5k, Book List, and What Have You

March 3rd, 2013 by KellyJoe

Hullo. So this post is a few days late which is something I did mean to so thanks for the patience. Recently I got signed up to run a 5k and I wanted to wait until it was absolutely official before I started really talking about it so nobody would be like “Oh you’re gonna run a 5k?!” and then I’d have to awkwardly explain that no, no I am not and that was just a flight of fool fancy but, alas, that is not the case and I am indeed going to be running (or in my case poorly jogging/walking) a 5k. I’m pretty excited about it truthfully. I never ever really saw myself as one of those people-you know, those actually in shape people-to be going out and doing all this impressive crap but there you go I guess. Last week I was getting up and jogging a mile in the morning and I’m doing pretty good at that, good enough that I would pass gym class if I was still in high school and tomorrow I’ll be bumping it up to a mile and a half. My plan is to just go up a half mile every week until I’m up to three then to just use the bit of time before the race getting better at that. Its not until May 11th so I have a pretty decent amount of time to do that. I’m still going to gym classes at least 5 times a week too so I think thats been really helping me keep my endurance up. So yeah, thats been pretty cool beans.

Al went to the library for the first time! He was kind of teething tired grouchy and wanted to be held the whole time which was kind of nice since it meant I didn’t have to chase him around the library the whole time and keep him from pulling down books all willy nilly. He didn’t check out a little kids book of his own but we did check out a book for me to read to him and to further my book challenge. So far we’ve read-

January:

#1 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams

#2 Life, the Universe, and Everything, Douglas Adams

#3 So Long and Thanks For the Fish, Douglas Adams

#4 Homeland, R.A. Salvatore

#5 Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams

February:

#1 Exile, R.A. Salvatore

#2 Sojourn, R.A. Salvatore

#3 1984, George Orwell

#4 Ruins of Gorlan, John Flanagan

My goal was only three books a month so I’m kind of killing it at this challenge. We’re currently reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (which is a fun but morbid kids book) and The Count of Monte Cristo which might destroy my good streak with its length. Seriously I’m only five percent in it according to my kindle and I’ve read it for at least two and half to three hours. I’m definitely going to have to pad it with small books this month.

We also did more sensory play stuff finally. I filled a laundry basket with water beads, cotton balls, and rubber duckies and set him in it. He was not a fan of the cotton balls touching him really but I can’t say I blame him since they have a really gross feeling to them, but he enjoyed getting past them to the water beads.

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That kept him busy for a good long time which was nice since with everything I’ve been up to lately I kind of need that mental break where I can just sit back and not engage mentally as much. I’m pretty sure I just need an IV filled with caffeine just permanently fixed to one of my veins.

Other than that we really haven’t been up to much this week. Just doing the normal usual stuff. I did make some rainbow spaghetti noodles and while they were pretty food-wise they were kind of an abomination. They definitely weren’t worth the gluten I ingested eating them and Al was like “Meh, I’d rather eat avocado than that mess”. Failed experiment was failed.

In exciting news my tomato plants sprouted and are flourishing! Unfortunately I haven’t taken a good picture of them yet but I will soon. I’m so excited to plant, nobody has any idea so if anyone has a suggestion on a vegetable, herb, or flower to plant please inbox me so I can start planning for it. This year I’m bound and determined to have a nice yard and garden so the neighbors can stop considering this the lazy white trash house. Its kind of like the determination I have to make the inside of the house less blah and unorganized and to get that freaking bedroom painted. So much hate for that bedroom seriously. If life was like a video game I would be out cutting so much grass right now just to get the money I need to do all this awesome insane stuff I want to do with my house but unfortunately video games set me up for financial failure in making me think money came so easily. Thanks Shigeru Miyamoto, you did this to me. How dare you sir. Anyway, I’m getting sidetracked.

As for plans I’ve made for this week, I have made none except not get shin splints, jog, and listen to a lot of dubstep along with boil like a lobster in a hot tub at some point while my legs scream in agony for being so stupid awesome. I’m hoping inspiration will strike me for some sensory play ideas at some point in the week but I’m not holding my breath on it. You know how I do.

So I’ll update next week on my progress and whether or not I’m a good mom who finds time to play. Lates.

 

 

 

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One Response to “5k, Book List, and What Have You”

  1. Ashley says:

    I love the Graveyard book! Also I’m very impressed with your commitment to exercising! I wish I was more motivated and did all this great stuff like you, but as it turns out i’m not even close! :)

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