Monday, February 28, 2011

Runnin, Weekend, and Stuff

I felt I had a good running weekend.  I didn't go fast by any means, but that is o.k.  February was an o.k. month for running, considering I basically took a week off due to my back.  Saturdays hill run was over 10:00 pace from my calculations.  Yesterday I ran around 5.5 miles I believe.  Also a little under 10:00 pace.  Just moving the legs.  We got more snow, so it was yak trax.  I really thought about going on my 8 mile loop, but I turned at 6, and cut the 6 short.  I felt the hip muscle thing, so just playing it safe.  I am 3 months out from my marathon, so just staying healthy.  You know I haven't had an all out legs feel great hammer the run yet.  Even all my speed work starts with legs that don't bend.  To be honest I always feel the best on Tuesday nights for some reason.  Maybe because it is snow melt so no snow.  Hey it is March, I am healthy, and I can cross train with swimming and biking.  I guess this is the big thing.  I feel like I am in shape, or getting in shape. 

You know what I don't really feel like blogging today.  I feel pretty happy though.  Excited to run to work.  Maybe that is the corner I turned.  You know what I feel when I run??  I don't breathe heavy.  It is easy cardiovascularly, albeit the legs don't always feel 100%  Even though I am not running fast I am still getting in shape.  What I wanted to do last year remember.  Run slow.   I am running slow.  Let's hope it turns into a good year. 

Anyway it is Monday I feel good.  I will be able to get spend a lot of time working out today.  Run to work swim, and stuff at the aquatic center. 

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s.  We survived February.  Yayyyyyyyyyyy!!!   :)

Love you all xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Doreen and Jules.   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

extras for everyone else too.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo.   :)

Just feeling lazy today.  :)   well blog wise anyway.  :)

Now for really really cya cya cya.   :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011


We ran "The Cross" again yesterday, and I can tell already I am stronger than last time.  I may have gone slower than last time too, but it was a yak trax day, and my yaks were at home.  The roads were covered with snow, and you know that can be annoying.  We make it the first of 8 legs, and me being the lover of rest I  stopped, and grabbed some Gatorade.  Alan, just parks his van takes out a table, and has water and Gatorade there.  I wasn't thirsty, but I like my rest.  Anyway I go ahead on the 2nd leg, and it isn't too bad.  I finally have "The Cross" figured out.  The cross is really a run to the cross.  Leg 1, 3 out and backs legs, each 1 mile a piece, and the leg back to the car.  The 3 there and backs are easier going out, and harder coming back.  Every time you finish a back leg you are happy to see that damn van, and grab some Gatorade.  If you don't know what the cross is it is just hills.  Not just little rolling hills, but steep skiing hills almost.  It is the hardest hills we have in our area, unless you try running up sand dunes, which btw we have a  10K that has that as part of the fun.  :)

So anyway I attacked the ups, and I felt good attacking the ups.  The downs I just relaxed.  I hate downhills for training, because they are hard on the legs, so I just ease those.  I love ups.  They are easy on the legs, and hard on the lungs.  25K the hills are where I take off.  We are strong on hills in the Spring, because our route is hilly.  I should run more trails this year.  We have the dunes at Saugatuck that are freaking hard.  Make sure I do this.  A lot of times I just like to run from my house.  :)

Anyway what a great freakin day yesterday was.  I got my run in.  A low mileage easy on the legs run, so I can double up on a semi-long run now.  Our 10 day forecast has a lot of 38 degree highs.  We have turned the corner.  Maybe "The Wait" has turned a corner too.

You wanna know a secret?????

We Got This!!!

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!  :)

p.s.  I am cooking Lisa an anniversary dinner tonight.  Not sure what.  I'll go shopping after my run.

Love You all!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best.   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.   xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Extras for Doreen, and Jules, and whoever Doreen wants to give them too, because I trust her. trust Jules too.  :)  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Extras for Gina since she is mad at me 110% of the time.  :)   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

All the rest of ya's too.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Extras for everyone at Steve R's thing xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

All Chihaks  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxo

Pejchls xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Extras for you who don't read this too.   :)   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo   lol

work.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Everyone else too o.k.  :)))  

I love my new bloggers too they are awesomeeeeeeeee!!!   Big MWAH's to you all.  :)

This here is important to my old bloggers + 1.  Your path is harder than all others.  I told Gina this last summer.  Beth's will be the easiest of the 5, because she is the most faithful.  You have been given a lot, so a lot is going to be expected.  There is a special plan for you, and you will suffer for the sake of good, as I must too.  So there is a special plan for you, and you will be the strongest of the strong.  Your hard path will help us when this thing is done.  So don't plan on an easy path, but don't worrry o.k.  Like I said we got this.  You will be led in a good way.  Don't despair.  :)  There are special plans for you.   :)  What an honor huh???

Jen Gray I love you.   :)   God put you on this earth for a reason, what a huge heart you have.  :)

Kim Sheridan, and Tia, and Leigh too.  You rock.

All the bloggers too like I said.

Now for really really cya cya cya.   :)

Shit almost forgot, The Boston people did an extra there and back.  They all look good,  Bob and Kevin are running strong, lil Cathy is strong now too, and Carol N is running good too.  She'll be running 18 miles today I think with Ganzi's group.  Nancy W is a little injured, been that way for like 2 years, but she still keeps plugging on.  Jerry is battling a calf issue, but still beat me on the last big hill.  He had yaks on though.  :)  lol,  I was gassed.  :)   I felt so good after I wish I ran another leg.  Ken is running good too.  He is signed up for Chicago.  He ran his first marathon at the age of 57 I think.  

Sorry if I forgot anyone.  :)

Oh and yeah I am pretty sure Oscar would be faster than anyone in our group.  Kevin may be close, who knows.  Now for him to get that 26.2.  I am pretty sure he's got it.  Who p.r.'s 5K's by a minute???   :)

That is what the cross looks like.  :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Garden Sure Ain't Perfect

Well I have me this here flower garden, and omg are some of the flowers so pretty.  You can tell a pretty flower from their words, and it makes their pictures pretty too.  I have some sickly looking flowers too, and their pictures ain't so pretty.  Some aren't so exclusive anymore are they.  I have more flowers now huh, and I like them just as much, and you don't like it huh?  As a matter of fact they are so in season they are just the most freaking beautiful flowers I have ever seen.  Flowers even when they are not in bloom look pretty, because you get to see them grow.  Truth of the matter is either you are a flower or a weed.

