Thursday, December 31, 2009


I don't really like rollercoasters- I can ride them and do, and survive - but I am not really "into" rollercoasters.

2009 was one hell of a rollercoaster ride. Steep highs and lows. sharp curves. screams of despair and delight. slow steep climbs, sharp falls, redemption at the end.

At the end of the ride I am shaken and stirred and triumphant that I survived it - in one piece - none the worse for wear. Grateful for the experience. Glad that I don't have to do this particular one again, and ultimately ready for the next ride.

what a year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

100 workouts in 100 days

ha! I have been logging some serious miles...on Elphaba! I have the saddle sores to prove it. Nowhere close to 10 hours a week, more like 5. I am trying to work my way up. Treadmill running is on life support-I am reealllly trying to maintain my enthusiasm.

Still planning my calendar, I am such a chicken baby. Thinking of the OWS has me terrified, but I know it is something I will have to do eventually. I shall report back ....soon.

Randomness - I actually saw a guy on the subway today wearing those toe shoes. I though I would pass out. It's like 30 degrees out now, so I really hope they were insulated. There are a few triathletes who seem to love running in them, and I have seen them online, but not in real life. WEIRD! He was wearing a suit and toe shoes. I would have asked him about them if the car wasn't so crowded.

The holidays have left me so fat and bloated. I gotta drop some weight and jumpstart this years training. One challenge that got my attention is the 100 runs in 100 days...which would be really gret for me but I am not up to running that much even when I am in shape. I am going to do a modified version of that challenge to kickstart 2010, 100 workouts in 100 days. It can be running, biking or swimming, but must be for at least 30 minutes. I can miss a day but will have to do 60 minutes the following day to make up for it. I started yesterday with a 4 mile treadmill run which was actually kinda fun.

Next thing up - back in the pool. Oooo, really feeling like Shamu now, plus it is FREEZING here and I culd think fo 50-11 things to do other than take off my clothes and get in some cold ass water. I was doing good there for about 10 minutes, but fell off the wagon. The sad thing is I LIKE swimming!