Thursday, January 15, 2015

Couch to 5K

I was just sitting on the couch and now I'm running a 5k, uhm NO! But seriously I started a couch to 5K app (the one by, not that it matters which one). I just finished my 3rd 'run' or the end of my first week . It starts out something like this... warm up walk 5 min, brisk walk 90 sec, jog 90 sec, repeat walk, jog however many times equals 20 minutes, then 5 min cool down.

So I'm really out of shape! Seriously my body looks out of shape, but my lungs, heart, and other muscles are not used to much activity. I walk some, but never jog or run. So when it's time for my 60 seconds of jogging I look like I'm trying to jog very slowly with a limp. Then I usually wear out before the 60 seconds. Though I think I'm progressively lasting longer, a few times tonight I was able to jog the whole 60 seconds.

So I peaked ahead and next week has jogging 90 seconds, walking 2 minutes. I think if I struggle too much, I might repeat wk 1 or wk 2. But if I feel I'm getting something out of it I might just keep going. THere is something to be said for finishing something, even if you didn't get an A. I'm afraid if I slow down to repeat a week I'll lose my motivation.
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I'll try and come back and let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Storm Chasing the Sunset

This was by my place tonight thundering at sunset! Click to see bigger!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I HAVE been writing

So despite the lack of posts here, I have been writing. I'm working on a YA fantasy novel. This is my first real attempt at writing.I've had college English and creative writing courses but those were almost 20 years ago and it's amazing how many things I've forgotten about basic structure and point of view. I find myself wibbling and wobbling between past and present tense and really need to correct this before I go any farther. I've got almost 7000 words down so far and I'm aiming for 70,000ish. This writing business has made me feel the need to write other things therefore here I am writing. And though I adore the look of my blog now, it's time for a change, so forgive me if it looks wonky while I'm making up my mind on how to change it =).

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WWW Wednesdays (Mar 5)

What I'm Reading Now:  And you can tell I've got children. I'm reading the second book in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel:   My 12 yr old son recommended I read these! They are in the young adult section. I've just started this one, but the author has incorporated all sorts of supernatural myths, if you are into those you might like these. 

What I just finished Reading:      My daughter was reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in school for 9th grade! I'd never read it so I decided to give it a shot. There were parts that went faster and then some parts that went slower. But overall I'd say for a classic it's worth reading. I like being able to know the references to classic novels in other books. 

What I might read next: Who Knows? Probably the next in the Nicolas Flamel series. BUt I'm always up for something different, old or new. There are some other classics I'd like to take a stab at! Maybe The Great Gatsby? Suggestions?

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