I'm sorry this post doesn't have any pictures. I actually didn't take any - I was feeling kind of blah.
Christmas Eve started out a little rocky for me because I have a bit of bronchitis and a cold and wasn't feeling the best. I just kind of laid around in the morning then headed to Dad's to hang out for a bit before church about 3. Dad and Janet had everyone over for pizza and snacks, which was nice. Then we headed to church for the Christmas Eve service. Except it wasn't the candle lit service I was expecting and love so I was actually quite disappointed. And they didn't print the words to the carols in the program - they said we are going to sing "from heart" - meaning everyone should know the words. But we only sing a lot of these songs on Christmas so I don't know the words and the people we invited with us who had never been before definitely didn't so it was weird and I didn't like it. Oh well.
After church Mom, me, Kristen, Devin and Tyrelle (Devin's dad who my sister is seeing again) headed over to Kristen's house for some dinner and to hang out a bit. We watched "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and let Devin open a few gifts. It was nice. I made the cheese balls for the next day when I got home, did some laundry and headed to bed. All in all a pretty good day!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I'm sorry this post doesn't have any pictures. I actually didn't take any - I was feeling kind of blah.
Posted by Erin at 12:01 AM
Saturday, December 25, 2010
On Thursday, in addition to watching Max, I also made 10 dozen cookies with the help of Miss Lindsay Gill.
Posted by Erin at 11:49 PM
So usually I'm the friend that parents call when they want a night out, often without their kid(s). Generally speaking, I'm cool with that because everyone needs a break now and then and I'm fun. And modest. :)
But it's a little known fact that if you ask me to watch your kid(s) and I'm available, I will probably say yes. (Unless your kids are mean or something.) Then I get to spend evenings with cuties like Max.
Posted by Erin at 10:33 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Posted by Erin at 11:57 PM
Remember how I said Aimee, Cyndi and I were trying some different classes at Club Fitness? Last night we went to yoga at the Lemay Ferry location.
Admittedly, it's been awhile since I've taken a yoga class but I do not remember it being as intense as this one was. I was expecting more relaxing, stretching, doing things-that-feel-good-to-my-muscles kind of stuff. I was WRONG. We started the class basically standing on one foot for 10 minutes then switched to the other foot for the next 10 minutes. Then we had 40 minutes of class left. Eventually we went to more stretchy stuff and I have never been more pleased to do ab work in my life. Anyway, I will not be going back to that particular class.
My stay-cation so far has been pretty awesome. Saturday I made some Pampered Chef deliveries and had P'sghetti's for dinner (YUM.) I also went out to Dave and Buster's then Harrah's with Aimee, Cyndi, Andy and a bunch of Andy's fraternity brothers. It was a fun time and I enjoyed getting to put some faces with stories I'd heard lol. Anyway, a bunch of them live like 10 minutes from me so not only were they fun to hang out with but it was a convenient drive. Score! lol.
Sunday Neil and Kelly came through town so I got to see them along with Emily, Paul, Mike and Sara. It was awesome catching up with everyone and hearing what's going on in their lives and what exciting things are coming up. This is the good stuff, baby!
Monday I did a lot of laying around (until the yoga class) then went grocery shopping which was desperately needed. I made a list of stuff that needs done around the house (mainly cleaning) and will start chipping away at that today. I think Thursday is going to be my baking day (read: cookies!) so if you want to come keep me company let me know. And Thursday I get to watch Mr. Max Ericson so I'm way excited about that too.
And I confirmed today that Lee is arriving the 29th for a short visit and I'm way excited about that too.
I love the holidays.
Posted by Erin at 12:58 PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This past Friday I joined some friends for a trivia fundraiser for the St. Louis Sabers (the St. Louis women's rugby team.) We had a blast and did pretty well at trivia (thank you to the Quirins who knew most of the answers) and saw LOTS of people we knew. Seriously it was a mini-LHS reunion. Anyway, despite being robbed the point on the color of Dorothy's slippers (we said ruby, they wanted red... I know, right?) we had a great time.
