10 March 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.........

09 March 2006

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 great!!!! Tonight when I get home I'm going to do Core Performance. I'm also back to counting calories since my screwy eating for the last couple of weeks has resulted in a small increase on the scale.

Okay, I feel good, back on track and ready to fight!!!!!

07 March 2006

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 to take really good care of their teeth. My teeth are a mess, they don't sit straight and there are all these little gaps and holes between them and it's a pain in the butt to clean them good. When I was younger I didn't do it as good as I should have and I'm paying the price now. So do it, brush and floss every single night no matter how tired you are and see your dentist at least 2x a year. Because of the mess I've created and the work I need done I will be visiting a dentist 4x a year for the rest of my life. How fun is that????? 'Nuff said.

On to other things; We're moving!!! I'm getting kind of excited about it mostly because it will be a step towards the ultimate end. A little backstory: I have never wanted to own a house. It just has not been one of my great desires. I figure I'm responsible enough for stuff I don't need to be responsible for a house too. Well, hubby and I make too much money not to have a house and/or kids. Since the kids ain't happening, a house it will be. I've been dragging my feet for 2 years now over this whole house thing cuz basically, I DON'T WANT ONE!!! Plus, we lived in a sweet little house on the beach and payed next to nothing in rent; who'd want to move from there?? Well, a couple of weeks ago we got an eviction notice. They want to remodel the house and charge tons more money for it, duh!!! So my first reaction was that we would buy our house now and I started looking around. One thing I realized immediately (oh yeah, I spent 10 years in real estate so I'm very familiar with everything) was prices were too high and they were starting to soften. Also, I decided that if I was going to be forced to buy a house I was not going to rushed into choosing one. So after much debate, hubby and I decided to find a place to rent but put the house buying on the front burner. Anywho, we found a cute little house to rent with a big yard for the dogs and an attached studio for my little business that I'm going to be getting up and running this year. So this weekend begins the packing, yard sale, throwing out, insanity that will probably last till the end of the month when we actually move. In a way I'm looking forward to it as I love change and in another way I dread it. So we had to sign a 1 year lease, that gives me 1 year to get my business up and running and making money and find a house, line up financing, all that good stuff.

Okay, that's my story. I really have to get back to work now. For someone who had nothing to say I certainly managed to write a lot...

06 March 2006

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 guess it will have to go. Now would be good.

Then around 3:30a.m. there was an accident right in front of my house. This guy drove his car into the fence across the street. No seatbelt, and no skid marks so he didn't brake. We found him lying across the front seat unconscious. Hope he's okay, the idiot!!!

Okay, that's all I have to say. Actually I could go on but it would be more whining and crying so I'll spare you.

05 March 2006

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, the streets are horrible, it is not bike friendly, and the taxi drivers are down right scary.

Okay, a good day. I'm off to do some domestic stuff then it's chilin' on the couch with the sunday paper.

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 check for the box jellyfish warning to see if any are posted for today. Box jellyfish are very uncool when you are swimming. They sting you and the stings can be quite nasty.

So, apparently I have no reason not to go. There is Waikiki right now and it looks pretty darn nice.

Okay, I'm going to feed the animals, load up the car and go do it. I'll feel much better and then have an excuse for laying around this afternoon.

Aloha, a hui hou aku

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