my week on the mill

This week I’ve been pretty busy, so I haven’t had a lot of time to do much writing. I’ve been doing most of my last few runs on the treadmill because of snow and ice. Yesterday was pretty hard because I had to go 3 miles, but I think I have figured out a way to make the treadmill more enjoyable. Normally I run too hard for the entire run, but yesterday I tried to gradually increase my speed. I started out walking for .25 miles, then increased to a light jog for .75. At 1 mile I increased to a comfortable but relatively fast speed. At mile 2 I slowed back down to a light jog for .75 miles, and walked the last .25. I think it worked out pretty well because I was tired afterwards, but my legs didn’t feel like jell-o and I felt pretty good. I think I’ll be stuck on the treadmill until the weather clears up a bit.

As far as other things keeping me busy this week, I did finish organizing the desk and have been using it everyday. It’s really nice to have a designated spot, rather than sitting on the couch. I feel so much lazier on the couch. I also reupholstered my diningroom chairs. The chairs were very nice, but the fabric was dated. Now I have a nice looking chair to sit in a the desk!

I also started going through my clothes. It’s something that’s needed to be done for a while now, but kept putting off. I decided to go through each room and take care of the things I no longer have any use for. I wasn’t too excited about going through my clothes, but I plan to consign a bunch of stuff, and I’ve already given some items to a friend of mine, so I’m happy about that.

As far as Kiddo goes, he rolled over for the first time last week! I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud (although it might be something weird to be proud of, I didn’t have a whole lot to do with it, he’s just getting bigger). Lately he’s been content to sit in his excersaucer all day and likes to chew on the sides.

Unfortunately, I’m not feeling up for running tonight. I’m disappointed because I only have to run one mile. However, I am not feeling well. I felt fine all day, but around 4:30 I started to feel very tired. I took a short nap, and hoped that would help, but it hasn’t seemed to. Tomorrow is a rest day, so I will go then, as long as I’m feeling up for it.

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One thought on “my week on the mill

  1. I constantly adjust the speed/ incline while running on the treadmill. I usually break my treadmill runs into blocks… 10 min/ 20 min depending on how long I will be on and adjust it according to those blocks. Usually works like a charm for me

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