October 3, 2012

1.77 Miles

Today is National Walk or Bike your Child to School Day.  Eli normally takes the bus but I thought - if the weather is good then we should join in the fun!

Not knowing Eli's walking pace for a distance over 1 mile I figured it would take us about 45 minutes.  Turns out the kid can keep up with me - easily.  Keep in my mind I'm only 5'0" tall - so it's not that much of an achievement.  We decided to bring our dog, Penny, with us.  Turns out that may not of been the best idea.  I'm not sure if dogs are allowed on school property.  My guess is probably not.

Most of our walk was safe with side walks but the portion close to our house has a busy road where cars go about 45mph and there is no curb or shoulder.

Along the way to go to see some turkeys!

We had the chance to see some of the beautiful fall colors.

The weather was a little foggy and the grass was very wet.  We discovered this as we decided to take a short cut through Bay Port High School.

Eli was unsure if we allowed to make this short cut.  Eli, my rule follower.

Our conversations were similar to our bus stop talks - obscure, yet entertaining.  We got a chance to see a lot of school buses.  Eli was obsessed with trying to find his to wave to his bus driver and friends.  Eli was upset to see litter on the high school property, he said it was bad for the environment.  About 3/4 of the way there Eli asked if I could carry his pack back.

We arrived at our destination early - about 15 mins early!  Once we arrived the attention went off of our walk and onto "Oh what a cute dog you have!" from all of Eli's friends.  I mentioned to Eli that having a dog would be a great way to meet new girls.  He just gave me that innocent Eli smile, implying he didn't need a dog to meet girls.

Have a great day at school, Eli!

One the way home Penny and I found evidence of more turkeys.

September 13, 2012

10 Things that Piss Me Off

Lately there seems to a list of events that have pissed me off.

So to piss you off I will put my top 10 in random order.

7. Senior Citizen Drivers.  You'd think they would drive faster since they don't have much time left.
3. People that still write checks.  Come on people get with it.  
1. Blogger not having an automatic Save feature the way Google Docs does.
5.  People that are disrespectful of my time.  Now I dont' trust you.
4.  Political Ads - all of them.  Lies!
9.  There is no symbol when you want to type !!!!!!!! but you know it looks stupid! (!!)
10. Why my Veggie Stix and Cheetos have almost the same nutritional information.  I'll take the cheetos please!
2.  People that don't trust me - I'm talking to you - the one that click the links in #10 because you didn't believe me.
6.  Walking into a room and forgetting why I went there.  Getting old sucks.
8.  People that don't clean off the machines at the Y.  Gross! (!!) You lazy ass!

September 12, 2012

5 Reasons why I love dailymile.com

Today I added a new widget to my blog from dailymile.com.  It's a social networking site for exercise!  You can log what you do and share it with others you meet on the site or on your twitter or facebook account.  Here are some of the great benefits:

  1. If you are a stats junkie, like me,  you'll love Daily Mile.  Every stat you want to know is at your finger tips.
  2. Connect with others for a challenge.  Sure, you may not know these people but what you do have in common is a common goal.  Be it your first 5k or your annual marathon - there's a challenge waiting for you!
  3. Connect with local events.  I've met many new friends this way - then we met in person!
  4. Motivate others - it's good for them and you!
  5. Daily Mile keeps me accountable to keep moving!  If I don't post for a week they email me saying they miss me .  Isn't that sweet :)

Whether you are just starting out to exercise or are an old pro use these FREE online tools to help you reach your goal.  Gotta run!

August 28, 2012

Eli ran up to me early this morning saying, "Mom, look what I can do!" - Great, my son can give himself a hickey!  Lovely!

August 27, 2012

The Real Me

I will admit it - I'm a poor writer with a lack of focus.  I own a messy home and spend way too much time and money on groceries.


Still reading?  Cool!  This blog started as a letter to son, Elijah.  Sounds kind of warped but I wanted him to know who I was - you know.. just in case.  This blog is the real me.  I may have some interesting stuff from time to time - but it's mostly me - sharing myself for my son.
Welcome to Letters to Elijah.