A little shakin’ going on!

It’s only Tuesday?  Why does it feel like Wednesday or Thursday?  Today started week 4 of C25K.  This workout was:  5 minute warm up walk, then 3 minutes of running followed by 90 seconds of brisk walking.  Then 5 minutes of running followed by 2.5 minutes of brisk walking.  Repeat that and then cool down.  I did pretty well.  It was a gorgeous morning.  Low 50s, so perfect weather for running.  I was saying to John how running and walking seem so darn slow.  I am used to scenery going by fast with biking. I also smile more when I am biking.  Just out of sheer enjoyment.

My leg seems okay so far, although I did notice some increased numbness in my knee.  It won’t be until the longer periods of running intervals happen for me to really see what is going to happen, I think, but so far okay.

I came back for breakfast and cooked up a banana bread pudding.  Yum.

Since it was a cold morning, Pixie has become the heat-seeking lap missile again.

She says “Work, shmerk”

Had a good lunch today.  I made up some peanut flour with a bit of honey and cinnamon and added just enough water to make it thick.

It was kind of like frosting on a coconut flour biscuit.  I am totally overdosing on coconut everything.  I think I need an intervention.

Afternoon excitement.  We felt the VA quake way up here in upstate NY!  I thought I felt something funny, and definitely started feeling some rocking.  It went on for quite a while, too.  That is the second earthquake in about a year.  We just don’t get too many in this area (that we feel at any rate).  It makes us realize how poorly our 100+ year old house would do in a big quake…

Something that actually wakes Ms. Pixie up, too.

Something that wakes me up?

Latte time!  Actually, this was decaf, but it’s all good.

Scary news about this hurricane.  I hope all of you fellow East Coasters get prepared.  We might actually have to do some kind of preparations if it takes a northerly path.  Not sure exactly what we should do other than get food, store water, store stuff that can get blown around and be glad we don’t live in a flood-prone zone.

Dinner time – Chicken thigh! (Know why? Chicken thigh! Anyone remember that??)

I was popping blueberries while cooking, too.  I kept starting to grab the tortilla chips off of John’s plate while we were getting dinner ready out of old habit.  So, I started eating blueberries instead.

John and I went for a walk after dinner and headed up to the new cafe.  However, they have new hours now and close at 6 pm.  No more evening coffee.  Boooo.  So, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts.  Full of all that grainy goodness.

They just made some fresh decaf, so that is what we both had, although John also had a donut!

Ended up doing 5 miles today between the morning and evening activity.  Surprising how it adds up.  I am now eating a couple squares of dark chocolate and thinking about a morning bike ride :mrgreen:

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33 thoughts on “A little shakin’ going on!

  1. Graham

    Hey Lori, great blog! I’m hour jam exchange partner. Just wanted to drop by and say hi. I have over a dozen varieties ready to go right now. Let me know if there are any fruits you don’t care for, and if you consider yourself a flavor traditionalist or experimental. Have a good one!


  2. Fran

    That’s the only downside to running in my opinion: you don’t get very far like with biking and because of that there’s less to see.

    Where I live it’s pretty safe concerning weather conditions. We never have earthquakes or hurricanes in Holland. Yesterday there was a big storm that went over Belgium and the south and east of Holland. We live in the middle of the country and somehow bad weather always passes us. When it snows we got not as much snow as other parts. For me that’s perfect because we never have weather troubles.
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  3. Sharon

    I was sitting on a picnic table in Cades Cove (part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park) when I felt the quake. It was a strange, almost imperceptible sensation and I looked around to see if a bear was shaking my table! Then decided I’d imagine it and didn’t know until I got home and saw news that it had been an earthquake. You are at least as far north of the epicenter as I am south of it – shows how widely it was felt!!

    I always thought there was a irony in the fact that Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme serve some of the best coffee around. Makes it tough on us coffee lovers, doesn’t it?
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  4. Helen

    I didn’t feel the quake but my poor daughter who lives and works in the DC area was evacuated from her building and told to go home. Um, no she did NOT want to get on the Metro!

