Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
It sort of figures that my work schedule this week is rather busy, and I won't be able to play around with the serger until next week.
Having this machine is all tied into getting back into the creative side of my head.
How Great Thou Art - Elvis Presley - Barbie2be
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Edouard Manet - Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère
I'm trying to rework my mind to how I used to think back before I put college aside to have a family. Part of that thinking was involved with art and art history. I can't even think of the last time I went to an Art museum. My mind has been so detached from that world. It's time to get it back.
The Club - Ginuwine
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Date: 02/26/08 05:30 PM
Distance: 4.40 miles
Speed: 6.5 mph
Pace: 9' 16 min/mile
Tonight's track run was about marathon pace and heart rate. We would run for 15 minutes then stop/walk and check our heart rate the run for another 15 minutes. We did this for 4 rounds of 15 minute running. I've finally figured out how to pause my Bones In Motion wirless run tracker GPS thingy, so my above time includes the warm up and the work out. It's not that it was hard to do, I've just never fully used that feature before, and it worked. It was also a very balmy 70 degress for our run tonight. Just last week it was long sleeves and leggings. Tonight it was a thin tech t-shirt and a running skirt.
A local news crew was interviewing women at the track club meet tonight, regarding the recent attacks on women runners here. I'm not sure what they were asking, but they only interviewed women. I'll keep my eye out for the interview and see if I can post it IF they put it on the news website.
Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin - Barbie2be
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I went looking for inexpensive fabric to attempt making a running skirt. I didn't realize spandex or 4 way stretch fabric was so expensive. I'll keep searching.
I Can See For Miles - The Who
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Me - "Oh, that's good. What did you eat?"
DH - "I had the usual oatmeal cereal for breakfast with 1% milk, plus my coffee. For lunch I had a sirloin burger with bread, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and the usual condements. Meat is supposed to be OK, isn't it?"
Me - "Um, no. Per your doctor's list you're not supposed to be eating red meat right now. Just fish and chicken. No red meat, and that includes fast foods."
DH - "Really? I thought sirloin was OK?"
Me - "Look at your list. It says 'NO RED MEAT'. No cheating."
DH - "Oh. *sigh*"
Me - "Oh, and there's the stuff you put on the burger..."
DH - *Silence*
Me - "GAH!"
My husband had a physical last month. Everything was just about OK, but his cholesterol was high. You can't eat crap all the time and expect to have a stellar physical report. They also suggested that he lose some weight, 10 to 20 pounds. It doesn't matter what I say, I give free advice daily, but he has to hear the same words from someone with an MD after their name. I guess the Mrs. in front of my name doesn't count when it comes to health issues. Sheesh. I even lost 30 pounds 8 years ago and kept most of it off. I just might know a little something about eating right...
Hair - The Cowsills - Run-DMZ
Thursday, February 21, 2008
My son's hair was at least 4 four inches longer than in this picture, much curlier, and was long enought to donate to Locks of Love. I wanted to get a more accurate before picture but he cut his hair before I had the chance.
Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John - Barbie2be
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Here's my valid excuse for bad spelling, typos and bad grammar...
Lumpy always wants to cozy up with me while I'm blogging. It's hard to type when a 18 pound kitty is insistent on sitting on my lap, rubbing his face into the keyboard and kneading the fabric on my jeans.
Running - No Doubt - Smartypantz
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Tonight's track club run was run for 5 minutes, walk for 30 seconds and check our heart rates, for a total of 4 times. It was a really good workout and I felt good. We also did 3 sets of 20 crunches. I wore this t-shirt at the run today, it's the one from the Sue Krenn 15k I ran in last year. I hope they offer another cool t-shirt this year, on March 1. It's still one of my favorites.
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick - Baribe2be
Monday, February 18, 2008
Date: 02/18/08 12:02 PM
Distance: 4.10 miles
Speed: 3.1 mph
Pace: 19' 21 min/mile
I went for a walk, only intending to do about 2 miles, but the weather is mild, and I felt OK, so I went for four. I walked up *The Hill* and that made for a little challenge, but not painful. I'm glad I did the walk and not run because my right calf started to tighten up, meaning I should take it slow for now.
I really miss NOT working on Monday...
Every Mile A Memory - Dierks Bentley - Simply Pink
Sunday, February 17, 2008
About a mile into the run, that's Sande just ahead of me on the left, and Ethel, who I had just met, on the right.
Here comes Michael! He had a very solid run yesterday.
On the way back, around mile 6, still holding on.
