serendipitous reflections

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Exercise update

Jeni and I have been trying to exercise more recently. Back in the last Summer and early Fall I was trying to do the Couch to 5K program, which I really enjoyed. But the treadmill started to get a little gimpy on me and needed some maintenance and the getting up at 5:40 in the morning to jog before work was wearing me down and making me unpleasant to be around. So I slacked off. But then Jeni wanted to start walking, and we got the Nike+ to go with her iPod, which was a really good motivational tool for us. And recently, we got the Wii Fit Plus, which has helped even more. It really is amazing what that Wii Fit can do for you. Back in January/February, I measured my gut as part of a motivational tool. I've lost an inch (from 38 to 37) since then. I wish I had marked the date, but I really didn't expect to follow up on it too much. I'm especially proud of Jeni, who is working really hard and seeing the results. The last two weeks have been pretty hectic, which means worse food and less exercise, but I think we'll get back on track this weekend.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Neglecting the blog ... bad blogger

I've been neglecting my blogging here. I know in the past I've had sparse months with just a few posts, but never missed an entire month. The year is simply zipping by too quickly. April came and went and it's not that nothing happened, I just didn't take a few minutes to post anything, or attach a picture or two. We did have a wonderful zoo trip with Gracie and Clara Ann (but that was St. Patrick's Day weekend ...). Something surely happened in April. Think, think...

Well, in May we did the Walk MS 5k with Nikki last weekend (Mother's Day weekend). It was so nice to be able to be there and support her. The walk went very well. I think we had about 11 people walking with our group. Next year we'll be more prepared, and have it down. We did design our own team t-shirts, which was cool because there were a lot of teams out there with their own shirts, so we looked like we knew what we were doing. Jeni came up with the slogan, "We are Nikki King." Essentially, if she is going through this, we're all going through this. We designed a logo borrowing the Virginia Tech VT and colors.

NK logo for Walk MS t-shirt
The front...

Back of Walk MS t-shirt
...and the back.

We were so happy with how the shirts turned out. We're already looking forward to next year and the possibilities.

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