Showing posts from March 18, 2007

Oh, what a night......

Late September back in '63. What a very special time for me. What a lady, what a night.

Okay, if you remember that song your age and bad taste in music is showing :)

Do other people think in music like I do??? I can put music to almost every major event in my life. I hear certain songs and I can conjure up a memory I haven't had in years and years. It's almost like music is a electrode stimulating my brain. I can remember words to songs I learned when I was 6 years old. I can tell you the first record I bought (Three Dog Night - Jeremiah was a Bullfrog). I always assume other people are like this too, but now that I think about it - I bet not. Music really is the soundtrack of my life.

Okay, sorry for that little tangent there, but sometimes that's how my mind works - scary huh???

So last night! Ugh!! First of all we have an opportunity that is just unbelievable. I am hoping and praying it comes through. Hubby has a regular full time job but he also has a part …

This will be a weekend.

Well, it's double Moluccan weekend here at the homestead. My boss is doing the Run to the Sun tomorrow on Maui and I'm babysitting her Cockatoo. If you know anything about birds you know Moluccans are the largest of the cockatoos, about 12 - 14 inches tall (not including their crest) and the loudest. They are flock birds so when you get more than one of them in a room the noise increases exponentially. I'm taking my bosses bird to work with me today but tomorrow will be 2 birds all day. This will be interesting. Right now they are sitting say HI back and forth to each other.

Well, I guess I'd better get my butt to work. It's going to be an interesting weekend.

Back to our regularly scheduled program.

So, yeah, health and fitness, right.

Well, it's been a good week after the whole bread incident. I've been avoiding processed carbs like a fiend and it's working out well.

So, Monday I missed working out. Tuesday I did weights and ran for an hour at lunch. Wednesday I did my intervals. This morning??? Nothing.

Hubby went and played poker last night so I had the house to myself. I made some dinner, puttered around, got some financial stuff done, watched some TV, it was nice. Finally, after falling asleep during Criminal Minds, I headed off to bed. Of course, as soon as I got there I was wide awake. I lliedthere reading for a while and decided that I needed to get to sleep. I turn off the lights and just start to fall asleep when the murdering-drug dealer's dog starts whining. Now the dog does this every night and usually they move the dog to the other side of the house, but last night they weren't home. UGH!!!!

To make a long story very short, the dog didn…

Trying something new.

I got a lot of comments on my global warming piece and it got me to thinking. I really hate posting stuff like that here because this is really about health and fitness. My health and my fitness, but health and fitness just the same. So I've decided to give something a try. I've started a new blog, The Dark Meanderings of the Mind, and I'm going to try and keep the political stuff over there. I will reserve this blog for my journey to Honu 70.3, no, I haven't forgotten about that. I've gotten a little sidetracked but that is my ultimate goal. Not this year, maybe next. If not 2009. Oh, wait, I just realized I'll be 50 in 2009. Oh, yeah, I'm doing Honu 70.3 that year. Oh my god, what a great way to celebrate 50. Okay, see, this blog needs to focus on fitness. So, check out my new blog, leave your comments, tell me what you think.

Just one more word on global warming.

Actually, a picture really is worth a thousand words.

The real cause of global warming.

Totally not related to working out or weight loss.

What is wrong with people??? Do Americans no longer have the ability or desire to think for themselves???

On the news this morning I was listening to Al Gore testify on Capitol Hill and I swear to God it made my eyes bleed. The truth be damned, Al's going to try and ride this global warming thing to the White House. What gets me is not so much Al Gore, he's a fruitcake, it's that all these seemingly intelligent people are buying into this crap. People are afraid to stand up and disagree with the global warming issue. It kind of reminds me of early Nazi Germany. People were afraid to stand up and say Hitler was a nutcase. Even if global warming were true (which you may have guessed I don't think) we would need to take drastic action and institute real change. Banning incandescent light bulbs won't do it Al. It really saddens me that people can't think for themselves, that they fall in lockstep to what people like Al Gore say. Please people, use your br…

Today is much, much better.

Wow, yesterday was tough. I will never eat that much bread in one day again. Not only did my insides writhe in pain all day, I felt all bloated and puffy. Yeah, don't like that feeling at all.