What a girl wants most is to be the center of attention.  She wants someone to think they are all that.  You know none of us are perfect, so you really just have to step out of your comfort zone to be a flower.  If you are hotsy totsy then that might be hard, because pride is a tough thing to overcome.  Pride is a false view of yourself.  Something we all have.

Either you grow up and be a flower, or you don't.  This is not me.  Learn your lessons.  You should know me well enough to realize what I am capable of.

So I wanna tell you I love my pretty flowers.

You know Olga is not happy with how she looks now, but she is so honest it makes her such a pretty flower.  I don't even have any pictures of her  You see honesty, and openess is what is beautiful.  It is a hard thing to be.  It is a courageous thing to be.  Your words make you pretty.  :)

You got this????

My Gina flower and Doreen flower are always pretty.   :)

sooooo anyway, I guess that is it for today.  :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. yes I am up 4 hours before I meet the group to do this.

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!   :)

Oh, another thing if I single someone out don't take it personally.  It means they impressed me.  I am not easily impressed.  Ironmin impressed me right away huh??  So much humor, and so much other stuff in her life.  She brings it all.  This shit ain't easy, but you know your heart tells you to open up.  Don't you sometimes just want to open up and let it out???  Isn't stuff just dieing to get out to unload, to get rid of the burden to free yourselves of the heavy weight??? 

What sets you free????   anyone??????

Have a good day.  xxxxx   :)

You All Are The Best.  :D  :D

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo   :)


Friday, February 25, 2011


Oh dear, I really don't think I have anything today.  Maybe if I get some coffee first that will help.  :)

Well, I kinda feel bad, because what we are doing is not going to be easy.  Some people make it harder than it needs to be by trying to be cute, and clever, and whatever.  rhyme.  :)  Life is serious.  It can be zany, and many times I am, but what is life??  What was Anne Frank's life??  She wasn't doing tri's now was she??  What did she do wrong to make her life so bad??  Others did wrong huh??  German's were notorious in their Spartan beliefs, and it was easy for Hitler, and Goebbels to mold them with their warped ideas.  Not that they were bad people, but centuries and centuries of History molded them in a certain way.  One of the things we must overcome.  How??  just by looking.  :)

I wanna give a shout out to "Boston Kim"  Man is she funny.  I love her to pieces already.  She is the booby in Spanish girl.  :)  Frick, I wish I could hang out with her for a night or two, I'd bet it be non -stop laughs.  One thing I thought about is it has to be annoying to go potty while running so often.  Just another thing girls have to deal with.  I know my wife never feels great when she is having her period, or right before.  I don't remember anyone I know not running or whatever due to period issues.  Don't remember anyone ever complaining.  You girls rock!!!  We grow up thinking men are the tougher sex, but centuries, and centuries, have made you women tougher, and more honest, and open.  Not sure why.  I mean maybe it was those damn Spartans who made their impression.  Maybe wars make us like that, because to be a good army you need to have discipline.  I hate stepping on toes like this, but we were not meant to be like that.  A person came centuries ago, and he taught of a way out of the trap.  This sounds weird, perhaps, and it is weird to me, that I have to teach it.  You do know what it says right about teachers???  They are judged to a higher degree.  Like I have said before though I have help.  I have already passed out of judgment anyway. That happened last summer, and yes it was something I saw.  I knew right away what it was... not me, but I had help interpreting it.

The way is the mirror, and you have it.  You are being led to look at it in a timely fashion.  Like I said there will be tough days, because life is like that, but there are always good days too.  By all means go out and do what you do.  Drink wine, do shots, drink beer, workout 1000 hours each day, whatever floats your boat, but you still have to do this simple/hard thing.  You will do it too, because you are being led to do it.  Your journey also helps others like mine has.

Everything helps me out.  The way people are, and the way this thing goes.   I will say again, I am in no hurry.  Take your time, have fun, do whatever.  Life is fun for me most times, especially when I know I can count on Gina to be mad at me like 95% of the time.  :)  maybe more.  That bitch is a firecracker.  :)   It is why I love her.  lol.  I like strong women.

I didn't do shit yesterday.  We took our car to Lisa's friend Sheila.  Her hubby Mike is a mechanic, and he is going to fix it when he has time.  For some reason or another I guess we helped Sheila out a bit ago, and he is just charging us parts.  We'll make them a dinner sometime and stuff.  They are nice.  I like them.  Like all things everything ain't perfect with them, but I like them both.  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!  :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. slow run to work today, and swim on break.  Prolly work late today.

Love You All!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Extras for JPH and "Boston Kim" cause they freaking crack my shit up.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Doreen and Jules  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxo

Gina, cause she is always mad at me.  :)   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

All Starks   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxox   They have probably felt left out.

people in the running group.  xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxo   lol

people at work xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

 Beau and Charity xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo.  Ha ha ha!!

Christie and Ironmin too.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Ha Ha ha Ha  all the rest of  ya's too.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

If you think I forgot you here:  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo   :))

Now for really really cya cya cya.   :)

p.p.s. Lisa and I remembered our anniversary.  Lisa thought of it yesterday, and it is Sunday.  :)  Now we just have to remember on Sunday.  Wish us luck.  :)  I have no idea how long it has been.  I think Lisa is like 89 years old, and I am 44, so you do the math.  Don't tell her I said that.  :)

That is a lot of xo's.  :)   did you see the Bulls beat the Heat???  with Bosh, Lebron, and D. Wade.  Wow!!!   :)

One more thing, "Steve's Journey" has been done for over a year now.  Woot!!  "The Wait" is over 1 year.  :)  Still going strong.  cya for real now.  Love you all.   :)))

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Vase Of Flowers

That is what we are doing.  We take off our layers, so we can stand alone.  This shit takes courage, because there is security in the masses... in a way.  But the masses destiny ends in one place... the ground.  So we take this little journey, and it isn't easy.  Like I said it takes courage.  You are doing nothing new that hasn't been done.  The weird thing about this is some of the people are doing it, and blogging about it.  So a tougher road then most, but those that do the tough things what do you think will happen??  You think you will be ridiculed, or do you think you are being led on a path where you will be honored??  So in my opinion if I call someone a beautiful flower, I cannot imagine a better compliment I can give.  It means this person is leading the way.  I joke around, and am a jokester, but last night I felt in my heart the connection.  This person gets it.  She is the leader.  There is more to life than just what we do.  Work, kids, etc... doubts, fears, sadness, good times, tough times.  When I read a blog, and if it was a heart pouring blog then the only thing that comes out in my comment is love.  :)

You don't have to rush things.  You don't have to blog every day.  I have help with this.  It is easy for me, and for some reason I am supposed to do this.  Does it put your mind at ease to have me write something every day??  So you know I love you all.

