Monday, April 18, 2011

Just Another Manic Monday...

...I wish it were Sunday!! Actually, I wish it were summer so I could be off!! 40 more days of school! (but who is counting?)

Anyways, I really have no aim for this post. Just a bunch of ramblings really. First off, I did my 26 minutes on the treadmill this morning, but I DID split them up. I walked at 4mph for one minute then ran at 5mph for thirteen and then repeated that. I just had to for my own sanity. I just get so messed up in my head when I try to keep a run going for so long that I begin to almost literally outloud argue with myself about stopping. It's kind of ridiculous. But, splitting it up like that made it so much more manageable. As a matter of fact, I also realized that I actually don't make it to 2.6 miles like I thought, so I'm going to give that a try in my challenges for my weekday runs. I did it today, and here's the proof :)

Anyways, I also can't remember whose blog I read where she said she uses the word "doohickeys", but when I was at the kitchen store over the weekend I found OFFICIAL doohickeys!! I didn't realize there were ACTUAL utensils called doohickeys! But apparently there are! Again, here's the proof:

They are, like, fork-type things or something. Either way, I thought it was funny.

It was kind of a rough weekend. Now is the part where I go into that long story I didn't want to go into yesterday because I just didn't feel like typing it all out, and the post was already going to be relatively long. So my hubby owns a campground. That is where we live as well - we have a house on the grounds. His mom and aunt live in a trailor on the grounds as well. They run the campground's store until I get out of school and then I work also until school starts again. Our season is from April 15th to October 15th. Well, Saturday night, at about 1:45 in the morning, hubby's aunt called and said she called an ambulance for his mom because she couldn't breathe. Her oxygen levels apparently were really low as her COPD was triggered and they ended up taking her to the hospital to admit her. She's doing much better now, but they needed to keep her for extra tests and breathing treatments until her oxygen levels stabilize enough to go home. Once she's out, she'll be on oxygen for a while until they can wean her down to only being on it at night. Therefore, I'm having to pick up the slack at the store until she's well enough to go back to work. Needless to say that means I have to go to school, come home, and go into the store until closing. Luckily, hubby found a camper who offered to help out so it's not so hard on us, but still. It does give me plenty of time to blog! I'm very thankful that she's helping out tonight, too, so I can go workout. I was in the store all day yesterday - we are open 9-6 on Sundays and being that no one slept all night Saturday I offered to just stay in there from open to close. I don't mind doing it, it's just the thing I mentioned in my post yesterday is that I'm around all kinds of tempting snack foods and candy. And really, the only complaint I have about working in the store is that it can get SO boring, but it's not anything hard or laborous, so no big deal. Though it IS going to cut into the amount of working out I can get in this week. Again, another reason why I'm so happy I decided to sacrifice 30 minutes in the morning to get on the treadmill!!

Well, I'm going to get myself ready to head to the Y. I'm pretty tired out from school today, but since I don't know when I'll be able to get there next, I'm forcing myself to go. Happy Monday!


safire said...

I hope your MIL is ok!

Great job getting your exercise in! 40 days will be over in no time and you can enjoy the summer!

Candy kankles said...

I hope those 40 days fly by! and great job on the 26's :) I hope your mother in law recovers quick!

Missy said...

I love the idea of posting a pic of the treadmill. You've almost motivated me to join the Y myself.

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

I know what you mean about long spans of time on the treadmill/needing to mix it up. Many times I've done intervals of faster/slower running or running/walking - it makes the time go by faster. They say intervals are really good for fat-burning and increasing your endurance/speed.

I say, do what works to get it done :)

(Hey...I think I'll make that my motto for this week!)

Do you have periods of time in the store that you can write/read? Sometimes I've been places where I can't actually use my computer or go online, but can use pen and paper. I've written blog posts that way, and then just went back and typed it in.

Hope your MIL is okay - and good for you for sticking with the gym when you have these added responsibilities.

Only 40 more days - woohoo!

lessofme said...

One thing I am trying to build up enough confidence to do is go running. Last time I tried I couldn't do it for more than a minute at a time. That was last summer and STILL I didn't take it as a message that my body was in a dreadful state. I just used it as a reason not to do it. You asked me on my blog where I shop online but I don't think my answers will be very helpful. I am in the UK but all our main supermarkets do online shopping. Definitely one of the best uses of the internet (for my sanity anyway). :oD

Becky Perry said...

Stopping by from my first week on Healthy Challenge. I'll be back to visit. I hope that you have a great week. I'm impressed with anyone who runs!