Credit for the photos goes to the SDTC. I really appreciate that they take pictures at every long run because taking pictures while running is tough, unless you stop. We get to run in some wonderful areas. As I was scrolling through the many pictures, my grandson wanted to see our pictures. He kept asking "where's your numbers?" I told him that we only get numbers when we race. This was followed by a long winded "Ohhhhhhh." Then he discovered that there were cars in the background of some of the pictures and wanted to see just those pictures. LOL. I guess cars are more exciting than photos of Mimi and Papa when you're a 4 year old boy.
After a day of rest, I'm feeling a little better, but the ol' stomach is still a little sensitive. My calves are no longer sore, and I'm guessing it was the fatigue I felt yesterday that made my calves achey for the day. I've been staying as hydrated as much as possible, hoping to rid my system of whatever it is that's making me feel so off.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Date: 02/16/08 07:17 AM
Distance: 10.63 miles
Speed: 5.9 mph
Pace: 10' 07 min/mile
Date: 02/16/08 09:12 AM
Distance: 0.85 miles
Speed: 5.2 mph
Pace: 11' 36 min/mile
Today's SDTC long run started at the usual spot at Hospitality Point, but we ran where I normally do my long runs on my own, so this was not unfamiliar territory. On the surface it looked like it should have been a breeze for me to punch out this run, but I soon realized that I wasn't ready, since I'm still recouping from the flu last week. Sometimes I get going on a run and I quickly forget whatever is ailing me, but the more I got into the run, the more I was reminded that I really wasn't 100% ready to run. I ran with the B group and ran well for the first 6 miles, and the next 3 miles after that were just OK, but my stomach kept arguing with me. After the last electrolyte stop around mile 9 or so, that's when my stomach said it had enough. I thought I was going to lose my breakfast and there was no restroom in sight. I kept running, but slow. It was around the last mile where I just couldn't keep running and began a walk/run. I even reset my Wireless Run Tracker to reflect the walk run. 11 miles should be a snap for me by now, but that last mile just sucked the life out of me. Sandee, one of the ladies who runs just a little faster than I do, was waiting for me at the end. I usually finish right behind her, but I just couldn't. Michael had a cup of Gookinaid for me. I had attempted to stretch but the most comfortable position was seated with my head between my knees. Yeah, real attractive... Once we were home I was able to take a cold shower (yes, a cold shower for my screaming calves) and take a nap. My stomach has since settled a little, but I have no big plans today, so I'm going to take it easy and be OK with toast and tea.
One very bright spot in the run was seeing Anne at the last water stop. I wished we had time to catch up but I needed to finish my run. By the way, Anne, you looked wonderful!
One more thing, as we were running, the USA Cross Country Championships were getting ready to to start. We ran past the officials setting up the timing mats, stages and course flags and cones. This event will bring nearly 800 runners who are competing in age group and open championships in six races. I wish we could have stayed around to watch, but my husband had a client meeting and, well, you all know my story...
Enjoy your weekend.
Weather With You - Jimmy Buffett - Barbie2be
Friday, February 15, 2008
Photo - Sean M Haffey - Union Tribune
Yesterday's Song - Love Is In The Air - Milk & Sugar Featuring John Paul Young
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Well, not much, it seems.
Thanks to Not Soccer Mom, where I found this quiz. Oh, I did get a few answers right, but I honestly guessed on most of them.
What Goes Around Comes Around - Justin Timberlake - Barbie2be
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Work is going OK. I'll be working more consistently this year, instead of the sporadic schedule I've had, due the on call status. I'll be job sharing with another lady. The other lady was someone they hired just to file for a few hours, twice a week. Turns out she's actually intellegent and has really come through for us in a pinch. That probably sounds a little weird, but we've had some people come through our office who just did not live up to their resumes. Who knew we had to hire someone with a college degree to do front desk stuff?
Gonna Make You Sweat - C & C Music Factory - Be A Good One
Monday, February 11, 2008
Rockaway Beach - The Ramones - Barbie2be
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I was bummed that I couldn't go to the run yesterday.
This is what I missed:
I know there will be other runs near there, but, dang.
(Photo from SDTC)
Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin - Be A Good One
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Today's run was to be out at Cardiff by the Sea, right along the beach. It figures that I've come down with a bad cold and fever and had to miss out. I'm so dissapointed. I was looking forward this particular run. My husband woke up too late to make the 30 minute drive, so he went for a run at the bay and found several SDTC rockin'n'runnin' people who didn't get the message that the run was at a different spot. Oh well. I know there will be other runs at the beach. It's just that it had been a long week, especially with work, and I was looking forward to the serenity of the beach. Dang cold. *grumble*
Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
Friday, February 08, 2008
My son had been sporting rather long hair for a while. I'd say his hair *style* made him resemble Slash.
This past week he had his hair cut into a pompador style. It was such a shock to see him with short hair again. Sure, I was a little shocked, but in a good way. I can see his face again. Who ever styled his hair did a fantastic job. Now his hair looks more like Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz).