Now to switch gears here, I am going to cut myself some slack.  Last night we did mile repeats.  Boston people had 5, and I could do 3 or 4.  I wanted to do 4, but man those suckers were hard.  My legs felt great, except the hips.  The area where the top of the leg hit the hip.  That little muscle is sore on both legs, and I can feel it.  I would have liked to stretch, and massage before the workout, but I ran out of time.  I worked late, got a haircut, had to grab something to eat.  I biked to and from work, so I was busy busy busy.  The mile repeats had 800M recovery between them.  The mile repeats were 800M up, and 800M down.  My times were 7:52- 7:49- 7:45.  Not happy about that, and that really ticked me off.  Flat track would they have been 7:30s??   I didn't get the 4th one either although I wanted it.  Legs just were not all that great, and I thought... (makes me mad cause I want to be tough at this)  live to fight another day.  I want to be tough, and seem tough, especially since I know I am going to blog about it.  I thought about it this morning though, and you know when I do speedwork??  10:00 pm if you wake up in the morning at 6:00 am.  So if I don't get a nap during the day like yesterday I may not even be at my best.  I wake up at 2:00 am typically, so I can read blogs, comment, and write my blog.  So I have been up for 16 hours on 6 hours of sleep or less probably, getting ready to do the hardest workout of the week.  So I cut myself a little slack.  Not too much though, because look at all these tough bloggers I read who do sooooo much better than me.  I am mad I am not tougher at this shit.  :)   Fuck it!!  Maybe I am mad I am not in as good of shape as I'd like to be.    (run on paragraph???)  lol

I think one of the things about this blog is whose name will show up??  I never know why the heck I do what I do, but maybe that is it.  Anyway I just added a new blogger.  I have been wanting to add for a while.  I have no idea her name, but her comments come across as ADC.  We read a lot of the same people.  I just let her know.  I'll get her in my reader, and put her on my RHS.

So anyway John Miller posted on my wall a link.  John Miller was probably Steve Rose's best friend??  or at least one of them.  I'll share it on FB.  It was about that lady who won the New York Marathon, how she tried to help Paula Radcliffe instead of trying to win the race.  Was that last year??  I don't know, but it is good.  I will share it on FB and Twitter.  It is 15 minutes, but yeah go for the win or help someone along the way.  The win came after she helped.  Now you know John Miller was the first one I called when I found out about Steve R.  Actually it was from him I found out about it from.  So now I have all these close friends like Gina, Doreen, and even Jules who I don't know hardly, but she likes me enough to have me come to Florida to visit.  What a girl.  On the other end we have Steve's sister Beth Rose Mickel.  She has been thinking of Steve lately, and I feel for her.  I know she has sadness, because I can feel it in me.  Of course Jen Gray gave her some input.  Kinda like I am with you girl.  That is how Jen Gray is.  Gotta love her.  Life is filled with this kind of stuff, and we have to look at it.  Life is filled with all these little traps that hurt us.  It is a stain so to speak, and our natural tendency is to put a sheet over it to hide it, instead of doing the hard job of actually cleaning it.  To clean we must look at it, and let our heart go to where it is going to go.  It isn't easy, because some of it will be sad.  The sadness is hard to look at, remember those people at the bar.  You wanna know what though???  Gina always says God never gives us more than we can handle.  So your little journey is you looking at your life through this mirror.  We go slow, because it is too much at once.  This is a marathon so to speak, and there is nothing fast through the first 18 miles at least.  Try and be patient, and don't be afraid of what is being shown you.  You have help.  There is one with better vision than you, and he knows what he is doing.  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!  :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!  :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. I want to give a little shout out to Beth's husband Oscar.  I never give him enough credit, but he has done more than you can imagine.  He is a great guy.  :)  As always I like to thank Maija, and Leigh for having me on their right hand side for a long time.  Christi too, because you have no idea how great you are.  :)

Love You alll!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Extra for Gina, Jules, and Doreen  I wuv you 3.  :)   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

So what if I want to throw a couple extra for JPH.  That bitch probably likes 'em.  :)   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Extras for the rest of you too.   :)   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Now for really really cya cya cya.    :)))

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Lot To Get Through

First off if you want to read about a training weekend, go no further than here.  It is Kim Kim Kim's site.  She trained with Beth and Barb this weekend.  Now you know I love Kim Kim Kim, and she made me proud of Beth and Barb.  You can get their links from Kim Kim Kim's site, or it is "Trial Of Miles" on my RHS, or "Hard Work- Barb's Blog"  Beth, and Barb are two of my originals, and it made me proud I read them for so long.  I tell you them chicks are tough.  I always knew it, but SHEESH!!  Gotta love them girls.  :)  One other thing is if you don't read Beth and Barb too you should.  I guess I always assumed everyone read them.  Trust me I have been reading them for years.  They will not disappoint.  Add them to your list.  :)

Speaking of Kim Kim Kim I added one of her best friends.  I kinda always wanted to, but you know how I add??  When I see people comment is when I add.  Not comment on my site, but on others.  I like it when people comment, because people like comments.  You can always comment on my site, I like them too.  :), but not necessary, cause I will still blog, and blog, and blog, and blog.  :)  Her name is Heidi Austin she just ran a 1:34 half marathon.  I added her, because she commented on a lot of the people I read.  :)

Other than that things that got me thinking.  I guess I should tell you my plans.  I don't think my training will be good enough to get me a p.r. in the spring Marathon.  Maybe it will, but reading Charisa's last two updates got me thinking.  What are my goals this year??  For me, I think a Spring marathon is good training, but hard to be at your best in the spring.  Good training for a good base to go get it in the fall.  My goal will be to P.R. the Grand Rapids Marathon this fall.  We will see how good I get, I would assume 3:30-3:45.  I am not 3:30 fast right now, but I was not too far from 3:35 last year, so we'll see.  It will take a lot of work.  I also want to get that sub:22:00 5K.  That will also take some work.  My training hasn't been as good as I liked this year due to injury and stuff.  I'll feel a lot better when I get a few 16 + runs in .  Make sure you read Charisa's last update. She is great. Behind her very nice, and thoughtful side is a fierce competitor.  Gotta love her.    :)  lol.  

