First, let me pat myself on the back for making some baby steps in the right direction. Today is day 5 of getting up and doing my workout before starting my day. I ran 2.75 and felt pretty good about it. I not quite on the 5AM schedule, but I do my run or walk before doing anything else.
Next, Listen to your mom's advice when she tells you not to talk to strangers. While I was waiting to cross the street,there was a a woman was getting off the bus. She grabbed her bike from the rack mounted on the front of bus. I simply said....."Oh, that is how they hook on there". That one sentence sparked a 5 minute dissertation why everyone should ride the bus and/or a bike. I faded to black and I heard her mention something about "going green". I am all for being environmentally responsible, but I don't need a lecture. Then she said "By the way....." as she is looking at me up and down......"I went from a size 18 to 14 just riding my bike". Was I supposed to take that as a hint as she is staring at my midsection??? Another tale for the WTF book.
I had a new toy on my run today. For Mother's Day, my kiddos and hubby got me a Garmin 50 Heart Rate Monitor and a foot pod to track my time. I was trying to calibrate the darn thing today but I did it wrong. Time to pull out the directions and actually follow them. I am pretty excited because now I can tell how hard I am truly working out and I can get a time for my splits. Now I feel like a REAL runner. I just hope I don't get mugged while I am out running since I have all my "valuables" with me. I have my HRM, my Ipod, and usually my cell phone (when it is not lost). Who said running was a cheap sport???!!!
On a completely separate topic. My oldest son had is last day of preschool today. I bawled like a baby! I was so excited for this year to be done and now I am sad that it is over. He is starting grade school in the fall and I just think that makes it so real that he is growing up.
It was his teacher's last day as well. She is retiring after 30 some years teaching preschool. She is one of the greatest teachers I have ever met. She was very old school about her approach and let kids be kids. I am sad my other two kiddos will not have her as a teacher. I asked if it was my son that made her retire. She didn't say anything......Hmmmmmm.
I have more blogable thoughts at the moment but I will save them for a rainy day. I am going to go enjoy the sun. Mark it on the calendar, we are having the warmest day in 7 months. It is going to be near 80 today. Woo Hoo!
Happy Friday and good luck to all my blogland friends who are racing this weekend.