Wednesday, August 27, 2008

To the left, To the left

The Koz

Koz is doing great and his lump/bump was not cancerous! We are so happy and so relieved

He had a big play day today with his buddies!

The Race

It was a beautiful morning!

This and the rest of my pictures were snapped on the blackberry...I once again managed to leave the house without the camera.

As I mentioned my plan was to just run, and I did...slowly. It was a small race and by far the prettiest race I have run this year. It was an out and back and most of the time the reservoir was on one side and the mountains were on the other.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed not worrying about my watch or having the ipod in my ears. Before the race I wondered what I would think about the entire time. Then, before the race started, the race director told us that, at the split the 10k would go to the right and the 5K would go to the left....mmmm to the left to the left...and Beyonce stayed in my head the entire time.

I only stopped three times for a short walk...but I like I said I was running pretty slow. Reason being the bottom (anterior) part of both of my knee caps hurt each time my foot hit the pavement. It was my slowest race by far, a little over 37 minutes.

As usual I had my pit crew on hand. We ended up hanging out for a while because the race actually blocked the road down the mountain.

But...we did not wait long enough. I ended up getting third in my age group! There were only three of us...but I still placed :)! We will have to wait and see if they send me the 3rd place trophy in the mail.

And, you know me...had to get the pancakes. I told Scott to surprise me, as long as there were pancakes, and we went to Aretha Frankenstein's...Yum-O!

Momo and Beer Over Dirt
After breakfast I went home and made Momo's banana bread WITH peanut butter chips. THE BEST banana bread. I am becoming a blogging baker...I recently made Kathleen's blueberry coffee cake too.Let's just say the co-workers have been living me lately.

Then we went over to the Beerfest in town. My parent's had the boat at the dock and we hung out there for most of the evening.

And as the morning started with a beautiful sunrise it ended with a beautiful sunset.

Take Care,
You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Everybody gets high, everybody gets low These are the days when anything goes

Catching Up

The Koz

Poor Kozmo has had another issue. He went in to get some dental work done and I mentioned that I wanted the vet to take a look at a bump on his chest. Well, it turned out that she is worried it might be a tumor and they took it off and sent it off to get biopsied. Poor Koz...

The Diet

Diet, what diet?

The fact of the matter is that I know what I need to do...I just need to do it.

I think that I was looking for a quick fix (aren't we all) and it was not happening fast enough for me. Then the lack of progress made me feel like a failure, which in turn made me make angry and frustrated (i.e. bad) food decisions.

So the new plan is this...there is no plan. As I said, I know what I need to do and I just need to do it. Everything in moderation baby!

The Exercise

My knees have really been bothering me lately.

I decided yesterday that one reason might be my shoes. I went today and got some new shoes and then headed to the gym. I immediately realized that the cushioning and stability of my old shoes was shot b/c the new shoes really felt zipped up.

I have been doing a lot of elliptical and a lot of circuits on the treadmill...5 minute run, 5 minute walk on an incline for 40-50 minutes.

My next goal...I need to get stretching back into the routine...I felt really tight the last two weeks.

The Race

I have a race next Saturday. I had high hopes of finishing on or around 30 minutes but I think that I need to let that go. The last two weeks I have done very little running...only in intervals.

That being said this race is paid for and I am actually really looking forward to it. The race is on Raccoon Mountain and should be a new and different experience.

So, the new goal for the race is to go naked, electronically naked that is. I am not going to take the watch or (gasp) the ipod. I am going to go out there and just run, enjoy the view and have fun!

The Meds

One of the reasons I have not posted a lot is that I am having a bit of a struggle off of the medications. The physical symptoms have returned and haunt me a good part of every day. I have been plugging along...and stopping to think about how I am doing or how I am feeling is dangerous.

I have better days, today is a better day, and I hold those close. I have to allow myself to believe that in time most days will be better days.

The Rest in Pictures

Everyday is a winding road

I get a little bit closer
Everyday is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine
-Sheryl Crow