Posted by Erin at 10:37 PM
Monday, December 6, 2010
My nephew Devin turns 7 today.
Crazy how fast kids grow. Anyway, he had his birthday party with his friends yesterday at Planet Fun in St. Peters. If you've never been there, it's basically a bunch of tunnels and stuff for kids to crawl through and play and get out their energy. Good thing for us since we had 8 first grade boys with us! They had pizza and cake and ran around like crazy people. It was a blast!
Posted by Erin at 10:38 AM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Posted by Erin at 11:44 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I'm not usually a crazy early shopper on Black Friday unless there's something really good that I want or need. I'm just not that dedicated. But I did go out to the stores to cash in on some good deals out there. I went to Target and Wal-mart to get a few things and will probably do some more Cyber Monday shopping online. (Maybe while I'm sitting around for jury duty?) I was pleased that the stores I went to seemed to be prepared and I didn't have to wait in line too long and things seemed to be signed well for me to find them. It was a pretty good experience!
Friday night Kyle and Holly were in town so we went to Growler's for dinner. I actually went early to put our name in and Andy (Aimee's husband) came up and had a beer and appetizers with me while I waited. There was a bit of a fiasco with the host putting a large group who called in in front of us (they don't take reservations or anything like that or we would have called too) but overall we had a good time hanging out. After dinner we went over to Storm's house to meet Kyle and Holly's new addition - a french bulldog puppy named Bella. She's really cute and full of puppy energy. Storm's dog, Brewsky, wasn't quite sure what to do with her but we were impressed by his tolerance of her. We did a little reminiscing about when he (Brewsky) was that small (he's a 2 year old Beagle that Storm got when he was 8 weeks old) and how crazy he was too.
We ended the night looking up random You Tube videos on Storm's TV (he has Apple TV and you can do that - its pretty cool) and laughing our asses off. It was a good time and I was glad to see everyone!
Posted by Erin at 12:30 PM
My Thanksgiving this year was pretty awesome. After I did the 5k, I went home and got ready to go over to my Aunt Pat's (Dad's sister) and my Aunt Kathy's (Mom's oldest sister) houses. It was awesome seeing all the family and catching up. It even snowed for a minute but didn't stick and was just enough to be pretty without causing road issues or anything. Awesome.
I think it's some kind of blogger rule that you have to post a list of things you're thankful for for Thanksgiving. Who am I to buck tradition?
Things I Am Thankful For This Thanksgiving:
-I have the best friends a girl could ask for. I mean, really - I have a few groups that I hang out with and they're amazing. I've made some new friends this year and have gotten back in touch with old ones and it's been great. I feel like I should list you all individually but people don't have that kind of time. (This is reflected in the fact that I can't bear to cut anyone from my 77 person long Christmas card list lol. :))
-My family is also pretty great. Sure we have our drama like everyone else but at the end of the day everyone loves each other and would have your back in a fight. Unless we're fighting amongst ourselves - then it's every man for himself. (I would like to give a special shout out to Brad here. 3 years ago when I decided that I wanted to get back involved with that side of the family he really made me immediately feel like I belonged and was welcome. Not that everyone else didn't do that but he really just erased the missed years. So special props to him.)
-I am thankful that I have a job still and that I don't dread going to it everyday. While I may be looking for something that pays a bit better, I've got it better than a lot of people. Plus my co-workers are pretty cool. What would I do without Lura to complain to and listen to my nonsense everyday? She's the best cube neighbor.
-My health - I had a medical scare this past month when I noticed a rather large lump on my neck. After lots of tests and doctor's visits it now looks like it's nothing to be worried about. Thanks God!
-I was able to get my shit together and run/walk a 5k without falling over and dying. This may seem small but I am thankful that I got my butt off the couch and started working out again and was able to achieve this goal. Maybe I would have liked to be a little faster, but I finished and that was what mattered.
