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Talking with the Crazy...or Why Cookies are Evil

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday is a regularly scheduled running day and since it was too cold & too wet to garden instead off to the gym I went, after enjoying a Turkey Flatbread from Subway with a single Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie for dessert. This is an important point and wholly to blame for what happened next.

"Self," New Me said to myself, "Saturday we cut a full minute off of our time. We are under our May goal time of 19 minutes by a full 15 seconds."
Crazy Me replied, "Yes we are, New Me. And I bet you that tonight we can do better"
New Me thought for a second and agreed. "Yes, I believe we CAN do better."

New Me got on the treadmill and started off at a respectable 6.5 miles per hour, which equals 1 mile in 9:13. So 2 miles would be 18:26, which is a 19 second improvement over Saturday's time. New Me was happy with this progress. New Me got into the groove, hitting the 1 mile mark, and started to zone out to the music.

Suddenly New Me noticed that the treadmill seemed to be going a lot faster. “That’s strange,” New Me thought. “I hope the treadmill isn’t breaking while I’m on it. It did seem pretty wobbly when I started.”

Then New Me looks at the display. It read 7.0 mph! “How did that happen?!? Crazy Me! She did this to me! I am so going to kick her ass into the middle of next year!”

“No, wait, look at the display” Crazy Me shouted, “1 mile in 9:01, we can do it! We can hit 18 minutes, we can, I know we can! We can do this!” (side note…Crazy Me apparently channels Dora the Explorer) “Don’t stop now, we’re halfway there! I did this for our own good, you’ll thank me in less than 9 minutes!”

And damn if the bitch wasn’t right.

My actual finish time was 17:36 but I lost 6 seconds pausing and restarting the treadmill so I could take the picture.

Crazy Me is now going to be impossible to live with. I have already found several race flyers in my possession with little recollection of how I got them. Some are for 5ks, some are for 10ks, some are for half marathons.

Crazy Me is insane. To keep the peace I have had to appease her by promising we would move up to a 10k…eventually.

And this, boys & girls, is why cookies are evil…they feed the Crazy.

  
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DENISEFOR110 5/17/2011 9:01PM

    Nice post. I think I like crazy you, she gets it done!

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/17/2011 8:30PM

    Crazy is as crazy does.....cookies alter your basic brain chemistry, making it easy for Crazy Me to infiltrate

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MCJULIEO 5/17/2011 4:19PM

    Agree with TiggerJean
"We definitely need a "crazy" emoticon face. "

You GO, GIRL!

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DOGSTARDADDY 5/17/2011 11:44AM

    Crazy Me sounds kinda dangerous.. but fun.

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VYVIENN 5/17/2011 10:15AM

    Mwahaha. Heeehee. Heheheheheeeeeee! Mwaaaahaahahahahahaaaaaaa! emoticonNutcase say: Go, Crazy, go! We take over world soon now!!! emoticon emoticon

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LP5200 5/17/2011 8:55AM

    Is your "crazy" available for play dates? I think I need to channel her next time I hit the treadmill...

Congratulations on the new time!!!

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KRISTIARLINE 5/17/2011 8:23AM

    Fabulous!

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DOG_MOM 5/17/2011 8:13AM

    Hilarious and awesome at the same time! Way to go on pushing yourself and getting to a new PR!!!!

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TIGGERJEAN 5/17/2011 8:12AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

We definitely need a "crazy" emoticon face.
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ADDYSGETTINFIT 5/17/2011 7:58AM

    Love it! And emoticon on the emoticon new time! emoticon

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ATURTLESPACE 5/17/2011 7:32AM

    Okay, cookies definitely don't have that effect on me... or my Crazy is just of a different nature than yours...
Wow! (I seem to be saying this a lot lately with you) You give me hope for this whole running thing though.
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ROUGENOIRE 5/17/2011 7:29AM

    Well done, I wish the cookies made me run that far and fast!

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Did she...or didn't she? That is the question...

Monday, May 16, 2011

My goal this year is to earn my black belt. A requirement for the black belt test is to run 2 miles in 18 minutes.

Saturday I ran 2 miles in 18:45, reaching and leaving behind by my May goal of 19 minutes.

So how did I do tonight?

DId I reach my ultimate goal requirement of 18 minutes?
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I SMOKED IT!


'nuff said

  
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INIT2LIVEIT 5/17/2011 7:24AM

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OBLACK1994 5/17/2011 3:19AM

    GOOD JOB!! LOL yeah you did that! :) emoticon

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THISYEARSMODEL 5/17/2011 2:43AM

    Congrats!!!! emoticon

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VYVIENN 5/17/2011 1:41AM

    Haha, reminds me of EA Sports Active (the first one), when the fake trainer lauds your running efforts by saying "You're moving like you OWN that track!" Great job!!! emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/16/2011 10:14PM

    You OWN that treadmill!

Good job!

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KRISTINKP 5/16/2011 9:52PM

    That is awesome!!!

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CRE8URHAPPY 5/16/2011 9:30PM

    Way to go girl! You are doing AWESOME!


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NICKIEBH 5/16/2011 9:26PM

    Congratulations on smashing your goal! emoticon

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4EVERFIT011 5/16/2011 9:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Absolutely emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 5/16/2011 9:08PM

    whoohoo, great job!

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Another rainy day

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I am so tired of rain. Warm rain would be somewhat bearable but all of our rain has been cold. And we have several more days of rain forecast.