In other news, I had a pretty good day workout wise for me.  First of all I worked, and then I went to the Aquatic center.  Upped my workout to 1400 yards.  Still working on form, and stuff.  I did a little bit of kicking.  Ummmm that sucks.  :)  Also I think it was 1400.  It might have been 14,000 for all I know.  I am not timing myself, and who can count in the damn pool anyway???   :)  I also rode the bike for a bit, and did the circuit, with pull ups and stuff.  6,6,5,5.  yeah I have been slacking in those.  :)  After a little snack, and a 67 second nap, I went out and met Jerry, and we ran 6 miles on the snow melt.  Around 8:55 pace.  We try to keep it calm, cool, and collected, cause we have the hard stuff tonight.  It should be fun.  We saw Bob, Helen, and Kristen too.  Jerry and I start at 6:00, and they start at 6:30.  I like to start a bit earlier. 

I guess that is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope everyone has  a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!

p.s. I am FINALLY going to see Johnny Garcia fight.  March 25, he is the Main attraction.  Woot!!!  I think he is fighting at 143, so he probably only has to lose around 25 lbs. in a month.  Piece of cake.  :)  lol.  Boxers.   :)

Love you all!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

I like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Extras for all the rest o'yas   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

couple more for JPH, cause I like her like that.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxo  lol

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Yucky two days, yucky two days.  I am better now.  :)  I mean crap we cannot always be in a good mood.  First off my Saturday run sucked.  My legs just didn't feel good.  I had no idea how far I was going, as I was running to meet the group.  I misjudged how long that was, and was late.  My run ended up being 11.25 miles @9:30'ish pace.  Only highlight of that crappy run is I got to see the girl who got run over by a car.  I know she qualified for Boston, and she is running it.  I guess I wasn't really sure.  I asked her how she was doing, like did things hurt and stuff.  She said, "yeah, but whatcha gonna do??"  Right.  :)  I think winter running is a bit harder, because the legs don't always loosen up.  Who knows? 

I followed Saturday up with a little 3 miler at 10:00 pace.  Snowflakes were huge that day.  :)  Then really not much, just listened to music, and that was it. 

Yesterday was just the absolute worst.  I was feeling every bit of Monday, every bit of February, and every bit of the gray day it was.  YUCK!!  It was just an awful day.  I kinda had a feeling I would feel better today though.  I don't stay in the dumps too long.  Lucky me huh??  Anyway that is about it today.  I am running, and swimming today.  Probably do some biking at the aquatic center.  I'll probably drive to work, cause it looks like the roads are crap.  Lisa is sick, and I need to buy catfood at the local lumberyard.  :)

That is it for today!!!  :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!  :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s.  I am going to pick up another blogger.  I'll let them know, and you might know if you commented on her site.  I'll give you a hint.  It is a girl, and she is fast.  :)  She reads a lot of the same people as me too.  :)

Love you all xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxo

Extras for the rest o'yas!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo   lol

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :)

I am such a goof!!!!  :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

How You Like Me Now...

Well, I have nothing for a title, but thought that would work o.k.  Let's go the directly honest approach.  Nah, I won't do that.  A lot of you still cannot handle that.  I wish I had do overs.  I love all my FB friends, but I sent out 3 friend requests this week in a drunken stupidity thing, if I had the chance to do it again I wouldn't have sent them out.  Don't really like them... now.   :)  luckily they didn't accept.  :)

I do have a new friend, and she is a blogger/ commenter extraordinaire.  :)  She knows who she is.   :)   Thanks.  :)

I was thinking yesterday of an earlier post.  Of how I deleted FB friends, because I don't think they paid attention to my blog.  I would show everything, and no one paid attention, and some even paid anti-attention.  I gave all of myself, and got nothing in return.  Now some of the FB friend delete was cause people were never on so it didn't matter.  Some were real friends, who I though hmmmm,  I guess they don't care.  You know when Hank Haringsma was moving away I was the only person who came to hang out with him.  He moved to Boston, and now as far as I know he is in California somewhere.  Just me and his brother.  What the fuck??  As far as me deleting Charity, she was never on so it didn't matter.  They didn't have a computer, obviously she is one of my best friends along with her hubby Beau, and if it is not winter we see each other almost every weekend anyway.  

How did I start???  Why Beth, Barb, Audrey, and Becky??  kinda weird huh???  Those 4 I have been commenting on a lot for what a couple years.  Almost every single post they posted.  What does that mean??  I don't know.  I have others now too.  I am glad.

You want to know what I see??  I see bloggers when they open up their soul for all to see, they get comments.  They put their shit out for all to see, and bloggers come through.  talk talk talk via comments.  That shit is great.  So yeah bloggers are fucking great.  My friends I hang out with are fucking great too, because they are honest like that.  :)  Let their shit out for all to see.

So yeah that is kinda weird huh.  Remember Gina said why are you deleting people love you???  Sure didn't seem that way did it??  Why when I show you my stuff did you pretend you didn't see???  Life is fun and games huh??? but not all the time is it??  I mean we all are going to die, and that at least should pop in our minds once in a while.  I don't understand how if you like me, and I struggle with something you ignore.  Why??  Am I weird, because that is something I wouldn't do to you???

Anyway I would like to give a big shout out to Kristi DeMarois Cox.  That bitch is real.  :)  She is smart, but doesn't pretend to be, she is honest, is cute, and pretty,  yet insecure.  Not pretentious, and just fucking real.  I love that.  Real like the people I hang out with.  Hey spring is just around the corner too, so there will be cookouts, beach volleyball, boating, drinking, everything.  February has been pretty nice with all the sun and stuff. 

I guess it hurt kinda when I showed my stuff, but no one said a damn thing.   

Some people hide so much shit it is hard to tell what is going on.  Weird.  

Then again I have been doing this a while.  Really weird that Gina said that thing though.  She tried to stop me from deleting, because she thought people liked me.  I really did not understand that at all.  I mean some were just the non-actives who were still friends, but some I wanted input, and it surprised me I got none.  None.  weird, because it would have made things easier.  

That is it for today.  :)

Thanks, but I guess only a few read.   :)

Ha Ha Ha !!!   

The 3 who I friend requested who I want takebacks from are blah!!!  

so hoity toity in your fake little world.  blah blah blah

Love the rest o' yas.  :)

Honest I do.  :)

cya, tomorrow will be a different day.  :)

betcha the regular signature line comes out to play too.  :)

cya!!!   :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

OMG Keep the Cable News Away!!!

