Thursday, October 06, 2011
One little cold / flu and she collapses in a pathetic pile of goo. "Oh, we're sick, let's eat obscene amounts of baked goods and stay in bed all day, we're too sick to exercise. That's the only way to get better."
This is the crazy alter ego who wanted to run a marathon after completing a single 5k, who wanted to enter a triathlon even though we can barely swim a lap and who jumps around like a cheerleader on speed, chanting faster....faster....faster when we run.
This last week she's been chanting muffins...donuts...bagels...please please please!
FANGFACEKITTY has had to be the grownup and say not a chance baby!
I forced our backside to go to the track Wednesday. 200 meter as fast as you can go runs (that is half of one lap) with a slow jog for 200 meters...and repeat 12 times (3 miles total)...and our uber sadistic coach made us do the 200 meter run in under 1 minute each time (8 minute mile pace or faster).
If you can't beat a cold...outrun it!
Tonight Becky was still whining..."we've been sick, we need to ease back in to exercise, let's just do a few minutes on the bike so we don't over tax ourselves."
Yeah, right. Don't think so sweetheart. Two miles in 17:04 on the treadmill, a 5k in 28:54, and jog for another 36 minutes. Two new PRs. Now we know who is in charge here, and it's not the fair weather muffin addict psycho cheerleader on speed (yeah, I'm talking to you Becky!).
FFK is back baby! RAWR!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
From my Inbox:
Chinese numerology and Feng Shui for 2011 This year we are going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11, and that's not all; Take the last two digits of the year you were born and the age you will be this year and the result will add up to 111 for everyone!!!! This is the year of MONEY. Also, this year, October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays & 5 Saturdays. This happens only once every 823 years. These particular years are known as Moneybag years. The proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends, money will appear in the next four days, as is explained in the Chinese feng shui.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Two weeks ago - on a Thursday - my car blew a rod. Major car repair.
One week ago - on a Thursday - my back-up beater minivan finally died the final death.
A smart person, seeing where this trend is headed, would have stayed in bed this past Thursday. But I like getting paid so off to work I went. On the drive in...no problems. I did not go out to run errands at lunch so as not to tempt fate.
But on the drive home I looked down at the dashboard and saw a warning light. Having learned my lesson two weeks ago about warning lights I immediately found somewhere to pull off the road and shut off the car. Out came the owner's manual to discover what the Third Bad Thing was going to be.
Low tire pressure.
OK, I thought, this isn't bad at all. I found a gas station, scrounged up a quarter and started to fill up the tires. Then I looked at the tires.
Bald as a baby's behind.
All 4 of them.
They were a blow out waiting to happen. Today I went to the tire place to get them replaced. Tire Guy #1 gave me a quote, I paid, and went off for a walk.
When I return Tire Guy #1 has "bad news"...the tires he quoted to to me were the wrong ones for my car. And this is my problem how? After some back and forth Tire Guy #1 agrees to eat the difference while Tire Guy #2 is waiting for us to finish.
Tire Guy #2 has "bad news"...one of my rims is bent. I go out with him to look and sure enough, it is bent. "Yes," he responds to my question, I can still drive it as is but it will probably cause problems and really isn't a good idea.
So I order the new rim and get to spend next Saturday at the tire place as well. As I am leaving, just to make the experience that much more special, Tire Guy #2 says "You're brake rotors are getting pretty bad, you might want to get them replaced before they really start grinding and you lose your brakes."
Does he not understand that if it is bad and you say it, it will happen? There is another Thursday coming up in not too many days.
So next weekend after the rim is replaced off to the brake shop I will go.
It could have been a lot worse. I don't really begrudge the tires or brakes too much because that is routine upkeep that has to happen. But all at once?!?
Late tonight, when it is dark and there are no witnesses, my car and I are going to have a discussion about what happens to bad cars which cause their owners distress.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Today I actually do not have anything planned, no extra curricular activities for myself or the kids, no appointments, nothing I HAVE to do today or anywhere I HAVE to be.
I don't know what to do with myself! LOL!
So for my lazy Sunday I am doing laundry, chopping garden veggies for the freezer, drying herbs, changing a few more light switches and outlets, cooking the eggplant casserole I've been meaning to make for the last month. I might even get around to scrubbing the bathtub and setting up the "new" laptop I got from work (they sell off the old ones every couple of years for $50, can't beat that!).
I finally got a light bulb for the floor lamp I found last week so now I can sit on my new couch at night to relax and read...when I remember I actually have furniture now. Seriously. I didn't have furniture for me to sit on for so long I don't remember that it is there now. Before I had the room where the kids would be & I wasn't "allowed" to turn the lights on so I never went in there, and the other room was my grandmother's area...and sitting with her every evening was not conducive to relaxation.
I will also go to the gym and do some ST and cardio before they close at 6.
Reading this list over it somehow doesn't sound like a lazy Sunday after all!
I hope everyone is doing whatever it is they want to be doing today! Happy Fall!
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