Monday, May 11, 2009

Whew!! Week 2 Is Under Way!

Week two of the Great Cardio Challenge is under way. The Perfect Child recorded 30.04 min. on the "dreadmill" yesterday, so it was up to me to get in gear this morning, since she won't let me translate my pedometer reading for golf miles into minutes of walking. However, just for the record, according to my trusty pedometer, I walk approximately 2.79 miles while playing golf in a cart, and that would equate to about 29.15 min. on the "mill". But, since that won't count, I did my time on the bike this morning.

Just in case you can't read the time clearly, it is 31.33 min. By the way, our first week was a close one. The Perfect Child won the first week with +.185 points. We're working on a point scale for every minute 10 min. over 60 per week, a point is awarded. (Fractions are allowed.) I'm certainly within striking distance. AND, today, just in case I might lose my readout when taking my "break", I took an intermediate time picture just to make sure I'd be legit this week, and not have to beg for mercy like last week. :) Yes, daughter dear, you should expect "breaks" when competing with an old goat like me. :)

Also, I'd like to include a picture of our Farmers' Market. We went again on Saturday morning at 7:30. T'was a cool, crisp morning. Coffee was definitely a must. So much more produce here this week, I was in heaven.

This is about in the middle of the market, and is the main street. It's about 4 1/2 blocks long and has 3 cross streets of about 2 blocks each. My real "find" this weekend was the tomatoes. Believe it or not, they actually taste like tomatoes are supposed to in mid summer. Very tasty.

Aside from the breakfast sandwich that I had at the Farmers' Market, I was pretty good with my food choices this weekend. My beverages, however, were of the adult variety, and perhaps entered into my food diary a bit too often. BUT, that said, I'm hopeful that all the mileage and calories I amassed by playing golf and walking the Market will translate into at least a holding pattern with my weigh in on Wed. We'll see if I can justify a little toddy or two by playing golf. I think I should get something for not having a pile of French fries and nacho cheese sauce like I did last steps, I guess.


  1. I agree with working off the adult beverages. For me, they are an essential part of my life :) Your farmers market looks LOVELY! We have a new one starting in our neighborhood this Saturday and can't wait to go! Have a great week!!

  2. "Dreadmill" -- love it. lol

    Good luck on the challenge. I envy your Farmer's Market!!!

  3. I am so envious of your farmer's market! That was really close last week...I think you can take her this week! :-)

    But how the heck does someone have such good tasting tomatoes in May? Man, you are lucky!

  4. LOL at "dreadmill" will be calling it that forever now.

    Once I can get above 26 mins on my "dreadmill", I think I am going to have to post a picture now!

    Your farmers market looks great!

  5. Patty, you don't need a farmers' market, you are a gardener and grower. That's what I am envious of, to be sure.

  6. My vote is for you winning :) Oh and i'm off to have a glass of wine for you!!

  7. I'm jealous. Our Farmer's Market doesn't have the "summer crops" in yet, but I'm hopeful for when I return from vacation!

    Great week on cardio!


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