Friday, March 14, 2008

Body For Life...Day 5

Doing surprisingly well! I am anyway. My husband fell off the wagon last night. I came home from work last night (after midnight BTW) and there was CONTRABAND in the kitchen! empty pizza box. I couldn't believe my eyes!! So I woke him up to find out what happened. I know, nice wife, huh?? He admitted to eating 2 slices. My son Robby shares Bobby's love for the fatty triangles too. Supposedly, my husband got it for I'd fall for that.

I guess I should confess one thing. Someone brought potato chips into my home. I think it was Kerri or Kirstin. I walked away 3 times. Then I opened the bag and just smelled them. They called my name, I swear. I went back thinking I'd just lick one. And I did. It was a very enjoyable experience, actually. But ALAS!!! It was not enough. I ate it. Just one though. What???? It's not like I ate PIZZA! And I just talked to Bobby....he slipped and admitted he really had 3 slices....LMAO!!! If I knew that, I'd have eaten 2 chips. I drank a bottle of water to dilute the bad effects of the chip, which was a Lay's Kettle Honey BBQ. Yeah, see??? They're irrisistable!

I did my "on the ball" exercises at the gym this morning. Jim killed us with ab work, which I loved. I did leg work too, trying to help my hip flexor. Did some resistance exercises too. Mike was there for running club, and I REALLY wanted to run. I tried a little but the push off from that leg still hurts too much. I'm very frustrated but I can tell it's getting better. I won't try to run for a couple more days. I can't wait to get back to it!!!!!

I'm going to wear my Injinjys to work tonight for "old time's sake".

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Howdy Neighbor!

It has come to my attention, that my most very favorite neighbor ever, has found his way to my blog. Only took him 2 months.....LOL...HI DON!!!!!

Don is the perfect neighbor. He's quiet, friendly, fixes my brakes, pretends to love my kids and lives wayyyyy down the end of my street....LMAOOOOOO....Just kiddin', he hasn't fixed my brakes (yet). He has greeted me at the end of his driveway with a frosty cold beer on the occassions I've timed my run correctly, how sweet is that??? VERY!

Don gave me his secret to running distances. Beer and pizza. He says that's what he did when he was in track in school. Personally, I haven't tried it yet but I just might!

Don has a ride-on lawn mower. Not just any kind. He took the blades off it and painted flames down the side. He races it up and down the street. Yeah, told ya he was COOL. He also gets together with my neighbor Gary across the street and peels out in Gary's mustang. Even leaves RUBBER. (not THAT kind silly, geez....LOL) My other neighbor Rick is a cop. How funny is THAT? I have another neighbor next door, his name's Gary also, and when the 3 of them get together, we lock all the doors. Need I say why???? I didn't think so.'s a really funny story. Don has a HUGE dog that is just as friendly as he is. He slobbers alot, but we don't mind. (Don does, not the dog) A couple weeks ago Don was walking this big lovable furball past my house. My 10 yr old daughter Emily was outside with my husband when he ran up and grabbed her stuffed monkey out of her hands....LOL...(the dog did, not Don) Emily freaked, Don freaked, I was working and missed the whole hysterical thing....hahaha...Em got her monkey back in perfect condition, no worries. It was karma though, because about 4 years ago we were at Don's for a cookout and Emily pushed him in the pool fully clothed....heeheehee....only it's a lot funnier now to reflect on than it was when it happened. Oh, how time fixes all things!!!

So there's a little bit about my favorite neighbor, Don. He's not just a great neighbor, he's a great friend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Body For Life, Week One Begins

My husband and I began our 12 week program yesterday. Let's just say, I'm ready to lick a stick of butter. Bobby assures me that soon I'll find joy in finding out that food has a naturally delicious flavor. No. I want my butter!!! I want some chips! I want beer!

I'm kind of exaggerating, it's not all that bad. I'll pretty much eat anything, don't let me fool you for a minute. It just seemed last night at around 8:30, a bowl of popcorn with a half a stick of melted butter all over it would be a perfect little snack. So I can't get that out of my head. My "funny" husband says "Why don't you have a nice cold glass of water?" Then I said "Why don't you give me the tv remote." He said sorry, but I heard him laughing. He also kept the remote.

I went to my yoga class, which I enjoy almost as much as running. Then went and did some resistance exercises for that flip hexor, ahhh....hip flexor. Geez, this stick of butter is making my fingers slip on my keyboard!!! Anyway, I wish it would just go away. I'm icing it right now. I tried to do 30 minutes on the stationary bike. I was 15 minutes into the cross training mode when I got bumped off. A woman told me I could only be on it for 15 minutes. I tried to explain it was a 30 minute limit but she wasn't going for it. I hopped off. My hip was bothering me by then anyway. On my way out though, I showed her the GREAT BIG HUGE sign that said 30 minute limit....heeheehee...I feel bad now though because she was a bit older. I should have taken the high road. But I bet she won't be kicking people off anymore. Hahaha! If that's the worst thing to happen to me today, I'll be golden!

Gotta fridge is calling my name. Wish me luck and resistance to temptaion.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Very Exciting News

I work at a local restaurant a few nights a week, and the high school track team pops in after their meets. I know a few of them because they belong to my Zoomers running club. Tj, whose Dad is the high school track coach (and his Mom is into sports rehab too, sporty family!) and Matteo, whose Dad is also a Zoomer, are always with this group. Anyway....I enjoy talking to them when they come in. I mentioned to TJ's dad that I was going to start speed training as soon as my recovery from the marathon is over.

Here's the exciting news.....he actually invited me to train with the team after school!!!! I almost cried!! They do speed training and distance alternating days. I was speechless. The opportinity to even watch these kids train is exciting. I see them at the races, I see them running down the street, I've talked to some of them...they're a great bunch of talented kids. And talk about speedy! I hope they don't mind a 42 year old lady trying to keep up with them....I plan to go over there Monday to check them out. I can't do any training for a couple more weeks, but I love seeing these kids. So I'll be a cheerleader for them until I can run too.

TJ asked me for my finishing time for the marathon and I stupidly asked him what a good time would have been for me. Yeah, I asked a kid that has a 4.5 mm So he said 4:25. I hit told him 5:33 and he very sweetly said that was actually a great time....LOL. Whatever TJ!!!!! LOL... He's lucky he's so adorable.

So now I've been surfing the net for some pretty spikes....Asics has a pair I've been checking out......