Tuesday, August 23, 2011

4.5 Miles and No More TV

I am excited to get a full week's worth of running and workouts.  It has been too long!  We ran 4.5 miles this morning.  We got a little lost at times, but we rocked it.  Had a lot of fun with Trisha the first mile.  She has just started running and did a great job today!  She will be running with the pros in no time.  Then, I finished the run with Paula.  We are both coming back from a week off from sickness, and we both pushed each other.  It is nice to have people to run with.  The last mile of my run felt the best.  I sped up and really enjoyed the last little part of my run.  Love days like that.

Some of the people from my running group does a boot camp at night, and I think Jenn and I are going to go and let the kids run around while we work out.  I think it will be a lot of fun.

So I have a new goal.  At night after dinner, I turn into a couch potato.  I am going to start limiting my TV watching, and I am going start reading more.  Jenn and I are talking about canceling our DishNetwork this October when our two year contract is up.  I think it will be a blessing for us.  Who really needs TV?  I bought 4 books and borrowed a few others from my dad.  I think I am set!

Have you ever given up TV?  How hard was it?

9 comments:

Paul Rone said...

You know, we got rid of subscription TV and went to broadcast stations and Netflix. It's a lot cheaper and we don't watch as much TV as before. I average about 10 hours per week unless it's football season, then it's 12-13 per week ;)

sydney said...

We got rid of our dish network 2 years ago. It was hard at first because you have your shows. But then you realize how much time you really waste in front of it. We have netflix now, and we like having that. We can really limit how much and when we watch anything. The only thing that we really miss is having the local channels because we miss watching the news. But you can do that online, so its not that bad! I'm truly amazed at your dedication, you are inspiring! You are doing a great job!

Becky said...

We don't have cable. We only have Netflix. So much better.

Lisa said...

TV isn't the problem for me. It's the computer :/

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I once lived without a tv for a year when I was 26, didn't miss it after the first couple months. It was actually really nice.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I once lived without a tv for a year when I was 26, didn't miss it after the first couple months. It was actually really nice.

Terzah said...

We have a TV, but it's not hooked up and hasn't been since we moved in May. We've never had cable in the 10 years we've been together. We don't miss it at all (and it saves us about $600 a year). We get shows we want to watch through Netflix (and even that doesn't happen very often). If we want to watch a movie, we watch it on the computer. And our kids have never watched TV and have seen only three movies in their 4.5 years.

I'm a big "no TV" evangelist. The only time we miss it is during the baseball play-offs (and my husband has now subscribed to MLB.com's streaming games, so he can watch any game in the country--problem solved).

That said, I spend too much time on the Internet. I need to work on managing my time there....

Shane Searle said...

We've never had TV since we've been married, just Netflix, and it works out great!! I do miss watching sporting events, you know, Utah Jazz basketball and Boston Red Sox baseball, but I figure when I am done with school, i will probably subscribe to NBA TV and MLB.TV online and get my fix that way, as long as we have an internet connection that is fast enough. I don't even watch ESPN hardly ever anymore!! Although, like many others have said, i probably spend too much time on the computer, but that's hard to avoid when i'm on it so much for school and i get really bored!!

Michelle Church said...

My boys have not watched TV in over a month and it has been the BEST thing for them. I read a book about Kids and the media and "unplugging your kids." They really do behave a lot better, play better, and have more imagination. We do not have cable and haven't for over a year now. It saves money and decreases the temptation for TV. David just watches the nightly news on the computer and I have a few shows I like to watch on hulu.com when I'm cooking. Good luck, such a great goal!