SAMBIDEXTROUS's SparkPeople Blog SAMBIDEXTROUS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 7 silly (or are they??) things runner do I do four of these every time. <BR> <BR> Probably shouldn't mention which ones... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-things-runners-long-runs-probably-won<BR>t-admit/ </link> Thu, 1 May 2014 11:53:03 EST Update and things I've found I just looked at the date of my last post. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I've been enjoying the crazy roller coaster ride of hormones messing with me. As a woman that never did and never does have any intention of having kids, this bugs me even more (or maybe it is the hormones!!) <BR> <BR> I've been doing Hermit Mode with most everyone (except work...mores the pity) and trying to work my way back. I'm hoping the sun being out helps! <BR> <BR> One of the things that help me back on track wa... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:33:43 EST New workout! I would do this! I would have to borrow a baby first... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 12:45:53 EST Timing is everything So I took my first kickboxing class last night. <BR> <BR> Work is still stressing me out, so I thought it would help. And it did. The instructor even made the comment that she could tell I saw *something* on the bag that was driving me. <BR> <BR> Enough that when I woke up this morning with one of my knuckles red-ish and with a teeny scar. <BR> <BR> Soooo, nice to go after work to blow off steam, but might have to try the early morning classes so as to not injure myself. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:10:40 EST Motivational slip up I wasn't able to complete the Seattle Quadzuki last year (4 half marathons in 4 days), but I still ended up with the sweatshirt. <BR> <BR> Since I plan on signing up again this year, I decided to hang the sweatshirt up as a reminder to get off my butt. Thankfully there isn't a date on it, so once I earn it I can wear it. <BR> <BR> I hung the dark green sweatshirt up on a light colored wall. Thinking that would make it stand out more. <BR> <BR> Soooooo...last night at about 2am I woke u... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:37:15 EST My new mantra! Seriously. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:50:56 EST Blerch day! Today is a perfect example of why I got the tattoo. <BR> <BR> Just because I know that I'm PMS-ing doesn't help with keeping me on track. If knowing was the only part of the battle then I would be golden. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm just shy of 4,000 fitness minutes for this month. And I've gained 3lbs. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When my alarm went off I thought... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:02:22 EST Paint colors for runners! (Silly) Plan on some new paint? Here are some just for runners! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-for-runners?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Runner<BR>sWorld-_-Content-Blog-_-PaintColorsForRunners </link> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:16:46 EST Endorphins may save a life! Even though my DH is supportive of my races and such, I might just have to put this one up on the fridge. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:20:03 EST Bodies are weird I have managed to gain weight, but also got into my skinnier than normal jeans. <BR> <BR> And I know everyone wants to say that muscle weighs more than fat. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong, I'll take it. <BR> <BR> But it is still weird. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:10:33 EST Pretty coffee! A perfect excuse to order two cups of coffee! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:34:39 EST Streak ended...streak begun anew! Felt a bit oogy yesterday. <BR> <BR> Doubt it was from the tattoo. More than likely from the food I ate while high on endorphins afterwards. When it comes to food, endorphins are worse for me than having a couple drinks. <BR> <BR> Streak of At Least 2 Miles a Day was broken, but I'm back on again today! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:09:00 EST New tattoo! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I know I will get a few raised eyebrows on the new tattoo. This is a *huge* departure for me since I got one that has an explanation to go with it. I couldn't even begin to care what a stranger thinks about it, but for those that actually read this I will attempt to explain. <BR> <BR> For those that aren't familiar with The Blerch, going to the link will help. <BR> <BR> <link> </l... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:35:06 EST The dog captures it perfectly! This is exactly what the voice in my head sounds like when I'm trying to drag myself out of bed to workout! <BR> <BR> <link><BR> </link> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:11:03 EST Meg's Miles This is heartbreaking. <BR> <BR> My friends, please be careful not only when you are driving, but when you are walking/wogging/running outside. