Thursday, January 28, 2010

Modeling Audition

Parker has been selected for an audition tomrrow morning for Starkey Hearing Aids - wish him luck!

Week 4 progress + Parker update: Kindergarten Round-Up

I'm happy to report that I've completed 2 of the 3 workouts for this week so far. Man, let me tell you running 5 minutes at a time is REALLY TOUGH! But, I managed to get through it :)

I didn't know how much I'd actually "like" training for this sort of thing, but so far it has really defined some key areas in my life: commitment, perseverance , and dedication. It's funny how I never really thought I'd be 'one of those' runners, but sadly...I have turned into one. For all of my fellow runners out there -- you know what I'm talking about!

We attended Kindergarten Round-up on Tuesday evening for Parker. MAN is it hard to get my head around him attending school full time already this fall. He will be attending Pine Meadow Elementary this fall and is *really* excited about it! We got to meet the principal, teachers, nurse, food director, transportation director, and get a tour of the building. And, Parker's favorite part of the whole experience was riding the school bus. He talked the entire time we were on our ride -- and pointed out to me how very fun it is going to be for him when he gets to ride it every day. I'm not certain why it's such a big deal - but think it is awfully cute that he enjoys it so far :)

There are a few more forms (+ the dreaded tuition payment) that need completed before he will be all set. PME offers looping - which essentially means that he would have the same teacher for Kindergarten AND 1st grade. I'm contemplating this decision.

Parker requested the movie: Night at the Museum for our Friday night snuggle party tomorrow -- I'm looking forward to it, as I always do!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 4

Here is my training schedule this week:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
• Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
• Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
• Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
• Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
• Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
• Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
• Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Yikes - running for 5 minutes at a time scares me. It frightens me, actaully. One. Step. At. A. Time.

18 workouts/5 more weeks to go :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Training for 5K...week 3

One of my goals this year is to run a 5K this spring. And, there's no time like the present! Parker and I re-joined Gold's Gym at the end of December and have been *faithful* about getting there 4-5 times during the week. I've started week 3 of my training...only 6 weeks left to go. It's pretty neat to think after tomorrow I'll be 1/3 of the way finished.

This week the schedule is:
Run 90 seconds
Walk 90 seconds
Run 3 minutes
Walk 3 minutes

So far so good - I have to admit, I actually LIKE going to the gym and look FORWARD to it at the end of the day. It keeps me motivated.

Parker loves spending time at the Kids Club.

Last night I took the step class and wound up sweating like a pig. Loved it. What is it about sweat? I think its the sense of accomplishment that I enjoy the most :)

Insider Clip

Parker's GAP video

San Fwancysco

The color quality isn't the greatest on this - but turn up the volume and listen to the excitement in Parker's voice about our trip next week!!!