So Lisa and I went out to dinner last night.  We wanted Chinese, but there was a long line at the Japanese steakhouse we wanted to go to  :)   and NO BAR!!  So we went to a different place... WITH BAR.  I don't care how long I wait if I can have a beer or two.  :)  Holy crap they had CNN on, and I see the world is going crazy.  I guess we could have predicted it after Egypt.  When everyone sees a revolution everyone gets the bug.  It is a virus, and everyone gets the fever.  sweet!!!   I got really pissed when I see we still have unlimited funds for war, and no funding for planned parenthood.  America you don't disappoint.  I should have looked away.  :)  I am still in a bad mood.  :)

I would imagine anyone who watches Cable news is pissed.  Whichever side your on.  SHEESH!!   That Mideast thing is not good. 

In more important news today is long run Saturday.  YIPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!  I can run to where we meet, because we are coming to my neck of the woods.  I don't know how long I'll go, I'll let you know.  Boston people are 16 miles or so, I assume I'd be close to that.  Yesterday I got a swim in.  I used the pull buoy, and I made what I think is a very important change to my stroke.  It should leave me injury free, and improve the swimming.  I did 2- 450s a 300 (form got messy) then I did a 50 without buoy, got a cramp, and that was that.  Just building slowly.  No strength, I didn't want sore arms for today's run. 

Just a boring ole Saturday update.  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. I love that I see Christi's comments all over the place.  I am glad I read her blog.  She comments as much as me I think.  :)

Love you all xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best !!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxx

extras for everyone today too.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :)

lol, when the heck did I start the Now for really really cya thing?????   lol   :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Jen Gray Posed The Question!!

If you had one week to live what would you do?  Of all the million things one could do, there is only one thing I'd do.  Spend time with @ Lisa.  I have no bucket list.  Everything I wanted to accomplish in life is done.  Wow!!  I never thought of it that way.  Did you people see that in me before.  That is what this is all about.  When a person finally hits the "Self Actualization" part.  There is such a thing huh??  I don't need to win any races.  I don't need to qualify for Boston.  I train for marathons and what not, cause it is fun.  Keeps me busy too.  When I am too tired to train I drink and listen to music.  I like to cook meals too.  Eat drink and be merry huh?  I sho iz that huh? 

So anyway, I would like to thank new "Boston" Kim for following my website.  Wow, what an honor.  :)  I told you she liked to drink, she said you blogged about lil ole me??  Ummmm excuse me missy, you iz the rockstar!!!   :)  I am just along for the ride.  :)  lol. 

I did pick up another blogger yesterday too.  Her name is Beth.  She commented on Beth Huebner's site, and I thought it was a different Beth I know, nope it wasn't.  This Beth is recovering from breast cancer.  Her training took a detour with the diagnosis, and now she is getting back into training.  I think she has a 1/2 ironman and other races for this year.  That was enough for me.  Just keep going right.  Do what you love. 

Big thanks to Jen Gray, who can always always always see clearly.  Everyone's vision gets cloudy here and there, but Jen Gray has very very good eyesight as far as life things go.  No wonder she has like 400 people subscribed to her.  I tell you I tell you I tell you,  you gotta love Jen Gray....  but then again I love all ya'alls!!!  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!  :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s.  I love my life!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!!!    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw some extra of these to my Welsh friends.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

awways some extra xo's for Doreen, Gina, and Jules..... xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Olga deserves some extras too.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo   :D   :D

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!   :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Missed A Day

Our meeting was a late one, so I missed yesterday.  Slept til I absolutely absolutely absolutely had to get up.  In important news I added a blogger.  Her name is Kim.  I like the name Kim.  It is a cute name isn't it??  Maybe cause there is a Kim Kim Kim???  Is that why I think it is cute??  Anyway she lives in Boston.  She is funny funny.  She has done a couple Ironmans and I think is running Boston this year.  She likes to train, and drink, have fun, and poop outside.  Now that is my kinda girl.  :)  She commented on a lot of people I read, so I checked her out.  I always checked out her profile, because her comments come across as Kim.  Kim Kim Kim's does too, so I always have to check to see which one it is.  Usually it is Boston Kim.  Anyway glad to add another.  I add mostly girls don't I???  I am such a blogger slut!!!!!  :)

So on Tuesday, because I think you are all dying to know, I got a swim, bike, and a run in.  Swim I did o.k.  I felt good with my first 450, so I thought I'd do my old standard 450/900/450.  I worry about my stupid back thing though so did 2 450's, and maybe a 100 or 200.  Something like that.  Then I just did pull ups and the circuit.  Bike was just bike to work--running late time trial--bike to aquatic center, and bike home.  Run was 6 miler--1/2 with Jerry, and that was 6 miles@ 8:52.  Yesterday was speed work.  I fucked up the timing, so have no idea.  6- 800's, 5.66 miles total with warm up and cool down.  Big turnout.  Everyone was there except MWMFN and didn't see Amanda either, other than that a good turnout.  Only note was lil' Cathy was flying on her last 800.  That was a down one.  SHEESH!!!  She is doing 2 marathons this spring.  An early one and Bayshore.  Not sure which one she is racing though.  One will be a training run, and one will be a race.  I guess it all depends on how early she hits her form.  We'll see.  :)

Now to the fun stuff.  Do I have anything??  Well I read a short story of new blogger Nancy, and it reminded me of Natalie.  Now some of you know this story as it is a rehash.  I wrote it on heimleblog, Journey, and even earlier on this one, but it is still a good story.  It is the story of Cathrine in Norway, but really Natalie in Normal, and also Natalie in Denmark.  I would love to know who read heimleblog btw.  That would be so interesting.  I don't think I ever got a comment on it, and the only thing I assumed was Becky read it.  Confess confess.  :)   lol. 

Not really sure if I want to rehash the story.  Let's just put it this way.  Natalie and I became more than friends during my physical depression.  I was not really attracted to her at first, but we started saying hi to each other, and stuff.  She grabbed my heart, because she was smart, hard working, and had fun, worked out.  You name it.  Now at this time I just came off the summer where every morning I would wake up early, and walk walk walk walk, before work.  Walk to work, and walk home from work.  Scared scared scared, because I was one of the worst.  I am back at the hospital working, wanting to sleep all the time, due to physical depression, and my weight jumped from 130-170.  Becoming friends with Natalie got me riding the exercise bike, and working out.  That helped a bit with my physical depression.  Anyway to make a long story short I eventually fell head over heels with Natalie.  She studied abroad in Denmark.  I wrote her letters every day.  Every day.  She knew of Lora, and my friendship, which faded.  During the time she was in Denmark, I went to Eau Claire and met Cathrine.  She was a nanny in the states, although she was originally from Norway.  She lives in Norway now, and it was her birthday yesterday.  We met at a bar, became pen pals, and even met in Chicago one time.  We lost touch, and re-found each other via FB.  She is married with kids, and that is that.  She is a fun girl, likes to have fun.  She also has one of the prettiest faces ever.  Really all around package.  She even dresses as a clown for kid's birthdays.  If she reads this I'd like to give her a big MWAH!!!  :)     Our friendship was always platonic.  It was really really really nice being pen pals with her.  She helped me as Natalie broke my heart.  I think we didn't communicate real well, and Natalie and my relationship was a big old misunderstanding.  I didn't know how she felt, and she didn't know how I felt.  We underestimated each other's stubborness.  :)   She was a strong girl.  I like strong girls.  :)