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-road-runners-remember-meg-menzies </link> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:34:29 EST New tattoo tomorrow! Eeeeee! I can't wait! <BR> <BR> I've been thinking about getting the Blerch as a tattoo for awhile now. <BR> <BR> For those that haven't read The Oatmeal comic on running, the link will help you understand. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Pictures to follow. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:06:03 EST Need to add to my exercise routine! I can't tell you how many race pictures are out there where I didn't know the photographer was there. <BR> <BR> And sometimes even when I did... *shudder* <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:08:38 EST Very real motivation! It would work for me! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:46:50 EST Planking Doesn't mean I'm going to stop! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:57:42 EST Finally! At least the dentist gets it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:34:48 EST Soon!! Work craziness (that is the cleaned up version of what I call it!) should soon be over. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> There will still be craziness, but it will not send me over the edge repeatedly like it has for the last 4 months. <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> I've missed all my SP friends and have been a very bad group leader. But looking on the bright side, I'm also still employed. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> It has been a long road, but I'm looking forward to spending more time on the site... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:44:18 EST Fears were completely unfounded! The event at the Seattle Aquarium was lovely! <BR> <BR> It is always heart warming to find out some artist/singer/writer that you like is a lovely person as well. I'm always afraid they are going to be a know... <BR> <BR> But all of that was unnecessary. <BR> <BR> The Oatmeal was funny and doodled in my book while we chatted about running. I'll have to get a new picture of it when I get home. Some of the swag they gave me in the picture I have might be a bit too R rated for ... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:11:58 EST The Oatmeal at Seattle Aquarium I know that the webcomic The Oatmeal isn't to everyone's taste, but his bit on running and the Blerch is so spot on! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> His interview in Runner's World was silly as well. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>w-with-the-oatmeal?page=single </link> <BR> <BR> I have made writing "I believe in the Blerch" on the inside of my arm part of my pre-race ritual. I wish I could draw the Blerch. Seems like it shou... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:30:45 EST Quadzuki disappointment I only managed to do the first 1/2 marathon on Thanksgiving Day. <BR> <BR> The next 3 mornings I woke up with a splitting headache and feeling general yuckiness. <BR> <BR> After visiting the doctor yesterday I found out I had an ear infection. All the hand washing and avoiding sick people couldn't keep that away. <BR> <BR> I was pretty down about the whole thing, but have since gotten over it. I was sick. No way I should have been out in the yucky weather feeling like it did. <BR> <B... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:12:21 EST Monday silly This is just to help everyone get through their Monday morning. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:02:13 EST Flashlight Finisher! I love this story so much. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on-flashlight-finisher-in-training-rea<BR>dy-for-another-go/article_1f14de67-008<BR>4-5a8b-8298-50d6091a5697.html </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:23:21 EST Best response to the Chad Stafko article!! Love this!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> For those that aren't familiar with the article they are talking about...but be prepared for massive eye rolls. <BR> <BR> You might want to them up first. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>424052702304448204579186401818882202 </link> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:03:25 EST Day *after* the race I wish I didn't get the sock bit... <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:19:42 EST Spirit of the Marathon I was NOT motivated this morning. Raining outside. Didn't want to go to the gym. Pffffttt!! <BR> <BR> Then I remembered that "Spirit of the Marathon" was streaming on Netflix. I jogged in place for about 80% of the documentary. <BR> <BR> It got me 8 miles worth of steps and kick in my butt. <BR> <BR> I highly recommend it. <BR> <BR> Even if it made me sniffle in places. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:48:18 EST Run Dah-ling! Whatever it takes. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:16:45 EST Clown zombie mud run pics Run For Your Life was Saturday. It is a 5k mud run where runners wear flags (think flag football) and zombie attempt to take their flags through out the course. If you make it with at least one flag you survived. <BR> <BR> While I didn't do the actual run. I did chase after runners looking like this. