Thursday, January 22, 2009

Laughin', Lovin', Livin'

Well, it's almost the weekend again. I've had a decent week of workouts. Sunday I went 2o miles and got excited about running again. Monday I recovered. Tuesday I ran 2 recovery miles on the treadmill and then did weights - mostly legs, and some back and chest. After work I did Don's spin class. Yes, I was one of the fortunate few who got into the ever popular class. It was a great workout, and Don plays "Never Enough" by Five Finger Death Punch. I love that's a little bit harder than what I normally listen to, but I love it:
I'd rather hate you for everything you are
Than ever love you for something you are not
I'd rather you hate me for everything I am
Than have you love me for something that I can't

Wednesday morning Tim and I ran 5 miles in 18 degrees, and then I did Cindy's toning class. After work, we had swim class. I am really loving this swim class and the instructor. She is great. She really knows her stuff, and she has a great personality. Some of us even went out for dinner afterward and had some great laughs and conversation. Facebook being the hot topic, of course! I was in a bad mood that afternoon, but the swim class and the wine cured my blues. They also affected my ability to get up and run this morning! I don't believe I'll be getting a workout in today, but I am meeting up with the group in the morning for 16 - 18 miles. They are all trying to talk me into doing the Birmingham Mercedes Marathon on Feb 15. If I get through tomorrow's run okay, I might seriously consider it. I won't be running for a PR or anything...I'll just be going because it'll be a close and cheap way to run another marathon. And also because I am famous for saying "...if you can run 20, you can run 26.2," and I sorta ran 20 the other day so...

Back to swim class, though, I am so proud of all my peeps. We have probably 20 people in there and they are doing great!! I think the class is a great thing for Manchester.

On the home front, the kids have been out of school for several days now because of cold weather and snow. Actually, Bo wasn't out, but Briar was. Briar is full swing into middle school baseball conditioning, and Bo is practicing with his travel baseball team and swimming with the swim team.

I have had to put the Seaside Half Mary plans on hold for a while due to the budget and to the hectic baseball schedule it fall into. I'm still working on it, but it's not looking good. March 1st is sooner than you think.

May 9th is a longer way out, though, and the Gulf Coast talk is already getting started. Tim is in. I have to decide what I am going to do about my bike, though. I haven't sold it, doing the whole thing is still up in the air.

Saturday night is the Mach Tenn Running Club's winter blues party. Should be lots of fun...I'm looking forward to it.

I have so much to say lately...I just don't know if this is the right place to say it. I have tried to keep this mostly a triathlon/marathon training blog, but multisport is secondary right now. I have struggled with "my place in this world" for several years now, and while I by no means have it figured out now, I do feel like I am finally taking some steps of forward progress. Vague, I know, but you probably don't want me to start spilling the tangled web of dreams, missed opportunities, and expectations that is woven in the mind of this 32 year old "ordinary girl." I'll gather my thoughts, and when I have my head wrapped around them a little more, I'll share.

Have a good weekend, in spite of the cold weather. I used to hate cold weather, but now it's just cold weather. Nothing to gripe about, really, just something to deal with as we make our way toward summer. Kind of like this bad doesn't do any good to gripe about it...just something we'll have to weather until it's all stimulated up again.

The verdict is still out on the brown hair. I just don't know. So far, I still think blonds have more fun, but the case study is nowhere near complete, yet. Here's another brown hair pic:
Peace and love. Over and out...


Missy said...

I still love the brown:) I'm up in the air on everything too. Everyone keeps asking and I just say, I dunno, no plans.

Anonymous said...

You can pull off both blonde and brown! I hear you with struggling to find your place in the world. I can relate.

Nice job on the runs and workouts. Facebook is so addicting.

Bethany said...

You can can pull off any hair color, but I have to say after long consideration of going "all-natural," I have decided that blondes do have more fun and I'm just going to have to fork over the mullah!

Congrats on such a great week!

Andrea said...

I also think you can pull off brown or blonde, but I must admit - when I think of you & think of you as a blonde. I guess old habits die hard. I also want to use this as an opportunity to tell you how much your support has meant to me. I so appreciate the encouragement that you've given me & it feels so good to know that in this unbelievably difficult journey to find my health that I have you as a cheerleader. I hope you know that you are special. :)

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Mae said...

EGADS! I posted w/ a HUGE grammar error... the OCD and teacher in me just CANNOT let it be seen.

Swim class is a COMPLETE blast (even when I get called out for straightening my arm too much)! Dinner, drinks and laughs were just what I needed, too. Good stuff.

And finally, I think your hair looks great, esp. for the winter. But can you see the life is good tag?!??!?! :)

Lisa said...

My friend, Paul S., is really loving that swim class too.

I made myself get up early for Leslie's Tues class because I couldn't get into Don's. I heard he added another one behind it. I'll keep getting up early for now so I can hit up Harvey's on Tues afternoon. I have two "bars" I frequent these days. ha!

Have fun at the party!!

Kona Shelley said...

I love your new look, however I do love blonde hair..that's just me thought..:-)
I have a new blog now:

Jessica said...

I like it and I think it is fun for a winter change! You can always go back to blonde when the sun can help you out in the summer! Great job on the 20 miler...hope you do the marathon, you just may surprise yourself...:) J

scott said...

You'd probably look great even in pink ond blue. Why not natural?

Anonymous said...

I'm really glad I stumbled upon your blog today. Sounds like things are going well for you. It's interesting that the bike is an issue for the tri. I did my first tri this summer with a hybrid bike, i finished really well, but I won't even think about another until I get an appropriate bike. It's such a great sport but it's so hard on the wallet!