Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

Another week in quarantine begins…

May 5, 2020


Another Monday arriving at school knowing that there won’t be any students in the building. So sad and I miss all the kids. The school building is supposed to have children in it! Today is our weekly drop-off/pick-up of school work. It’s nice to get a chance to see a few of the families.

Today was also our spring flower delivery day. I went down and helped unload the truck and sort some of the flowers. Then, back up to help answer phone, empty and sort papers from folders. Got lots of steps in today.

Went for a walk when I got home, tried to call a couple of people but they weren’t available to talk. So, I called my phone buddy who I know is ALWAYS available to talk…my dear niece Rowan. We have all kinds of phone conversations at all times of the day. Hope she always calls me when she needs someone to talk to.

Got home from the walk just in time for a delicious dinner of stuffed peppers made by Grace. Her first attempt and they were very good. The kids and I then decided that whoever wanted to go for a walk could go and get ice cream. WAIT — who made up that rule???!! I normally jump in my car and drive to the ice cream store. Oh, ok…I guess I did? This quarantine thing is definitely getting to me….I chose to walk to the ice cream store. Wow… very odd….


Another beautiful day

May 3, 2020

Girls and I went out and about to run errands, cleaned up a few things in the house, and Olivia put fertilizer on the lawn. Grace then needed to finish some homework and Olivia sorted through clothes. I went outside and sat in my “home office” and did a couple things for work. It was so beautiful out there.

Later, Grace and I headed up to the track to take some more photos of her. Senior year is just such a bummer for her. We then came home and took a walk while we were waiting for dinner to be finished.

The day was relaxing but fun as well.


What the Heck am I doing?

May 2, 2020

Ok, I don’t really know what is wrong with me….I got up and left my house at 7:45 a.m. to go for a WALK…. What?? That is not me. This quarantine is really doing something weird to me. We have to get back to normal soon!

I met up with Brenna as soon as I got to my deck. So great to catch up with her as I wandered the town. Actually I think I just wander around now to see what kind of map I can make 🙂

Have a great day! I might chat with you later – it’s supposed to be a beautiful day and we hope to get a few things done outside 🙂


Mapping a 5k

May 1, 2020

What in the world just happened??

It started as a casual walk with Grace and Olivia. Just to leave home, walk to the cemetery, walk around the big loop and back home just to map where I will really have to walk when I’m ready to do a 5K for time. 

We left, headed up the street, just walking, talking and enjoying the outdoors. Got to the cemetery and decided we probably just need to do the big outer loop. So we kept going. Girls had to make a pitstop so I told them I would keep walking. They have long legs, they can catch up. 

I got almost to the end of the path and called to see where they were? They were just checking stuff out and exploring. I told them I was not going to stop because I was walking at a pretty good speed. 

Got home and I had just walked a 5K in 59:00 minutes. So I’m pretty sure when I get ready to do these virtual 5Ks I can definitely do it in less than 54.