Showing posts from May 28, 2006

What a swim!!!!

This morning I almost took off. I have one of those memory foam pillows and apparently it died the other day. I've been waking up every morning with a sore neck and it took me all week to figure it out - DOH!!!!! Anyway, hubby also has one that he doesn't use. So last night I took his and my neck felt much better this morning; still sore but not as sore as usual in the morning. So I woke up this morning and felt pretty good and thought, "ahhhh, I'll take the morning off" but then almost immediately changed my mind and jumped out of bed. Then it was off to the pool.

I have been swimming pretty low mileage, 300 - 500m, so I decided to go long since I'm not running this morning. I pulled out a good 2000m workout and headed out. The numbers broke down like this:

400m swim: 11:00
4 x 25m (:05): 2:55
4 x 25m (:10): 2:40
4 x 25m (:15): 3:11
100m hard: 2:13
400m pull: 11:23
100m side: 3:06
100m breast: 3:15
100m back: 3.:22
100m side: 3:03

Total: 2000m in 51:22 not setting the p…

May is in the books.

It's been quite a month for me. I started out in not so good a place. Managed to pull myself out of the hole I was in and take baby steps towards my fitness goals. Mothers Day came and went. I had to say goodbye to one of my favorite creatures. It's been a month, but it has ended with a bang and June has started with a vengeance.

Yesterday was swimming and running. I love the early sunrise, I seem to get much more done. So I hit the pool and did 500m (it is a recovery week) then hit the marsh trail for about 2.5 miles. It felt great. I felt great when I was done. Woo Hoo!!!!

Today it was weights and biking. I did legs and then a 6 mile ride. Okay, that wasn't the smartest thing I've done all week. But it was good. I really enjoyed it and felt completely awesome after.

So, since I completed all my workouts (except for the excused ones when Mana died) I am now due a bento box for my bike. I'm going to go on right now and order it. I'm so excited.


Okay, the last few days have not been great what with the whole thing with Mana and all, but this morning things are back on track.

Since the whole Mana episode, I haven't been hungry. Now this is huge for me. In the past when things got tough I'd head straight for the sweets. I'd eat till I was sick, really sick. This time I couldn't eat much. I had to force myself to eat meals because I had no energy. Anyway, that's very, very different for me.

It also threw off my training. Sunday I was too tired and emotionally exhausted to train and yesterday I just plain didn't feel like it. But I got up this morning and picked up right where I left off. Luckily I've moved into a recovery week so it won't be too tough this week. (So I've given myself a free pass for the 2 days of missed training. These were unusual circumstances and I've recovered nicely so they don't count against me :)

So this morning was a 6 mile bike ride. That's almost hardly wo…

Thank You!!!!

Thank you all for your kind words. Yesterday was hard , very hard, but it's slowly getting better.

Thank you to anyone who has been in the service of this country. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Today, Memorial Day, is the day to remember all those who have served this country and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so we could barbacue and play games and take the day off work. I often wonder how many of the people I went through boot camp with are still around. Over the years we've lost touchs but I still remember them.

I'm not going to get political but one thing people must remember:


She's gone.

At approximately 7:45 this morning (just about 1 hour ago) Mana was put to sleep. She was 15 years old and just the best dog in the world.

We got her 15 years ago this past April, from the Hawaiian Humane Society. She was 12 weeks old when we adopted her so I always figured her birthday was in January.

We have no idea who or what her parents were. She was clearly a mix and smart as a whip. She was our first dog together. Hubby had dogs before and I had dogs before, she was our first one together.

When we got her she went everywhere with us, camping, hiking, swimming, you name it Mana was there. All our friends got used to the fact that Mana went everywhere with us.

When she was about 4 years old I found myself partially unemployed. I only worked about 2 days a week so this left a lot of time for playing. Me and a friend (who was also semi-employed) spent that summer hiking the trails all over Oahu with our dogs. Me with Mana and him with his weimariner. We had the best time and Mana loved…