A few pics

Still going at it. I have scheduled another 4.5 miles this afternoon along with a go at it on the stair machine. I'm itching to get the veg garden going but it seems like the weather is in a cycle of raining every weekend so I have not been able to get the tractor out and till.

My wife has reminded me that we will NOT have 60 tomatoe plants as we did last year. It was a pain in the arse to can all the results but the salsa and canned tomatoes are great.

I'm also finally getting around to post a few picts.

Here are some of a snow we had the end of feb, we had about 8 inces but a few miles south of here at my work....there was 16 inches. The most in about 40 years.

The picture below shows our chicken pen. The wire on the room was sagging down so bad from the weight I had to lean down real low to feed them.

Out yellow lab, Missy, enjoyed the snow.

My kids enjoyed it also.


Still plugging along. I'm still trying to add some work on the stair machine after my runs to burn a few more calories and some variety. After 4.5 miles yesterday afternoon I was able to log in 11 minutes on the stair machine. I'm going to try to build up to 15 or 20 minutes.

I'm using what I would call an old school stair machine, not an eliptical. I seem to feel like I get a much better work out on the old school type.


Treadmill and the stairs

I really hate going to the gym this time of year, but I have been really lazy about getting up early and running on the road. This time of the year when it is about 75 they don't run the AC, so its about 78 degrees in there and like a sauna.

I did 4 miles on the treadmill and then got on the stair machine and did another 8 minutes. I was going to first only do 7 mins but pushed myself for one more minute. At the end I almost puked, so it must have been a good workout.
I've been a little lazy posting the past few days, but I'm still plodding along. I'm gradaully building my mileage back up to about 20 miles a week along with that I am going to start adding some stair machine and/or elliptical stuff to add some variety.

I may take the plunge and try this spin class stuff I keep reading about.


3 Miles this pm on the treadmill