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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Three Things Thursday and a Giveaway Sneak Peek

Day # 249 ~ 2 a.m. wake up miles

I have been doing a lot of treadmill running. 
While I never take for granted the fact that I have a treadmill to use at my home everyday, for me running isn't really the same on the treadmill.  First off, I run way too fast.  You'd think that would be easy enough to correct simply keep my fingers off the speed button.  But I get comfortable at a pace and just keep pushing it.  I also know my form suffers when I run on the treadmill.  I don't engage my core the way running of an every changing surface forces me to do.  And lastly running on the treadmill means I am not pushing the jogging stroller.  That's about a hour of upper body and core work that is not happening. 
I think I can feel my miles dropping so I can squeeze in P90X. 
Either that or I need to buy a few more heating pads for the jogging stroller.

This morning LBM was starring as Buzz Lightyear in a kids comedy Ring-around-the-rosey.  It's funny how when you go to drop your child off they fuss about you leaving until something better comes along. 
This morning all it took was ring-around-the-rosey.
Gee, I feel loved.

Speaking of LBM, last night is must have been trying out his contortionist act because one minute he was sitting at the table eating dinner with his sister and the next he was standing twisted between the rungs on his hand-me-down wooden highchair screaming his head off.  I'm sure that it was not built to the certain safety standards.  I should probably look into getting some modern dining room furniture.
Speaking of buying something new, one of you faithful readers will soon have the opportunity to buy something new.  That's right a giveaway!  Maybe you'll chose some modern dining room furniture or something from one of over 200 online stores with a gift card from CSN Stores. 
Take a look at all the great things today so you'll be ready to enter soon!


  1. Little ones are monkeys! But I'd save the money--you won't need the highchair all that much longer, right?

  2. I am sooo nt a fan of the treadmill but it's certainly better than nothing when it's the only option.

    Ooooh P90X!!

  3. YAY for fast on the mill! That's a good thing right?! ;)

    YAY for giveaways!!

  4. they have those great booster chairs with a tray if you want or you can leave the tray off and just scoot them to the table. I love that and it was easy to spray off when dirty. I think we got ours at Target.

  5. I had one of those tray boosters Angie speaks of above. I'd send it to you if I remembered who I lent it to.

  6. I have 2 contortionist kids so I know exactly what you are talking about. Looking forward to your giveaway.

  7. It's funny, I go in phases with the treadmill. Even though our weather never gets so bad that you are really forced to run on the treadmill, sometimes running on it sounds way better than pounding the pavement of my usual stomping grounds. Keep up the good work! Maybe run with a couple of 5 pound weights in your hand and keep it a bit easier pace?
    Have a good week!

  8. Hi - thank you for all of your kind words on my blog. I have passed the "Stylish Blogger Award" on to you. You are very encouraging and I love your page. Thanks again - be great today!

  9. I bet your could sell it as an antique :)

    Not a fan of the treadmill, but glad I own one..

    Hugs to your CRAZY miles, I am in Marathon training and I will not even come close to touching you.