How is your week going so far? Can you believe that I got sick again?!? Yes, Sunday night I started sneezing again and also had watery eyes. I didn’t feel as horrible as last week but did feel tired on Monday. It didn’t last long because by Tuesday I was better. Can’t believe January is over. Let me tell you now about my random thoughts.
• How hard is it to make a good cup of coffee? I have a Keurig and love it. However, those pods are not cheap. I also have a coffee maker and bought Casi Cielo whole beans from Starbucks (haven’t done the math to figure out if that is indeed cheaper than the pods). The barista was nice enough to grind it for me. I have made coffee on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and it isn’t good. I don’t know if it is the coffee maker or the water. For sure it isn’t the coffee. Now that I think about it, it can’t be the water because it is the same water that I use for my Keurig and that coffee always comes out good! Seriously, how hard can it be?
• I am training for a marathon in April but am already thinking of one in the fall. I would love to run the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28th. Lottery opens in March and hopefully I get in. I think that in my previous life I lived in DC because I love it there so much.
• My gas bill is out of control. I cannot believe how much it has gone up. I live in a 3 bedroom apartment but I don’t think it is big. My sister and I keep the thermostat at 67 degrees all of the time. I looked at my bills from last winter and I paid around $50-$60 a month. My November bill was $106, December bill was $162, and January bill was $222. I know it has been colder than last year but find it hard to believe that it is that much more.
• Fitness Challenges. Do you participate in them? I have tried. I am not very good at sticking with them. I’ve tried the kettlebell swings, planks, squats, and burpees challenges and have never completed them. At the beginning of January I started the planks challenge. I started with 20 seconds on January 1st and ended with 5:00 minutes on January 30th. I remember feeling proud when I got to 1:30. It did get harder and I had to alternate between the standard plank (high plank) and the forearm plank (low plank) but I am happy to say that I completed the challenge. I will confess that I missed one day. Only one day so that is definitely a win, right? I also did 100 kettle swings each day. On January 21 I began the wall push ups challenge. I like that one because I cannot do regular push ups. 🙂 Today I will start the Supermans, Squats, and Twists Challenge that is being put together by Rachel who blogs at Running on Happy. I’ve never done Supermans or Twists so we’ll see how that will go.
What are some of your random thoughts today?