Posted by Erin at 12:20 PM
Posted by Erin at 11:57 AM
Monday my sister came over for dinner with Devin and Devin's dad, Tyrelle. We made this mexican salad kind of thing that is really really good. Kristen and I had a good time talking and chatting about stuff. I also gave her her birthday present (it was the Friday before) of wine and a stopper and a re-usable wine bag. She loved it!
Posted by Erin at 11:47 AM
Last Saturday after I got home from the slumber party Mom and I went shopping for my Christmas presents. The last few years I have wanted clothes for Christmas so one day we head to the mall and go crazy. I picked out some really really cute stuff this year and I am quite excited to wear them. Mom will actually wrap everything though for me to open on Christmas morning so I'll have to wait a whole month. But it's cool. I am also quite excited to tell you that I have dropped a pant size. YES!!
After shopping with Mom I went over to Krystal's to have an early Thanksgiving dinner with her and her family and some of their family friends. The food was delicious and it was fun to see her since she didn't come in for actual Thanksgiving. She also invited this guy Mark who we went to high school with (she was better friends with him than I was) who I haven't seen since I don't think so it was fun to catch up.
After dinner I headed to the movie theater to meet up with Mom and Brian (his shopping excursion for Christmas was after mine and then they went to dinner as a mom-son thing) to go see Harry Potter 7 Part 1. I enjoyed the movie and am excited to see the next one. Mom didn't quite remember some of the stuff so I had to explain some of it as we went but it was good. After seeing the movie I decided I needed to re-read the last book to refresh my memory a little. I knew there was some stuff that they left out but the plot of the story was going the same way so no big deal. But I wanted to read it again so I remembered. The second half is action packed so it should be a really cool movie.
The next day (Sunday) we (Mom, Brian, Me, Grandma, Devin, Kristen and Devin's dad) went to the church's Thanksgiving Banquet. Our old pastor (who baptized me and was there during some very hard times for me) was there and I was thrilled to see him and his wife. Great weekend!
Posted by Erin at 11:34 AM
Posted by Erin at 11:21 AM
Friday, November 26, 2010
Stuff I need to tell you about:
-Slumber party adventures
-Early thanksgiving dinner with Krystal
-Shopping with Mom
-Dinners with Mel and my sister
-Thanksgiving and the obligatory list of things I'm thankful for
-The 5k I ran this morning (well, I finished anyway)
-the other awesome things that I'm going to do this weekend because it's jam packed
-Anything else I decide might be important between now and then
Geez this list is long.
Posted by Erin at 12:24 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Life has been good this weekend.
Friday at lunch we ordered Imo's and that seemed to set the tone for the day. That night I went to see Mike in Annie Get Your Gun. He did an awesome job as did the whole cast. I hadn't seen the show before, so it was cool to learn a little bit about Annie Oakley. Mike had a pretty good turnout - in addition to me, Mark, Courtney, Dan, Anna and Storm came Friday night too. We had a good time! After the show I met up with Dan, Mike and Ed Niethe for a couple drinks at Seamus McDaniels (or something close to that.) We had a good time hanging out and Dan, Mike and I ended the evening with a trip to Uncle Bill's for yummy breakfast food. Pretty damn good day.
Saturday morning I got to go hang out with Sarah (Cohen) Born. I have missed her sooooo much!!! We went to Starbucks and just talked for hours. I'm so lucky to have a friend that even after many years of not seeing each other I can still sit with her and tell her anything and everything. She's amazing. And her girls are just gorgeous too! I hope it's not so long between visits again and that I'll see her again soon. Did I mention life is good?
After I got back home from hanging out with Sarah I relaxed a bit then did some cleaning. I also got my 2011 calendar ready for the new year with birthdays, etc. I went to bed earlyish because I was really tired and slept late this morning so I guess I was. And it was one of those sleep-like-the-dead nights where you wake up and the covers haven't moved and your hair still looks decent because you were so still. Tonight I'm meeting up with Linda to closer her PC show then who knows. This week is my last full 5-day week of work for the year, and while I'm way excited about that it's going to be sooo busy. Oh well.
