Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Who woulda thunk?

So, this morning I woke up irritable. I didn't fall asleep until around 4 (got home from work at about 12:30pm, tossed and turned until then), and slept until 10:30. I read some 12 step stuff, to try to grab some serenity, had some breakfast, coffee without half and half because we're out - argh - and answered some email. I wandered around a bit, not wanting to do a THING on my to-do list. My knee still hurts from throwing myself on the sidewalk Saturday, so I had the perfect excuse not to run. But, I thought, just go run, you're only scheduled to do 3 today.

I got out my Wayne Dyer podcast, and headed around the neighborhood. What a gorgeous day! It's 83 degrees, mostly sunny. I heard about an awesome site www.hollyriddel.com on the show. Her rings are wonderful.

Then, about mile 1.5, I have an epiphany. I am no longer restless! If I don't do everything (or anything) on my to-do list, it's not a catastrophe. I didn't work out yesterday because of work and feeling terrible from my tetanus shot, and lo and behold, when I don't work out, those feelings of restlessness, irritability and discontent run rampant!

Somehow, I think I've become one of THOSE people. You know, the ones who "have" to work out? If I don't work out for long periods of time, my migraines come back; they are very sensitive to stress after all. But, I have never been an "I have to work out every day kind of gal". Hmmm. Never even saw it coming.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


"Forget about likes and dislikes, they are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."— George Bernard Shaw

I swam this morning. That was after, at a pretty nice pace, tripping on the sidewalk and doing a faceplant. Well, actually, my face didn't hit the ground, just my knee (hamburger), my shoulder, my other knee a bit, and both hands. I was so grateful I hadn't hurt myself for real. Yep, looked like a real winner. The guy running behind me on the path, though, was nice. Understanding. I only had a quarter mile to go at that point.

So far so good with Goofy training. In reference to the above quote, I did NOT feel like swimming this morning. I felt like sleeping. So I swam, lol. Whaddya know, it was greatness AND happiness! I felt better after my swim, 1100 yards.

Today I am getting a schedule together for pre-training for the Florida 70.3 in May. As soon as I get a check in the mail, I'd like to sign up for that and the Ironman Cozumel. Yep, you read it right...it's out there!

Have a phenomenal day :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another good quote

Today's quote...

"When we come close to those things which potentially break us down, we are walking the path that will break us free." — James Arthur Ray

Some days when things seem too hard, I have to remember that everything is happening for a reason and at the right time. Everything helps me grow.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Well, apparently I've mentally sorted through the garbage I wrote about earlier (with a little help from my friends...). We requested to be off on May 17th next year to do a half Ironman. Yep, nutso! But, insanity is FUN. I do have to admit enjoying the question of "you're gonna do WHAT?!?", shortly followed by "why?". If you're reading this blog, though, you probably understand. Here's a pic I got off my camera today. Cleaning up a bit...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Escape to Siesta Sprint Tri

I did my first triathlon today. I was so proud of myself for finishing, even when I saw my time. I thought it'd take me longer than 2 hours and I finished in just under. The bad part, was I finished almost last. I run slowly. Too slowly. I'm frustrated. I have to decide what to do - keep doing these things, marathons, triathlons, and be slow, or change my life around to get better. What's important to me? I kinda wish someone was following my blog to give me some feedback.

Oh, by the way, currents were interesting - thanks Ike.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

'Nuff Said

A grave is a place where the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.

Ambrose Bierce