Showing posts from December 10, 2006

I love Christmas!!!

Okay, not so much anymore. When the kids were little it was my favorite but now it's just me and hubby, ehh....

But after much discussion and debate back and forth on what each of us wanted for Christmas, earlier in the week we decided. Hubby had a real nice stereo system from his old truck with a kicker box and everything, that had never been installed in the new truck. He wanted to get that installed for his Christmas present. So he did on Thursday.

As for me, I've had a tattoo in mind for a long time now and I said I wanted it for Christmas. So last night I went and got it.

It's on my right wrist like a bracelet and on both sides of the dolphins, wrapping around my wrist, is my favorite saying, Do or do not. There is no try.

I absolutely love this. It came out way better than I thought it would. The skin is still all angry and red and the ink is still bubbly but I LOVE it!!!!!!!

Okay, that's all for now. I just had to share :)

Oh yeah, one more thing.

Why can I no longer comment if the other blogger has switched to beta???? I haven't switched, and won't because I don't like it, so I can't comment on a blog that has switched. That's just not right. I hate being forced into doing something I don't want to do and that's what blogger is doing. First I get that stupid message everytime I log on, now I can't comment. Well, guess what blogger - screw you!!!! That beta version is not better!!! It sucks!!!! ( I have a secret blog that I switched, that's how I know). Why don't you fix it!!! In the mean time, let us freaking comment on all blogs!!!!!

The rain is out to get me.

Last night I got myself together to go out and watch the Gemind meteor shower, it was supposed to peak here at 10pm, only to have it start raining -hard- just before I went outside. It kept it up for awhile, so I went to bed. No meteor shower for me.

This morning I slept in a little because I was going to run. Since I only needed to do a little speed work I didn't have to get up quite so early. Just as I get up and start getting ready to run it starts pouring!! So I chickened out and opted to read blogs instead.

What's going on with the rain??? I do believe it's personal ;)

I will run tonight on the way home. My boss is leaving early, so I'm going to leave a little early and I'll stop in my favorite neighborhood and run. I will run even if it's raining. I've got to get my speed work in for this weekend. I have a botanical garden to conquer.

Busy, busy, busy.......

like everyone else this time of year, right????

One person is out at work and that just makes things that much worse.

But overall things have been going very, very well. I have been working out every morning. My eating has been pretty darn good too.

Back in September I developed a theory about eating (I can't seem to link to it so you'll have to trust me). Basically it was that the human body will not hold on to stuff if it gets it on a regular basis. i.e.; water; the more you drink the more you want. Don't drink enough and you retain water. Salt; I've noticed that athletes who eat salt regularly excrete a lot of salt during races, whereas folks who don't really eat salt and take salt pills tend to not excrete salt. Food; skinny people eat all the time and are hungry a lot!!! Fat people tend to not feel hunger pains.

Okay, this is not perfect, it is purely anecdotal in nature but it's a general pattern I've noticed. My theory is that if you provide these items …

I have met my nemesis!!

Or should I say we've been reintroduced.

Yesterday I did not go running as planned because we needed to do some major shopping (Sam's Club, WalMart, etc...) and the only time our schedules coordinated was yesterday. So instead I did weights in the morning with cardio intervals. During one of the cardio intervals is when my HR hit 230, yeah right!!!

Anywho, this morning it was time to run. Now I have not run in the botanical gardens in about 5 years - yikes!!!! It was when I was training for my 1st marathon in 2001. At that time I wasn't speedy but could run through the gardens in about an hour, maybe just a touch more.

Now running in there is not like running on the road but it's not quite trail running either. It's like off road running. There is an asphalt road that runs through the gardens but it's at the base of the mountains so it's up and down and up and down and up ...... you get the idea.

This is at the entrance to the gardens. Those mountains, the Kool…