Yay, April! I love love love spring when it finally decides to show up around here (60s tomorrow!). The tulips in my yard are getting taller and the birds are getting louder in the morning and it just makes me happy. This morning DH took the kids to Home Depot for their kids' project workshop where they made wooden baskets and I got to have some quiet time in the house to myself. It was nice, even though I just did some laundry and took a nice long shower without anyone knocking on the door. The little luxuries in the life of a mom
RR: I had my longest run so far of 4.4 miles in 46 minutes on the treadmill this morning. I did have a potty break at 1.5 miles due to the second cup of coffee that seemed like a good idea before my workout, so probably more like 50 mins. for my total time. It felt pretty good after the first two miles. I was just planning to do 3, but then as I was starting to slow down to cool down, I was almost to 3.5, so I decided to pick up the pace again and ended up finishing 4 miles in 40 minutes before I started my gradual cool-down. Not great, but exciting for me.
This is a total vanity thing, but has anyone else's thighs gotten bigger since you started running? I think that I am gaining muscle, but not losing fat yet because my pants are tighter around my thighs. Do I just need to give it time and watch my diet more?
Bec: I grew up in Morton Grove, but I live in St. Charles now :-) It's such a great area!
MelW: I wear underwear, usually basic cotten bikinis. I've had some chafing issues that I've assumed came from really needing to go up a size, but not wanting to buy something bigger when I am trying to lose the extra weight. I am only 4'11" I should always be a size small or extra small and I am sticking to that
Nic: We're not veg, but I have checked out a couple kids vegetarian cookbooks when we were getting bored with our usual dinner menus and they had some good info on nutrition. One I liked was "The Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook."
And now I need to get salad made and the table set for our dinner. Have a lovely evening, Dingos!