Sunday, March 1, 2009

Productive Weekend

I made the mistake of 'trying' to run yesterday. I only did 2 miles. The first mile was fine and then my knee started to bother me. I guess I was a little hopeful for a good run. I am going to stay away from running altogether until my PT says it's okay. It's just really testing my patience.

As for the rest of my day, I spent some time on the couch reading and watching my Tar Heels. After a short early afternoon nap, I peeled myself up off the couch and decided to tackle my spare bedroom. This room is going to be my office/painting/craft room and it was a disaster.

Here are the before pics.... 4 hours later, and I was able to see most of the carpet. Most of the time was spent organizing my filing cabinet and finding a home for each and every document I have saved. I went through all my cards, because yes I save them all, and actually found $10 in a card I received for my masters graduation 2 years ago! Sweet!
The room isn't finished. I need to find a nice large table for my crafts and art work, and then some crates and such to organize all my paint and scrapbooking materials. Now that I have the floor space, I am ready to do some painting! I already have a handful of requests....
Here are the after pics....
This morning I got a good start to March with a nice swim. Jill and I did a swim 500M/100M kick times 4. I got a good rhythm going and was able to complete each 500M with good speed. I came home and finished clearing the snow from my driveway. The drifts from Thursday's storm were crazy and all on my side of the driveway. I just know I am going to be sore tomorrow.
Happy March, y'all!

Yesterday's Workout:
Run - 2 miles

Today's Workout:
Swim - 2400M
swim 500M/100M kick, times 4
Today's Song:
Eric Clapton & John Mayer - Crossroads
(in sidebar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh4n1bZi4d8

26 comments:

Marcy said...

Wow you got a lot done chica!! That first pic looks like my kids rooms :P

Borsch said...

NICE WORK!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

nice job on your swim!! i swam today for the first time in months. only 800yds though. and that wiped me out!!

Laurel said...

Oooh, the room looks GREAT! What a fun room for you. That's so awesome about the 10 bucks too! I love finding money like that!

I keep all my old cards too. :)

aron said...

WOW that was productive!! great job! tell that knee to knock it off already!

Shannon said...

Rock on sista! I love an organized room it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Tri Dave said...

You should paint that room! Post some sample colors you'd like and have your blog stalkers choose for you.

RunToFinish said...

You and me, we'll be the steady but slow mileage increase club..silly knees. way to go on the swim!

Nat said...

I have a room that looks like that and I just don't have the energy to tackle it. But reading all these blogs I get the feeling that maybe I run to avoid housework.

Hope your leg heals up. :)

COTY said...

way to burn off that built up energy.. Hope the knee gets better :o)

I Run for Fun said...

Hope your knee feels better soon. That's a lot of organizing. You've had a productive weekend!

Marlene said...

Wow, awesome job! Your post reminds me that I need to clean out my office at home. *gulp*

Sorry the run didn't go great (I hear you on testing your patience) but great job on the swim!

Liz said...

March is looking up! I love to organzie! Glad you took a nap to get that energy! :)

kelsalynn said...

WOW! that's a huge improvement- good work miss thang! and see what happens when you're productive- it pays off - to the tune of ten big ones...

Carly said...

Dang...nice job. Wanna come do my office now? It is a project I have been putting off.

D10 said...

You did have a productive weekend. Sorry to hear the knee is still bothering you. At least you can swim and crosstrain.

Carolina John said...

yea you've got to be patient rehabbing the knee. good job cleaning out the spare room!

Wes said...

I've never actually lived by myself, LOL... I almost envy your ability to get things the way you like them, and keep them that way!!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Always cool finding money you didn't know you had. Sorry to hear about the knee still giving you trouble. Good work with the cleaning.

Jess said...

Glad you had such an awesomely productive weekend. I'm thinking about testing out my knee sometime soon. My patience is gone lol.

Mel said...

Your weekend sounds a lot like mine, except you made it farther with the boxes. Good job!

Blyfinn said...

WOW that is like two weeks worth in my house!

IronGambit said...

10 bucks!!!! that's awesome! :)

Ms. Math said...

I'm excited for you and your art room! Hope you show us the projects you're working on!

akshaye said...

Nice.. you made a huge diff on that room! I loved your song choice. Btw.. I know you love U2, so wanted you to know that you can download their entire new album from Amazon's MP3 store for $3.99.

Anne said...

A nap and a clean sweep all in one afternoon -- come see me next time you're feeling that productive.