Busy Weekend


This was one of those really rewarding busy weekends that left me almost guilt free of not blogging.

Friday was spent with friends, good food and much laughter.  The kind that is so hard that your stomach muscles get a workout.

laughing off calories

Saturday had several hours of prep work with Bam Bam at the church for the Easter brunch the youth were putting on as a fundraiser for their summer mission trip.

Then Saturday evening was another night with some friends we don’t get to see nearly enough as everyone’s schedules with this group seems impossible to coordinate at times.  More great food and more wonderful laughter.  We need to remind ourselves of what Calvin & Hobbes say:

calvin & hobbes

Sunday started with the feeding of the masses.  Church had three services packed with the regulars and the visitors to which we fed all who wished for a meal for a freewill offering.

ELC Easter Breakfast

It was a long day for those in the kitchen from 7 until almost 2 but it was worth it to see all those folks come through.  The rest of the day was spent with family enjoying our beautiful day.

I did squeeze in a hike and with the hike and all the running around in the kitchen over 6 miles were logged on the fitbit.

Overall, I will not admit to a weekend infused with tons of workout repetitions of any kind. As such, I awoke fairly well rested and with a certain amount of guilt from not really working up much of any kind of sweat all weekend.

With rest and guilt on my side, I set off this morning with only the light of a full moon (ok, almost full) to see how far and how long I could jog.

how I look jogging

I would not say I am proud of the results.  I made it around our circle once and had it still been level I would have kept on going but as I reached the portion that is uphill I decided that it might be prudent to walk the uphill the second time around.  I did resume the jogging once at the top of the hill and made it around once again until reaching the uphill again.  Three laps total and I was done.  Our circle is about a half a mile.

I will effort to try again tomorrow.  I did walk over to the park and playground at lunch today and swung on the monkey bars until my elbows felt dis-jointed. (don’t be impressed, it doesn’t take many for my elbows to want to scream)  I also took a walk in the park behind us with the puppy.  All in all, just 4 miles total today on fitbit.  Not too bad for a Monday.

Love, Betty





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