Showing posts from January 14, 2007

Cow Pose

Can you believe, I used to be able to do this pose!! It was only about a year and a half ago.

I've been working with weights for about 4 weeks now and it really feels awesome. But the last couple of days my low back has been twinging. In my infinite wisdom :) I decided I was tight and that yoga would be a good thing to add to my repertoire 2x a week. So tonight I went to my workout room, popped my favorite yoga tape in and set to twist myself into a pretzel. Ummm, yeah, not so much. I am way, way tighter than I thought. I can not do any full pose. I had to do the beginner modifications for everything. Oh how sad. But, on the bright side, this gives me something to work towards and god knows, I love a challenge.

You know, wait - qualifier: this is purely my opinion!! I have not based this on any information obtained anywhere but my own body. When I was in my 20's my sister worked for a chiropractor. At the time I was overweight and so therefore had back pain. I start…

Alright, now that that's over......

I'm on vacation - Woo Hooo!!!!!!! Just knowing I don't have to think about work for the next 9 days makes me all giddy.

So I'm trying to plan my week. I do want to get lots of training in simply because I have the time. I think today will be weights and I'll go for a run later in the afternoon.

We will be doing our usual Saturday errands today I just have to keep the beer to one small one so I can run later :)

Or, ocean swim tomorrow and then a run over Diamond Head. There's a race next weekend that's a ride or a run. I was planning on doing the ride but since I haven't ridden my bike in like forever, and since it's still in the shop, I'm guessing the run is the way to go. The run goes right into Diamond Head Crater which is pretty darn cool. Hmmmm, decisions, decisions.

Of course, I could wait and go during the week when it's not as crowded. Oh, I don't know.

I do know I need to go have my protein shake and get to my weights. I hear th…

Time for a smackdown.

I'm not sure but, who's blog is this??? Oh that's right, it's mine. Which means I get to express my opinions, and my thoughts, and unlike the vast majority of the population (anonymous) I do develop thoughts and opinions all by myself. I am not told what to think or how to interrupt things. I don't need to research my opinions because, as MY opinions, I know what they are. I do not need any website or news station to tell me what to think or how to think it. I, being an intelligent individual, have the ability to reason things out and come to my own conclusions. Unlike anon. who apparently needs to be told what is going on.

Now, and this is just for the record, I have a science degree and 2 science minors. My major was Marine Biology. My minors were Chemistry and Oceanography. Now, I'll explain because this is complicated, in the courses I had to take for my degree we studied many, many things, including the temperature history of the earth. This is not…

Things rolling around in my head.

First of all, snow in Malibu?!?!?!?!?! Let's hear it for global warming!!!!!
Okay, just a tiny rant. You know what?? Global warming is occurring. Are humans responsible?? I don't think so. I don't think we have that much power over the planet. Mother Earth is a whole lot more powerful than we are in spite of what we think. If you've read the news lately the temperatures on Mercury are going up. Temps on the sun are increasing. Does this connect with anyone but me??? If the temp of the sun is going up and the temp on Mercury is going up and I'm pretty sure there are no Hummers on either, does it not stand to reason that this is a solar system occurrence and not just an earthly problem??? Will species die??? Probably. Is there anything we can do to stop it??? Probably not. The earth, sun, and moon have gone through cycles of heating and cooling since the Big Bang. I honestly don't think we are influencing it that much and I know we can't stop i…


Just thought I'd drop in and say HI!! I don't really have anything to say.

Things are going well. Yesterday ended up being a rest day due to a birthday party Sunday night that went longer than I thought it would. Between the beer and ice cream cake there was no getting up at 4:30 Monday. But today was right back at it. I did weights this morning and I upped my weights on some exercises and WOW!!! could I feel it!! But there is no residual soreness so that's good. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.

I finally got my bike into the shop. It's in dire need of a tune-up and my chain was skipping. That's the only way I could describe it and the bike mechanic knew exactly what I meant. She (yes, she!!!) looked at the chain, tuned the pedal a little and said, oh, you have a stiff link. You're going to need a new chain. That was easy! So my bike will be ready in a couple of days.

I go on vacation next week. Not going anywhere just taking some time off - I need …

Sunday morning

and I'm in a quandary. Yesterday I was scheduled to do weights (I did) and go for a run (I didn't). Today I'm supposed to go for an ocean swim (jellyfish) and a bike ride (bike's not ready yet). So I'm thinking I'll do my run today but my plantar is acting up, for no apparent reason, and I'm not sure I want to push it. I'm actually wondering if it is my plantar. I've been using the tennis ball and a) it doesn't hurt, b) it doesn't help. I'm beginning to think it may be something else. Decisions, decisions.

The reason I didn't run yesterday is we went to the Sony Open. We have a local kid playing in it. Tadd Fujikawa is 16 years old and the youngest person to make the cut into a PGAtournament in 50 years. If you're into golf at all you've heard of Michelle Wie. She's 17 years old and turned pro last year. I don't really like her for a number of reasons. The main one being her parents pimped her out for $20…