By the way, his hair was long enough to make a donation to Locks of Love. I knew he was planning to cut his hair, and I wanted to take before and after pictures, but he's fast. I might be able to get a picture in passing, if I'm lucky.
I'm thinking he cut his hair because he's looking to get a job. Someone else suggested that there might be a girl involved... Hmmmmm...
Rat In My Kitchen - UB40 - Barbie2be
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
My boss wanted me to work today but I couldn't because the kid is still home and I said I would watch him today. They're not super busy at the office today, but it's nice to have that back-up of an extra person so they can rotate lunch times. Oh well. Just so the kid wouldn't be on the internet looking at cars all day or watching Cartoon Network on TV for hours, we went outside for a bit and picked oranges and avocados. The avocados aren't ready yet, as they need to sit for a week before they're ready to eat, but we juiced enough oranges to make 2 quarts. The kid thought it was fun to use the juicer. I wish he'd take a nap because I sure need one. He's at that stage of needing or not needing a nap. He slept so much the past 2 days that I'm sure the last thing he wants to do this afternoon is sleep. He's staying occupied with his Hotwheel's cars.
Vote, Baby, Vote - Deee-Lite - Barbie2be
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I voted, right before going to work.
The flu is baaaaaaack. People at work, yes - the few of us - are getting some sort of flu virus. My grandson came down with the stomach flu yesterday. He could not keep anything down. The poor guy was so hungry, but he couldn't even keep down crackers. He is feeling better today but not well enough to go back to school yet. He'll probably return to school on Friday. As for me, I'm doing what ever preventative measures I can think of to stay well.
Tonight was the track workout. We did a tempo run and checked our heart rate through out the workout. I met a couple more people who sort of run at my pace. One lady has been running with the club for the past 3 years or so, and another lady who is new to the club like I am. We either ran behind or in front of eachother at some point. It was nice to have that camaraderie.
Saturday Morning - Eels
Monday, February 04, 2008
Here we are with 600 of our new best friends. That's my back side, wearing the black jacket with white side stripes and the white hat, and my husband right next to me, wering the blue hat.
Here I go, at Crown Point and right near the 3 mile marker. Yeah, I wear all that hydration stuff for just a 10k and I honestly don't like it. I really should consolodate to a two bottle hydradion belt because I don't like to carry all that stuff. It's between water stop tables that I need water or an electrolyte drink most.
Picutures courtesy of the SDTC
Yesterday - The Beatles - Be A Good One
Sunday, February 03, 2008
I'm still amazed by some of the sunsets we've seen since living at this house. This one was from yesterday, just from my back yard. The tree in the foreground is a Bauhinia, not in bloom right now. It's really hard to capture the wide spectrum of colors of the sunset on camera. I will forever be in awe of the sunset, and always scramble to get out the camera to capture the multi-colored sky.
Super Rad - The Aquabats - Barbie2be
Saturday, February 02, 2008
414 IRENE M 48 125 7/28 F San Diego 55:19 8:55
I'm feeling really good about a new personal record for that distance, especially at a non-chipped event. I ran through the finish line at 55:12, but I know to expect the number to be slightly higher. My husband did well at this event too:
744 MICHAEL M 49 126 55/57 M San Diego 1:09:27 11:11
This is a strong finish for him, since he usually walk/runs. He ran most of the race at his pace, except for water stops. I'm thrilled with his progress!
We didn't bring the camera today, so no pics of the run scene, but there were photographers at the event. I'll see if I can post the link to their site later on next week.
Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking - Snow Patrol
Friday, February 01, 2008
PF Chang's Arizona Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon - January 14, 2007 - 2:21:12
Super Run 5K - Feburary 3, 2007 - 28:01
Sue Krenn 15K - March 3, 2007 - 1:31:01*
La Jolla Shores 5k - April 22, 2007 - 26:47
Union Tribune 8k Race for Literacy - May 6, 2007 - 44:33
San Diego Rock 'N' Roll Marathon - June 3, 2007 - 5:02:47*
Coronado 4th of July, 2007 - 5k - 28:15
Balboa Park 8 mile run - August 4, 2007 - 1:24:12
AFC Half Marathon - August 19, 2007 - 2:26:38
Girl Scouts Run/Walk for a New Day - September 29, 2007 - 27:44
Nike Women's Half Marathon - October 21, 2007 - 2:19:53
Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 11, 2007 - 2:13:11*
Run for the Hungry 5K - Petco Park - November 22, 2007 - 27:29
Jingle Bell 5k for The Arthritis Foundation, Balboa Park - December 1, 2007 - 27:26
On Deck for the Cure One Mile Walk - Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation - December 14, 2007
* Personal Record
Don't Let Me Get Me - Pink - Smartypantz