Posted by Erin at 11:14 AM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I'm a pretty patriotic girl. I love my country and think very highly of those who serve it or have served it in the past. Thank you to all the vets out there who have served or are currently serving our country!!
Posted by Erin at 6:17 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Oh running. I have such a love-hate relationship with you.
Posted by Erin at 8:41 PM
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday night I watched Toy Story 3 (Mom bought it) and my regular Sunday night tv. Monday I was off so I slept in and got to hang out with Abi since she was in town for a conference. And I got to see Gus (her almost 1-yr old - how did he get so big?) since he came in to visit Oma and PaPa while Mommy was at the conference.
It was so good to see her! It was a great weekend - too bad I have to go back to work tomorrow!
Posted by Erin at 10:13 PM
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday I slept in and then headed over to Nellie's to hang out and eat some chili. The food was yummy and the company even better. Vanessa is now home (she wasn't supposed to be until after Nov. 2 - long story) so we got to hear about her work stuff (ie why she was home) and had a good time playing with Nellie's 2 little girls ages 4 and 2.
After leaving there, I headed to Six Flags for Fright Fest with Cyndi, Aimee and Andy. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the Fright portion of the evening. Stuff was decorated, but there wasn't creepy music playing and hardly anyone was walking around in masks/costumes. It was remarkably not scary. But I love roller coasters so all was not lost as that's what we did all evening. We were going to go on the haunted train ride too, but the line was really long and it was lightening like it was going to pour rain. When it starts to lightening, they shut down most of the rides so we decided that we would just head home and avoid getting soaked. It turned out to be a good choice because a few minutes after we left it started raining pretty hard. Maybe next year we'll get to ride the train.
Today I am off work (yay 4 day weekend!) and am going to be doing some laundry and cleaning the bathroom. I'd be more upset about it if I hadn't been off for the last 3 days having fun. I could get used to this not working Mondays thing...
Posted by Erin at 12:21 PM
Saturday was Homecoming at Mizzou. In case you're not up on your history, Mizzou is the birthplace of homecoming. Seriously - wikipedia it. So we do it big every year but this year there was some extra stuff. Like ESPN's College Game Day came to Columbia to cover the game and do their show from the Quad. Where the Tiger fans broke the record for having the most people there - over 18,000. Then the game in prime time on ABC against the (previously!) #1 ranked Oklahoma. Who the Tigers haven't beaten since 1998. Over 71,000 people packed the stadium to see how it would all play out. (In case you were wondering, that's a damn lot of people at Faurot Field.)
I thought I was going to have to watch this one from home since I didn't get tickets in time. But then Sam texted me Saturday morning saying they had an extra ticket and did I want to come down? YES!!! So I packed up and headed to Columbia. I met up with Tyler for a late lunch at Bandana's upon my arrival then headed towards the stadium. Sam, Taylor and Mike did the alumni band thing with Marching Mizzou (alumni can march on the field during pre-game on homecoming. It's a really cool tradition - the Golden Girls and cheerleaders have started doing it too.) so I went over to watch them for a little bit and hang out. Then it was game time. We were lucky weather-wise - it was pretty nice. It did rain for a little bit, but not too bad. And no one left since it was such a good game!
Posted by Erin at 12:10 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
This past weekend was pretty awesome. Friday night I went to zumba with Nellie, Aimee, Cyndi and Laura. Zumba was much better this time than the last time I went - the instructor actually stopped to explain things (maybe because it was a larger class?) and was much clearer on what the moves were. I was tired at the end! Afterwards there was drinking in the parking lot and chit-chat. Loved it. (PS - if you want to be our friend, you cannot be judgy about drinking in parking lots. It has been decided.)
