Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vans, Trucks, Tired, Random thoughts

I just have to share that as I am typing now the kids are crawling on the floor weaving around all of our chairs and are just laughing like it is the funniest thing they have ever done! It is so fun to watch kids actually play together and have fun...because i know in a moment they will be fighting (like right now when i have to tell them to stop taking each others straws!).

In my last post I was describing what i hoped to accomplish on monday afternoon. Since I worked Monday night it is a challenge because I really like to take a nap in the afternoon so I am a bit more awake all night long. But, since I was lazy and could not get up early in the morning (an ongoing problem for me!) I had to have a babysitter come in the afternoon so I could go to the gym. I ended up doing tae bo for 50 minutes before the gym, ten ran for 50 minutes..not too fast...more just to get a run in. But, then did have a good workout on the elliptical for an hour and ten minutes on the bike.

Yesterday I got home from work in the morning and slept until 420 when Henry came to wake me up. I typically try to go to the gym at 3, but i was just too tired from not taking a nap the day before...kind a lose-lose situation. So, no gym. I did end up doing my 15 minute ab video and 15 minute buns video. And surprisingly my buns and abs are both a a bit sore today. So for not doing too much I still feel like it was not a complete day off.

This morning I got home from work at 8, ate my gluten free toast with pb and honey and went to bed. I only slept until 12. I was going to try to wake up at 11 and go to the gym, but understandably I was just not able to wake up after 2 1/2 hours of sleep. Once I got up and moving Scott wanted to go ice fishing so I let him go so he could get back home this evening and I could spend just a little bit of time with him before I pass out tonight. After the kids laid down I did tae bo (a different video than monday) for 45 minutes. Then, again a babysitter came after school. Off i went to the gym for an hour run (slower only between 7-7.5 mph, but 1-3% incline) It was a nice run, but just slower than i like-but what do i expect on 2 1/2 hours of sleep??? i also did the elliptical for 45 minutes. Overall, good day for exercise. Hopefully tomorrow or friday I will get in a good run. It is looking like it will be friday though, as tomorrow olivia has her 2 year old check up at 745 am and then i have a few other errands to run in rochester (like go to the new TRADER JOES!!!-i know shocking that i have not been there, because they apparently have a great selection of gluten free items!). Hopefully I will be able to get up early tomorrow and get a workout in before olivias appt. (WOW! that sounds early!)

Onto cars, so my lease on my 2008 Camry-which i love-is coming to an end in February and we need to decide what to buy after the lease. We have been thinking about it for a while. I want us to get a van and Scott wants a truck. We already have an AWD SUV. We could use a truck for pulling our camper as it certainly would have more power than a van or SUV, but our SUV works. Also, he will be done with school in a year and I think that would be a great time to buy himself a treat (aka truck). As much as i would like one, i just do not think it has a lot of practical uses currently. The other issue is that my budget for a vehicle is between about 15-20K. I do not want huge car payments every month. Used trucks in that price range are 2005-2006 trucks with 70-100K miles. That just seems like too many miles to pay 20K for... A van does not have a ton of uses either, but it would give us the ability to take another child with us, it would have automatic doors and rear tailgate-which i would LOVE! We are currently thinking of a Kia sedona, between 2009-2011. There are not many out there and they are the safest vans on the market. We have a few people we know that drive them and love them, so we will see....any opinions???

1 comment:

  1. Hi, just found your page! I'm 32 and training for my first 5K so I found your posts inspiring. I'm not a runner by all means and need to lose some weight and gain stamina first but I'm ready! Also have a gluten intolerance and always on the lookout for new foods!!