cloudy with a chance of Septemberfest!


It’s been a while since I did a treadmill movie, I actually feel like it makes time go way faster because movies are meant to hold your attention for long periods of time vs. TV which is for quicker spurts. I was watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, yep a cartoon. I’ve never read the book but heard the movie was cute and since I love food so much I figured I would like it. So far, so good, I didn’t finish it since it’s not “5 Mile Monday,” so I stopped at 3.5 miles, right at the spaghetti tornado scene.

The movie was super silly and the one character is really obsessed with the golden scissors he uses to cut the banners at grand opening events, this made me laugh because I once got to do that and it was one of my favorite things ever. When I was Miss Septemberfest in 2006, I got to cut the food tent ribbon when it opened Saturday morning, and we have a framed picture of it in my basement (funnily enough, it’s right next to the treadmill). I can’t help but smile when I think about it because that was probably one of my favorite moments of my favorite weekend of my life–maybe Tuesday night actually had some competition for “best hour ever.”

Also today, Stevie reminded me she is coming Sunday night for Septemberfest which made me super happy and led me to count, only 21 days until the best weekend ever! If you don’t know what Septemberfest is, you’re really missing out, and even if you do know what it is, if you’ve never had an “Abraham” Septemberfest, you only know half the awesomeness. Look out for more counting down in the next three weeks!


today’s treadmill movie

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Since the beginning of June I have been deeming Monday, “5 Mile Monday” and I’ve been doing pretty well, making sure to hit my goal each week. I wish I could say I’ve been running those miles, but most of them have been walked. But really I’m ok with that. I do a combo of walking outside with Bridget or run/walk/jog-ing in my basement. Bridge is out of town today so it was a treadmill morning. One of my summer goals is to watch a bunch of movies I missed, so I record them on our DVR and play them while I’m working out. Today I picked Run Fatboy Run and it was probably the perfect choice – resulting in 6.2 mile Monday!

I don’t think there’s a better movie out there for me! It included a cute kid, a small bakery shop run by Thandie Newton, a man training for a marathon, AND English accents! Also, it was directed by David Schwimmer, so I’d been meaning to check it out. I probably ranks as the number one movie I’ve worked out with this summer, much more motivating than My Sister’s Keeper, which was a really interesting movie, but not really a fit for the treadmill. I suggest you rent/record/download it and enjoy it, whether you’re running, walking or coach-potatoing, you’ll love it.

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