Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm feeling better about things. Maybe I had a little cold or something. Today I swam the 1/2 mile again with no issue, biked the 12.5 and ran about 1. No problems at all, other than sweating and puffing and being tired and all the normal things that happen when one does this.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I'm not sure what to do. Tonight I was out in the lake, doing a full length swim. I have no problem at all with the swim, it's definitely my strongest tri component. But about 2/3 of the way through the first, I experienced what I *think* was an asthma attack. I was sort of wheezy and felt like if I coughed it'd make it better. But when I coughed I felt like I'd swallowed water and it tightened up more. Now when I take a deep breath, I'm sore and tight. And I still feel the little rattle in there.

I'm not sure what to do. I think I'm going to try again Saturday and hope that if the weather is warmer I do better. I know I *should* see a doctor, but I am 2.5 weeks away from this g.d. triathlon which I know I can do. And I'm not afraid of swimming, and I'll just take the whole thing easy - I'm okay with finishing DFL if I finish. But the upset of this is, well, drowning.

I guess I don't know if I should call the doc tomorrow or if I should wait until after Saturday's swim. I"m supposed to wake early to run with another tri gal, and I hope that all goes well. I haven't had any similar symptoms while running so we'll see.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Today the boy is 5 1/2. So in honor of this, he wants to have a "party". Do you know what a half birthday party is to a boy of 5 1/2? A dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, with some cake and ice cream, or possibly ice cream cake. And of course, having dessert first.

I am TOTALLY on board with this party.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I need to be better about writing things down. We have a smallish stuffed turtle that the big boy named Perry Trotman, about a year ago. It was hysterical for a few months. Then PT went to the bottom of the basket. When he was dug out yesterday, I realized what a near disaster it was, with regard to his name. Imagine if it were a month later, and I went "oh! that turtle used to have a hysterical name but I forget what it was!"

Sunday, June 22, 2008

This morning it was sunny. So the laundry went out on the line. Then while we were out it started raining. And then when we got home to wet laundry, the power was out.

Wonder if the stink will ever come out?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Having worn the new bathing suit to the workout tonight, they told me I looked like I'd lost weight! Hooray! I don't think I actually *have* lost weight, but I have less jiggle on the legs. My quads are lovely.

3 weeks and 2 days, but who's counting?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yesterday it was my birthday. I got a new ipod, because I dropped my old one on the floor of the garage and it didn't fare well. So we discovered that often "podcasts" from pbs kids are actually just episodes. Woot!

Also, I got to have a little shopping spree and now am the proud owner of a new bathing suit, 2 running singlets, and padded bike shorts. Hott!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Today was the big boy's last day of preschool. He is now a kindergartener. But he's taking the summer off. ;o)

It was so fun. They sang songs like "7 days a week" which is a song about said days, but to the tune of "8 days a week" and it's so funny. Ate a snack which is his favorite menu: popsicles, watermelon and munchkins. I wrote little personalized notes to his teachers and they just loved it, which made me a little misty. Heck, everything made me a little misty. The teacher's been doing it for 34 years and still tears up when her kids move on. And they stay in the same building! Big boy is so excited that they're moving the preschool downstairs, because he'll still see his old teachers.

This photo makes me misty all over again.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Oh wait. Let me tell you what my kids' current favorite songs are.

The big boy knows every.single.word. to the gambler. Including the bits about whiskey and cigarettes and you know, gambling.

The little girl is constantly singing "please read the letter" by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. Love.
I feel I haven't talked enough about my Big Plan. That is, in about 5 weeks, I am going to do a mini triathlon. It is a 1/2 mile swim (in a lake with fish and whatnot), 13 mile bike, and 5k run. I am going to be The Fat Girl crossing the finish line, but I will be crossing the finish line. And I'm also hoping to be a little less fat by then. To that end, I am on a produce thing, where I eat 7-9 fruits and veggies a day. Combine that with coffee several times a day, and you see where I'm going. How can I not lose weight? ;o)

I just got back from a spin class, 10 minute ab session, and I have about 5 hours to rest before the 1 hour swim workout tonight. This is the first time that I have had both workouts be serious ones. Usually it's a self guided stationary bike, or a 2 mile run. But now I feel that maybe this was a bad idea, and maybe I will be drowning. We'll see. What doesn't kill me makes me stronger?

Anyway, since the big produce thing started about 4 days ago, I'm down about a pound. I think.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

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Best bedhead ever. After a 4 hour nap. Pray she sleeps.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Getting a dog was the best idea ever. I just made 2309 trips to the garage attic with loads of books and things, and she trotted along with me the whole time, just for moral support. And she's really cute.


Sunday, June 01, 2008

I know it's june but I'm going till I hit 25. Lilacs. Pretend it's scratch and sniff.