Friday, September 9, 2011

Four Things Friday

1) Regarding the race this weekend.  Because of issues with my back, it has been iffy all week as to whether or not I will actually be able to participate.  My back was acting up on Saturday, messing up my plans for a long run.  Sunday it was marginal, and I limited my activity to a short bike and short run.  It seemed better by Monday, and we rode the bike course.  Tuesday I had a great run at the track.  Wednesday was rest day.  Thursday, my back started acting up again! Ugg. Canceled my run plans and went to the chiropractor instead.  Also was able to be seen by the PT on site. I have another chiro/PT appt later this afternoon as well.  I really want to do this particular sprint tri, so you can bet I'll be at the race site ready to go as long as my body cooperates.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

2) Already modifying my plans for what's next.  I had originally thought that I would target a 10K mid-Oct and go for a PR.  However, I've really been enjoying my bike a lot recently.  In fact, originally I had some apprehension about signing up for the Patriot due to the hilly bike route, but now I'm looking forward to the bike portion of the course more than anything else!  And with this newly sparked re-interest in cycling, I'm leaning toward adding in a few charity rides instead of that 10K.  That's one of the benefits of triathlon training, allows me to really mix things up however I want.

3) I took the Giant (road bike that I'm thinking of selling) into the shop for a tune up because it was out of adjustment.  When I picked it up, the guy that helped me kept calling me "dear."  I don't know about you, but for some reason I find that horribly condescending.  It's one thing if someone I know calls me "dear," but something entirely different when a total stranger calls me that.  Am I over-reacting??

4) Our garden is coming along nicely.  Remember when the rabbits were eating my plants?  Well, the reinforced gate kept them out and after that, the garden really flourished.  Right now I'm eating some of my cantaloupe from the garden.  I've never grown that before and it really turned out delish!  I'm also excited to make eggplant parmesan this weekend from my first ever eggplants.  My standby veggies (chilies, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, beans, cucumbers) are doing well too, but these new additions are particularly exciting to try out.  It's amazing what seeds, sun, and water (plus compost and some TLC) turn into.


19 comments:

  1. Good luck at the race tomorrow, and I hope the back holds up.

    A flourishing garden (that's rabbit free) is a beautiful thing! Good deal.

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  2. I hope the race goes well!! And I WISH I had a garden in my backyard...maybe next year!

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  3. I'm jealous of your garden. We don't get enough sun to grow anything yummy. :(

    Good luck this weekend, and strong back vibes. Go rock it!

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  4. Glad the garden thing is coming along.
    I'm giggling at "dear." Being from Baltimore, I call everyone "hon." I have to really concentrate on not doing it at work for obvious reasons.

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  5. Am I over-reacting??

    Yes, dear :-) BWAHAHAHA!

    Have fun at the race! I'm entirely jealous of that garden!!

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  6. Being called 'dear' would rub me the wrong way too...

    Hope your back is okay to race!

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  7. I do love the idea of charity rides. There is one tomorrow that I would have done but because my son's work is sponsoring this race I am running and he wanted me to do it I am. It is also for a charity. But I have other rides on the horizon as possibilities.

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  8. I do love the idea of charity rides. There is one tomorrow that I would have done but because my son's work is sponsoring this race I am running and he wanted me to do it I am. It is also for a charity. But I have other rides on the horizon as possibilities.

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  9. Sending you tons of healing thoughts!! Hope today's appointment went well and you are ready to go this weekend!!

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  10. YUM! Homegrown eggplant parmesan sounds so good.

    I'm sending you lots of healing thoughts.

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  11. Hope your back heals! Knowing you planted the seeds for your food makes it taste even better!

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  12. I would not want to be called dear by a stranger.

    And I have been thinking of charity rides. There is one today I would be doing but my son is helping with the race I am doing so that is my first priority.

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  13. Good luck on your race!

    I've spent a good bit of my life in the south. I fully expect to be called "dear" or "honey" from complete strangers and am probably guilty of doing the same myself LOL.

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  14. Dear is better than other things a stranger could call you!! haha....It would'nt bother me, just may be his way of being polite!! Hope you have already did the race this morning and rocked it!! Crossing my fingers for you that your back held up!

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  15. I sure hope you accomplish what you want in your race. Darn back pain!

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  16. Good luck at your race today (in this part of the world it's 07.50 a.m.).
    You are right about "dear", I agree. Here we have a "problem" more because we have 2 different forms: the formal and the friendly.
    In english to talk to another person you use "you" before the verb. On the contrary we use the formal "lei" and the friendly "tu".
    For example: you are kind. In italian to a friend: TU sei gentile. Formal: LEI è gentile.
    Only to explain that here many people use the friendly form with everyone and this could be rude.

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  17. I'm with you on strangers (especially stranger male) calling me "dear" or "hun/hon." I find it kinda creepy.

    Yes.. it is amazing what seeds, sun, water, compost and TLC can yield....

    I hope your race was good.

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  18. #3 is so funny. Yesterday at the store I'm not kidding, the clerk called me "hun" at least eight times. Yep, slightly awkward.

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