Showing posts from October 22, 2006

I forgot the best part!!!

During my ride I came up with an idea for Christmas. While driving to lunch I ran it by hubby and he seemed to go for it.

I have no idea what to get him for Christmas and he doesn't know what to get me. So I suggested he buy himself a new set of golf clubs and I would buy myself a new bike. He thought it was a great idea!!!!

I've already begun researching bikes. If you have any suggestions please feel free to jump right in. Also, tell me what bike you have and how you like it.

WoooooHooooo!!!! New Shiny Thing!!! Sweet!!!!!

See training really helps...

I've shifted (mentally) into training mode again and it's made a huge difference. I got up this morning and fed the birds, got everyone settled and began my day.

First, I did an hour of aerobics. I've been doing aerobics since I stopped training and I really think it's helping. It's how I began getting healthy and it's what I always go back to when I need a boost.

Then, I dragged my bike out and went for a ride. I haven't been on it since the race (it still had the race number on it) and about 20 minutes in I felt it. But I forget how much I love biking when I don't do it regularly. It was an absolutely perfect day. I know you folks who live in those cold climates think we don't have seasons here in Hawaii but we do. They are subtle and it takes awhile to notice them, but we have them.

Today was the perfect fall day. It wasn't very hot and there were some nice tradewinds blowing. There were some rain clouds hanging on the top of the mountains and i…

I feel much better today.

My piriformis is definitely getting better. I went for 2 days with no pain at all. I am going to continue working it but I'm definitely on the mend.

So, after feeling like a slacker and not being as motivated as I like to be, I've come to a decision. I've picked my next race. January 1st they hold a 10k and I've decided to do it. I had planned on starting running next week anyway. I'm going to do a walk/run program and really take my time getting back into it. So now I have something to shoot for. I'm very excited!!!!

I'm babysitting this weekend. This is my boss's bird, Tatu. My boss, who did her 25th Ironman last Saturday, is on Maui for the Xterra World Championship on Sunday. It's called
doing the double. Interestingly enough a local triathlete is doing Xterra Sunday then IMFL the next weekend.

Anyway, I have a little Senegal Parrot, Mango. Senegals, although little birds, think they are big and tough. So my little parrot is trying to get to Tatu a…

I feel like such a slacker.

I'm reading everyone's blog and it seems like the entire blogosphere is in taper mode for IMFL. I feel like an absolute couch potato. Seriously though, I know you all are going to do great. I'll be busy trying to keep track of you all. For IM Kona you can track athletes on Wiggle Wireless. Everytime they cross a mat it registers on your cell phone. I did it for my boss and it was pretty cool. As I'm going about my normal Saturday errands my phone would beep to tell me her status. It was very cool.

Well, I have been doing some light exercise in the mornings so that's better. I'm heading off to bed soon because I'm really tired and there is not a darn thing on tv to watch.

My butt feels much better.

Vickie told me how she treated her piriformis. I tried it and what a huge difference it has made. It's not 100% but it is sooooo much better than it was. I saw my doc today. She told me what I was doing was good but still gave me a referral to PT. When I stopped there to schedule my first appt. I found they are booked for 5 weeks. So I'm not holding out a lot of hope for that. I will continue to do what I'm doing and hope for the best.

Okay, so I'm facing a couple of new, exciting things in the coming year. There will be decisions to be made on a number of fronts. It's all very exciting. The thing is I'm scared. I love new adventures and experiences but there's a lot coming up.

One of the things is Honu. It's getting to the point where I will have to make a solid decision on Honu. I will need to start training next month so it's time to put up or shut up. I really want to try a 70.3 but it's scary. I've done an olympic distance and did fine bu…

A quiet Sunday

I'm feeling very melancholy today, not sure why.

For some reason I'm really missing my Mom. She died 4 years ago next month and I still miss her a lot. We were pretty close, less so once I moved to Hawaii.

I've also been thinking a lot lately about aging. I'm almost 50!!! What's up with that?? I never thought I'd live past 30, seriously. When I was younger, late teens early 20's, I was so into drinking and drugs and partying, I was sure I'd kill myself by 30. A number of friends did. One friend was pushed out of a moving pick-up by her boyfriend as they were doing 80 down the freeway. She was messed up bad!!! I wonder what ever happened to her????

I look back on my life and I have a few regrets, not too many, but there are some things I wish I'd done differently. To me a regret is wishing I hadn't done something I did, or had done something I didn't. I only have a couple of those. There are a few things that I just wish I'd done differently…