Saturday, February 10, 2007


ELLIPTICAL : 45 min..

I went to work early to get things everything turned on then went to the shape shop to do the elliptical. I love to work out there because of the DVD players and TV they have hooked up to all the treadmills and ellipticals. Today I watched Miami Vice. The time went quick and I felt good. ( I should after 3 days off.)

Tomorrow is long run day. My goal 3:30 with a 4r:1w ratio. I never look at miles. I have 5 weeks until my first race- a half marathon. I spent time today getting all my winter clothes out. Then I found my fuel belt and 3-Gu. I charged my MP3 although I think I'll run without it. I wish my Garmin was here but Patient-I'll have it next week.

I was tagged by Vickie and it is a good way to get to know fellow bloggers so>>

A — Available or Married? Married 18 years on March 4
B — Best Friend? My hubby
C — Childhood memory: Going to my grandma's for lunch in grade school and playing her player piano
D - Drink of choice? Diet Mountain Dew 4-6 per day
E. — Essential Item? My computer. I am a total geek
F — Favorite Color? Blue.
G — Gummi Bears or Worms? Worms(sour ones)
H — Hometown? Sidney,Ohio
I— Indulgence? Cape Cod Potato Chips with French Onion Dip
J — January or February? February-my hubby's birthday, Valentine's Day, Nearer to spring
K — Kids and Names? Hooch (f-16) and Bino (m-14)
L — Last Lipid profile results? Can't remember
M — Marriage Date? March 4, 1989
N - Number of Siblings? none,I'm an only child and adopted
O — Oranges or Apples? Apples if there is dipping caramel
P — Phobias/Fears? Claustrophobia
Q — Favorite Quote? "For many of us it's not the last step of a marathon that matters the most ;it's the first step on our journey.
R — Reason to Smile? My family and my life
S — Season? Autumn
T — Tag 3 People!
U — Unknown Fact About Me: I'm pretty much an open book
V — Vice?I love to eat all kinds of food
W — Worst Habit? Can't just pick one of many
X — X-terra or regular tri? Duathlon I can't swim
Y - Favorite food? Old fasioned sugar cream pie from the Spot in Sidney,Ohio
Z - Zodiac sign? Libra-I love balance in my life

Friday, February 09, 2007



I have had the week from hell at work. The training has been intense. Our patient workload has has gone through the roof. How do you tell a cancer patient you're too busy? I can't. I have also a few patients under treatment that have broken through that wall that I try to keep up so that I do not get too close. Last weekend, I worked both days . I also have to go in tomorrow to treat an ICU patient on a ventilator. Last night I really believed that I was at my limit. I just was too exhausted too work out. I may make it to the treadmill tonight. Thus my reward:


I ordered it online tonight and it should be here early next week. I am so psyched. My friend, DD, got the 205 this week and did a workout with it last night and it is so cool. I am the biggest geek ever so I new that I would have to get one. I decided on the 305 because I like the HR monitor in spin class and a few different things it has for biking! After a week that literally sucked, I rewarded myself!

The weekend is approaching quickly and the weather guy predicts a warm-up (to 20). I will run outside on Sunday my long run of 3:30.

Waddling and hoping next week is better...........

Wednesday, February 07, 2007



Today was my hubby's birthday. It was a tough one for him. This is the first one since his father passed away. His dad would always pick out such a special card and mail it. The kids and I did our best to make it a good birthday and we all went to Outback for dinner.

I haven't had much time to read many blogs but I hope to catch up over the next couple of days. I think it's fascinating to reads where everyone is at and how training is going or not going. It helps me alot to read how hard other people are working and it motivates me especially in this weather we are having.

Waddling in to watch American Idol.........

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


MON. : RUN : 45 min. / treadmill
TUES.: SPIN: 1:00 / Ave HR = 146 /Max HR= 169

Yesterday was a blur. The computer conversion at work hit some problems. After a 9 hour day, I felt like we had sorted out most of the bugs. It left me with a positive feeling and I felt good on the treadmill.

Today went good also treating patients with the new system. The people I work with have really hung together and gotten throught all this, Next week is another week of training on the imaging system and I think that will be all the new stuff for a little while.

Besides having the artic air to deal with today we had about 5 inches of snow. It turned everyone's drive home a nightmare in Chicago. I went to spin class to find only 2 people there instead of the usual crowd of 30-40. The guy behind me told me class was cancelled. I was locked in and just kept spinning. A few minutes later the yoga instructor and another spin instructor came in . They threw a CD in and we had an unofficial, impromtu spin class. It rocked and what a great workout! Just what I needed.

Waddling with droopy eyes..........

Sunday, February 04, 2007



I had to work this morning again so time was of the esscence. It is Super Sunday and the Bears are playing. Chicagoland will be a party land today. I cut my workout short to get some special things ready for the get togther we were invited to. I put the Chili on at 6am. Macaroni salad and deviled eggs was next. A special banana dessert for the end of game celebration. Oh, I forgot the BBQ weiners, chips and dip. Yesterday it was so crazy at the grocery, it took 45 min to check out and Meijer's was also sold out of beer!

Let the game and the Super Bowl begin!!


Waddling to watch the big game...............