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Cost of Laziness & My first outside run

April 7th, 2008 at 01:12 am

Last weekend I made a crockpot of pinto beans. Unfortunately, I never got around to putting it into serving size portions to freeze. So, today I had to throw out 2lbs (less one serving I ate during the week) of pinto beans. That was enough beans for 33 work lunches -- gone. Frown

Fortunately, I do have several cans of refried beans in my pantry. So, instead of running to the grocery store (which I'm trying to stay out of until Friday) I will use one of those.

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I just returned from my first outside trial run. Wow! Running outside is WAY different from running on a treadmill. I'm not sure exactly what distance I accomplished in my 40 minutes - thanks to the nifty little sportwatch/pedometer NOT working, but I have a feeling it wasn't much to speak of. I reverted back to what I did when I first started training on the treadmill - run for a minute, feel like I'm dying, then walk for a minute. Repeat and rinse.

Hopefully next Sunday's run will go better. I am planning on returning the sportwatch and taking my personal trainer up on his offer of a free pedometer.

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Last night babysitting went really well. I had SO much fun with the kidlets. We made mud brownies and mud pumpkin pie. We also raked up huge piles of leaves around the backyard (but didn't jump in them because their dad had told them not to.) We also tossed a football around for a bit and played chase. Then we went inside and I was shown all the new toys and dress up outfits. Finally we had evening worship, then watched "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Both kidlets were in bed with teeth brushed by 9 p.m. Then I had the next three hours to read and relax.

I told my friend when they got home that I almost felt like I should be paying them for the privledge of getting to play with their little ones! Smile

3 Responses to “Cost of Laziness & My first outside run”

  1. compulsive debtor Says:

    Good for you on running outside, Laura. There is a huge difference between the treadmill and running outside. All the noises outside really are amplified the first time you run outside. You'll get in the rhythm of it in no time. Just keep it up.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks CD, Smile
    I had my headphones on so wasn't really hearing the outside noises. It sure was different though going through the obstacle course of other people on the sidewalk - not to mention the ducks! Smile

  3. homebody Says:

    Hey I've done that sort of thing before, shake it off and jump back on the frugal treadmill!

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