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Does this make sense???

Recently I've been on a book/DVD buying spree. I know what I want to accomplish this year as far as triathlon goes and the books I had didn't work for that. So I've purchased a couple books, and will probably buy more this weekend, that have all come in in the last 2 days. Now I'm probably going to spend the vast majority of the weekend sitting and reading. Does that make sense? I buy books to learn better training programs/techniques yet I have to sit, being inactive, to read them. Does that makes sense?? If I spend enough time sitting around reading instead of books on training I'll need long term care insurance. Kind of defeats the purpose don't you think???

I love short weeks.

Tomorrow is Friday already and that makes me very, very happy.

I woke this morning and my calves were a little bit sore. I guess it's from the race on Tuesday. It wasn't bad but I decided my scheduled run could wait one more day. Instead I hoped on the stationary bike and did intervals for 30 minutes. Jeez, those are tough. Tomorrow is swimming again and I'm really looking forward to that.

My old boss is up for some kind of athletic award for old ladies. Okay I looked it up, it's the Michelob Ultra Geezer Jock of the year award. It's for folks over 40. She's a soccer player and a pretty good athlete. She also runs the cerebral palsy organization here in Hawaii. Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool.

I really don't have much to say tonight. I got some new strength training books from Amazon today and I want to go read them. I've also dug out my running books trying to put together a training plan for the next few races. Mary, I'm looking…

I need a plan

A running plan that is. I'm doing 8.2 miles in February and 10 miles in March. It's hard to find training plans for those distances. The 8.2 miles is the distance from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The 10 miler is part of the Hilo Marathon. I won't be ready to do a marathon by March but I sure can do the 10 miles. I'm doing it with my boss, Wendy. But I need a training plan!!!!

If anyone knows of a good plan, let me know. I'm off to surf the web for one then it's straight to my foam mattress for a good nights sleep.

You'd think this was my first time

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but it's not. I'm just so stinking excited about my return to swimming I can't hold it in.

I quit the Y one year ago for a number of reasons that I can't remember now. I do know they made sense at the time though. So Monday while running errands, I stopped and signed up at the Y again. I'm going back to my M-W-F swimming. Swimming, for me anyway, is definitely a thing that needs to be done regularly. I can skip a couple of runs and be just fine. I can miss a bike ride or two and it's not a problem. If I don't swim regularly I lose it. So M-W-F it is.

Today, being Wednesday, was my first day back. The Y pool opens at 6:30 but the head swim instructor gets there at 5:30 and she starts swimming at 6. So usually we can start swimming at 6. At least that's how it was a year ago. I didn't know if things changed at all. So I got there about 6:15, I thought that was a good time. I walk into the pool area and the same people are swimming. The sa…

And so it begins.....

2008 was ushered in with much noise and fireworks. I had crawled into bed around 10 pm but didn't get to sleep until the noise subsided around 1:30. This cause much internal debate when the alarm went off at 5 am. I felt like I had just gotten to sleep and now I was going to get up and run a 10k. What?!?!?! Am I crazy?!?!?!? Apparently so, because after a 15 minute argument with myself I found myself standing in the bathroom brushing my teeth. Okay, I can see where this is headed. I was a little later than I wanted to be so I rushed to get ready and get out the door.

This race was a show up sign up and I had no cash at all. The first 2 ATM's I stopped at were out of money. I was beginning to think maybe I shouldn't do this. But the 3rd ATM forked over the dough so I guess the race was on. I got to the start, got signed in, got my number (28 - think that means something?) and found my boss. This race is literally in her backyard so she decided to do it too.…

10....9....8...7...

2007 is winding down. Unfortunately here in Hawaii where fireworks are legal, it definitely goes out with a bang. The neighborhood I live in really goes all out. They spare no expense on fireworks. I have no doubt hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fireworks will go off before 1 a.m. (that's when they have to stop). I sure wish I had the money to literally burn like that. I know for a fact some of the families on this street are on welfare yet they can afford to do this. It's just wrong. I really think it's time to start looking for some real estate and get the heck out of this hellhole. Every time the suggestion comes up to ban fireworks they pull out this crap of it's a cultural thing. Well you know what??? Human sacrifice used to be a cultural thing yet you managed to give that up!!! It just ticks me off so bad. What parent lets their children play with gun powder???? They should all have their children taken away for being rotten parents.

Oka…

Grrrrrr............

Apparently I have to activate comment moderation again. I don't like spammy comments. I don't like sites that leave what appear to be real comments only to get a link to their spammy site. So until further notice comment moderation will be turned on. Sorry about that but these lowlifes tick me off.

In other news, I had no idea that yeast/wheat was such a huge issue with so many people. If it bothers that many people why do we continue to eat this stuff????