I got some new running shoes and started the Couch-to-5K running program a few weeks ago. As someone who grew up *hating* running, I can't believe how much fun I'm having with this. Not sure if it's that I'm getting outside in spite of the cold, which always is a mood-lifter in the winter, or if it's because of the very gradual progression and very attainable weekly goals. I am having a blast.
I started week 3 this week. I wasn't doing so well focusing on keeping count of my time intervals in my head, so I decided to set up music to cue me when to switch back and forth between walking and running. It is pretty hard to find good 90-second songs, and my 3-minute songs were closer to 4 minutes, but here's this week's playlist:
Couch to 5K-- Week 3, Day 1
90-second run: Back Against the Wall by Circle Jerks
90-second walk: Trogdor by Strongbad
3-minute run: Lose Yourself by Eminem
3-minute walk: Handlebars by Flobots
90-second run: Gimme Gimme Gimme by Black Flag
90-second walk: In the Ocean Blue from Charlie the Unicorn
3-minute run: Hey World (Remote Control Version) by Michael Franti & Spearhead
3-minute walk: Underneath by Alanis Morrissette
Sunday, January 31, 2010
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Sunday, January 17, 2010
On our way home from St. Louis, we saw signs on the interstate in Indiana for Lincoln's Boyhood Home memorial. We went to check it out, barely making it there before closing time. Maya was hoping to do the Jr Ranger program there, but we didn't have time for all of the activities. Hoping to get back there again sometime other than winter to do the Jr Ranger program, walk the trail to the home site, and see the working farm.
Pictures from City Museum in St. Louis. We were introduced to City Museum as a side trip that was part of the 2005 Live and Learn Unschooling conference and have been wanting to get back there since. It is a wonderland -- a work of art with hidden passageways and mazes and tangles of things to climb through, slide down, and explore.
A few pictures from the 2005 trip:
Maya, 4 years old and Seth, 2 years old.
Riley, at 7 years old, is in the grey shirt. Maya is climbing. The two boys in striped shirts are Mason (standing) and Caleb (sitting), our unschooling friends from Lexington.
Matt climbing with Seth
Here are the pictures from this trip January, 2010: