Showing posts from October, 2010

Halloween Wishes

Happy Halloween!


I have a cold. It sucks. I had chills and a runny nose and lots of sneezing yesterday. I skipped my track workout because I felt so lousy. I went home instead, donned sweat pants wrapped myself in a blanket and ate chili dogs in front of the TV and watched the Giants KICKED ASS!!!

I have another 18 mile run this weekend. I'm a little scared. Not for my hip, but because the weather prediction is once again, RAIN. Ick. Jackets make me too hot but I still need a rain repellant before I get really sick. Suggestions?

Thinking a lot about next year's races. I want to do 3 triathlons, 3 centuries, 3 half marathons, and maybe 2 marathons. That's a lot of racing. And a lot of MOOLAH ($).

Unfortunately, MOOLAH($) is more like moolah($) these days. I have champagne race tastes but a Coors light race budget. Especially since RR#2 is wanting a car soon. Eeks.

Phone call at work today from a District Superintendent who DOESN'T WANT ANY OF OUR DAMN MONEY. By the way, this is fr…

For the days when we need a little reminder about how lucky we are

This is a great story for the days we need a little reminder about how lucky we all are.

Madurai, India (CNN) -- Narayanan Krishnan was a bright, young, award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. But a quick family visit home before heading to Europe changed everything.

"I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food," Krishnan said. "It really hurt me so much. I was literally shocked for a second. After that, I started feeding that man and decided this is what I should do the rest of my lifetime."

Krishnan was visiting a temple in the south Indian city of Madurai in 2002 when he saw the man under a bridge. Haunted by the image, Krishnan quit his job within the week and returned home for good, convinced of his new destiny.

"That spark and that inspiration is a driving force still inside me as a flame -- to serve all the mentally ill destitut…

Long Road

Obviously, I've been AWOL for a few weeks now from Bloggy world. After my half ironman, I just couldn't write about exercise for awhile. But don't fear-- I have been running. A lot. Really. Almost 50 miles per week. Yeah, I almost fainted too.

So for the 4th time I have registered for a marathon--California International Marathon. I have yet to get to the start line. Last year, my MD discovered an issue with my hip that always seemed to cause pain right around mile 17 on my long run. Year after year, by the first week in November (if not earlier) I would start my 16 mile long run only to have it end in tears, clutching my hip and the side of my knee.

For the past year, as perscribed by my MD and physical therapist, I've been doing strengthening exercises for my hip, butt and core, to help stabilize things. I've been dilligent, I've been good about it but a little tentative. What if it didn't work? What if I really could NEVER do a marathon?

I've been bu…