Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Random Rambling

Sometimes there is just so much to say, that I don't really know what to say. I have a lot of random thoughts running through my head at any given time... but lately they've been working overtime. So, without further ado...here's a sample of random ramblings...

A new year is a good thing.

2008 rocked for Lana The Triathlete. But Lana is more than a triathlete.

Life is the coolest thing in the whole world. In good times or hard times...it's so freakin' hard and exciting all at the same time.

Freedom might be cooler. Freedom to choose, freedom to think, freedom to change. Thank God for freedom.

I love being an adult. You hear people say, "Oh, to be a kid again." Not me. And I had a wonderful childhood...but I'll take the responsibility + freedom any day over being under someone's control.

We're going to get through this financial crisis, someday. There's another day a comin'.

You have no idea what all I really am.

I ran and then did spin class Thursday night. Then I ran 10 miles on Friday @8:28/mile. I ran 6 miles yesterday morning in 25 degrees, and it felt wonderful. The best I've felt on foot since October. And I'm not training for a damn thing, really.

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
-William Shakespeare

Hot weather and sweat is my favorite, but there is something so pure and refreshing about running under the moonlight during the middle of winter. You can see your breath and you can see the frost glistening on the grass and the trees. Now we just need that one good snow.

...and I have 'miles to go before I sleep...'

I didn't have any New Year's Resolutions, but I am heading in a different direction. Somehow, someway. It's time to get below the surface.

Since the Ironman is over, I feel like I have quit my job, although I still work the same amount of hours as always. It feels the same way it did when I graduated from college, and the same way it did when I really did quit my job to stay at home with my kids. There's all this time. The laundry is now no problem to keep caught up. The dishes never sit in the sink. The dust doesn't build up and the floors are nice and shiny. How come I couldn't keep the laundry caught up and the house clean before I started training for IM?

Peace and Love...my new mantra.

I did the vegan thing for 4 weeks. I liked it, and I felt great, but it's a hard thing to do living in Manchester, TN with 2 growing boys and carnivorous husband. Logistics and money, rather than willpower, made my decision to just be "vegetarian" for December. I liked that, too, but on January 1st I decided to just eat healthy - meat or no meat. So, going forward, I eat vegetarian if I've got a feasible choice, but I choose to eat meat before I choose to go hungry. Hungry Lana is not a good thing, because she will eventually find food and devour it. ;)

I like to read books, but they make me fall asleep no matter how good they are or how bad I want to stay awake. It takes me a long time to finish a book because I read a few pages, fall asleep, then try again the next day. I do the same thing when watching a movie. What's up with that?

I wanted to see Frost/Nixon AND Doubt over the holidays on the big screen, but neither were showing at a theater less than a 75 minute drive from here. That really pissed me off.

I'm getting rid of my stupid Verizon phone and getting an iPhone with AT&T. Very soon.

I have been MIA from the blog scene, and I apologize. I'll be catching up with all you guys soon. I hope I haven't missed anything major.

I am selling my bike. It's got a brand new frame since IMFL, never ridden. 2008 Red Orbea Ora, small, full carbon fiber, Dura-Ace components, Mavic Cosmic Elite Wheels. If you're interested, let me know. I can send new pics or you can find many pics on this blog as well(old frame, but just like it). I'm not sure what kind of bike I'm getting upon the sale of this one...maybe a road bike, I don't know. I won't be bike-less for long, though.

I also have an aero helmet for sale. I wore it one time, at the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon. It's a Louis Garneau TT Rocket helmet, size Medium. It is too big for my head. I shouldn't have bought it in the first place, since the bike shop didn't have a small. Let me know if you're interested.

And while I'm on a role selling stuff, my house is for sale, too. If you are local and need a new pad that's a little small, but has been taken care of well, new paint, new hardwood floors, etc., give me a call.

Need anything else? I might have it and will probably sell it or give it to you. ;)

And finally...did you ever think you would see me without blond hair???

"'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms." -Colin Powell


triguyjt said...

hey...i laughed when you talked of running at night and being about toe see the frost on the grass....

I would love to just be able to see the grass...lots of snow..

have a great 09...hope you sell some of that stuff.

Jill said...

Wow...lots of changes going on. So, email me off line and tell me more about this bike. Size, so on. Price...all that.

Changes are good...it keeps everyone guessing.

And...yes, you have been missed.

PS I am not going to FL with the girls. I decided to go skiing in Montreal instead...taking part of that free flight stuff before the hubby retires. So sorry...

your ole dad said...

well, i see that my lovely daughter is up to her monthly musings again. interesting though.

david said...

Glad to know you are still around.

TriSaraTops said...

Hey girl!

Thinking of you. Here if you ever need to talk.

One of these days we're gonna meet. :)

Lisa said...

Girl, you may be an adult but you look like a little girl. Take it as a compliment!

Love the hair but you still look blonde to me. :)

Missy said...

Yeah, you're back and I love the hair! I'm loving life right now too. Change of pace is good? How's the new puppy!?!?

Jessica said...

All good thoughts Lana! You are right where you need to be. I like the hair too! Send a prayer my way this weekend! Jess

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