Saturday, March 1, 2014
We have spent the last two days birding, eating and laughing! We have seen over 50 species of birds and turtles, alligators, butterflies, "bummies" (bunnies), lizards and dragonflies. We have visited just a couple of the many(!) birding sites. We have gotten lost, and had to turn around a few times (darn GPS!), but we have made it back to the hotel everytime so far.
So far we have only done 1 geocache, which we muggled from a bunch of kindergartner kids!! But hey I claimed the smilie, as we signed the log and returned the cache to its hiding place. Mr. Wood has added a couple of birds to his life list. Although we continue to search for the Ringed and Green Kingfishers!
Some of the coolest birds we have seen include the Pauraque, (Boom) Chachalaca, Common Ground Dove, Herons, oh I'll stop or I will add 30 or 40 more!
I will add more to the blog in a bit, as it is "a feeding" time again. Those of you who know Bendy and Wood know what I am talking about. :-)
Well gotta run (and bird).
Monday, February 10, 2014
Well I have taken the next step towards running the half. I developed a training plan. I even sent copies to Lindsay, Stefanie and Mark. So far I am sticking pretty much to plan, although I have delayed one run and advanced tomorrows run to today. I was worried the weather might be worse tomorrow, as it was almost 80 yesterday and in the 40's today. But I wasn't sure if I was worried it might get hot again, or colder....ya gotta love Texas!
Last week I exercised 3 times for 2.4 hours and 9 miles.
I ran today for 3 miles at a pace of 16 minutes a mile. I need to speed it up just a bit. My goal for the half is 3:16:30 ok, it is really 15 minute pace for the 13.1 miles, I think that math works...
Went to the library, HEB, stop at Hill Country Optical and set up an eye appointment for Friday. Did lots of other errands, faxed a form for Leta, cashed a check, redeemed some scratch-off lottery tickets, and did some grocery shopping. Did some chores around the apartment too.
Made a crockpot of chili and some corn bread muffins for supper.
And finally, designed and ordered a couple of Custom Journals for Leta and Abby to "circle journal".
Here is the final work up. (Only 1 problem, I spelled Abby's name with an "e".) Oy Vay!
In the "heart" it says "Yaya and Abbey's Journal - 2014" Below that it has a quote "Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts. And I am nuts about you!"
Monday, February 3, 2014
|Erica Freezing At Super Bowl Sunday 7K|
As for my other goals for the week, I did exercise quite a bit, at least walking! 6 Work outs, for 14.1 miles! But didn't really accomplish any progress on my other goals and resolutions for 2014.
|Jarrett Ersch with Spurs Coyote before Race|
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Well the string ended at 8 days in a row. I worked late on the 9th...and promised myself I would work out after I got home....You guessed it, I sat down and that was it. Guess I have to work out prior to going to work.
Now for the good news. I "worked out " twice yesterday, both times at work pushing carts, and both times for over a hour.
Also, when I weighed in on Monday I was back in the "one derlands " : -)
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Got up, ate a healthy breakfast, and then worked out. Ran for a half hour on the treadmill. I had been concerned about running outside as it was cold and foggy and I was worried about hitting a patch of ice and falling. But by the time I was finshed with my workout, the sun was out and it was warming up.