Monday, April 25, 2011

Going strong!

Jake and I survived our first weekend of running! We've only been running every other day, giving our bodies a chance to recover. So it just happened that our weekend run landed on Easter Sunday. We were planning on going up to Machias to visit Jake's sister and bro-in-law for church and lunch, so we got up early. EARLY. 6am. And we ran! We ran the whole thing too! We were so proud of ourselves. :)

I really hope we can continue this on our vacation. I think we can. We are both really excited about this!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Me? Run?

Jake and I have been married for just over a year now. Throughout the course of our, albeit short, married life we have often talked about "getting in shape." Running, working out, and eating *gulp* healthier, are all on our list of things to do before our metabolism slows waaaay down. We're still young and at the moment that means we can stuff our faces with little to no consequences (more my husband than myself). However, we know what will happen in the next few years. All the father figures and mother figures out there say "Yep, I used to look just like you when I was your age. Then I lost my fast metabolism." .........

I hate working out. P.E in high school was pretty much the death of me every other day. I didn't like doing the sports besides soccer, and I hated Fridays cause it meant we had to run the mile. UGH. My working out consists of walking the dog on the days the weather permits it. Which, unfortunately in Maine, is not all too often.

But I think Jake and I are starting to see the bigger picture. We don't necessarily want to work out to look better, or to eat healthier to be thinner, we just want to take care of our bodies. We want to get into the good habit before things go downhill, so that it won't be such a climb to get back on top. Also, if I ever get pregnant, I REALLY want to have a good workout regime by that point so that I am still motivated to work out while pregnant, and especially after.

So, this week, Jake and I ran. I almost vomited, but run I did. Two whole blocks. Amazingly enough, we ran the next day too! And today I'm feeling a strong desire to get out there and run again. Well, I should clarify that runs actually means jog. I jog. I run at the very end, use my last spurt of energy. But I mostly jog. Slowly. But hey, it's better than walking right?

So maybe I will be able to keep this blog as an accountability blog of sorts. Of course, we're about to be tested big time by going on vacation next week for 2 1/2 glorious weeks. But it's in Florida. We'll wake up early, try to avoid the heat and humidity (who am I kidding?), and jog.

This was all mostly Jake's idea. I am so anti-work out that we had to compromise. If we go on runs, we eat at the dinner table instead of the TV six nights a week. We also turn the tv on later on the weekends to ensure more quality time spent doing quality things.

I really do hope this lasts a long time and becomes a habit. We will see!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Well I'm a blogging failure. I have absolutely no excuse, except for writers block. What did I tell you? No excuses. Life hasn't even been busy, just the same ol' same ol'.

Fala and I celebrated our 9th anniversary yesterday which was a lot of fun. I can't believe I've had her that long! I never thought she'd be the dog I'd have forever and ever when I first started raising her, and even though I'm not entirely sure she is my "heart" dog, I love her so very, very much and would be devastated without her. She still drives me crazy just about every day, but that's what makes her her! In two weeks we leave to go on vacation to Florida to visit my sister and brother-in-law, and their two dogs. Fala will love re-uniting with Layla, the young and exuberant St. Bernard, and will I'm sure really enjoy meeting Bella, the adorable yellow lab.

Today is also Camry's 4th birthday. I can't believe it! To me she is still such a little puppy. She has about 2-3 more years left as a breeder and maybe then she gets to come back. Time will tell!