Wednesday, March 5, 2008

yah, baby!

I'm back! Matt and I have been mooching internet off a random wireless signal we've picked up at our house (hey, I'm cheap, what can I say?). Well, it disappeared. So, after some creative budgeting, and a great comcast promo deal, I finally coughed up the moolah to get our own internet (and because of the great deal...cable tv too! FOOD NETWORK, HERE I COME!)

So, in other news, I've kept up with my Couch to 5K plan. I ran 1.5 miles yesterday! yahoo!! It was 1.5 straight miles, but broken up. still...this is quite an accomplishment for me, who's not "run", except to chase my toddler away from splashing in the toilet, in a very VERY long time. I'm on week 4 of the schedule, and it has by far...been the hardest. Mostly hard in my head. I was thinking, there is NO WAY I'm going to be able to run for 5 straight minutes. But, turns out...I can! I was totally sabbotaging myself, and when I decided, I should just go for it and see if I fail, instead of deciding before I even tried. And, it wasn't THAT bad. It wasn't that GOOD either...but I lived and will do it again tomorrow.

The sun is good...my kiddos are LOVING being outside, and I love it too! I'm back on my chicken kick. I really want to get a few chickens! Maybe 3. i think it would be so fun for my boys to get the little chicks and see them get big. Then, we could get fresh eggs! How fun would that be? And they eat your kitchen scraps...since I don't have a garbage disposal...perfect!

Well, you'll be hearing more from me. :)

8 comments:

meleea said...

i have been wondering where you had gone! i am glad you are back. the sun is awesome but i don't know about the chickens - do you know how messy and stinky they are, especially in the summer heat?!?! we had some here at the property and it was nasty! Good luck with that.

Julie said...

glad you are back! way to go on your running!! thats awesome.

megduerksen.typepad.com said...

you rock!
running for five minutes?!
i don't think i could do it.
that's inspiring.
keep it up...i bet you feel so good too.
excercise is so exhausting and then so uplifting at the same time.

Lynne Paulus said...

Good for you Eryn on pushing yourself! Glad you are online again friend!

molly said...

Hey!

I want chickens too...for the fresh eggs...what a novelty. Fragrant, flowering vines grown up onto the chicken wires help to keep the summer stink at bay. If you need a hen pecked buddy, count me in!
Molly

~*Spindelicious Handspun*~ said...

Duuuude! You neeeed chickens!!

the kicker is... said...

ooh, I really related to the running thing. i'm SUPER proud of you! I have been adding some running to my workouts too, but I don't think I've gone more than 3 minutes - NICE WORK!!

BTW: you are the third person this month that i've heard say they want chickens. where did this movement come from? It's a wave sweeping the nation!! ;)

Erica said...

Great Job!!! Like everyone else, I'm proud of you! Running is hard, yet you feel so good when you're done...right? I just got to 3 miles. Doing the Shamrock on Sunday...true test to my abilities!!! You rock!!!