Saturday morning I hung out with one of my favorite little cuties and went to the grocery store. After a nap I met up with Krystal and Liz for a bit then went to dinner with Krystal to catch up. Then because I'm an old lady I was home and in my jammies by 9:30 p.m. Sunday I slept in and then headed to Logan's 4th birthday party. It was Thomas the Tank Engine themed because Logan LOVES Thomas. The kid has train stuff galore. My cousin Danny jokes that he'll be the 43 year old man that has the trains in the basement that he piddles with. :)
Posted by Erin at 9:03 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I was thinking about just pretending the last 2 weeks didn't happen and picking up my blogging with what's new lately, but some cool stuff happened and I didn't want to skip it. In addition to attending Bricelynn's 3rd birthday party, I also went to the Blues game on Columbus day (I took off) with Cyndi, Aimee and Andy. It was a fantastic day of drinking in parking lots, fights and a little bit of hockey. :) We had a blast! I also went to zumba with Nellie for the first time and got to meet her girls. It was a lot of fun! I went to Oktoberfest with my mom (which was just ok) and was sick for a bit. Like actually had a fever one day and a sore throat that lasted almost a week but is now thankfully gone. Yay! There was probably some other stuff in there too, but that's about all you missed.
I will do a separate post about this weekend because it was pretty great.
Posted by Erin at 11:21 PM
This is my Aunt Pat's great granddaughter Bricelynn. Whatever that makes her to me. I go with niece because it's easier and I am not particular. She is a sweetie.
She's saying "Presents!" in this picture because she had a TON of them. She's spoiled but we love her.
Posted by Erin at 11:15 PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I do not understand why people like to run on the sidewalks with the hills when there are perfectly good school tracks and treadmills.
Francis Howell North, you are dead to me right now. You have had football games on both Monday and Wednesday night this week and since Friday is a typical football night I'm not holding out much hope. You force me to choose between the damn hills and a gym membership. (I'm hoping to put of paying for the gym membership for another month - we'll see how fast it gets cold.) How do you expect me to know exactly how far I ran when I'm just wandering around the subdivision for 30 minutes? (PS - I can run for 30 minutes. Crazy.) Sure I can drive my car around to figure it out, but how annoying is that?
I had planned to move my training to the subdivision eventually with the hills or to at least run on an incline at a gym if it got cold really fast. But I was hoping to be able to run a little faster on the nice flat track before I did that. Apparently FHN has other plans for my training. Sigh.
Posted by Erin at 9:18 PM
Monday, September 27, 2010
I had to work late this past Thursday evening for our John L Trotter Research Program (till like 9:30) but was rewarded by getting sleep late on Friday since I was off! I pretty much spent my day off laying around. It was fantastic. Friday night was game night at (Jen) Lui's house complete with bbq so I made Sam's cheesy potatoes and headed to Ballwin. It was fun meeting some new folks and hanging out with the ones I already knew. Great party Lui - I'm glad you're hanging out more with us!
Saturday morning I did more of the sitting on my butt and sleeping in thing. Amazing. That evening we planned a surprise dinner and girl's night for Vanessa since her boyfriend just left for Europe for a year over at Lori's. We had good food, lots of wine and great conversation. It was a blast!
Sunday I decided it was time to deal with the disaster that was my bedroom. Translation: a whole day of laundry. Blah. I did some other minor cleaning too, but laundry and getting everything put away was a major task. I am pleased to let you know that there are currently NO BASKETS OF CLOTHES in my room right now - clean or dirty. It's a housekeeping miracle at my house. I even took pictures I was so excited. We'll see how long it stays this way. I give it about a week or 2 before the novelty wears off and I have to do another load of laundry that may or may not get put away. We'll see!
Posted by Erin at 9:45 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Maybe you've noticed that I haven't updated in awhile about how my running is going. No? Ok well I haven't because I ended up taking 2 weeks off with Labor Day weekend then Bike and a busy week after.
Anyway, previously things had been going quite well - I could consistently run for 25 minutes and was working on getting faster and that seemed to be working out. Then the break. It was rough coming back. It took me a few workouts to work back up to my previous endurance levels, etc. I can now run/jog again for 28 minutes (the workouts for week 8) and can run 2 full miles. The good news is that I'm back to my previous consistent mile times - the bad news is that I'm still pretty slow. I'd be more upset about it except that prior to starting this program I could barely run at all (remember week 1 when I was dying after running for a minute?) so I feel like I've come a long way. And since I don't plan to stop running after next week (the end of the C25K program) I figure I'll get faster eventually. I'm not breathing really hard at the end of my runs so I know I can go faster, I just have to push a little harder and have the confidence that I won't die if I do. There's definitely still a mental factor. I'll figure it out I'm sure!
