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Some random thoughts I need to dump.

Today was WW weigh in and I was up a tad. I'm trying to put a positive spin on this. That was only one moment in time; my eating has been good all week; it's probably from lack of water yesterday; who the hell cares what the scale says. So it's not going to get to me, there is always next week.

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I did something I have never done before. I went for an afternoon run. See, Saturday's are really the only day hubby and I get to spend together and getting up in the morning to run is kind of tough most Saturdays. So, my inner athlete, said, "Well, you can always run in the afternoon!" So I did. Yeah, me!!! 6 miles!!! WooHoo!!!!

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Commodore has challenged the blog world to train until the end of February with NO LIMITS. It's a great idea and I'm going to accept his challenge. For the next 39 days whenever I find myself with nothing to do, laying on the couch channel surfing, mindlessly su…

A really good week.

First, that previous post is NOT a political statement. I try not to get political here as it pisses me off. I think all the bozos should be thrown out of office and we should start over; and I think anyone who WANTS to run for office should not be allowed to. I ran a bunch of different names through that generator and I just like Hillary's the best. It really made me laugh.
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Okay, on to training. Well, for the first time in a long time I had a totally awesome week. I did not get in everything I wanted to but I got in a lot more than I thought I would. I will calculate the totals and log them later. I will also work up and proper training schedule for next week. I'm really liking this swimming early in the morning, and I can already see improvement. Running was good too. I even got a couple of sessions on the bike trainer in, woohoo!!! I'm really looking forward to this weekend; l…

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My inner Action Hero has

a prominent 6-pack, upper arms cut from steel, a confidence you can see and feel, and a blue with gray stripes Tyr swimsuit. She gets up at 4:30 a.m. to be at the pool by 6:00a.m. She gets everything together the night before, even though she's exhausted, so there will be no delay in the morning. She swims her program even though she is sure she is going to die towards the end. She swims slow but that means there is no where to go but up. She finishes feeling stronger, both inside and out, and shouting, "I AM AN ATHLETE"

So, as you may be able to tell, it's been a good couple of days. Yesterday I got up and ran my running program and this morning was swimming.

I've changed my focus a little; focus being the operative word here. I've decided to use this year as a building year. I need to get faster in my running and get more confident in my swimming. So I'm going to enter 2 marathons and a number of 5 & 10K's during the year. I'm also going to e…
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These are a few of my favorite things.

Some things I love:

1) Driving to the Y with no traffic.

2) Watching the full moon while swimming in the pool.

3) Getting my swim done before 7:00 a.m.

4) Going to Starbucks with wet hair and people thinking I just rolled out of bed when I've actually been up for hours.

5) Being an ATHLETE!!!!

So yesterday I signed up at the Y after my run in with the moray eel. They were open this morning, in spite of the holiday, so I planned on going this morning. Now there were a number of things going on mentally here. First, this is something new and outside my comfort zone, hence very, very scary to me. Also, I don't swim in pools, I swim in the ocean. I don't know how all that lane sharing and circle swimming stuff works. What's the etiquette there? Do I ask first? Do I just jump in? What??? This was weighing on my mind so much that I didn't get anything ready last night, nothing. When the alarm went off this morning I said to myself, "ahhh, I'll go tomorr…

Whew, what a day.

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First off it was an absolute gorgeous day. The nicest one we've had in a month (okay, I was gone 2 weeks but you get the idea). So I decided to go for a bike ride this morning.












I decided to do 2 hours and not push it, just enjoy the ride. Boy did I!!! I ended up riding up to Laie. You may not know this but Hawaii is home to the largest Mormon Temple and mormon population outside of Utah. It's absolutely true!!! So I rode to the Mormon Temple in Laie; they had redone the roads leading in and I hadn't seen it yet. It really is beautiful. Although I'm not Mormon I can certainly appreciate a beautiful temple.


After I got back home it was just too beautiful and I decided it was a good time to go for a swim. I was entering the water, and it was cold so I was going a slow, when I stopped to put my goggles on. I'm standing there contemplating the cold of the ocean and realizing that mainland bloggers swim in cold pools and stuff all winter. I had just about convinced myself …