Walk, Run, Bike Thursday

June 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm

It seemed strange to walk to school on a Thursday. Even Mack said, “Wait, we’re walking today?” But next Wednesday is the last day of school and there is no homework next week, so no homework packets to put together. I also finished up Math Superstars last week so I didn’t need to volunteer today. I was really glad that was the case so I could get in some exercise today, as tomorrow Mack’s class is having a picnic at the park all day and I’m helping out with that and won’t get to go to the gym.

When I got back home from walking to school I had half of my breakfast (you can see all my food from today and the calorie breakdown on my “I Eat” page, but it may be incomplete until late tonight of course). Then I went for a 3.5 mile run.


I hadn’t run in over a week, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be. The stats are on my “Still Running” page. I thought I better get in at least one run before the “Spring into Summer” 5K that I am running with Kathy on Saturday. The boys are planning to do a 1 mile kid’s fun run at the event also!

When I got home from running I cooled off, hydrated and ate the 2nd half of my breakfast. I changed clothes (3rd outfit today so far), jumped on my bike, and headed to Publix.

Obligatory photo from the Coffee Pot Bayou bridge:


Really none of the things I got at Publix were essentials, but there were a couple of things we needed so I used it as an excuse for some functional exercise. I really just got a few things to tide us over until Chad does a bigger shopping trip on Saturday.


I like the idea of biking to the store just to pick up a couple of things much better than the idea of driving to the store for the same reason.

Here are the biking stats (Lap 1 is to the store and Lap 2 is on the way home):

garmin bike jun 2

I still think the estimated calories are too high, but it’s strange that my Garmin thought I burned almost 600 calories biking 6 miles yesterday, but only 437 biking 8 today.

garmin bike june 1


Once home I finally showered all the layers of sweat off and ate my huge salad for lunch. Then I ran by Target before picking up carpool. The school marquee in the car line:


Yes, it’s June in Florida. Blech.

This afternoon was homework, snacks, karate. I picked up a Tour de Pizza pizza for the boys. I resisted the pizza! I made an awesome healthy dinner for myself. It’s on my “I Eat” page, but look how pretty:


Now we’re watching the finale of The Biggest Loser on Tivo. Well, Cal is watching it even though he already found out who won because of the tabloids. Mack is working on “thank you” notes for his birthday presents and I am blogging. Also, I’m contemplating dessert.

I’m feeling good and back in control after just two days of logging my food. Guess I’ll keep it up for a while.

Total exercise for today:

Walking: 2.3 miles
Running: 3.5 miles
Biking: 8.3 miles

Tomorrow is 1st grade picnic day!