Oh well, that is about it for today!!!  :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!  :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s   I found out yesterday, or maybe it happened yesterday that I made Sugarleg's blog roll.  Woo Hoo!!!  Sugarleg is Leigh's friend.  I have been on Leigh's list for a long time.  Definitely appreciate it girls.  I love me them strong girls.  :))  Them are two of the strongest.  :)

Love You all xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best.   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw me some extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Always assume I throw extra love Doreen, Jules, and Gina's way.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo    :))

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :)))  

Love all ya'alls!!!!!   :)))

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Swim = Me Suck!!

First off before I get going make sure you check out Jen Harrison's update.  You read that, and you know why she is so great.  That bitch cracks me up.  :)  lol. 

So anyway, yeah yesterday's was a doozy, but you know what about me??  It is more doozy to me than you.  Like I said I am different.  I feel the sword so to speak, and it is hard for me sometimes.  It is not unnatural for me to think people don't like me.  Cory, Victor, Gene Carr, and Jeff Stark help me with that sometimes by just talking.  Acknowledging things.  You know at our work we have drama all over the place??  Some people don't always get along.  Sometimes it baffles me.  I like most people, but the ones who typically only see the not so good in others, and not themselves you know??  So I may not like a person per se right now, but they just have to do the simple changes.  Look at themselves.  None of our lives are that freaking perfect.  None of us are.  When you realize we all struggle with things it helps people not be mean to each other.  Not take shitty days out on other people, but just kinda look at it you know??  Keep your eyes in your head.  We all can be assholes I know.  You know me??  I can be a dick, but I always know good will come out of it.  I am  not sure if that makes sense or not, but I guess what it means is we all SUCK sometimes right??  All of us. 

Anyway I saw a movie last night.  I stayed up later than normal.  It was about a society who tried to take all senses and all feelings away so there would be no wars.  Burning poetry, and paintings and stuff.  How???   By taking a medication that took all that shit away.  If you stopped with the medication than you started feeling.  It was actually pretty good.  Funny I saw that movie, after I talked to Kathy Bailey.  Now she is our canoe lady, who lost her husband a couple years back to anheurism.  (sp)  They had her on Zoloft, to help I guess take depression and sadness away.  She went off cold turkey.  They told her you are not supposed to stop that stuff cold turkey.  What the hell is in that anyway??  You know I think sadness is a normal thing to go through once in a while, especially if you lose a husband, or loved one.  Like those drinkers at the bar, they did not want to talk about that shit.  Our days are like that though.  Some fun, some laughs, and some shitty.  We all sometimes feel shitty, and we all sometimes have bad days.  Freaking normal. 

Not a biggie to show that stuff either, because we can all relate.  Just look at Jen H's post again.  To an outsider that shit is funny.  Sucked for her going through it, but she is better now.  :) 

Ahhhhhh Fuck, I really don't know what this post is about anyway.  I did swim yesterday.  I was thinking of at least getting in a 1/2 mile workout.  Yeah I am out of shape.  I did manage a 450 warm up, so that was good.  I then thought I'd try some 100's.  I am slow so don't worry about that.  :)   lol.  2nd one was 8 seconds slower than the first, and My arms didn't want to have anything to do with the 3rd.  :)  So I kicked on my back for a bit, and was going to do maybe a little cool down.  Got a cramp in my stupid ass leg, and called it a day.  I forgot my workout clothes too, so I couldn't do my other shit.  Oh well.  Today is a run day, and I plan on hitting the pool again. 

That is it for today!!!

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. We get our checks tonight!!   :D  Definitely one good thing our company does.  Every company does stupid shit though too.  Sometimes the policy makers are NOT smarter than the people on the floor.  I think creativity is one of the most underutilized attributes people have, because everyone tries to make cookie cutter people out of everyone.  To get control.   FUCK THAT!!!  :)

Love you all!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo

You all are the best.   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these to my Welsh friends.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

MWAHs to all the rest of ya's!!!!   lol.   girls anyway.   :)   Ha ha ha!!!

Oh, and yeah I know work can see my shit.  Don't care.  I izn't lieing.  and I izn't sugar coating.  Just givin you the real shit.   :)  Whoop!!!!   Whoop!!!   :)

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!   :)   Love you alllllllllsssssssssss!!!   Oh and @ShearAwesome cracks my shit up.   :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bringing The Heavy Guns

You guys really keep me grounded.  I had so much I wanted to say, and I can tone it down a bit.  Not mean angry stuff, no way, but just really stuff about me, and my Journey.  I see we are on different pages in a way, and it is no big deal. 

So let's begin.  The night of being admitted in the hospital.  I was delivered up to the judges.  Remember it says don't worry when you are delivered up to the judges you will be given what you need to say in the time you need it or something like that.  Like I said, it has been a long while.  I think I may have said this before, but maybe not.  Now realize this is all hidden.  I am fighting for my life and my salvation. Told to do some really ridiculous things.  I was walking out of work naked.  Yeah loony loony loony.  Told to do this told to do that.  Khien I think drove me to the hospital, not sure.  My brother Jim saw my eyes, as they chained me to the bed.  He saw my Mom's death eyes in me.  I asked Jim, can they take these chains off???  I was going to die, and I was going to hell.  That night, probably within an hour.  In my mind it said I could save myself, but it would be at the expense of my friends.  Jim, Hal, Darren, Katrina, and Lora.  What did I say???   God's will be done.  Judged dead!!!!   I was going to die, and I was going to hell, but my friends were going to be saved.  I just wanted the death to be quick, because I knew it was going to be unpleasant.  Surprise Surprise I wake up the next morning.  My brother Jim, had a dream that night saying there were religious things going on.  I had a vision at home a little later.  You know this may or may have been after the Physical Depression of hitting the Alligator 3 times on the head, and then Katrina and I can hug.  Hospital was #1.

