Friday, May 11, 2012

Five for Friday!

Yay!  It's Friday!

1)  I haven't posted for a while but I have some good reasons -  I've been super busy moving my office.  As I've mentioned previously, I work for my mom and we've recently decided that we no longer need to rent a space for an office - instead we're moving the office out to her property (we don't have walk in clientele, so there's really no need for an office space).  This will be great for many reasons:  1)  I get views like this instead of looking at 4 office walls...

2) There is a treadmill, so fitting in runs when it's super rainy out should be easier and this is also one of my favorite places to run outside on the pretty country roads; and 3) in the summer the kids can come here with me, play outside, ride bikes, etc.  Better than being shuttled all over or sitting in an office with me for the day.  Lots of good things will come from the move...BUT we've been in our office for almost 15 years and there's a lot of crap that has been accumulated in that time.  The move has been stressful and exhausting - and I kind of feel behind on EVERYTHING....I just have to keep in mind all the good that will come when it's done.

2)  I scored a bunch of pictures frames from the walls of our old office space, so the kids and I've been using them to frame some of their artwork.  I used some of the particularly large ones and had them paint something of their choice (I drew it in pencil and then they painted it).   So here are my budding artist's creations:
Owen's rocket ship
Reese's red tree
Didn't they turn out cute?  They look so nice in the frames.  I'm filling up the walls of their playroom, and I'll post a picture when I get it all done.  I think they are adorable.

3)  As I wrote about in my last post I have been doing the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution 90 day workout plan.  This week I'm starting workouts #3 and #4 in Phase One which I will post more about after I do them a few times.   I forgot to mention a few things when I wrote about the first workouts in my last post - first, it comes with a complete nutrition plan as well as the dvd's.  I'm not following the plan because I'm a totally bad ass rebel not really looking for a "diet" plan, but some of the recipes look good.  And second, the set came with the workout cable that is required for some of the exercises.   So far I'm liking it - I'll report on the next DVD's soon.

4)  Running - I ran EIGHT miles on Saturday!!!!  My foot is really really improving.  I'm feeling good and gaining some of my endurance back.  I've been seeing a new physical therapist, and I really feel like the work I'm doing there is helping.  Fingers crossed...

5)  Yesterday was a big milestone in our household - we celebrated this little monkey's 5th birthday!
wearing her birthday hat from school and leftover chocolate cake on her face...
Can't believe she's already five!.  We had a great night with dinner, presents and cake.
love spending time with these guys...
Happy, happy birthday to my beautiful girl.


Hope you all have fabulous weekend! Head on over to Fitness Health and Happiness for Fitness Friday!

14 comments:

hiker mom said...

Yay for 8 miles! So glad you are able to build your mileage back up:) Sounds like the move will be a great change:)

Marathon Mom said...

Yay for 8 miles and being able to build back up! :)

Suz and Allan said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Hooray for running 8 miles-sounds like you are doing much better!

Shannon @I Survived and Now I Run said...

8 miles is AWESOME...Happy B-day to the little, um big girl...so cute, and love the hat!

Maria said...

Wow, sounds like a lot has been going on. Running 8 miles is fantastic and I am so envious since I am starting back up. Can't wait til I get there!

Maria
The Fitness Girl Kitchen

Julie D. said...

looks like a great move!! love your kids' pics. Great idea. I think I'll work on some framed art projects this summer! so glad you are running again!! Happy Birthday to your girl!!

jillconyers said...

Happy birthday to the little monkey :)

No wonder you haven't been around. You've been busy. Sounds like the move will be perfect!

So glad to hear your foot is getting better.

BlushnCheeks said...

Happy Birthday to your baby girl. Your new space is gonna have wonderful inspiration and a serene feel. The treadmill inside is an extra plus for you. I too would be excited for that alone. Nice artwork soon the kids will be known world wide. :)

Tink said...

Congrats on the 8 miles, I'm so glad you're improving! I love the framed kids artwork, what a great idea!

Marissa said...

love the framed artwork for the playroom...what a super cute idea! congrats on the long run...

Jamie said...

Yay for running 8 miles!!

Happy birthday to your daughter!

Kathy said...

Happy, happy birthday to your lovely daughter!
Great job on you 8 miler! WOOT!

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Oops, somehow I missed this post last week... happy birthday to your sweet girl! And congrats on 8 miles, that's so exciting!! Have a great, long holiday weekend. :)

Hungrigyrl said...

Your kids framed artwork is awesome! Good luck with the move, that doesn't sound fun and I can just imagine how hard it is going through 15 yrs of stuff. I must say I am jealous of your new work space. Lots of benefits to it!

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