I haven't done much sewing this week, but I have managed to work out every day whether I've felt like it or not (mostly or not). I wake up every day with a sore throat, no doubt owing to the cold, dry air. I force myself to get up at (to me) an ungodly hour and go downstairs and put in time on the elliptical or the EZ rider. This week started with a snowstorm. Monday saw me do 40 minutes on the elliptical followed by 20 minutes shoveling snow and cleaning off the cars. Tuesday was a lather-rinse-repeat day (same as Monday). Wednesday I didn't feel well when I woke up so I slept in and didn't work out (in the morning anyway). Before bedtime I did an hour on the elliptical and 20 mins on the EZ rider while watching a Kevin Sorbo (Yay! Hercules!) Christmas movie. Yesterday I did a quick 25 minutes on the elliptical at top pace because I was running late and thought that'd be better than nothing. Of course I undid all that hard work by having a couple beers and brie, but hey, why run if I can't eat something really yummy every now and then?
This morning I woke up before 5am and couldn't get back to sleep so I went down and did an hour on the elliptical and then did some legs exercises. That's new. So now my ass hurts. Heh. Not really.
I took the afternoon off of work yesterday in hopes of getting a little sewing done, but alas, it didn't work out that way. Miss P was in rare form. At least I hope it's rare - we don't really need a repeat performance. She yelled, screamed, cried, sobbed - anything but take a nap. She wanted to go to the mall. She wanted to play. She wanted to cling... So no, I didn't get the sewing done that I wanted to. I did, however, manage to sew up four scarves (none for me - they're for a coworker), so at least I got that off my plate. Pretty much the whole time I was working on that, P was begging, crying "Mommy! You need to make my Like A Surgeon costume!" --- Yes, I promised her I would make her a "Like A Surgeon" costume. My three year old LOVES Weird Al. *sigh* (I guess it could be worse - she doesn't like the Jonas Brothers or Miley Cyrus!)
I would love to spend this weekend doing nothing but sewing up Christmas stuff (I haven't even started!), but alas I have two Santa events tomorrow, Mass on Sunday, then another Christmas party Sunday afternoon. I haven't figured out when I'm going to do laundry let alone sew. Oh well. At least I'll be able to sneak in a run early Saturday AM. Hopefully it won't be too snowy - according the forecast it should be clear. Cold, but clear.
Inspired by Jason at Life of An Aspiring Triathlete, today is Pay It Forward Friday.
To that end, visit his blog, leave a comment, pay it forward. :)
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