End of the Journey was #2.  I was at work, and Once again I was delivered up to the judges.  I had to be the anti-Christ, which also was who it said I was during my 6 days of persecution way before the hospital.  How could I save myself.  I am the worst of the worst.  A Judas if you will.  Once again courage found it's way into my heart, and I said God's will be done!!   Judged to be the worst of the worst.  My heart was glad, and I thought it was because Satan won, but right away I knew I did good.  There were other days of suffering too.  Remember I deleted Heimleblog, I had a day where I was in a sword fight with ones who had Hatori Hanso swords, and I had a utility knife???  Judged judged judged, bad bad bad.  Persecuted a lot.  Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness.  All hidden.  Not to be seen. 

Remember Thanksgiving I won the race??  Remember me tweeting about it.  It was a 5K race huh???  Stay calm cool and collected, and once you hit mile 2 then you incrementally add speed.  Kick it once you know the end is there.  You cannot hang on to a 5K, it is toooooooo long.  You can be below pace at the 2 mile marker, because the last 1.1 is going to be fast.  Anyway I knew I was 2/3 of the way done.  I tweeted about it from Beau and Charity's deck.  I am sure Beth saw it.  I wonder if she knew what it meant??  I was also exchanging e-mails at the same time.  That led to a rocky road, but it made the connection stronger. 

So I know this is a hard blog to read, and stuff.  I assume it is scary.  What seems hard hard hard for us is eassssssyyyyyyyyyyy for the one who does the work.  :)   We don't do the work.  You see he wants to show us what he can do, and he will. 

Yesterday a run.  I was going to go 6 miles, but I knew running down the street I was going to go on my 4 mile loop.  My legs didn't feel all that great, and Once I hit the 3 mile turn off, that is what I did.  3.13 miles @ a little over 9:00 pace.  Biking to work today, and swimming.  Like I put on Maija's blog if I am not training, I am doing nothing worthwhile.  :)

Wanna know why I was never worried about Beth and my relationship????  Cause I knew a long time ago, that she was my friend who would stick closer than a brother.  Never worried about it.  That is why my FB decrease happened.  I was doing all this stuff writing, and no one on FB paid attention.  I feel this is important what I do, and no one cared.  I didn't know it was a hard thing to acknowledge reading this.  I am not worried about relationships, because I brought Kyle and Nikki VandenHeuvel back, because I missed Nikki a ton.  My heart was pulled that way.  Yes platonic you morons.   :)   lol.  My journey has also made my relationship with Jenny Parker Harrison really strong.  Wanna know why???  Because I love her.  Wanna know what the greatest gift is????   It is why I do this so often.  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s.  Renee Mance had a baby Chloe a while ago, and she got her first run in.  15 minuter.  She is the wife of Doug Mance a.k.a Rob Roy, our former Millwork manager.  Also Stephanie Mae my cousing is training for the dam to dam race.  I think it is close to a half marathon.  Got her first run of the year in.  Woo Hoo!!  Melanie is like me now.  She likes to train, and have some drinks.  Hal is like that too.  We like to have our fun.  Woo Hoo!!!  :)

Love You All xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for really really cya  cya cya!!!!   :)

Ha ha!!  I almost forgot.  I know what tie Oscar is going to wear today!!!   :)   hee hee!!!   cya all!!!   :)

Oh wanna throw some more love Doreen, Gina, and Jules way toooooooo.   MWAH!!!   MWAH!!!   :))

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Got A Run In

Wow, there is a lot on my mind right now.  :)   Look Out!!!   :))  Let's see what happens.  First off Jules and Doreen haven't made this sucker in a while, and I wanna throw a big ole SMOOCH at'em.  :)  smoochie smoochie!!  :)  lol. 

First off  (lol I am a nut)  I did get a run in like the title suggests.  My back wasn't 100%, but I gave it a try anyway.  It went without a hitch.  I missed the running group, as I guess they started at 7:30.  I did see Gayle, Kristen, and Jerry as they were heading back though.  I said hi to em, and talked for a bit.  Going running on Tuesday with Jerry again.  We are going early though.  Like 6:00.  I guess lil Cathy got a 16 miler in with no sleep due to her kid being sick.  UGH!!  Our route is a hilly one too, so that was that. 

I ended up just under 7 miles @9:37 pace I think.  I kicked it a bit the last mile or so too, but the way back was really against a pretty stiff wind.  I thought my pace would be better though.  I wasn't running hard, but just saying.  I thought of only doing 6, but the 7 miler turn around is all up hill from the 6 turnaround, and then downhill a bit.  After the downhill I turned around, and had to climb that steep hill again.  I went for a little more challenging and a little more longer.  My legs felt great, as you can well imagine.  My miles are pretty low due to injury and what not.  I'll do the best I can though, and I think things will look up, with more biking, and swimming added. 

Well that was an unexpected surprise.  :D  :D 

So anyway not sure if you want to read all about the day to day.  I like reading that shit, but there is more on my mind.  Something happened at work geeeeeeez I don't even know when.  Before the Journey ended.  Hidden, only seen and known by me.  It is why I thought day after Thanksgiving was the day, and at work.   It really was a type of my final suffering... what will happen.  Man there is a lot on my mind, I think it is scary shit though.  Not sure if you want to know it.  Although I think the posts before yesterday were a bit scary.  I think it is easy to understand what I write, and I can put pieces together.  You see what is written is a sword, only used for judgment.  Good and bad, and there is only one who can get the good out of it, without judgment.  That is why it says he who lives by the sword...  So we do stand naked.  See this is the shit I don't like saying, because I think it is freaking scary.  I have been on the wrong side of feeling on the right side of things for a long time, it isn't a big deal anymore.  I think the path is easier if we just do the simple yet hard things asked.  Whatever that is.  It is your journey, and your thoughts, and I surely don't know what they are. 

Here is the thing too, you help others along.  You will do some tough things so others you care about get brought along.  You see it is a tree with branches.  You do your stuff, and more branches grow off.  Like I said before you do it for you, but also for others.  You also may have to take some stuff from others like I did. 

Now I don't always look at pictures, but sometimes.  I saw the picture of Charisa on her latest blog entry.  I see sadness in that picture.  What the story is I don't know.  Today she tries for a sub: 18:00 in a 5K.  Ummmm what????   #OUCH   :)

I always see updates, but don't always respond.  I love Jen H's 16 mile run, swim set, and dinner overlooking the mountains.  There better have been some wine involved, because that would have been perfect.  :)  I also see Barb's snow-wind update.  I love that shit.  Sounds like a fun horrible day.  :)  lol. 

