Showing posts from March 5, 2006


Today I succumbed to Common Man Syndrome. Last night I got my first good nights sleep in about 2 weeks. When the alarm went off this morning (it's a swim morning) it was gently raining and the dogs were all snuggled in bed and I was so comfy and cozy....... Somehow the alarm got turned off. I have no idea how that happened, it must have been one of the dogs :) When I finally became totally conscious it was too late to do anything but get up and make coffee; so I did. Oh well, I'm not going to beat myself up about it, instead I'm making big plans for the weekend. Tomorrow we have to go over to the new place and sign some papers. The rest of the day will be spent packing and cleaning. Then on Sunday I really want to swim in Waikiki again, hopefully the weather will cooperate.

That's all, not much to say today. It's grey and rainy here, a perfect day to stay home and read a book.........

I've emerged out the other side

of a very dark tunnel. Wow, I had a whole lot going on, some you know some you don't, and I really felt like I was in a deep dark tunnel. Now I feel like I've emerged from the other side and things are going to be good. I'm feeling better physically since my tooth was removed and I'm feeling better mentally since some things are falling into place. So, as of this moment this blog is a whining free zone. It will be all about my training and my weight loss and that's it.

On that note, I got my butt out of bed this morning to workout. I was planning on going for a run (it's finally getting light enough that I'm able to run outside in the mornings again) but it started raining. I just could not face the treadmill so I decided the ellipitical was the winner. I hopped on that and did 30 minutes at a good clip while watching Twilight Zone on SciFi (god I love those old shows). Then I stretched for 12 minutes, holding each position for 1 minute. That felt …

Nothing to say.

I don't really have anything to say I just felt like posting - weird, I know.

Actually, I went to the dentist yesterday to discover that my tooth had abscessed - hence the screaming pain. He gave me some antibiotics and by the afternoon I felt waaaaaayyyy better. I slept fairly well last night and when I woke up this morning I felt almost human. Side bar- I had decided not to workout this morning due to my pain state and the fact that I can hardly eat; not good for training. Now, it's 2:00 p.m. and I feel really good. I mean better than I've felt in weeks. Weeks I say, weeks. I have a feeling that this has been building for a really long time and I just did not know it. I think I've been feeling just the slightest bit off and didn't even realize it. Doh!!!!!

Tomorrow I go back to the dentist and the tooth has to go. This, of course, raises a whole bunch of other issues; bridge?, implant?, something else????? Ugh!!!!!

As a public service message I want to urge everyone…

Do you ever get the feelings the gods are aligning against you?

I feel like that's what's happening to me. It's one thing after another after another after another.... Please make it stop.

Today has been declared a rest day because of stuff. I have a horrendous toothache. I've had it since Friday and it's getting progressively worse. I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can hardly think it hurts so bad. I went to the dentist a couple of weeks ago with some small pain in this tooth and he couldn't find anything wrong. The pain went away and I forgot about it. Then Thursday night I think I was grinding my teeth due to stress and I woke up Friday morning in pain. I figured it would pass as long as I didn't grind my teeth anymore. By yesterday I thought I was going to die. I like to think I have a high tolerance for pain but right now I feel like crying and whining like a baby. Anyway, the dentist thought I had a small crack in the tooth and I think the grinding Thursday night made it worse and now it's getting worse. I…

Okay, done!

I did it. I dragged my butt out of here and when to Waikiki. I swam Ala Moana. They have a marked 1000m swim right off shore there. I was going to do the entire 2000m but after completing the first 1000 I was tired, so I got out and walked back - a nice 1/2 mile walk on the beach.

My time was as follows:

1st 500m : 14:20
2nd 500m: 15:59
total time: 30:20:10

Not too shabby for my first open ocean swim in probably 6 months. I was pleased.

After the swim I pulled the bike out and went for a little ride - the operative word being little. I ended up only going 5 miles. Oh well, better than nothing I guess..

Couple of mistakes I made and need to remember for next week (yes, I'm going to do this again):

-Don't use the clear goggles in Waikiki. My favorite goggles are clear and are great for swimming in the pool at 6:00 a.m. Not so hot on a nice sunny day in Hawaii.

-Don't ever try to ride your bike in Waikiki. I went only 5 miles but it took me 1/2 hour. Traffice is horrible, t…

I'm trying to make a decision

and writing it out and explaining it may help.

I had planned to get up and go to Waikiki, swim 2000m, then bike 15 miles this morning. I've been planning to do it for a couple of weeks but the weather has been pretty sucky the last few Sunday mornings. Okay, the problem; I have a tooth ache that I'm had for 3 days and it's killing me. Now swimming and biking will neither help nor hurt the tooth ache, it just hurts. Also, this may be TMI but it's part of the process, I started my period and feel just generally crappy. Again, swimming and biking will neither hurt nor help this, though I may attract sharks (sick, I know). Now if I do this I will no doubt, a) feel very pleased with myself; b) take my mind off my pains for a few hours; c) do the brick I've been planning for weeks.

If I don't do this I will undoubtedly, a) feel like crap all day.

Okay, I can see which one wins. I'm pulling up the Waikiki cam to make sure it's nice over there. Also, I need to che…