Showing posts from February 18, 2007

May not be the smartest thing,

but I woke up this morning feeling much better so decided to workout. Saturday is weights so I figured it wouldn't kill me too much. And it didn't. I actually feel pretty good. This cold or whatever appears to be staying in my head, specifically my sinuses and that I can live with. I did get lots of rest yesterday and probably will today also, so that's a good thing.

I'm thinking of driving around and looking at some neighborhoods this afternoon. While I know most of the neighborhoods around here, I've never looked at them with an eye for living there. There are certain criteria I have. The first and foremost being no drug dealers or murderers. That's really important to me. There are also a couple of townhouse complexes I want to check out. I'm kind of caught. I have an idea of what I want to spend (because I have an idea of what I want to pay each month) which actually may be a little less we will qualify for, but I want to feel comfortable in …

A sick day.

I went to work this morning thinking I'd be fine, but decided to come home and take a sick day. I probably could have made it through the work day, but things are slow in the lab right now so I figured a rest day was probably better for me. Plus my head feels like it's packed with cotton and my thinking is fuzzy.

Which leads me to my next thought. There are a couple of blogs that I read that I may have to stop reading. They don't make sense to me anymore. The blog writers tend to discuss a subject without every mentioning the subject. They will wax eloquent for 3 paragraphs and I have no freaking idea what they are talking about. It's very esoteric and way beyond me. They have always written this way but lately it seems to be getting more out there. I always wonder about people like that. There are some authors who write entire books like that and they make me wonder too. Do those people spend too much time in their own heads??? Or do I not spend enough time …


I think I'm getting sick. On the way home last night I started feeling like I was getting a head cold, today it's worse.

I had my first guitar class last night. Totally cool. I played when I was in high school (not well) but not really since then. The guitar I have is old and doesn't seem to want to stay in tune anymore. I wonder if it's the strings. They are pretty old. Maybe they get stretched out and won't stay in tune??? I don't know.

Well, that's all I have. I'm trying to stay awake until Grey's Anatomy. Like the rest of blogland I'm totally hooked on that show. Meredith can't die - she's the main character!!!

Okay, I'm off.

Thank You!!

It worked!!! I've been on pins and needles all week waiting to hear from someone. They said they would call today and I spent all day thinking about it and fretting it and worrying and convincing myself it wasn't going to happen and working up Plan B..... you get the idea..

So what was all the tension about you might ask??? Well, I was preapproved for a mortgage today. Now to many of you that may not be a big thing, but to me it's huge.

First off I never really had any burning desire to own a house. It was just not a big thing to me. Of course, for the last 13 years I lived in a house on the beach and paid next to nothing in rent, that may be part of the reason. But lately taxes are just killing me and since I don't plan on having any kids, a house seemed to be the only way to reduce them. Also, I have got to get away from these freaks that live next door. It seems to be business as usual over there and I've had enough.

Second, a few years back I had my own…

Just a quick note.

Yesterday was a rest day. I woke up and I could feel the Great Aloha Run in my legs. It wasn't really bad but I could feel those muscles. So I decided a day of rest was probably called for after such a good effort.

This morning though I woke up early and was ready to go. So it was weights and elliptical. I did the long version since I was early, and I feel really great. Woo Hoo!!!

There is something in the works that I should hear about today. Please send positive energy my way, I really want this to work out for me. If it does it will be very, very exciting and I'm just all a twitter :)

Okay, as I've said before I hate when people do this and I swear I'll share as soon as I know, but I need the good thoughts to make sure it happens. Keep your fingers crossed........

There are many ways to measure success,

and today I found yet another one.

The Great Aloha Run this morning was just awesome. I didn't break any records, it was not my best time by far, but I think this was one of my best races ever.

After getting up at 4 a.m., driving to the finish line, catching a bus to the start, standing in line for the port-a-potties(more on this later), I still found myself with over 45 mins before the race started. So I found a place to sit and people watched for 1/2 an hour - that is always fun.

Finally, at 6:45 we headed out to the start. One of the things the Great Aloha Run does is they have the Sounds of Freedom. These are military units from all over the island that run in formation singing cadence the whole way. They line up on the side of the road and they have a silent start 8 minutes before the race starts. It's always a special sight to see them go. I'm a flag waving fool and when I see our military I just get all gushy. I feel so proud to live in a country where young …

What is wrong with Blogger????

I was just looking at my archives and the dates and months are all screwed up. It shows the year as 2006 so everything is off by a year, and it shows the month as January, so everything is off by a month. What the hell is going on??? I tried to fix it but 2007 is not a option in the page element. I was really enjoying the new blogger but now it's pissing me off.

It's all about the recovery.

Years ago, probably 20 or 25, someone told me that you can gauge your fitness by how fast you recover from an activity. Now realize this was in the time before HRM and power taps and other such nonsense. The main way to judge if you were in the aerobic zone was to see if you could sing during the activity. I kid you not!! Luckily things have changed (read improved) over the years. But that statement always stuck with me, it's how fast you can recover, and it's the yardstick I still use to measure my concept of my fitness. One of my new watches even has a recover mode on it so you can time how fast you recover.

Yesterday when I went for my run I felt like I was breathing too hard but the running really felt good so I just kept going. Eventually the breathing eased up (which it always does) and I felt really awesome. I had to stop suddenly because of some little pocket dogs running in the road, and I was able to speak easily within a few seconds and once I started runnin…