Welcome Weekend!

I’m glad the weekend is here! Even though it was a short work week for me, it seemed to last forever. Tonight I did my cross training workout. It was a breeze compared to my running workouts. I biked almost 6 miles on the stationary bike and followed that with strength training. I ate a healthy dinner while the rest of my family had fast food. I’m proud of ME!

I have a busy weekend planned. Tomorrow I am visiting the college I graduated from for Alumni Day in the MTSU Recreation Center. All alumni members and their families can attend for free and use the facilities which include an indoor and outdoor pool. Nice! I also plan on doing my running workout on the track to take a break from the treadmill.

Later in the day, I have an appointment for a much needed massage at Massage Envy. I am looking forward to that! I’ve had two migraines this week and the best medicine for that is a massage.

On Sunday, I plan on attending church in the morning with my parents, resting in the afternoon and surprising my sister by going to hear her sing her first solo in her church choir. That should be wonderful.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and do something to pamper yourself! You deserve it! Summer is here and there’s so much to do. Be sure and stay hydrated if its as hot in your area as it is here! The south officially has a heat wave!

Welcome Spring!

It’s a beautiful morning! I started the day off with attending church at Kingwood Heights Church of Christ with my parents. It’s a great way to start the week off right by praise and worship. Today is the first day of spring and I noticed I have some pretty flowers blooming. I welcome you Spring!

spring flowers

Last night I had my monthly massage and spent some time before my appointment at The Avenue, a local shopping community. I did some walking to loosen my muscles from the Zumba workout I did earlier in the day. Then I went to Barnes & Noble and got a coffee drink to enjoy. It was a lovely afternoon.

Massage Envy

Coffee!

I plan on spending the day with my family and enjoying the sunshine! I hope you enjoy your day!

“This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

What a busy week!

It’s been a busy week so far and it’s only Wednesday! I am glad about one thing. I am happy that I decided to go back to working a regular 5 day a week schedule. Getting off at 4:30 seems like I’m leaving early every day. I really enjoyed having an extra day off during the week, but it was conflicting with my family time and my exercise time.

It’s been a productive week, but I’ve had busy workdays and activities after work. Last night my daughter had a band concert. The first 2 pictures are from the concert and the last 2 pictures are pictures of my daughter, Whitney in her marching band uniform from a previous performance. I’m her biggest fan!

The rest of the evenings this week will be spent at bible study at my church and parent-teacher conferences. Hopefully Friday night will remain open for an enjoyable night with my husband.

A beautiful day

It is a lovely day filled with sunshine! I’m so happy to see the sun and enjoy the warmer weather. It was in the high 50’s today. I went to church this morning and enjoyed an uplifting service.

I came home to find my husband taking a run in our neighborhood, so I got my running gear on and went out myself. It’s such a lovely day that I couldn’t stay inside for my run. I wanted to go to an outdoor track but my husband tried that and the one at our local college was locked. I ended up going to one of the Middle Schools in our area that has a road around the school. It was approximately 1/2 mile once around and I went around 2 1/2 times. I timed the first mile only just to check my pace. I did it in :16 minutes which is right on track for me. It was a hard run for me because it was windy and because I had not run in 2 weeks (slacker…) I’m glad I did it though. Hopefully the nice weather will stay around so I can continue running outside. I get too bored with the treadmill.



I love running outside!

1 mile :16.49

I decided to run outside today since the weather has been so nice this weekend! It was great. I’m still alternating running/walking. It sure is taking me a long time to improve my pace. I found that I enjoy running outside much more than the boring treadmill. I jogged around a favorite spot of mine that has a trail around a pond usually filled with ducks. However, today I noticed that half of the pond was very unattractive due to construction in the area. After I reached the loop around the pond, I found the other end looked much better. I felt sorry for the poor ducks. It used to be such a lovely area with a fountain to enjoy the scenery. This is what Gateway Island used to look like.

Its been a busy weekend since I have been trying to catch up on work due to my being sick last week. I have worked a few hours here and a few hours there and feel much better about my workload. I also found the time to spend with my youngest daughter yesterday for a short shopping trip and attending a church service. It was a fun mommy/daughter afternoon!

Whitney


I began attending church again, especially since it was one of my goals for the New Year. I’m glad that I made this decision.

It’s amazing how being involved in a church can inspire me. Look at the video below from the praise team at my church, WOC.

http://player.vimeo.com/video/19228022

I’m very pleased that I found Zumba fitness for PS3 on our shopping trip. Can’t wait to try it! I also got it at a discounted price. Love that!

Now, that it’s almost the end of January, are you sticking to your resolutions?