Guess what I discovered over the weekend! Running doesn't burn FAT! Exsqueeze me? Of course, it's a lot more complicated than that, but in a nutshell - the harder you're working, the less aerobic your run is, the less fat/more carbs you are burning. Unless of course you're running for more than 90 minutes, in which case you are then training your body to use those fat reserves up. I guess I have my answer as to why, 18 months later, I'm pretty toned but still carrying fat around with me. Hmm. So either I need to keep running LOOONNNNGGGGG runs - which I really don't want to do - or I add some walking in here and ratchet back on the running. Sounds good to me! Of course, I'm back to really counting calories, and I do want to mention - I cut out bread last week as I mentioned in my last post, and can I just tell you I haven't been hungry AT ALL? Other than the obvious meal-time 'it's time to eat' hungry. So that's a good thing. There's actually a pan of brownies in the kitchen RIGHT NOW that I haven't touched all day. Even when Matt ate one. Right in front of me. Shoot - now I have brownies on my brain :(
Anywho - it's soccer season here! Back to (hopefully) cool fall Saturday mornings at the soccer field! E&W both moved up this year, Evie is now U10 and William is U8 - can I just say how much easier this is now? The U10 field is RIGHT NEXT TO the little playground at our park. And Matt's not coaching U10, he's sticking with U8 - we were actually able to have a conversation, watch Evie play, AND keep an eye on the other three while they played on the jungle gym. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter every day!
After soccer on Saturday we ran some errands related to a new project (details coming soon!), which of course caused Jason to doze off in the car and then not want to nap. After Sarah woke up they were pretty grouchy so I broke out the pack of Play-Doh that we were given at BlogHer last month. You'd think they'd never seen Play-Doh before! Er, wait, maybe they haven't. Have I mentioned that I hate Play-Doh? The colors get all mixed up, then it gets all dried out and stuck to the table and - well you know what I mean. Hate it. Anyway. We had one enormous set for a while that Evie had received as a gift one year and once that was all dried up I never bought any more.
THEY LOVED IT! And really - aside from the smell, there's nothing like a fresh can of bright Play-Doh. Neither of them were really sure what to do with it, but they both caught on quick. Jason rolled out lots of flat pieces & then cut them out, and Sarah made me a tiny (of course!) green 'box of chocolates'. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree :)
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