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Just had to post this

I just finished my workout for today. It's supposed to rain pretty hard this weekend so I don't know what I'll be able to do tomorrow. I really wanted to ride my bike but I also wanted to play with my new workout machine which is sitting in the backyard under a tarp.

So I went to play with the workout machine just to see what it's like. I got the weights set and did a real brief workout. Then I grabbed my bike and went for a ride. Okay, quick note to self - NEVER ride in running shorts again!!! Talk about pain!! So I just went for a short 30 minute ride. I just need to get out there because it's the best way to push myself.

When I got back I was just roaming around the house and I decided to go for a run. I was planning on doing it tomorrow but if it is raining really hard I'll wuss out. So I threw my running shoes on, grabbed my Nike+ (I have to do a post on this, it is too much fun for words), and headed out. Since I was supposed to kick it up to 3 …

Here come the weekend......

Wow, I really don't have anything to do this weekend. That's exciting. It's supposed to be pretty rainy and wet all weekend so I think I'll get some decent reading time in - woo hoo!!!!

I was reading Vickie's post about her off season and it seems like it's going to be similar to mine. I plan on lots of base building over the next couple of months with a heavy focus on running.

Just 3 months ago, before I started seeing the chiro, I was really starting to buy into the idea that I may never really run again. The PF had gotten so incredibly painful, I was moving towards the thought that my running days were over. Now, I love my running so much and it's so great to be relatively pain free (as long as I watch my form). So this has lead me to revive some old goals. These are very long term goals, but dreams I've had for years.

-The first is to run the New York Marathon. Since I started running again 8 years ago that has been one of my dreams. I'd…

I may have forgotten to mention this

but I'm participating in the NaBloPoMo so I'll be posting everyday this month. I generally post most days but this will really stretch me. I'm actually posting on all 3 blogs everyday this month. These posts might get really, really boring :)

I got up early this morning and had every intention of working out but I got sidetracked. I realized that some bills had to be paid so I thought I'd do that real quick then I started looking at some other financial stuff and before I knew it it was time to get ready for work. I was a little bummed out with myself. I was whining in my head about how I'm so easily distracted and why I can't seem to focus on more than one thing at a time. When it hit me, compartmentalization. I need to do this a little more. I need to dedicate time to things and set those times aside. For instance, I compartmentalize work really well. I start thinking about it as I'm getting ready in the morning and I think about it while I'm th…

Water, water everywhere, but how much do you drink?

The Honolulu Marathon is one month away and talk of hyponatremia is coming up again. There was an article in the Honolulu Advertiser today and it kind of bugged me. The guy who wrote if is a family practice doctor. Now I'm not degrading that but he is not a sports doctor so......

He talks about blood tests done on 2 women who died during a marathon and it really raises a lot of questions in my mind. He says not to drink at every aid station and only drink when you are thirsty.

I'd really like to know exactly how much these women drank at the aid stations. Did they drink a gallon at each one?? I walk through the aid stations so I can drink but even so I only manage to consume a few ounces at a time. I just don't see how you could over drink during a marathon. Of course, if you over drink before that might be part of the problem.

I was told years ago that you really can't hydrate during a race. You need to be hydrated for the day or two before the race so you go in…

Connections made.....

but this time it was in my head :)

First, tragic news!!! I was without Internet all day at work. Do you know how hard that was?? Do you have any idea how much work I got done. It was a horrendous day.

Okay, on with my post. I headed out this morning for my run and I just wasn't feeling it. My runs have been so awesome since I started back running, I figured it was time for a run that sucked. I decided to just take it easy. I figured I'd go slow and just really take it easy.

About 1/2 mile in my knee started bothering me. I know how it goes with my knee. I have to spend time in pain until the muscles surrounding the knee get strong for running, then it will stop hurting. Having no cartilage in your knee is not fun. I know what's going on and what will happen but I still had to whine in my head, when is this knee going to stop hurting, wah!!!

Not long after that I realized that my right heel was hurting. I tend to be a heel striker and really have to watch my form…

I had a thought but it died of loneliness :)

I kept forgetting things today. What I was doing mainly, but also where I was going and what I was looking for. It was really bad today. I've also developed a strange problem. It seems I have adult onset dyslexia. This is becoming a huge problem. In my work I'm constantly calculating stuff and I've developed a horrible habit of reversing numbers. I've also noticed I'm doing it a lot with letters. Almost every typo I make is flipping letters in words. I don't know what's causing it or why it's happening but it's freaking me out a little. I'm hoping it's just stress and being tired. I hope.

I have decided to stop trying to lose weight. I've been so completely focused on that all year and I'm sick and tired of thinking about it. I'm really getting into my workouts, running, strength, and biking, so that's what I'm going to focus on. I'm going to continue to eat well and track my food in FitDay, but no more…

Connections made

So I'm reading all the reports from the SOMA group. Turns out lots of bloggers made it to Arizona and sounds like they had a great time. But reading these really got me to thinking.

I've been keeping a blog for 3 years now and it's only once I stumbled onto the tri blogs that I really felt like I found where I belonged. I initially gravitated towards the weight loss blogs, but once I started losing some weight I quickly lost any connection I felt with them. Once I started losing weight I wanted to become active, athletic. Most of the weight loss blogs battle with activity. I wanted it to become and integral part of my life. I wanted it to be as necessary as brushing my teeth. The weight loss group looks at activity as a necessary evil. That's not how I wanted to view things.

Then I stumbled across the tri blogs and that was it. I felt like I had found a home. Actually, more a place to hang out where I was welcome - like Cheers :) I love how everyone works to…

Dude, I have no legs!!

I'm serious. I just got back from a short bike ride and I have no legs. I did 6 miles in 31 minutes - that's slow even for me. I've got to start getting my legs back if I plan on doing tris next year. I want to take a bike clinic in January but I don't want to be the slowest person there. Dude, where are my legs???

Fat people really don't know this....

Yesterday I went through the United Animal Nations(UAN) Emergency Animal Rescue Services(EARS) training. So now I am an EARS volunteer and can be "deployed" next time there is a disaster and animals need help. It's kind of cool.

Since this is a health and fitness blog I must discuss the food issue. I'm in one of my stages where food just does not appeal to me. I get hungry and I eat but nothing sounds, or tastes, particularly great. I could eat an apple or key lime pie, they would both appeal to me the same and I would be excited about neither. So that's the state I'm in. I go to this meeting yesterday and they offer a vegetarian lunch. That's fine with me and considering the state I'm in it really doesn't matter anyway.

So we had some veggie wraps, roasted veggies, vegetarian chili, pasta salad, and fruit. It was all very good. I ate some because I was hungry and thought I'd be fine. About 30 minutes after eating I was hungry again. …