Rain, A Blog Challenge, & Abs!

by Glenneth on July 3, 2012

Guess what happened at our house yesterday? RAIN. And lots of it. Our area has been dry for quite a while and last night Mother Nature put on a show. There was a lot of wind, lightning, and thunder to start. I was beginning to think we weren’t getting any rain. Finally, the rain came. And stayed for quite a while. According to the news, our area got 3 inches! That should help the yards and plants. Sadly, not everyone in our area got the rain. My M-I-L, who lives 7 miles away from us, didn’t get a drop.

I will say that should Mother Nature decide to repeat that storm tonight, I will NOT be walking the Pilot Fireball 5K. I am not hardcore enough (read: CRAZY) to walk during a thunder/lightning storm. I am looking forward to the Fireball 5K. They usually have around 1000 people of all ages and abilities. It is a great way to start the 4th of July holiday! Last year’s shirt:

Fireball Classic 5K Tshirt 2011

At least our temps have broken some and we are staying out of the triple digit temps. Thank goodness.

Peanut Butter and Jenny

So, I found this cool blogging challenge over on Peanut Butter and Jenny and thought I might participate in my own way. Since I am a couple of days behind, let’s get started.

Question 1: Goals for the Month

Question 2: If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

I think I am going with – listen to your parents.

Question 3: What was the last movie you saw in theaters?

The last TWO times I have been to the theaters, I have seen the same thing: The Avengers! I went with some friends when hubby was out of town and as soon as he got back, we went again. I was never into comic books, but I love these Marvel Comic movies. I have seen all of the ones leading up to The Avengers except for Thor. The next movie I will see? Magic Mike! We are planning a GNO.

Yesterday’s workout consisted of: planks, pushups, and 2 sets of my awesome arms workout. I wanted to save my legs for tonight’s 5K. With the heat we have been having, my goal is to finish without having a heat stroke.

Looking for a great ab workout? Check out Katie’s workout. Click through on the picture to be taken to her blog article that has a video demonstrating these moves. I am definitely going to give this one a try.

What are your favorite ab exercises? Do you run/walk during the rain? thunderstorms?

Enjoy your day!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marcia July 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

Please send some of that rain our way…we’ve been SO hot and dry as well. I don’t prefer being out in rain but I’ve had more than my share of races that ended up being in T’storms. No fun!
Enjoy the race!

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2 Lora @ Crazy Running Girl July 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

I love doing planks — I feel like they make me strong and you can see your progress easily. I agree, send some rain our way — it’s too hot!! :)

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3 Tara Burner July 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

love plank!!!!!

i love walking and running in rain as long as no lightening!

and LOVED the Avengers! also my last movie I saw!

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4 Abby @ Back at Square Zero July 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Have a great 5K walk

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