Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Why is the society implying that you are less of a mom when you are working? Is it so bad to contribute to the income of your family. Sometimes couples have the choice and luxury but not always. So why a mom who has to work should feel guilty about supporting her family just because society dictates that she would be more of a mom if she stayed home.
Is that really true.... And what defines a full time mom anyhow? In short I think the term stay home mom versus working mom is more appropriate.
Anyways enough rambling on that subject. Today at lunch I ran my 4mile tempo. I ran a little slower 10 min/miles instead of 9:45 but again I had a lot of trouble after mile 3.2 I even had to stop a little. So since we are not traveling to Montana this week end since Maia is sick I will try to run the long run again same 5.7 miles loop.
I'm going to stick with this regimen for a few weeks... Week 2 intervals and tempo and week 1 long run.
On this note I am starving need to put my raviolis in the boiling water and start an episode of Boston Legal... Love the witty dialog and James Spader is great! Nice relaxing show after a demanding day at work.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
My IPOD and I have this hate love relationship.
I love it when it delivers the right tunes at the right time to get me going on my runs yeah IPOD But then why can't I charge it in the computer and listen to the music without ITune opening and trying to sync. Why syncing means delete whatever is on the device and put what you find on the computer instead shouldn't it mean add to the device what you find on the computer.
I JUST want to add new songs to my IPod from any computer I want without fearing to lose whatever I have on the device.
So I said fine I will buy a charger that I can plug in an outlet and will load up my music and create my playlist at home but then Microsoft updated our version of Vista and now the USB ports are not recognized any longer Grrrr.
So I will have to steal Bryan's Zen tomorrow so I can go for my 4 mile tempo run by myself since my motivator is sick and needs rest.
: ( I still have to go do laundry....
Monday, February 25, 2008
The intervals today were 10 min jog, 4 x .5miles at 6.7mph with 2 min jog recovery and then 10 min jog to finish. This added up to about 4 miles and was much harder than the intervals of week 1.
Now off to bed....
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Today I decided to brag about my son... Here are some of the coolest and funniest thing that my son can do and I'm sure that 90% of the other little boys can do just the same but I don't care:
- Recognizing music on the radio, lifehouse, linkin park his favorite, and travis his other favorite.... No wiggles allowed in our cars ; )
- Start singing Closer... Closer lean on me now from Travis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2hYn_4yuhc
- Singing we all live in a yellow submarine
- Writing his whole name in the right order MILES....
- Drawing cars, trucks, rockets and mama holding a spider cuz he made my left hand with 8 fingers.
- Riding his bike with no training wheels
- Drop kicking balls since he is about 2 years old.
- Telling his dad where he is going to hide while playing hide and seek hilarious moment.
For those who wonder who Travis is... It is an amazing scottish band that we saw at the house of blues a few months back... hands down the best show I've gone too. Anyways the lead singer is Fran Healy and the name of the band is from a character in the movie Paris Texas from Wim Wenders.
- Finish to put the shelves in the garage
- Touch up the walls were the guy who put the cat5e cables left big holes which we have been staring at for the past 6 months
- Make roman shades for our bedroom this may solve the problem of too cold without having to repaint it
- Paint our bathroom
- Paint the kids bathroom and make it useable for them
- Clean up and Paint the office
- Clean up the yard front and back and have some one build a flower bed and fix our sprinkler system.
Hopefully when my parents will get there we will be able to do a little more...
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I have to say that the first 3.5 miles were great. The route started with a small hill and then it was a long slow downhill the last 2 miles are flat with some small ups and downs which I find to be really hard.
I completely ran out of steam at mile 4.5 I had to walk a little then ran until 4.86 and stopped again.
I'm still glad cuz I went eventhough I didn't run the whole thing.. I'll try to eat better, drink better before and maybe try one of the gel thingy at mile 3.5....
Now my body is super tired and I think I'm gonna either sleep while the kids are napping or just knit.