Posted by Erin at 11:40 PM
Someday maybe I won't end up with a weekend full of activities right after an event. Maybe. But I did make up for some sleep I missed, so all was not lost.
Friday after a long day of physical labor cleaning out our warehouse, I headed over to Syberg's for Paula's official going away party. I am still sad to see her go but it's awesome for her and I wish her the best.
Posted by Erin at 11:13 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday I spent the day hanging out with family (after I slept in of course!) I headed out to my cousin's son Ben and his wife Kristal's house for their son Parker's 7th birthday party.
Posted by Erin at 6:07 PM
Andy (Aimee's husband) is from Millstadt, IL. He's been telling me pretty much since I met him that they have this thing called homecoming there and that it's the best weekend of binge drinking ever. Since I am a Mizzou alumni, I know a thing or two about homecoming. In case you were unaware, the University of Missouri created homecoming. We started the whole damn thing when Chester Brewer, Athletic Director at MU, invited all the alumni to "come home" for the Mizzou-Kansas football game in 1911. There was a parade and spirit rally and 10,000 fans packed the stadium that day and the tradition of homecoming was born. Seriously - wikipedia it.
Posted by Erin at 5:38 PM
Saturday I went to the Mizzou-Illinios game in St. Louis at the dome. We of course had to tailgate first though! It was a ton of fun and I loved getting together with everyone. Plus the weather was absolutely perfect for it! Check out the pictures. AND the Tigers won so it was even better!!!!
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Posted by Erin at 11:19 AM
Friday, September 3, 2010
I promised you a post about what's going on in my life besides running and then completely forgot about it. Oops. Anyway, last weekend was pretty tame. I had the pleasure of going to Hurricane Harbor on Sunday afternoon with Aimee, Cyndi and Lui and we had a great time. The weather was perfect for it (mid to upper 80s) and we enjoyed the slides, lazy river and laying in the sun. Perfect. At work we're getting ready for Bike MS (which is next weekend) so things are kind of crazy there. Thank goodness it's almost over! Saturday after I went for a run I called up Phil to see if he wanted to go grab a beer somewhere close by. It's so convenient to have him just down the street - otherwise I would have had to drive south to meet up with someone. We went to a bar near my house that was doing karyoke. We had a blast!
Monday was Phil's birthday and we went out to the Pink Galleon in Creve Coeur. If you've never been there, it used to be a strip club and when it was turned into a bar they didn't put a whole lot of effort into making it not look like a strip club anymore. Exhibit 1: a "tiki man" on a lighted stage in 2 different places in the bar around a central stage which was at one time just a pole. Hehe. I had a blast hanging out and playing pool. It's been awhile since I've been to a bar that has pool and I forgot how much fun it is. And it was free at PG that night so bonus. (PS - I think I've seen Phil Gill more in the last 2 weeks than I have in years! I'm going to miss him when he's gone in a few days!)
I am still attending trivia most Thursdays and could probably post most weeks about funny things that happen there but they would probably only be funny to me. But this one you'll enjoy. Some of you may be familiar with a shirt I own that says "Beer cheaper than school." BEER is in (large) green letters right across my boobs and the rest is below it. It is Andy's (Aimee's husband) favorite shirt of mine, which is saying something as I own a plethora of low cut shirts as well. Anyway, I wore it to trivia recently (since trivia is at a bar called Tower Pub it's appropriate) and Andy has started stating his belief that I should wear it every week. This cracks me up because at some point in the 2+ hours that we're there, he will ask me "What, no beer shirt? WHY? It's the perfect shirt!" Maybe I should start wearing more low cut shirts to trivia? Hm. Luckily his wife does not seem to mind!