Blah.

At least Friday was nice & I was able to get started in the garden, filling in the beds with soil & compost. Even in the cold Saturday I got a lot done. More than half the beds are filled & planted. Last year I got an arbor with a gate on clearance in the fall & stored it all winter. I wanted an arbor for a long time & need the gate to keep Fat Doggie out of the garden so when I so it for 75% off I grabbed it.

But...after assembly there is a 12" gap between the gates. It decidedly does NOT look like the picture on the box; double checked the installation & I did put it together correctly. Now I know why it was on clearance. Grrrr...

I will have to improvise, which is not always my strong suit.




If today hadn't been a rainy day I would have been able to finish filling the beds & planting & put up the fence. I have a colony of rabbits living under my deck who are VERY fond of my garden and especially love my pepper & peanut plants. They will completely ignore as unworthy the extra lettuce I plant just for them and go for the good stuff. Fat Doggie would get the rest if given the chance although he has learned to leave the peppers alone. I plant HOT HOT HOT peppers.

In other news....

2 more lbs. to go to hit 50 pounds lost. However, life in yo-yo land predicts that since today the scale went down tomorrow the scale will go up. So it will probably be a few days yet before i hit that milestone. Here is progress to date:

At the beginning, 195 pounds (after losing my 1st 9 lbs)


Today, at 156 (48 total pounds lost to date)


Making progress!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

  
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DOGSTARDADDY 5/16/2011 11:35AM

    That is some progress you've made! Good for you.

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MCJULIEO 5/16/2011 9:51AM

    I am trying as hard as I can to send you some of our drought!!!!

Your garden looks FANTASTIC! Doesn't it just warm your heart???

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VYVIENN 5/16/2011 1:28AM

    Feel free to send some of that rain overseas. We've been threatened by the weather forecast several times now, but nothing much has happened after that. Still, the dang weeds grow and grow... (we live in an apartment complex that has caretakers who are supposed to mow the lawn, but since this crap has really started sprouting, nobody's been around)

Will you just LOOK at that amazing progress you've made!! emoticon emoticonI hardly know what else to say! But I'll be ready to wear out the party emoticon in another couple of pounds!!! emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/16/2011 12:36AM

    Oh, my GOODNESS!!! You are doing FANTASTIC!!! I just bought a bathing suit yesterday and I can't WAIT to do a new suit picture for the record! Have you seen the older ones on my page? You had the best idea, though, taking it with the same suit and everything!!!

Can I PLEASE have some of your rain? Just put it in a blimp and have them fly it over our house and just DROP it! We've had 1/4 inch in four months, total! Ugh! Brown, dry and windy, every day these days! We should get a balance, shouldn't we? emoticon

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MKGARNER1 5/15/2011 9:29PM

    Hey girl, its sucky here in SW Michigan too! cold as heck and raining like crazy. Spring will get here soon, I hope.

The pictures are great. You can really see your progress!

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GENEVIEVE_KING 5/15/2011 8:54PM

    YOU ARE SO AMAZING KEEP IT UP!!!!!!

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JEALOUS OF YOUR PIC! hope i get there someday... yours, jen

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DLGILBERT 5/15/2011 8:10PM

  I know what you mean. It has been raining here everyday and it poured today. I can't even get my garden planted. I pray the rain will stop soon, and dry off so I can get my plants into the ground before we leave for vacation.

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We're not gonna gain it

Friday, May 13, 2011

With apologies to Twisted Sister's song We're Not Gonna Take It. I sometimes have way too much time on my hands in meetings...

Oh we’re not gonna gain it
No, we ain’t gonna gain it
Oh we’re not gonna gain weight anymore

We’ve got the will to lose it
There ain’t no way we’ll choose it
This is our life, this is our song

We’ll fight the cravings that be ‘cause
Fat’s not our destiny just
Here’s the truth fat, you don’t belong

Oh we’re not gonna gain it
No, we ain’t gonna gain it
Oh we’re not gonna gain weight anymore

Oh you taste too sweet and gooey
Your nutrition is sadly lacking
We don’t want nothin’, not a thing from you

Your lure is old and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that’s your best, your best won’t do

We’re right (yeah)
We’re free (yeah)
We’ll fight (yeah)
You’ll see (yeah)

Oh we’re not gonna gain it
No, we ain’t gonna gain it
Oh we’re not gonna gain weight anymore


  
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SPARKLISE 5/15/2011 9:50PM

    You should record this rapody. It's the best! emoticon

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7356WILMA 5/13/2011 1:03PM

  I have to say the same!!! I love it!!!! emoticon

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NINJA_SMOO 5/13/2011 11:13AM

  Awesome! Loooove it :)

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You know you're living in 2011 when...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another "gem" from my inbox, pausing briefly on its trip around the cyberworld...

You know you are living in 2011 when….

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three

4. You e-mail and text the person who works at the desk next to you

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail or text addresses

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list

Guilty as charged!

  
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MCJULIEO 5/13/2011 11:26AM

    True, SO VERY TRUE!

For All of Them!

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JERSEYFLOWER 5/11/2011 10:23PM

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PINKGRANNY 5/11/2011 9:54PM

    I like it...I am guilty as charged too!

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BLUEDOG0610 5/11/2011 9:45PM

    The microwave doesn't require my PIN? Doh! That's what I'm doing wrong!
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