Now that I did the 3 types of run from the training these are my goals: Follow the intervals schedule, increase the mileage of the tempo and the long run slower... For the next few weeks I'll try to run 4-4.5 miles tempo and 5.5-6 miles long run. I'll increase the mileage when I feel confortable running that.
I have to say that I love running and the feeling of achievement it gives me. Yes I felt like puking and pretty miserable some of the times but hey nothing's easy right!!!!
Thanks to Jessica and Carmen for motivating me...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Anyways my goal is to be a lean mean yoga/running machine or at least try hehehe.
Since I hate dieting and I truly believe that one can be slim and still eat a little of everything but need to avoid processed food as much as possible. So to lose my extra weight I'm just planning on eating smaller portions and exercise more. Luckily for me I love cooking and so to kick off those resolution I prepared salmon, spinach and quinoa with a soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce and orange juice reduction.
It was delicious after the intervals. Tonight I made meat lasagna with a salad which is my husband's favorite meal
Finally we watched two great movies with Billy Crudup "Trust the Man" which was a nice little romantic comedy which I liked a lot and "Dedication" also really good.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Miles 3rd Birthday Sheep cupcake with a base of chocolate molten cake. Those were probably really good but also very long to make. I did them between 9pm and 11pm in front of the TV I had to make like 15 of them for all the little monkeys in his class...
Then for his birthday I wanted to make a buzzlighter cake but of course I started the cake about an hour before the party and decided to make a chocolate cake my favorite and just decorate it a little....
So you will notice that all my cake are the same chocolate cake basically a chocolate mousse with butter and a little flour. I don't make my icing although I'm not too proud of that but it is just too much and now I have to start thinking about the next two. My son's birthday is coming up... Maybe a space shuttle.... with a base of .... chocolate cake
Since we are on the topic of food I will post my chicken noodle soup recipe as Jessica requested
Sophie's chicken noodle soup
- 1 or 2 bacon strips or prociutto or prosciutto dice thingy
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery stalk
- white wine
- 1 tbs of soften butter mixed with 1 tbs of flour
- Heat a little olive oil in a pot
- Saute chopped garlic, onion, and the procuitto
- Saute the chopped carrot and celery
- Saute the diced chicken
- "Mouille" with white wine (which means get the chicken wet with a little wine)
- Add a lot of water, the fresh rosemary, fresh sage and bay leaf
- Let cook for at least an hour or until the juice is tasteful....
- Add the spinach and the vermicelli
- Add a little more white wine and finally the butter and flour
- Let it thicken a little more. Salt and pepper to taste.
The longer the soup simmers the better it tastes. I can't never to make the same but it is always really good, my husband approves every time and you know guys and soup
Tuesday : 4x 400 intervals Thursday: 3 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 6 mile long run Week 2:
Tuesday : 4x800 intervals Thursday: 4 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 8 miles Week 3:
Tuesday : 4x1600 intervals Thursday: 5 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 10 miles Week 4:
Tuesday : 6x400 intervals Thursday: 6 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 6 miles Week 5:
Tuesday : 3x1600intervals Thursday: 4 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 10 miles Week 6:
Tuesday : 4x800 intervals Thursday: 8 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 8 miles Week 7:
Tuesday : 6x400 intervals Thursday: 6 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 10 miles Week 8:
Tuesday : 4x1600 intervals Thursday: 8 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 12 miles Week 9:
Tuesday : 3x800 intervals Thursday: 4 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : 6 miles Week 10:
Tuesday : 4x400 intervals Thursday: 2 mile tempo run Sat/Sun : Race Anyways I just ate back all the benefits of this run so much for goal nb 1 at PF Chang's tonight. On this note I'm gonna crash because Yoga and Running are kicking my butt. I just discovered Yoga and I'm already falling in love but that will be the subject of a whole new post.
What will Sophie's pen ramble on ooooh mostly running, art, crafts, cooking, movies, books, music and maybe some funny annecdotes.
Lets kickoff this new version by a funny quote by Miles: The other day Miles (our 3 year old) puts on his shirt and looks at his dad and says "This shirt is not pretty". After a pause he adds "Well it is a little pretty and a lot of cool".