Sunday, November 25, 2012

Back to "Normal"

After six days of not working, tomorrow it is time to get back to "normal" - otherwise known as the "controlled chaos" that is life with busy children and two working parents.  I'm sure my clients will appreciate it too.  All of our visitors have come and gone - which is good because our living room looked like a fraternity house with all the sleeping bags last night.  But after breakfast, everyone took off for home and we were left to clean up and rest up after being out late last night.

Before long, it was time to get ready to meet my friend Walter for a bike ride.  Since it was in the mid-50's, we decided we should get in some miles.  Bruce showed up too and we headed north from Holts Summit up past New Bloomfield on Old Hwy 54.  Then crazy Walter had us jog our bikes across Hwy 54 through some weeds and onto the outer road on the other side and head back like we usually do on the end of the Fulton loop.  We ended up back at the plaza with only having done a little over 15 miles so Walter wanted to go further, but Bruce wanted to get going so we did a quick 3 mile loop down to the fire station for a final total of 18.3 miles.  I should have pushed for the longer loop as I felt like I had more in me.  I came home and shot hoops with the kids for 30-45 minutes (call it 1 point since I did a lot of passing off to the kids).

Now the family is chilling out watching "Elf".  The Christmas season has officially started.  My husband and kids got the lights on the house while I was gone.  Guess I'd better get out of denial and figure out a plan of attack for the season.  I hope Santa brings me some nice gear (I've been shopping for a trainer and a convertible cycling jacket).

Last night's "dinner": chili, hot dog and lots of other snacks, a few margaritas
Last night's "exercise": based on how sore my feet/legs (and everything else) were when I went to bed, I definitely got my sweat on while dancing at the birthday party.  I'm going to call it 2 points since it was a lot of dance hard and then rest, snack, visit, etc.

Breakfast today: peanut butter & banana sandwich
Lunch today: leftover chili with cheese; half cup grape juice
During bike ride: bottle of Gatorade
Dinner today: Culver's bacon deluxe cheeseburger, fries and Mountain Dew (can you say "undo")
Yep - no produce point today.

HBBC: 2 for dancing last night, 6.1 for bike ride, 1 for basketball = 9.1

Swim: 14,700 yds / 25,000
Bike: 766.3 mi / 1000
Run: 317.7 mi / 350

Days until Tour De Cure: 188


  1. We kicked off the holiday season with a screening of Elf as well. Though I read somewhere that Zooey Deschanel hates exercise.

  2. I love Elf--gotta do it every year. Good luck getting back into the routine today!

  3. Elf is one of the bext xmas movies. We put our tree up last night, hard to believe it's almost here!

  4. Not a big Elf fan myself but I do love Christmas Vacation!

  5. I love Elf. I think it's a modern Christmas classic.

    I'm jealous of everybody's bike rides and runs this past weekend, but I bet I got more sleep than anyone else. :-/

  6. I hope Santa brings me some nice gear too.I would love to buy a convertible cycling jacket this Christmas. I hope you enjoy your Christmas Vacation watching Elf.


  7. We've already watched Elf too, it must be a tradition now for everyone to do so. Great job on your 18 mile bike ride!