Showing posts from January 6, 2008

New Toys

I kids!!! I've been not too consistent in my posting lately because my computer has been giving me grief. It started before the holidays but I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. Finally, last week I caved and decided to buy a new computer. After shopping around I decided to order a custom computer online direct from HP. It arrived today. I wasn't too excited because it has Vista (no choice there) but so far so good. I got it up and running and it clearly works so that's a good sign. My old computer has XP and I got this cool cable that will transfer files from XP to Vista. That makes moving my info that much easier. Okay, that's all I had to say. I've got to clean off the crap on this one I don't want and get my files moved from the old one. I'll be busy today.

Bits and pieces

Well, last night was my first cycling clinic. We ran through skills like clipping in and unclipping, signaling, eating, drinking, etc. We had to split ourselves up into beginner and intermediate. I debated which group to join. I finally chose the intermediate group since I do know how to ride. We headed over to an empty parking lot and proceeded to show our stuff. Within the first 10 minutes I fell twice. I was the only one that fell all night. And I did it twice. Yay!!! Way to show off my wicked biking skills. After I fell the second time I realized that my left pedal wasn't unclipping right. I clipped in and out a few times and the pedal loosened up a bit. Before tomorrow nights clinic I'm going to loosen that pedal just a tad to make escape easier. After falling twice I was nervous the rest of the night but it was uneventful. The bottom line is I think it will be a good clinic. The coaches are all really nice and I think it will be a fun 8 weeks.

This morning …

Back to the routine

I actually like routine. I like knowing what's going to happen when. I like being able to predict how my day will play out. Don't get me wrong, I like being spontaneous too, but I definitely like routines.

This weekend started things getting back to normal. One day last week Hubby took all the Christmas decorations down, so this weekend was just cleaning up and getting things back on track. Saturday was super busy so not much got done. Sunday morning was the race then I came home and got everything done; biscuits, laundry, cleaned the house, mopped and vacuumed. I'm very pleased. I was exhausted last night and soooo ready to get into bed. Even though I did a lot of reading this weekend, it's seems I didn't spend a lot of time sitting still. Hmmmm. I watched my Total Immersion DVD yesterday as I rode my stationary bike (I rode for an hour and I also read some books).

But, as soon as the alarm went off I was ready to get up and go swimming. I got in the wa…

Ron & Bob's 5k

If you look over at my race schedule you'll see another notch in my 2008 race belt :) The race was this morning and I almost forgot about it. Luckily I remembered last night in time to get my stuff ready and get to bed at a decent hour.

This race is really easy. It's 2 loops of Kapiolani Park which is basically flat and boring. Almost every race on Oahu starts and/or end at Kapiolani Park. Everyone who runs, runs around Kapiolani Park at some point in their training.

Since I did so well on the 10k on Tuesday I decided to see how I could do on this one. I warmed up before the start so that I could go out kind of hard, and I did. My 1st mile was 11:17. My 2nd mile was 11:30. The last 1.1 miles was 12:49. Towards the end I thought I was going to throw up and I had to walk for a few seconds, so I know I pushed it. I'm very, very pleased with myself. Feeling like a real runner.

It has been a busy weekend and it's the beginning of a busy 8 weeks. My cycling clin…