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How was your Monday? Mine was super! Today we started week 2 of Couch to 5k! Twenty-nine minutes of exercise, with 5 minutes to warm up, 5 minutes of cool-down, and 9 minutes of running. We ran one and a half minutes. Between runs walked 2 minutes. The app suggested resting over the weekend. I was a little worried, not running the last two days!! How was I going to run one and a half minutes today?

To my surprise it wasn’t that bad. I guess this app knows what it’s talking about. Embarrassed to admit,  this is the most running I’ve done in the last 12 years. I’m a little proud of myself! Still hard to imagine that in only 7 weeks from now, I will be able to run for 30 minutes straight. I have NEVER been able to run for that long at once. NEVER!

Has anyone else used this app and had great success? I’ve only known a few people who have used it, and only one of them actually finished it. Everyday I get nervous about our run, but afterwards I feel like a hundred bucks. I’m so glad we decided to do this.  By October 18th we should be 5k ready!! That is so awesome!

Next running day is Wednesday. I love my rest days, but looking forward to running again.

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I thought this was cute!

On another note, I have lots of birthdays coming up in the next few days. Tomorrow I need to finish a few cards and get started on some new projects.

I will try to share some pictures tomorrow.

See you soon!

Steph Shock

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Running. What can I say….We started Couch to 5k last week. We finished one day and…(silence)  Things just came up! Weather was bad, blah blah blah.

Well…I’m happy to say we started back this week! Monday was our first day back and it went really well. If you’ve never used the app before, let me just fill you in on a few details.

Couch to 5k is an app on the iPhone. (I’m sure you can probably get it on other devices…I’m just not aware of all of them.) It’s a 9 week program that slowly builds you up and teaches you to run long distances. I will admit I can barely jog one full lap around a track. I’ve never been a runner. I’ve never enjoyed it. I’ve seen plenty of people who jog and have always admired them. The first week we will jog every other day. You start with a brisk 5 minute walk and then comes the fun part…running. You will run for 1 minute. Sounds easy right? Well…the first one is. It’s a total breeze. After your 1 minute, you walk for a minute and a half. You will repeat this as you run a total of 8 times and finish with a cool down 5 minute walk.

I was tired. There were plenty of times I wished Jeremy would say “Okay…I’m done for today. Let’s just quit.” He never did. I kept telling myself “You can do this. Just keep going. You’re not going to die!” I’m happy to announce…We did it!! We did the entire thing today and by the end of it I was still alive and breathing. Not to mention I actually felt great!! I felt accomplished. I really did it. It may not be much for some, but it’s huge for me. It’s a little baby step to what is to come and I am excited to see what I can complete in the 9 weeks.

Again…It helps that Jeremy and I are doing this together. He is a great partner and motivator.

I am grateful that tomorrow is our rest day, but looking forward to another great day Friday.

See you tomorrow!

Steph Shock


I was a busy bee today. Not super productive, but still busy. Bonus and I went shopping with granny today. She is 72 and knows how to shop. She usually only shops once a month, so when she goes shopping she goes all out. She doesn’t want to forget anything! We went to 6 places today in 6 hours. Have you ever been to Garden Ridge? I freaking love that store. I could spend hours in there just walking around. They were getting all the fall and Christmas decor out. Made me excited for the holidays and also made me think about how unprepared I am!! Oh well…no sense in stressing! 😉

I didn’t really buy a whole lot today. Mostly things we needed around the house. Detergent…food…all very unexciting, but I did get one fun thing! Stamps!! Check them out!

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I used my Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon and got these babies for like $4. I think I will use them on my next card. I have a card laid out that I didn’t get to today. 😦 I will get to it…I promise!

After shopping, we did our school work for the day. Today went by smoothly and for it to only be day 2 I thought the kids did great and already feels like they’re getting back in the groove of school work. Jeremy mowed our lawn AND his mothers this evening. Talk about a big job. Our lawn alone is huge. He always keeps it looking great and I am so appreciative that I never have to do it. We went for our nightly walk. Couch to 5k is an every other night thing, so it was nice to just walk and relax this evening. My legs are feeling the effects of our run yesterday. I think I’ll go soak in a nice warm bath and get ready for tomorrows day.

Until tomorrow.

Steph Shock