Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Felicities

Happy weekend, all! Sadly, it's my least favourite weekend of the year: the one where we "spring back." Ugh. The whole "one less hour of sleep" thing and I don't get along very well. I seriously love my sleep.

Anyhoo, that's enough moaning from me. What's making Felicity happy today, you ask? What is Felicity's felicity?

I've begun exercising again. Not for weight loss (though I wouldn't mind if that were a side effect). For health. As a (technically) middle-aged woman and the mother of a young child, I feel it behooves me to take a bit better care of this body of mine. We live a healthy lifestyle, my little family and I, but what was missing from my routine was a commitment to exercise. I want to be a positive role model for my daughter in as many ways as I can and this area - of self-care of my physical health - was not where I wanted to be.

Screen shot of my 'Couch to 5K' free iPod/iPhone app

So I downloaded a free "Couch to 5K" app for my iPod touch and got out twice this week, even getting up early to run this morning. These apps are fabulous - a voice tells you when to walk and when to jog/run and when to cool down. It even turns down the volume of whatever music you're listening to (me, lately: Mumford & Sons) when it makes the little announcements!

And a bonus "felicity" - my thoughts on my full-day workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood are featured today on the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild's blog.


  1. Good for you! I know that working out is something I think about starting (again) all the time.

  2. Good for you with the running! I did that for a while, until my knees gave me trouble. Darned aging! I'm not a fan of this spring forward business this weekend either, I'm dreading it too! That's one less hour of sewing, darn it! :)

  3. Woo hoo! Very awesome, Felicity. I started with the C25K app too. It really works!

    (And I swear the time change messes up my kid too. Not looking forward to it.)

  4. way to go Felicity! That's the way to be a good role model!
    I'm not looking forward to the "spring forward" on Sunday - I have visions of arriving late to the airport and missing my flight :(

  5. Good luck with your program. My sister is following this app and she's doing really really well. She and a friend are doing it together and they motivate each other. I guess it's hardier to pass on doing it if you have someone to give you a kick in the ass :)

  6. Okay, I can tell that I have not opened my updated version of the Couch to 5k app because I was confused why it looked so different from the one I started using last year. Ooops. I think about restarting on a daily basis. Could you please hold me accountable?

  7. What a great app! Good for you, Felicity!

  8. Way to go! Starting is the hardest. I know, I don't start every single day.

  9. way to go, Felicity! i've been pondering my entry into exercising more. i need to stop "pondering" and actually *do it*.


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