Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Love the Nike +

I am loving my Nike+. If you are a runner or even a walker you have got to check it out. It's a chip that goes on your shoe and corresponds with your iPod. It tracks EVERYTHING it keeps a running log of all your runs and updates automatically to the Nike website (FREE Membership) anytime you plug your iPod into your computer. The part that I love is that it even keeps track of all your best times and best paces automatically. You can also set up challenges or compete in other challenges for medals. Right now I am part of five different ongoing races with other nike+ users all over the world it helps keep me motivated so I won't get passed up by other runners. It even has online coaching programs, Foote has been doing a walk to run program and has really come a long way. So if you are looking for Christmas ideas for a runner this is one of my top suggestions. If you already are a Nike + user we will have to connect online so we can race.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Aly Cat

Alyson has been going through a phase lately. Well, I hope it's a phase, we are now going on month five of this "phase" and it's still in full force. She spends probably 90% of the day at home as a cat. A cat? ...Yes this is the phase where my daughter insists that she is a cat. It was cute and fun the first month, but after four months it has become annoying. It probably doesn't help that I'm not a big fan of cats in the first place (Sorry to any cat lovers reading this.) I can't tell you how many times I have had to argue with her about taking a bath because she insists that cats don't like water, or how many times she has had to sit in time out during dinner because she cannot eat straight off her plate. Not to mention how extremely annoying it is when she licks my face. Whenever I find that she has climbed up on top of the fridge or on top of the cupboards she informs me that cats like to climb up high. Aly always wants to wear shoes on her hands when we go places so that she can still walk on all fours. It's a little weird to have to make rules like you have to walk standing up when we are in public. It has become such a frequent thing that Brooklyn even comes to me and asks if I have seen her kitty. I am starting to become a little concerned. I haven't had any of her teachers in preschool mention that she thinks she is a cat so I am hoping that eventually the cat thing will pass.