Showing posts from January 7, 2007


Duane got me. Do you realize this is the first time I've been tagged since I started this blog in 2004. Up until today my record was clean, thank Duane....

This is how it goes:
1. Find the nearest book.
2. Name the book & the author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
5. Tag three more folks.

1. Got it. Had to look, I don't keep books in my computer room.
2. Out of Africa. Karen Blixen. I bought this at her home in Nairobi. I could not stand the movie so I thought the book might be better.
3. Okay.
4. 'That will mean years of your life and mine,' I said. He asked me to be allowed to remark that this was no consideration to be taken, where the execution of justice was concerned. Kaninu looked to me; for a moment he believed that he was being trapped.
5. Since I've seen this every where, if you haven't done this consider yourself tagged.

Here come the weekend......

I love Fridays for a number of reasons.

1) Well, it's Friday, duh!!!

2) It's immediately followed by Saturday - woo hoo.

3) Hubby has off so I can just get up and leave, he takes care of the animals.

4) It's a swim day.

Those are enough reasons to love Friday.

So, it was a swim day and today is where the real work begins. I did drills and intervals for 40 minutes. A total of 1300 m. I have a goal with my swimming. Funny how I get down about how I'm not a great swimmer; then I move into the well, let's work at it; now, I have a goal. I want to swim 100m under 2 minutes. It can be 1:59 but I want it to be under 2:00. So that's what I'm working towards.

My plantar is acting up and I haven't run in 3 days. Yesterday was weights and my foot started hurting last night. I got some new shoes for work, I wonder if they could be the problem???

I have decided on a reward for myself. If I do 100 days of 1 hour activity I will get myself a Nano. I have been lus…

Just for the record...

I do not suck as bad as I thought at swimming. Last week was just getting my butt back in the water. This week it's time to get serious about training. So, first I must know where I am in order to determine where I'm going, no?? So I did a test. 3 x 100 with 20 second rest in between. Average the 3 times and this is my T-pace. So the times were; 2:05, 2:15, 2:10. Not fantastic but better then I thought they'd be. So my T-pace if officially 2:10. Now when I stopped swimming last year I was doing 100 around 2:15, so I'm already 5 seconds faster. Wow, who knew???? Anyway, every 4 weeks I will retest to see how I'm improving.

So yesterday I said how my shorts were a little looser. Well, anyone who's lost weight knows that that can happen 1 day and the next the shorts not fit at all. So I put my shorts on this morning with some trepidation only to discover these were loose too. WoooooooHOooooooooo!!!!

Okay, that's all I got. Things have slowed down…

This guy's been awake since the 2nd world war......

That's for all you BNL fans out there.

First off, things are going so well I can hardly stand it. I am starting to see results however slight. In weight training I'm having to increase the weights, some moves are getting too easy :) I know I'm losing fat in a couple of ways. The main one being one of my "resolutions" which was to stop wearing elastic waist pants. Since the new year I have been wearing button shorts and it's been killing me, I'm just not used to them. This morning I put my shorts on and they were a little loose. Not a lot, but enough to make them more comfortable. Yea!!!!!!!!!

Now my sleep issues. When I first started this during Christmas, I made it a point of going to bed early, 9 a.m., so that I could get up early. Since about last Friday, I've been sleeping like crap. I have a hard time falling to sleep, I wake up a couple of times during the night, and I'm awake - wide awake - before the alarm goes off at 4:30. I th…

Ron & Bob's 5k

Whenever the alarm goes off on a race day, I always think to myself, why the hell am I doing this?? That didn't happen this morning. I was looking forward to this race like I haven't one in a long time. I had decided last night what my 2 goals were for this race and I was eager to see how close I could come to them. Goal #1: No walking. Goal #2: 35:00 minutes.

So the alarm goes off and I'm up and away. Yesterday at packet pickup I noticed that I was the last entrant, #94. There were of course late entries so there turned out to be quite a few more people.

I got to the start line, got my timing chip, and went to zen out until race time. This was only a 5k so it was basically 2 laps around Kapiolani Park which is the large park at the end of Waikiki. I sat in my car and did some deep breathing as well as some yoga to help loosen up.

At 10 minutes before the start I headed out to the start line. I had set up my iPod with 45 minutes of upbeat music to keep me going, so…