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The red "ribbons" in my hair are the flags that I got off the runners. <BR> <BR> They threw fake b... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:24:45 EST Cute way to show off swag This is a cute and clever way to brag! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:21:13 EST Sweat??? Okay, I don't know if this is inspirational or just kinda gross.... <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:12:37 EST Stages of running Silly, but true. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ages-of-taking-up-running </link> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:58:55 EST Death of Sleep I want to keep poking my head in because I miss all y'all. <BR> <BR> But right now spending even more time on a computer other than work makes me want to scratch my eyes out. <BR> <BR> But when someone sent me this.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 12:11:15 EST If it needs a Death Waiver... Holy cr@p! <BR> <BR> And people say that I am crazy.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-sweat/1972-toughest-tough-mudder?utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_source=BloodSweatChee<BR>rs&utm_campaign=national </link> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 13:05:58 EST Book tattoo When I'm stressed I start looking at tattoos. I don't get them when I'm stressed (I know better than that!) but keep an eye out. <BR> <BR> This one. Mmmmmmm.....this one..... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 18:11:04 EST Tuesday silly I love this too much not to share <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:23:43 EST 18 things nobody told me about running I think #12 is one of my favorites.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>gs-nobody-told-me-about-running/ </link> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:54:58 EST Monday silly and a hey Still completely bogged down with the trial of the new computer system. <BR> <BR> But had to stick my head in to say hey! <BR> <BR> This picture sums up how we are feeling at work right now.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:07:50 EST The Oatmeal's views on running I'm still Sparking, but the new computer system's test run is on the verge of killing me and I'm not around as much as I would like. <BR> <BR> Oi! <BR> <BR> So here is my offering for not being around.... <BR> <BR> While The Oatmeal isn't a comic to everyone's taste, I think that there are many that will get this.... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:59:35 EST Bad Prom Run??!!?? Like, ohmygawd! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 15:03:17 EST Dr Who Nerd Alert! Most of you know that I use the virtual 1/2 marathon races as an excuse to do them in the pool instead of on the street. <BR> <BR> And I like the bling. <BR> <BR> But this bling??!!?? Yep, I've been a Dr Who watcher from waaaaayyyyy back. So race bling that has a Tardis on it?? <BR> <BR> You bet I'm doing this one. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 09:32:33 EST Is it nap time yet? So the craziness that is a full computer change up is full swing. The programs that they said would go live in October are now *finally* getting ready to go live. <BR> Yay! <BR> And, also?? <BR> Booooo! <BR> <BR> There is a lot of overtime in my future. <BR> Yay! <BR> And, also?? <BR> Boooo! <BR> <BR> With that and all the races coming up, I will attempt to stick my head in when I can. But for the next month or two, I'm guessing that I'm going to miss a lot of important things with all of... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:18:02 EST Sleepy animals Some cuteness to help you get through the day! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>player_embedded&v=VRgQaOOZRo4 </link> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:17:16 EST Ice cream truck?? This pretty much says it all. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:04:34 EST True Blood workout For your amusement, especially EMMY_DUCKIE149... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:29:32 EST Universe smacking me in the head Friday I got the results from my annual check-up. Everything is normal except my Vitamin D (welcome to the Pacific NW!) and...cholesterol. <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> What?? I've always had normal cholesterol AND I've been eating enough veggies to choke <BR> <BR> The thing that gets me really pissed (better what my blood pressure!) is that my DH eats like a trucker/kid and had a cholesterol of 150. <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> Makes me crazy. Glad he is healthy, but aaaarrrrggg. <BR> ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:37:26 EST bathing suit vs sweats I'm not saying this is right mind set. But it *is* really, really true. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:05:04 EST Run as a job?? I know this isn't for everyone, but I could be a cool job for those that run way more than I do. <BR> And I do so love the Westin beds. If I could sleep on one after *every* race, that would be just super. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:22:55 EST