Sunday, July 18, 2010

Treadmill Running

I've been running since April and yesterday was my first day of running inside on the treadmill. I had put off my running for two days this week and after not sleeping so well Friday night, I didn't have the motivation until early afternoon. It was already in the upper 80s and sunny, so I decided to head to the gym instead. After that experience, I really hope I can keep up my running once the weather gets cold and winter sets in (regardless of what craziness work will bring)! Running on the treadmill did seem easier since I can set the pace and stick with it, but I did find it quite a bit more boring than being outside and enjoying the scenery. Luckily, I have a couple more months of warm weather before I need to worry about the treadmill.  Looking forward to getting back outside tomorrow!

Favorite part of my running route

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I think we used our boat more this past week than all of last summer! Four years ago, Jim and I bought a boat and even though it has a cabin, we mainly use it for day trips to go a bay about a half hour away from where we live and have stayed on it once overnight. This past week, I was on vacation and Jim's two sons stayed with us. Jim suggested that we take the boat across the lake and stay for a couple nights at a metropark with a marina. He was unable to take the whole week off, but the marina is closer to his work so we left a car there so he could work half days. We had a great time! There was a lot for the boys to do with the beach, pool, putt-putt, etc. and even though the weather was hot, luckily, our boat came with a portable AC unit, which made sleeping quite comfortable. While the topic of a larger boat did come up, we will definitely be planning a similar trip for the near future.