    I say you should get in all the bike riding possible… pretty soon, that bike will be on a trainer, right?
    Helen´s last blog post ..Tuesday Ten

  5. Ali

    When I heard about the quake on the news I wondered if you had felt it! That’s one of the things I like about WI though – no hurricanes, torandos, or earthquakes. Those things are a little too scary for me. We had the tornado sirens go off last night. CRAZY!

    Super job on the C25K. I really wish I picked up running that quickly!!
    Ali´s last blog post ..Earthquakes and Thunderstorms

  6. Jody - Fit at 53

    Hi Lori. I am sure how the Californians mocked you guys – us having so many here – but I heard they feel a lot different back east. Crazy stuff!

    LOVE PIXIE! My friend that loves her too went to the Bahamas for her vacation away from 80 hour work weeks & now they are stuck there with the hurricane bearing down on them.. YIKES!

    Coconut – I will probably be drinking my coconut flavored coffee a bit later! 😉
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Lessons Learned & Happy Bday Dad

  7. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

    It’s funny you said that about running seeming slow. I used to think how FAST it felt to run (when I was used to walking). And now that I have a bike, I think running seems really slow too! It’s all about perspective, I guess 🙂
    SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies´s last blog post ..Questions

  8. Leah

    Yes, we felt the earthquake down here in North Carolina, and we’re also preparing for the hurricane as it’s headed…um…right for us. Being new to the area we’ve asked around and neighbors said they won’t evacuate unless it’s level 4. So far, expecting level 3, battening down the hatches and looking for some interesting weather memories this weekend. I’m praying it turns away from the US coast and stays out in the waters.

    Being originally from the southwest US living in OK and NC the past four-and-a-half years have been very weather-interesting places to live.
    Leah´s last blog post ..C25K on Hold

  9. Shelley B

    I will not mock the overreaction of east coasters with the earthquake considering that my state shuts down whenever a few snowflakes fall… 😉

    It’s amazing how fast the miles add up when you run and walk – and how, just a few years ago, those miles would have been not even on the radar!

    Love that Pixie pic – her chin on her paw just makes me go “awww!”
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Wednesday Workout Update – Creepy Guy Edition!

    1. Lori Post author

      The house is fine. It wasn’t that much shaking here. I am more worried about the wind coming from Irene if it gets close enough!

  10. Lori

    The weather has been absolutely amazing in the mornings for a run. I went out yesterday too for the first time in a while & became addicted again. Back out this morning! Love the crisp air!

    That earthquake was intense! I thought I was having a dizzy spell sitting at my desk. 😀

    Yes – looking forward to this weekend’s hurricane – not. Here on the island we’re bracing ourselves.
    Lori´s last blog post ..I feel the Earth move…

  11. Roz

    That sounds like QUITE the quake yesterday! Yikes!!!! Hope the hurricane loses power before it hits your area Lori! And I know I’ve probably said this a zillion times, but AWWWW…Pixie…AWWW!!! Hope your Wednesday goes well.
    Roz´s last blog post ..The wrong “full moon”

  12. Pubsgal

    Sorry one of ours snuck over there to wreak havoc. Even more sorry about the flippancy; I think it’s been while since most Nor Cal people felt something more than a 4.0. Lived here all my life and I still find them disconcerting. Glad the east coast was not seriously affected, with all the old and brick buildings.
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    1. Lori Post author

      It’s not the quake itself that bothered most east coast people. It was the thought of terrorism. Since we don’t get earthquakes normally, if a building starts shaking, especially in a big city, the first thought is a bomb or attack.

  13. Dawn, Lay Down My Idols

    Felt the earthquake here too – Southern Ontario, Canada. Quite something & for quite a while too! Sorry about your bike spill – hope you’re feeling fine now?? Likely quite sore. EEK! I was paranoid of falling when I rode on our holidays – just haven’t ridden for a while & we went quite fast sometimes – and on dirt…but all was well, thankfully. It IS embarrassing to fall – I’ve done it on my paper route (just daydreaming too much) – feels like everyone is watching!
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