislike that my birthday is the day before April Fools Day. I was supposed to be an April Fools baby - but like my typical self, I was early. No surprise there.

I need to blog about my crazy dog Cali. She is just nuts. She communicates with Neil and I in such a way, we just start laughing. She has a different grunt for when she's upset, when she is needing to go outside, a different more loud grunt when it's an absolute emergency (HURRY! I GOTTA GO!!), and more a whine-like-grunt when she's tired and she'd like to shnuggle with us. She even has a grunt for when she is cuddlin', and she's not comfortable...she'll give us this look like "Fix it". Precious.

I will post pictures up soon. As of 2-1/2 weeks ago, she weighed in at 17 lbs...I'm sure she's surpassed 20. We'll see at her next vet appt which will be this Saturday.

We love her.

I need to start shedding this weight. Yeah, yeah, yeah...I seem to be blogging only about this nonsense. But I feel the more I talk about it, the more motivated I am. I got in a text-arguement last night w/my friend Sean. According to him, there was no excuse for me NOT to work out yesterday...just because it's my birthday. I did however take Cali for a walk last night - which I thought would suffice, but no. I quote "doesn't count. do better tomorrow..." and "that's the neil in you talking; wake dawna up. dog walking is old lady stuff...." which I disagree completely. I love being outside, with a leash at hand. But I can see his point. If I want results, this working out business needs to get serious.
In the month of February, consisting of 28 days - Sean attempted to run 90 miles. (Note: I just edited that last sentence because I remembered it wasn't March he made the attempt, it was Feb..with only 28 days to accomplish the 90) He didn't succeed only due to a cold that lasted forever. Not that I'm a runner, it's the last thing in the world I like doing...but I figured I could do 60 miles in one month.

60 mile count down starts today...