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Boys and their trucks, part II

Well, the truck saga is over and it was not as bad as I thought it would be.

We ended up going to 2 dealers before we found anything. The 1st dealer was having this “Slash-it” sale. This is where you pick out a vehicle you want and than this guy will slash the price. Sometimes they slash it a whole lot. So we are looking around and all the used trucks (besides being ugly) are like $30,000. I’m thinking, there’s no way we are going to be able to afford a truck at that price. And these were used. The new trucks were around $32,000. Luckily, hubby didn’t see anything he liked so we left there.

We were driving around and decided to stop at the dealer where I bought my Escape and we bought hubby’s last truck. We are looking around at the used cars and he stumbles across an F-150, the same year as his, in the same color (red), with gold trim around the bottom (he’s a 49’er fan). The only difference is that his last truck was a step-side and this one is the style-side. Oh yeah, this one has a …

Boys and their trucks

After having now lost 2 posts I am no longer going to type in Blogger. I will type it in Word and save it that way when I lose a post I will not lose it. Ugh!!!

Okay, today is truck buying day and I fear for the worst. The last 2 autos purchased were not purchased under duress and the sale actually went quite nicely. For my Escape, we just stopped to look at them. They had the color I wanted and it was on sale so I bought it. Done deal. For Hubby’s truck, it was similar. He wanted a new truck, we stopped to see what they had, he saw one he really liked and boom, it was his. Now that we are under pressure today, I fear it will not be that easy. We really have to find something today and I’m afraid it will lead to either a) arguments between use or b) settling for something he really doesn’t’ want.

Also, we are working under a few handicaps here. I still have 4 payments left on my Escape (WooHooo!!!!). The loan for his truck is still on the books. The insurance hasn’t even started the pay…

Have I mentioned recently how much I hate


I wrote a great post this morning and just discovered it's gone! Just gone. What a pisser......

Oh well, I'll save my thoughts for another day. I'm trying to get out of work early, after all it is Friday of a long weekend. Wheeee!!!!!! Have a great weekend everyone...

A variety of topics today.

It's Thursday and I have completed every scheduled workout so far this week. YEAH!!!!

I love this feeling. I feel tired, but that's from pushing myself. I feel strong, because I've been working all parts of my body. I can feel all the muscles in my body (or so it seems); I can feel them move and can see them under the skin and I just love it. I really feel like an athlete.
Last night it was lower body strength training. I love doing lower body because I really want a round ass. For my strength training I do this modified boot camp. I warm up on the elliptical for 5 mins then whip out the weights. I do my reps then hop on the elliptical for the rest period. It really works me hard and I get weights and aerobic training at the same time. I end up doing an hour with 1/2 being strenght and 1/2 being aerobic. Nice. So I'm feeling good about that...... This morning I got up and did my 5 x 400m run. It was good.

I got this iTunes program t…

Things are going well.

Yesterday morning I got up and did a 45 minute run. That was nice. I listen to Get Your Geek On during my Tuesday morning runs and I really really enjoy it.

Last night went home with every intention of hopping on the trainer for an hour. I pulled my bike out only to discover the back tire was flat, completely. I pumped it up and it seemed okay. Got the trainer out and went to put the bike one it and the tire was flat again. Okay, admit defeat and change the darn tube. I did and it took forever. Let's put it this way, I'm way better at swimming than I am at changing my tires. But I did it and it was fine. I still had 20 minutes before dinner was ready so I got 20 minutes in - NO LIMITS!!!!

This morning was swimming again. It wasn't as good as Monday but I can definitely feel that I've turned a corner in my swimming and things are improving. My 1000m took 32:22 today. My fastest 100m was 2:49, and my fastest 50m was 1:20. Total time 56:43, total distance: 1700 m. For the f…

Pay close attention.....

I am now going to expose myself on my blog. Watch closely.... .. Okay, no, not that way. I'm going to post my swim times. Something I have never done before because I am slower than molasses in wintertime. But here goes.

Warm-up: 200 m - 4:26
1000m: 31:52
4 x 100m: 3:01, 2:47, 2:48, 2:55
4 x 50 m : 1:30, 1:17, 1:23, 1:33
Cool down: 100 m - 2:48

Total: 1900m 57:04

That's 1.18 miles in under an hour folks. For me, that's fast. What this means is that I would absolutely make the swim cut-off in a 1/2 Ironman.

2 weeks ago I was swimming 100 m at: 4:31, 3:54, 3:37, 3:44. I have knocked almost a minute off my time and I'm just swimming. I have not even started doing drills yet.

Today while I was swimming something happened and it was truly amazing. I was doing my 1000m and it seemed like I kept bumping into the walls. The length seemed to be much shorter today even though I was in the same pool I always swim in. When I saw that I did 1000m in 31 minutes I was excited. …

Today didn't turn out as planned either.

After my last post I got a little down about the whole thing. Sometimes I get so damn tired of being an adult!!! Anyway, I sat down to wait for my breakfast to digest before my planned bike ride, and picked up the new Stephen King book , Cell. I'm a huge SK fan and starting that book was a mistake. The next thing I knew it was noon and I hadn't gone anywhere. Worse I lost all motivation. So I sat on the couch and read. Screw it!!!

I had a hair appointment at 4:30 so I left around 4:00. I got to the place a few minutes early and was sitting in the chairs waiting. The wall opposite the chairs is mirror from floor to ceiling and covered in products for sale. There was a couple of people waiting and the way the chairs and the mirrors are you can thing your looking at someone who's not you. So I'm sitting there looking at these legs in the mirror thinking to myself, wow, that person is a runner. Look at all the lines and planes in those legs (fitness seems to present itself …

So yesterday wasn't so good.

I was feeling particularly lazy yesterday and so I just went with it. Hubby and I went and ran some errands in the morning and I just kind of lazed around the rest of the day, it was nice. I find that I need to do this maybe once every 2 weeks or so and it really reenergizes me.

So a little background here. My hubby has a Ford F-150. About 6 or 8 months ago Ford issued a warning that the cruise control system in F-150 has started some fires. Apparently the truck could be cold, just sitting there and suddenly a fire would start. Now a recall was never issued and Ford had no way to fix it. You were supposed to bring your truck into the dealer and they would disconnect the cruise control until they figured out a way to fix it. Well, hubby and I argued about this many, many times. He used his cruise control and did not want it disconnected. I of course got pissed because if his truck caught fire it's parked right next to my car. I'm sure you can see where this story is going.

So las…