Sunday, November 25, 2007

Random thoughts

Well, my vacation week is coming to an end. Time to face reality tomorrow. Wahhhh!!! I really really really really really don't want to go to work tomorrow. Sigh.

While I was off, one of the things that I did was clean out a closet, a desk, and one of the kitchen cabinets. Husband cleaned out several more kitchen cabinets. I can't say that we're quite done as there are things that need to go somewhere still, but I am happy with the results. However, I did have to envoke a new rule in the house - no more starting to clean out something until all of the stuff from the last cleaned out something have been dispositioned.

Another thing that I did, as mentioned in my last post, was run a 5K on Thanksgiving. I just now looked at the results. I was 5th of 10 in my age group. Sure, I was close to the back of the pack for the whole event, but I was dead smack in the middle for my age group. I kinda' like like that.

Black Friday was more like White Friday here. We actually got a little bit of snow, but it's gone now.

Ran/walked 7 miles easy today. I took water with me, rather than my usual Accelerade in the hydration belt. We'll pretend it was an experiment, rather than an oversight. Won't do that experiment again anytime soon, I hope. Accelerade wins over water.

Punpkin pie is evil. I'm afraid to weigh myself tomorrow. EDITED: The scale was kind to me. Amazingly, it returned a slightly smaller number once again. I am now -2.5 of my goal of -8.0.

I just officially signed up Husband & I to run the Jingle Bell 10K on Dec8th. Its a run for the Arthritis Foundation - very special to us.

Assuming I am able to complete that event, it will bring my 2007 race totals to 2 5Ks, 2 10Ks, 2 sprint tris, 2 oly tris, 2 half-marys, and one oddball - Tammy's run on Jan 1 in over a foot of snow (shortened to an 8K). I also had 2 DNS and one race registration forwarded to next year's event. Overall, I'm quite pleased.

It might not seem like much to most of you, but I need to put this in perspective.

In 2006 I finished six 5Ks and one sprint triathlon. In 2005, I finished one and only one 5K (my first!) and I learned to swim. For 40 yrs prior to that, I basically did nothing.

It's all relative. I'm planning to chalk up 2007 as a GREAT year. :)

21 comments:

  1. Sounds like your year was a huge accomplishment, whereas I've become progressively LESS active the last 2 years. :)

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  2. WHOOOOOOOOAAAAA Lisa!! 2007 totally rocked!! You did A LOT!!! ;D ;D Awesome year chica!!

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  3. Seems like a heck of a lot to me. Nice season!

    Good luck on the weighing. I can walk past pumpkin pie, it's the apple that does me in.

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  4. If I ever win the lottery, I'll pay you to come be my training partner ;-)

    2007 was a great year. You totally smoked its arse! Here's to a great 2008, and enjoy that 10K!!!!

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  5. You've had an awesome year with some great races! It seems like a lot to me!!

    Congratulations on finishing 5th of 10 in your age group! :)

    I agree that pumpkin, and any other kind of pie, is pure evil...but mighty tasty. We can work it off now.

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  6. Are you kidding me!!? That is one awesome year!!!!! You totally rocked it!! My goal for next year is to just be able to do ONE oly tri! LOL You rock girl!

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  7. Your year was fantastic! Look how far you've come! And isn't pumpkin considered a vegetable or fruit? Just add that to your food pyramid for the day.

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  8. Lisa that IS a fantastic year by anyone's standards! Great stuff! I'm looking forward to you sharing more of your tri/run blog journey with us in the year to come too :o)

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  9. That sounds like an amazing year full of achievements! I was wondering what Accelerade is? and how does it help?

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  10. It seems like a LOT to me - congratulations on a great year that you EARNED :)
    Cleaning out cupboards, mmmmmmmmmmm

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  11. I would absolutely say 2007 was a great year. Talk about alot of accomplishments in 2 years. WOW.

    Can't wait to see 2008!!!

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  12. I would absolutely say 2007 was a great year. Talk about alot of accomplishments in 2 years. WOW.

    Can't wait to see 2008!!!

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  13. You had a great year, way to go, proud of ya..

    You come a long way...

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  14. You were busy in 2007 with the races!

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  15. Lisa-congrats on the year..See you in the tri zone next year!

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  16. ...also, congrats on the edited weight loss part! Woohoo!!

    I have a feeling you will reach your goal and get to reward yourself :)

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  17. I wish I could edit my weigh-in down 2.5!
    Great job!

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  18. Lisa you are such an inspiration! I have put on weight being too busy and eating holiday food!

    YOU ROCK!

    Take Care

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  19. sounds like an awesome year to me! way to go, lisa!

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