Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Ramblings

To say I am having a lazy weekend would be an understatement. I am clinching every muscle I have watching the Broncos game, so tomorrow I will be sore without breaking a sweat. It is my sincere hope to get off the couch and get some mileage in this afternoon. It looks nice outside and is supposed to be in the 70's on Tuesday, so there is really little excuse for me in the coming days. It is an event week and I do have a parent teach conference for Little this week, but still - no excuses.

So the Broncos - can anyone explain to me why there is so much discussion surrounding Brandon Marshall? I am just not a fan and don't think he outshines any of the other receivers. I think Eddie Royal is doing a bang up job and shows a lot of heart. Speaking of heart, mine is broken looking at Jason Elam in a red and black jersey standing on the Falcons sideline. I cannot imagine how I will feel looking at Matt Holiday playing for another team. Every day is no longer a Holliday for Colorado fans!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Lazy Day

I am low energy. My mileage today sucked and I do not care! I will suffer later.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Collateral Damage is more than a movie title

So here is where I am with this....My recent plague has wiped out my flex spending, which is how I was paying for my trainer (pre-tax is the only way to go). Not only has it wiped it out, but I also owe out of pocket and yes, I have good insurance that requires me to only pay 20%, however, it is still freaking expensive.

So I am trying not to pout, but the reality is that I am pretty much on my own for the rest of the year. That being said, I walked 2 1/2 miles for exercise tonight and have an overall total of 7 miles for the day. After losing part of my lung, I am thinking that I should focus on good cardio fitness and get myself back to running more than I can right now before I really need to add weight/strength training. And I am saying this because the 2 1/2 miles was kind of tough for me. Or I could be posturing because I am aggravated at the collateral damage caused by my original misdiagnosis. Either way, wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cold Night Air

I ran in the cold dusk air. I ran farther than I have in a long time. I hurt, but it is the good kind. Training with Psycho Barbie is on tap for tomorrow night!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tomorrow is another day

So we could chalk it up to the cold weather, or the chocolate I ate yesterday, or that I did not drink enough water, or that I did not eat my snack on time (read: at all), or maybe all of these things could be true. My running sucked today and to say I ran would be generous. I did get some mileage in today, but not the right kind. Let's just leave it at tomorrow is another day.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

No Sunday Mileage for Me

So I had the notion that I would go to the gym today and get on the treadmill. I have been woken early all weekend by my daughter and the dogs, so to say I am not rested is an understatement. That being said, if I did not work out on the days that I was not rested, my feet would never see my running shoes. So, my husband talked me into taking the dogs and my daughter on her bike around the block for some movement. 1) I was not looking for movement and 2) How does this help me at all when I am already tired? So we got about half a block of my daughter crying when we got to hills, needed to cross the street, or when I went too fast. The dogs were crazed by the fact that she was ahead of us, would not walk with me but instead kept walking circles around me because we were going so slow, and wanted to be on the side that my daughter was riding. Needless to say, I did not get my mileage in today. My goal for tomorrow is to leave the hospital on time and get 3 miles in - whether I have to walk some of it or not.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Goals, Let's Set Some

So today was not an exercise day for me. Unfortunately, I played single Mommy tonight and did not get home early enough to walk the dogs or work out. I feel good though. I did not get any sleep last night and was actually up at 3:30 am with my daughter and then the dogs. I think the exercise is helping the fact that I am not getting 8 hours of sleep a night. So I have decided to spend some time tonight looking at potential races and setting goals.

So let's try the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Rudolph's Revenge 10K a month later, Frosty's Frozen 10M a month later, Half Marathon(Colfax) in May, and Marathon(Denver) in October.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Road To The Run

Welcome to my new journal. Unfortunately, I cannot wipe away my previous posts or the political perspectives and I guess I don't want to, but due to the circumstances surrounding the latest election, I have nothing more to say about politics and the ruin we are about endure.

So now this is my journey from the current me to the best possible me. My first goal is a 5k. I am hoping that I can do the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, but am taking things really slowly so as not to injure my lungs. Tonight I ran a 10 minute mile - so it was only for a minute and a half, but I am going to run a 10 minute mile until I can do so for 3.1 miles.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Someone Get Me The Words to the Canadian Anthem

I am looking at electoral votes of 200 to 90. Nothing good can from an Obama Presidency and I am going to have to turn my back on politics. The American people are speaking loud and clear and honestly believe that Obama will not raise their taxes, and have the power to fix social security, health care, and the economy. This is what happens when emotion prevails and destroys all logic. This is great news for anyone not wanting to work hard for a living.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Suggestions for John Kerry's Transvestite Stage Name...

John Kerry lost the election and has working on his persona as a transvestite ever since. If you watched Meet the Press yesterday then you know that he wears more make-up than Bozo the Clown and Leona Helms. Thank God for Fred Thompson and his good ole smart talk.

Election tomorrow. This may be one of my last political posts thanks to the fact that they create political ads that speak to the lowest common denominator of voter.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Shame on the Media, the Politicians, and Who Is Running These Damn Cmapaigns?

I can't day that I am happy with the way this campaign has gone. I almost said campaign year, but for Barack Obama, it has been much longer than that, begging the question as to how his constituents feel about their lack of representation for a large part of time in which he was elected to solely represent them?

Like so many other things, campaigning turned the corner at the very moment that Bill Clinton made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with saxophone in hand. The integrity of the office continued to decline after he was elected, but that was the single event that made it acceptable for politicians and their campaigns to perform rather than politic.

Mainstream media has played a large part in this election and not from a responsible journalism point of view, but instead they are incredibly biased and one sided - making me miss the professionalism that Tim Russert exhibited all the more. I do not appreciate the sexism of the good ole boys network that NBC has become and feel like Sarah Palin was as good of a choice as anyone else would be. And let's get real, the only reason Joe Biden is on Obama's tickets is because he is as sure as the rest of us that we would be referring to him as President Biden before the end of an Obama term. But who would dare report that? The networks won't even discuss Obama's lack of experience or the fact that he has not authored one piece of legislature or come up with one original idea. Where is the journalism? Where is the story?

I have said this out loud, but I may have to change this blog if the Dems win this one. There would be too much for me to write about when they renege on every promise they made to the naive liberal audience. Joe the Plumber is going to be pissed when they raise the taxes on his $45K salary and he has to drink Pabst Blue Ribbon rather than our beloved Coors. Yes, too large of a target would become a full time job for me and since Barack Obama could not run this country on his own, due to his grotesque lack of experience, we would have 4 more years of the Clinton Administration. That's the bad news....The good news is that there are bj's for everyone!