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X Box 360

This post is a plea for help from the bloggers out there. I'm trying to win an X-Box 360, a $100 gift certificate, and a 12 pack of MAXXED Energy Pops in the You Make My Energy Pop Contest. I want to win this as a gift to my hubby. His friends all have one and he won't buy one for himself, or let me buy one, but if I win one he'd take it. There are only a couple of games he's interested in and that's why he won't waste the money on one. Anyway, you could help me win by clicking on that giant widget on the sidebar there. It will be there until May 15th, when the contest ends, and if you click it will give me energy. I need energy. For all the stuff I do, working out, training, working, the animals, then blogging. By the time I sit down at night to tend to my blogs I'm exhausted. So I need all the energy I can get to keep going :) Please be kind and click through.



Now, if you are in need of an X-Box 360 you too can embed that widget on your blog a…

What exactly have I done???

Maui Oceanfront Marathon 2009 and Associated Races - Search Results

Name Home Race Registered
Hulihee, Florence Waimanalo, HI Marathon 4/26/08


I got an email this morning about the first running of the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. It's being held on January 25, 2009 and it's a point to point from Wailea to Lahaina town. It's along the ocean on Maui in one of the nicest months of the year. There will be whales and dolphins and huge fun in Lahaina. The first 50 people to register only pay $50. So guess what I did?? That's right. I just jumped in signed up. So now I'll be doing the Honolulu marathon in December and the Maui marathon in January. What??? Have I lost my mind??? I think I better go for a run!!!

This is wrong on so many levels....

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But so funny.....

Sometimes

I can be such a dummy!!! I am a scientist!! I spend all day seeking or watching cause and effect. If I do X, then Y happens. If I do X and Y doesn't happen I have to look for Z. Etc........

Earlier this week 2 things happened and I did not connect them until this morning. Such a dummy. First, I was getting headaches. I got them for like 3 days. I would wake up with them. I think they were part of the cause of making me so tired too. Usually I know what causes these types of headaches but this time I couldn't figure it out at all.

Around the same time I ran out of artificial sweetener. I only use it in the morning in my coffee, but I still use it everyday. So for the past week I haven't been using any sweetener in my coffee. It just dawned on me this morning that this may be the cause of my headaches. DOH!!!

Sometimes I wonder about myself :)

Of course it's broke, I want to sleep....

This week I've just been exhausted at night. My morning workouts have been really hard. So, since this morning was swimming, I decided to sleep in a little. Around 4:15 I hear this beeping sound. In my sleep I could not figure out what it was. Eventually it woke me up and I realized it was the alarm clock so I hit the snooze. The alarm went off 2 more times before I realized it shouldn't be going off now, it's way too early today. So I woke my butt up and looked at the clock. Our clock has 2 alarms and it turns out the 2nd one won't shut off. So I laid there hitting the snooze until I realized that I could reset it for a later time, which I did. By this time it's about 4:45. My regular alarm went off at 5 which I shut off and rolled back over for a little while longer. The one morning I decide to sleep in a little this has to happen - ugh!!!!! But I do feel better :)

The new bird, Sam, is in his cage tearing up a stick. Apparently he's happy that …

Here comes the sun.....

Wow, do I feel awesome! Working out at this level really feels incredible. It's hard - very hard, but the way I feel after and for the rest of the day is totally worth it. Plus, I enjoy seeing if I can do better than I did last time. Doing a one minute sprint I like to see if I can go farther or faster in that time. It's fun to challenge myself. I have to admit that I haven't been able to get my 2 sessions a day in. I'm up early. Work out super hard for an hour. Work on my feet all day. By the time I get home at night I'm really tired. I've been falling asleep by 8:30 pm. So I've eased that up and decided to just adjust to this program. Once I'm used to it I'm sure I'll have more energy and will be able to add a 2nd workout in.

My revelation is so crystal clear to me and so eye opening. It's like putting new lighting in an old room :) I can now see that all those excuses I used over the years were my deep seated unbelief giving m…

Okay, I finally, really got it!!!

To expand upon my post yesterday. It finally hit me this morning. I mean really hit me and sunk in. I know understand it like I've never understood it before.

Changing the little voice in your head is hard. When I was heavy, and even more recently, I would not push myself because I really, honestly believed deep in my soul, that I couldn't do it. I would try and I would make outward efforts, but deep down in the secret part of me, I didn't buy that I could do it. I've been working on changing that belief and I think the Lanikai Tri was the first evidence that I may have succeeded. I quit 18 times during that tri but I knew that wasn't true so it didn't mean anything to me. I said the words but it was more like saying something you've memorized. Because I didn't really believe it I just kept on going and planning the next stage of the race. I don't think I'm explaining this very well, but it is crystal clear to me.

This morning as I was wo…

A shift has occurred

A while ago I started reading/listening to Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth. I'd been looking at it in the stores for months and then Oprah was starting that webinar thingee, so I caved, drank the Kool-Aid and joined the masses. It has turned out to be fantastic for me. I had been heading towards a lot of his concepts for years, this just sped things up.

Anywho, one thing I've really gotten out of his book is the ability to divorce myself from pain. He made a statement that fear/panic is just the ego because it doesn't want to fail and look bad to other people. I extrapolated that out to pain because that is what I use to avoid failure. Pain. By accepting the pain as a indication that I'm working hard, and acknowledging that it's not going to kill me or do me any great harm, I can look at it with amusement and wonder how far I can go with it. I'm not sure this is making sense but it does to me.

So this weekend I started my new workout plan. I did strength…