Posted by Erin at 10:07 PM
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I know. You may be thinking 2 running posts in a row? Is nothing else happening in your life? Well, some stuff is happening but I decided to wait till the weekend is over to update on the rest of my activities. So you'll have to settle for a 5k training update.
I finished week 6 of the C25k program today - and today's workout marks the end of the intervals. From here on out I will just be running the entire time - eek! Except I say "eek" but I can totally do it. Which is weird in an of itself. Today I jogged for 25 minutes with just a quick stop to get a drink. And I had a revelation. I run slower when I have to run the whole time. Like a lot slower.
I think it's mostly in my head though - because today when the app told me my 25 minutes was up I could have kept going. (Usually I'm counting down the last 30 seconds till I can stop.) I think I'm afraid to push myself like I do in the intervals because I'm still a little concerned that I won't be able to make it the entire time if I do and there's not a scheduled break coming in the event that I'm dying. It's a hard transition in my head to be confident in my ability to run for that long even though I can physically do it. Today is proof - I wasn't even winded at the end since I wasn't going very fast. But my brain still doesn't quite know that. I'm going to have to get over it and run faster though because as I said before, the intervals are no more. And really if I had to walk a minute it wouldn't be the end of the world. I'm strangely obedient to the man in the app who tells me when to run/walk - if he doesn't tell me to walk I don't. I feel like I'm cheating if I don't listen to him. Where is he when I need to be doing other things? Maybe I need a house cleaning app too. :) (You must clean for 10 minutes before a 3 minute break then 10 more minutes. I could make a fortune.)
Anyway, I'm hoping now that I'm aware of this mental block that I can overcome it. Generally, I like running by myself because I don't have to worry about someone else's pace - but I wonder if maybe I need someone who runs a liiitle bit faster than me to help me set my pace. Hm - any takers?
Posted by Erin at 10:41 PM
Monday, August 23, 2010
I started week 6 of the C25K program tonight. Do you know what that means? It means I conquered the 20 MINUTE run at the end of week 5 with no problem. Sweet!
I'm to the point now where the program starts getting me to go longer than 20 minutes. So today I did this:
Posted by Erin at 11:08 PM
Sunday was a day of mini-reunions. First I went to brunch because my dear friend Lindsey was in town for the weekend - you may remember her as the hot brunette from my trip to Chicago in June.
I met up with Lindsey, Cyndi, Aimee, Andy and Nick at Soulard Coffee Garden. It was a yummy brunch and even better company. I really enjoyed catching up with Linds and just chatting with everyone. I should go to brunch more often.
From brunch I headed to O'fallon for a little Laws Hall/Mizzou reunion at Mel and Greg's house. It was so fun to see everyone! We hung out and told stories about the "old days" and had a lovely afternoon. In attendance were Dan, Paul, Emily, Tyler, Missy, Dave, Stacy, Nate, Mel, KC, Greg, Olivia and I. I managed to take 1 picture at the party. Better than nothing right? Mel took some though so all is not lost.
Greg cooked some awesome pork steaks and really all the food was delicious. And I got a hug from Olivia before I left so that was icing on the cake. (She's Mel and Greg's 2 year old so I only get hugs sometimes - but I can usually at least score a high five.)
Posted by Erin at 10:44 PM
After sleeping late on Saturday morning (see previous post if you need an explanation), I headed over to the Bembower's to drop off a Pampered Chef item they'd bought recently. Of course and added bonus to this little errand was of course the welcoming party...
Eli is now almost 5 months old and can sit up by himself! Isn't he adorable? He's a very smiley boy and was totally amused that he could see himself as I took this picture (my phone has a self portrait type function - I love it!) We played on the floor for almost an hour while I chatted with Dan and Anna. They enjoyed not having to entertain him. Dan did offer to take some pictures for me though. (Ignore my hair - I just let it dry however that day and it looks like it!)
That's all. Just cute baby pictures.
Posted by Erin at 10:31 PM