I haven't blogged in a while. I tend to only blog when I have something major or profound (to me) to share, but I've got lot's of stuff rattling around so here goes.
First, I'm feeling kind of cruddy again. I was sick for a day about a week ago and thought I'd fought it off, but my dad (first) then my mom have been sick this week with the crud and today I woke up feeling achy and tight in my chest. I've taken Ibuprofen and hopefully will again fight it off.
Last night I went to a trivia night. I was invited by my brother and his fiancé. It was hosted by their church. I am kind of a loner, basically shy and am uncomfortable around a bunch of people I don't know, but I've been trying to spread my wings and expand my horizons, so I went. It was fun. There were probably a hundred people there and we were in tables of 10 or so. My brother and his fiancé were the only people I knew. I had a good time and would do it again.
Today it was actually beautiful out and I was determined to go for a run even though I was feeling puny. I talked my 15 yr old into running with me (well not with me --- at the same time). He runs a lot faster and I just told him to run for 30 minutes and turn around and I'd do the same and we'd meet back at the car. It was wonderful. Outside in the sunshine was amazing! I even took pics of my sweaty self when I got back to the car. I like them even though my hair is a mess and I'm all sweaty.
When we got home, I made a smoothie. It was good! Sounds terrible (according to my son). It had a cup of lowfat soymilk, a scoop of chocolate protein powder, a tbl of spirulina powder, a scoop (tsp?) of dehydrated acai berry, some splenda (I know, not the best) a cup of frozen sliced strawberries, a 1/2 cup of mixed berries frozen (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) mixed together in the blender until it is a frozen frothy milkshake consistency. It was yummy! DS wouldn't try it because the spirulina powder is green and smells like the inside of a fish tank, but thankfully you can't taste it when it's mixed with everything else. Otherwise I could never stomach it. When I was eating it my son said "who would have ever thought you'd have turned into one of those "health nuts" we used to laugh at. It's true. I am getting more and more interested in health and being healthy every day.
After my smoothie we went to Barnes and Noble to get a new book. I had to spring for it because my library didn't carry it. "The New Rules for Lifting for Women". I can't wait to read it. Some of the awesome ladies on SP have mentioned reading it and I'm excited to read it. I'm really enjoying the new strength training I'm doing and can already feel results in my upper body.
This month I've been taking swimming lessons twice a week. I've wanted to learn to lap swim and its been great. I could never figure out the breathing. I've learned the freestyle (crawl), the back stroke, and last week the breast stroke. I've gotten the first two down fairly well, but not the breast stroke. I can't figure out the kick. Maybe this week I'll get it down too. It's amazing how you can have stamina in one type of workout, but not in another. I can run several miles at a time, but swimming kicks my butt. In addition to the swimming lessons, my instructor teaches a class called aqua kick on Saturday mornings. I've taken it the last two Saturdays. It's awesome! For 50 minutes you wear fins and use a kick board and do laps. She puts a workout on the board and challenges you and times you. You do different kicks on your front, on your side and on your back. You end the class by doing a timed vertical kick in the deep end. Basically you tread water (with your fins) while raising your hands above your head. HARD! The class is a great workout! Afterward I stayed and swam laps. I just need to build my stamina. It's exhausting. But I'm loving it.
Ok on to my final topic... whats with men? I'm signed up on a couple dating websites. Not really pursuing anything, but just spreading my wings so to speak. If any of you remember, I went on a couple dates last fall and when I wouldn't hop into bed with the guy I'd spent about 3 hours total with, he never called again.
Well, a couple weeks ago, I was contacted by a fella that kinda seemed interesting to me, so I responded. We emailed a couple times and he asked if he could text me. I said yes. We began texting. They were very general -- good morning. How are you. Good night. What are you doing. That kind of thing. Very few of any substance. This went on for more than two weeks. Finally last Thursday he sent me a text with a pic of a rose. I texted back thank you. Then he said you're welcome. I'd like to meet you soon. I said that would be nice. That was all we said. A couple hours later, when I was walking into the gym for my swim lesson I got another text. I expected it to be asking me on a date. Instead ......
IT WAS PORN!!!!!
It was a photo of a naked couple with the woman in a backbend etc. and the text said. This is called 79. Like a 69 but with 10 extra points for difficulty.
Ok.... is it just me or is it improper to send porn to someone you've never met?
I was so astounded! What was the point of that? To see if I was willing to do that? Beats me.
I fretted about it all through class and when i got home I texted him and told him I didn't appreciate it. That while I believe a wonderful sex life is important to two people who love each other, I didn't feel it was right to send porn to someone you've never met. That I didn't want to hear from him anymore.
The text I got in return....
I think I portray myself as a fairly classy lady. I mention on my profile I say that my relationship with God is the most important thing to me and I state when i text or talk that I attend church every week, so WHAT THE HECK!!!!
Anyway, this may seem very silly, but I am proud of myself for kicking him straight to the curb. I deserve sooo much better than that junk. I don't have to take whoever shows me any interest. I'd rather be alone.
So friends, if you've made it through this rambling blog. Thank you, you all are awesome!!!!!