Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Making the most of it

The storm is here and at full force. I know that the winds are gusting 35-45 miles per hour, as it sounds like my roof is being ripped off my house. The snow is still falling and blowing. I have huge drifts against the south side of my house again. This storm is so bad that they even closed the colleges and universities. I don't think UND has been shut down since 2000!


I slept in, trying to catch up on lost sleep from the time change. I thought about hitting the gym before the storm got really bad, but unfortunately the system came through faster than the weathermen "expected"... and I didn't want to venture out. Instead, I just did Day 10 of Jillian's 30-Day Shred video; the 2nd day at level 2. And, I must say the cardio portion is kicking my ars! Geez!

I am going to finish Eclipse (3rd book in Twilight series) with a warm cup of coffee in hand. Then, I hope to get up some inspiration to do some canvas painting. I have a few projects in mind to get done for Christmas "gifts" next year, but am always looking for more ideas or inspirations! Feel free to send some my way!

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

19 comments:

Tri Dave said...

Stay warm teacherwoman! It's a balmy 41 here right now.

RunToFinish said...

wow painting that's cool!!

I haven't yet read the twilight series but know I should since veryone loves it..i just need it to be at the library.

Jess said...

Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you about training for you half. My best advice would be to start working in some runs a couple times a week for the next few weeks, maybe two short ones during the week and something a little longer (maybe five-ish) on the weekend.

If that goes well then I'd suggest looking at some "beginner" training plans and seeing what kind of distances they recommend. (I only suggest beginner because they tend to allow more cross training and less intense distance jumps...better for rehabing injuries)

I think most importantly is to go by how you feel. If you have to skip a run, that's fine. If you need to do more walking than running that's fine too. The most important thing is to the keep the knee strong.

Hope that was some what help. Sorry for writing a book as a comment lol!

Borsch said...

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you don't get hit too hard! We are only supposed to get 4 inches.

Enjoy the book! I ripped through that book in a weekend. :-)

Marcy said...

Girl you are way hardcore to be rolling with Jillian like that. I did a couple days and was like "fo-get this!" LOL

Marlene said...

A day with Edward sounds perfect! Glad to hear you're making good use of your time being house-bound. Stay warm (and safe!).

aron said...

sounds like an awesome storm day to me :) have fun reading!! do you have the last one waiting for you because you are going to want to jump right into it :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Sounds like you have a good plan for the storm. Stay warm and enjoy your home.

audgepodge said...

Ooh... I can't wait until you get to Breaking Dawn :) :) :)

You should post pics of some of your paintings - I'd love to see them!

Ms. Math said...

You guys are getting hit really hard with this storm!! I'm hoping this is the last one of the season!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. when life gives you blizzards - sleep in, do shred, and curl up for a good book. :-)

Laurel said...

OMG, stay safe and warm up there! I hope you enjoyed your snowday!

Michelle said...

Wow snow??? And here i am thinking that spring is already upon us!!!

Be careful TW!!! Stay put if its bad out there!!!

Blyfinn said...

Hope you can stay warm. I would not wish that storm on anyone

kelsey said...

Hey there! I found your blog through run girl run's blog, and noticed you're a special education teacher too! I work with middle schoolers who have emotional/behavioral disorders. I'm also a new runner, and start my 10k training Monday, actually.

I'm adding you to my reader, and wish you the best in your training. hope you'll stop by my blog too, and say hi. :)

kelsey
www.kelseytoney.com
twitter.com/kelsnotchels

Blaine and Steph said...

Did you manage to cross off all those items on your list today??? I want to see some pretty paintings!!

Nat said...

I bet you are so sick of winter! I know I am but you've had way more snow than we have!

kelsalynn said...

Wow,sounds like you made the most of your snow day. I'm on book 3 of twilight series too, although I don't even own it yet.

Wes said...

Stay safe and warm :-) Enjoy your snow days...