Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Firt ... here are pics of my curly-do daughter.  I remember (not too fondly) a time when she would barely let me brush her hair .... and certainly would NOT let me fuss with it.  Now she asks me to.  It only took me 35 minutes today.  And, we managed to all get out the door on time!!! WOOOHOOO, this is a big accomplishment in our house.  She felt silly having her picture taken like this and wouldn't smile.

Certainly helped getting out the door on time that I spent time last night getting lunches ready for me & my husband (neither of my kids will eat while at school).  On the weekend I prepared a bunch of stuff to make this easier.  I made my steel cut oats for the week and portioned them out into individual bowls for quick reheating.  I cut up a bunch of sandwich fixings and put them in a container.  SO much easier and quicker that chopping up everything every morning (or night).  Also I have a bowl of boiled eggs and some cleaned and ready to go fruit.  This morning we just had to grab our completed lunch kits and go.

So last night I ACCIDENTALLY ran.  My son had soccer practice so I decided to do a 4 mile run then meet my friend for tea.  Halfway through the run I thought .... "wait, didn't I run yesterday, AND the day before too".  Whoops!  With the plan I'm following I'm not supposed to run more than 2 days in a row right now as I build back up.  This long weekend thing messed me up, and the run just fit my schedule for the day.  I can feel it in my hips today so will definitely take a rest from running today and possibly tomorrow too.

Also got another round of the Shred done last night.  I think I may be ready to add in a few more days of these workouts.  They're still tough, but I don't feel quite like I'm dying after them now.  My plan is still to aim for a minimum of 4 per week, but I think this week I'll try for more than that.

Week One of Syl's Challenge

Shred Style Workouts - 4 ... met goal
Running - 5/7 days, 23.8 miles
Stepped on the scale - ZERO!  This isn't really part of the challenge, but right now I don't want to go on there.  I'm waiting until Day 10 and mostly want to see some changes in the measurements.

So my kiddies are back at school.  Their back to sports - first soccer game this weekend - YAHOO.  Our schedules will all get established over the next week or two.  This time of year always feels like a fresh start.  A chance to get all organized and improve on areas of your life.  For me this year, it is about getting to school on time (it's usually my fault if they are late), preparing lunches the night before and having some sort of a plan in place for dinner for at least the busiest of nights (aka sports nights).  Being organized feels so much better than the chaotic mess I too often find myself in.

Keep Active!



Kyle and Darci said...

the curls look great! :)

and I like how you "accidentally" ran!

great job on week 1!! keep it up

Marcelle said...

Your daughter looks so much like a little mini you!!
Love the hair ~ she's growing up for sure with the new hair demands....enjoy as before you know you will be * old fashion * and not know the style only her friends will.

LOL at running and then those thoughts...
I never know from one day to the next what I'm going to do besides the two personal training sessions I know I have to give and my aerobic class...besides that I wake up and I am......

Well done on reaching the goals for week one.

Anonymous said...

hey, when u accidently run, its a good thing!!!!

Blubeari said...

I tagged you in a questions game on my blog. :-)

Marlene said...

Her hair looks great!

Awesome on the run + Shred. You are WORKIN' it!

Fran said...

Love her hair and boy does she looks like her mother! She's adorable (which means you are too)

Well done on the first week! I can say my first week was a success too.

Although I don't have kids that go to school, I find September also a fresh start for everything.

Jen said...

Man, I can't wait until I accidentally run :) Good for you for meeting all your goals. I like that you view this time of year as a "fresh start". I usually view it as the return to chaos! But I like how you look at it and am going to try to do the same this year. Maybe I won't get sick for once stressing over it :)

99ToGo said...

What I would give to accidentally work out ;)
The curls are beautiful on your beautiful daughter!

Syl said...

you accidently ran, that's something I would do ;-). Back from the doctors and it's not looking good for running atleast for the next week ;-( so sad!

Your daughter looks so gorgeous, just like her mom!

Teamarcia said...

Love the curly do--thanks for indulging me! My kids still won't let me brush their hair--ugh!

saucony running shoes said...

Nice curl! It's one of the sweetest bonding of a mom and daughter! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your daughter looks just like you! Beautiful hair.

I love it when I make myself do the prep work on the weekend. It does really help out! I just wish I could remember that when I am grumbling about doing it on "my weekend time." ;-)

Nej said...

The first time I "accidentally" run....I'm going to shout it from the rooftops! :-)

Anonymous said...

Her hair looks so cute! That is so great that you were able to take the time and curl it for her! And good job on week one of your challenge!

gmontalvo13 said...

she is precious!