Push ‘em out Tuesday

January 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Other than a beautiful sunrise…


yesterday was a total waste.

I didn’t end up running last night. The laziness won out. But I felt like crap all day since I wasn’t feeding the monkey brain.

I woke up determined to do better and feel better today. We drove to school as a concession to Cal’s snottiness, although hard-ass was tsking about this and thought I should have made him walk. As soon as I got home from driving them, though, I set off on a five mile run.


This is just past the one-mile mark at the St. Raphael’s bridge. I know I brag about it constantly, but I do seriously love where I live.


I wanted to get my run in early today instead of waiting until tonight for the IRunMommies group run because it is going to be hot today…near 80! I wanted to take advantage of the coolest part of the day.


I had a great run with no walking (just a quick photo stop close to one mile, and a few seconds to sip water at my turn-around point near 2.5 miles). I need to always remind myself to push through the first few miles. Everything seems easier after mile three.

I updated my “Still Running” page with all my latest runs if you care about the stats. That ad reminds me of my awesome Adidas Adistar running shoes (shown in the next picture), which I am loving. They are definitely my favorite running shoes that I have tried so far (versus Asics and Saucony). Thanks again to my cousin Carrie for helping to hook me up with two pair!

I usually ignore phone notifications while I’m running, but I did hear it ding a few times this morning, so once I hit my five mile mark and stopped my Garmin I checked it to see that I had been hit up by the Push “Em Out Challenge that I joined on Facebook this week.


Basically if you join the challenge and add your phone number to the list, any other members of the challenge can text you at any time during the day. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you are supposed to drop and do 20 push-ups. Posting pictures is part of the fun. I had to prop my phone up on a garbage can to take the above photo of me pushing them out in the street. Yesterday I had to do 60 push-ups…Mack took this one of me in the kitchen:


and so far today I’ve had to do 40. Pretty fun, I guess. The best part of the challenge is the motto: Do Work! Don’t Suck!

After running, showering and eating a quick breakfast I headed to the gym for Bodyflow.


Bodyflow felt great today and I am really liking the new release. I always dislike new releases at first, then end up loving them. One of the reasons I really like Bodypump and Bodyflow is that every few months there is a new routine. For two weeks after a new release the instructors do that one exclusively, then until the next new release they mix it up between new and old releases. Variety is good.

When I got home from the gym I worked on laundry, ate lunch, worked on this blog post, then went to pick up the boys. After homework/snack, it was time to go to karate. While the boys were in karate I went to Publix.


No parking karma, which was probably foreshadowing. I realized when I was in Publix that I didn’t have my wallet. Of course I realized this in the check-out line after half of the groceries were rung up. I did have my check book and Chad’s drivers license number on a scrap of paper, so I was able to write a check. Whew. However, I also needed to go by Office Depot to get graph paper for Cal. According to him, it was critical. He needed it to finish tonight’s homework. I managed to scrounge up enough change in the car and my purse to buy a small pack.


Whew again. Luckily, my car and purse are as messy as my house and there was lots of loose change everywhere. Also, luckily this pack of graph paper was only $1.99.

Tonight’s dinner is a rotisserie chicken, roasted potatoes and broccoli. Love those Publix rotisserie chickens.

I’m meeting up with a bunch of my girls for a group “Push ‘em out” photo in a bit, after the family evening walk. Maybe I’ll have a photo of that for the blog tomorrow. Stay tuned.