So I forgot to tell you about my brush with fame. Saturday we were having lunch at Chili's and I look up and who's walking out the door?? The guy who plays Hurley on Lost. I grabbed my phone, jumped up and quick got a picture taken with him. Right at this moment Blogger won't let me upload it. I'll try later. Anyway, he was very nice and appeared to be painfully shy. I kind of felt sorry for him.

So this morning was weights. I was lying in bed and I thought, "It's not that hard to get up in morning, but it's really easy not to." I like that and I'm going to have to remember it.

So it was weight day and they felt pretty good. There is this one move where I lay on the bench, raise the dumbbells straight up then lower them behind my head and back…

How could I have forgotten this.

One thing that really irritates me, I mean will send me off quicker than anything, is the total lack of consideration for other people. I think the reason it drives me so crazy is it's so easy to do and yet so common not to.

For example: there is a grocery store where I live and the parking lot is set up in such a way that if you stop in front of the doors you block 2 parking aisles. People would not only stop there but sit and wait for people there. So the store painted the curb red indicating no parking allowed. People still parked there. They then posted signs saying no stopping or standing. People still parked there. They then put up metal posts with chains between them just in the road enough so you couldn't get to the curb. People still parked there. How freaking rude and inconsiderate can you possibly be????

Okay, so yesterday I'm leaving marathon training and there's this giant SUV parked in a red zone blocking some cars who were trying to get out. …

Oh, my aching back.

Since I had my plantar episode on Thursday I've been doing a lot of stretching. I have a problem with the right side of my body. For some reason it's much tighter than the left side and I think that is the underlying cause of lots of my problems.

So I've been stretching and trying to keep things loose, when I noticed last night that the right side of my back feels odd. I can't explain it, I've tried, it just feels odd.

I've actually been toying with the idea of going to a chiropractor when I came across this site, Physical Therapy near New York. Yes, I know I'm not in New York but they have some interesting info that has almost convinced me I should see a chiropractor.

Also, my butt is starting to hurt again, on the right side. I think it's time to have this looked at. Maybe a chiropractor and a massage is in order. Now that's my idea of a spa day.

I have got to pay attention.

I have pretty much given up bread. I only eat it once in a while and then I'm careful not to have any other refined carbs the rest of the day. Well yesterday I made a mistake and I'm paying for it this morning.

I came home from my marathon clinic and was hungry. The only thing to eat around here was left over corned beef. Since I wanted to get some things done and go grocery shopping, I just threw a sandwich together and went on about my business. We hubby got home from work around 2:30, he was hungry and asked if I wanted a sandwich. I was hungry and not really thinking so I said sure. I had another sandwich. Finally, for dinner we had soup and grilled cheese sandwich. Um, yeah, another sandwich. I was pretty busy yesterday and honestly never thought about the fact that I was eating 300 times the amount of bread I normally do.

In the middle of the night my gut woke me up, it was not happy. This morning has not been pretty at all. It was supposed to be a weight morn…

I apologize for this

but I just have to. The whole global warming thing just pisses me off and I have to do this.
If you have any interest in global warming watch this: Global Warming Swindle.

It's a long one, a little over an hour, but very interesting and offers some clear science, not Al Gore Hype.

The Global Warming Bullshit is a racist agenda designed to keep the poorest of the poor in this world down. They push a no development agenda which affects Africa more than any other country. It's a totally racist agenda.

Marathon Training Part 2

This morning was the 2nd meeting of the Honolulu Marathon Clinic. It was good. After last week's slowness with the beginner group, I decided to kick it up a notch and move to the intermediates. Actually, that decision took some time to get to. I was debating the whole drive over which group to go with. My plantar had been so bad on Thursday I was seriously considering the beginner group again just because I knew they'd be slow. On the other hand, my foot was feeling much better, and I wondered if my excessively slow running last week attributed to my problem. Can you see my dilemma?? I went back and forth the whole way there. Finally I just decided to go for it. If my foot hurt, my foot hurt. I did not want to run that slow again.

So I hooked up with the slow intermediate group. They run around 12-13 mins/mile which is a pace I can sustain for a fairly long time. The next group goes at 11-10 mins/mile. After I've been running consistently for a while I may be ab…