Thursday, June 14, 2007

I almost broke my arm …

yesterday patting myself on the back for my accomplishments. Heh. Here's what I did:
  • Ran four miles.
  • Watered all the plants.
  • Mowed the lawn.
  • Purged my closet.
  • Purged my dresser.
  • Unpacked the suitcase.
  • Washed, dried, folded and put away three loads of laundry.
  • Washed dishes by hand.
  • Emptied the dishwasher.
I am woman. Hear me roar. Heh. Looking at that list would make you think I'd taken a hit of speed in the morning instead of an Aleve.

The run went pretty well, considering I haven't run four continuous miles in a long, long time. To be honest, these miles weren't continuous, but the walk breaks were infrequent and short – about a minute each. Still, though, it took almost an hour. But I felt good and my quad felt good and obviously starting my day off like that did wonders for my energy level.

Today will be more of a routine-maintenance day, which means cleaning the floors and sprucing up the bathrooms and kitchen. I might do a little work on the guest room. The Roomba is already working on the bedroom floor.

The other good thing about yesterday is that I started journaling my food again. Total calories for the day? 1374. A little higher than I like, but I think the run made up for it. And it was all good food. I could have brought it in at 1200 if I hadn't had an evening snack of a little bit of peanut butter smeared on a 60-calorie slice of whole wheat bread. I could have brought it in at 1300 if I'd mixed up some PB2 instead of using the Smucker's Natural.

Coulda, woulda, shoulda.

At any rate, it's time to get this party started. I hesitate to declare my specific to-do list intentions two days in a row – that's a fail-safe, perfect way to screw it all up. Let's just end with this: I
hope your today – and mine – is as productive as my yesterday was!


Grumpy Chair said...

I was inspired by your post yesterday to clean out my closet and dresser drawers.

I think the absolute worse chore is emptying the dishwasher. Hate it. That is Fang's only inside chore he does besides mowing the lawn.

jen said...

Congrats on purging the closet. I need to do that -- AGAIN -- soon. My goal is to get my closet and drawers to the point where there is breathing room -- right now, my tiny closet and dressers are crammed to the gills.

I figure if I have less clothes that I only sort of like, I'll have to do laundry more often, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Mary Christine said...

oh gee. I did absolutely nothing except work all dang day!