Sunday, June 22, 2008


I have been tagged by Leah at Because I Tri !

As follows:

1. Find the book closest to you and turn to page 123

2. Locate the 5th sentence

3. Post in your blog the following three sentences

4. Then challenge five others to do the same

So the closest book to me was Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

"And I wanted these people to feel like it wasn't just me, that there were a bunch of other Americans back home concerned about helping them". "He slipped me a big roll of rupees," McCrown says, "and asked me to ac like a big boss chief from America. So I hammed it up.

I have not gotten to this part yet so hopefully it will make more sense once I get there! I am going to tag Misty , Rachel , and Margo. I think most everyone else has done it! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hit the restart button

I got up this morning.

I made breakfast.

I burnt breakfast.

I made breakfast again.

I set breakfast down to make coffee.

The rotten fat kitten ate my breakfast.

I am going back to bed and will try again later.

Evidence of extremely fat, breakfast theiving, rotten kitten who may look properly shamed in this picture....but she is not. Not one bit.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Finished!!!

Yay! I did it!! I finished my first official 5K and only walked twice for a few hundred yards and then got back going again. It was way easier than I thought it would be and actually pretty fun! I am much more confident that the next one I will do will be much easier, at least mentally.
My time for it was nothing to brag about, but the course actually ended up to be 5.7K instead of just a 5K so I felt a little less crummy about it after that. Unfortunately I left my ipod in a friends car so I have not been able to get an accurate time from it on how fast (or slow) I was. Hopefully I can get that back tonight and download the information!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Beauty of My Cruiser

So, I know whenever the serious bike snobs see me riding past on my cruiser, they turn their nose up, but I really love riding to work on it and I have found out something wonderful. After weeks of riding this 45 lb + bike....getting on my road bike was incredible!! I cannot believe the difference riding that clunker that made in the speed I can now ride my road bike in. I have been concerned I was not going to be able to be ready for any bike races this year, but now I have no fear! I love my cruiser!! And I really love and appreciate my road bike for how wonderful and fast and LIGHT it is!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

First 5K

I have my first 5K tomorrow night. This is just a very fun local run with no placings or times really given which eases my apprehension some. AND it is at 10pm so in theory, even if I am gasping along or lying on the side of the road, people should not be able to recognize me. I have ocnsidered a million ways to back out, but in the long run this is the right thing to do. I have a feeling this may be the slap in the face that I need to get my butt in gear and take this running thing seriously. And if I look at this from the positive outlook.....this will be the slap in the face to realize that these events can really be a lot of fun and to chill out and enjoy myself!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thoughts on Dieting

Round is still a shape. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Catching Up

I have not been very good about blogging lately, mostly due to the lack of interesting things to write about. I have been running although somewhat grudgingly as after the first few euphoric runs parts of my body started to HURT. I was very indignant over the whole thing but apparently when you first start running it happens. Who knew. So I have cut back the lengths a little and then will build back up. There is a "Lunar Lope" next Wednesday that is a 5K that I am considering doing but I know there is no way I can run the whole way. Do they frown upon walkers? I really think doing this 5K will help motivate me to continue training and get me kind of excited about it, but you hate to be the last one plodding in at a walk. There is actually a 1 mile course that I know I could run the whole thing. Any thoughts? Advice?

Yesterday I found a scrap of paper with all of the bike races I had planned on doing this year. I was sad to see I had already missed two of them. Biking has always been my favorite sport but now it has been thrown to the wayside as I tried to strengthen my weaker events. Now I am realizing I really need to start training seriously because the one bike ride that started it all is in two months, the Hotter N' Hell 100. ( ) I love this ride. If you have ever talked to anyone about it, they will say it is a religious experience and they would be right. There is something about lining up with 12,000 other cyclists of all ages and abilites and having one massive start with jets flying overhead before the cannon goes off that just gets into your blood.. If you don't get chill bumps, you must be dead. Anyways, the point is, it is time to get serious!! That ride is not for the weak as the temperatures usually do soar into the 100's which is a great motivator to get done quickly. So now begins the hot weather training. Egads.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


It is 102 degrees outside right now. I think my tennis shoes are melting. OUCH!