Anyway the big surprise is I am unblocked from ayuromixed (Olga)  now.  I follow her.  I follow Ironmin too.  I don't think she tweets much, but don't care.  One other thought I had, and I think this might be true.  I think trapped inside me is something that makes your journey easier.  Like I said I have the best and the worst in me, and the one who overcame centuries ago assures me of victory, and he can make good of all.  Overlooked by the one who keeps my heart pure.  :)  Piece of cake.  :) 

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!  :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. the Bulls are freaking good this year.  WOWWWW!!!   Also going to put $40 longggggggg on the White Sox this year.  :))

Love You All !!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :))))

runnninnnnnnnnnn todayyyyyy, and making @ Lisa a nice Sunday dinner.  LOVE YOU ALLLLLLLL!!!!   :))

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Some Tweets Are Worth 1000 Blogs

Or at least this one.  :)

Here is what I put... In list form.  :)

  1. Put your arms to your side, stand on both feet, and say it is my life!! This is me. I accept all shortcomings
  2.  I love love love when people show the not so great part. It puts us all at ease!! #lightentheload
  3.  Never never never doubt how great you all are. :)
  4. Every flower is different and imperfect in some way. Still beautiful!! :)
  5. Saw Amanda the bartender with two kids from two Fathers. She is pretty in a distinct unique flower kinda way!! :)
  6.  Forget what were taught before we get too old!! #wow #lyrics
  7.  Our alone times are where we find out who we are!! :)
  8.   I love life, because I embrace the sadness!! :)
  9. I also threw some love to one of my favs.  :)    
 I don't really have much else today.  I have some thoughts.  I am excited in the direction we go, because it is a good direction.  So gonna leave a short blog entry today.  

Thanks Angela for reading.  You should have read a long time ago.  :)  Thanks Carol Booth too.  I know you read, and I never throw you on here, but I appreciate it.  Thanks.  :)  Tucker you probably read too, but you'd lie about it.  You just cannot help it.  lol.  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. gonna run today, I am not 100% but I'll give it a try.  :)  Wish me luck.  :)

Love YOu All xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best.   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for really really cya cya cya.  :)))))

Friday, February 11, 2011

Gots Me Another Blogger.

Okay Okay I was rude.  I should have done it right away.  Her name is Beth Huebner, and you can check her blog out here.  I haven't gone back too far, but she does Marathons, and is now doing Tri's.  She is tall, like 6' tall, and has two kids.  Like I said Jen H follows her so good enough for me.  She blogged yesterday so I said Hi on her blog.  She lives in St. Louis.  :)

In other news my back seems to be getting better and better and better.  Looks like Saturday will be a go.  Hope I am not in horrible shape.  :)  It will be 1 week without running.  Boy I was in a good mood yesterday.  I don't know why, I just am.  I know my blog was a doozy.  My blog is a doozy.  :)  I know that, but all I say is true.  You don't even know the scary shit I have been through.  Why was I singled out??  Just one of those things.  It isn't because I was a good athlete, or I was a nice guy.  I had every reason to be angry.  I suffered more things than you would ever want to know.  Things I couldn't talk about, because it was crazy sounding.  All hidden seen by no one but a cloud of witnesses.  Then I see I see I see I am one of the worst people "in religious terms"  How could I suffer sooooo much, and still be sooooo far away.  I had help,  in my heart I just said "well I might as well do as I am told".  I knew I did right right away.  Thus started my summer of discontent.  Those were the horrible days leading up to the hospital.  After the hospital I suffered the empty physical depression.  I always wondered why.  You remember????   It was the lady who said you need to have the patience of Job.  Do you remember the end of Job's story???  Happy fun days were his again huh??  That is my story and that is my Journey.  It was long, and it was hard, but it ended in a good place.  I still have one more thing to do, and I will suffer mightily.  I knew I had to do it.  I was willing to do it even before the hospital.  Did you guys ever put the blessing I received like Jacob, and the Beatitudes together???  

I was in the hospital lobby.  The old person's part, and I received it.  Wanna know what I felt???  I didn't care.  That is how bad bad it was.  Boy I really suffered, and I guess the only reason is Job's story.  No reason for it really, it just was that way.  I haven't read the Bible in like... well since before the hospital actually, like I said it is a sword, and it slashes me, so I couldn't.  Didn't Jacob have to do a ton of stuff before he felt like he was actually blessed.  He had to wait.  Then to have this promise that everything is for good.  Holy holy cow.  How freeing is that??  No second doubts, no what ifs.  No worries.  I can be as zany as I want, and I want!!!   :)  lol

So whatever I do, I am here to help.  Help you on your own personal Journeys.  I know when I was on mine I really really really really wanted someone who understood.  Someone who had been through some of these things.  Someone to talk to.  I didn't have it, but you do.  Me!!!  :)   You'll see all kinds of things.  I'd like to explain what I saw one night.  Inside of me I experienced the glory of God inside me.  I wanna say full, but I doubt that was full, because that I could not handle.  Yes I saw what God saw, kinda through his eyes.  My feeling was You wouldn't show someone this, unless they were going to be good.  I still had to suffer, and I still felt bad bad bad.  I felt this way, because I was being lied to every second of every day.  Told to do this to do that.  I was a nut.  Satan doesn't play Satan Satan plays God.  He is the Father of lies, and it is truth that sets us free.  Our Journey is that.  We have to overcome the lies. 

So yeah I know this is blog is a doozy.  Eventually all the miracles you read about will be done here on Earth.  Right now a lot of stuff is hidden, and who knows why.  It all seems a bit zany, but we only get a glimpse of the truth.  The full blown truth of it is tooooooo much for us to handle.  So we kinda get the comic book version of it... so to speak. 

So I would like to personally thank Beth Huebner.  You all know how courageous of a thing she did.  So I am gonna yell her name from the mountain top.  Beth Huebner Beth Huebner Beth Huebner, Jackson and Carter too.  :)   lol

That is it for today!!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!  :)

p.s. Jeff, Tony, Cory, Lamar, and Julie had a good time at the Contractors Breakfast.  :)  lol

Love You All!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best.   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!   :)))))

Thursday, February 10, 2011


What does get you out of bed in the morning??  You know for some people that is a job in itself.   You know what used to be easy was me doing this blog thing.  It seems like I am running out of things to say.  You know "The Wait" is approaching one year now.  :)  Maybe it is because I don't do any workouts so to speak at all.  I hate the trainer.  It is the most gross piece of shit out there.  :)   So there, you heard it from me first.  :)  lol

I like running, because I like the way it makes me feel.  It is why one would tend to drink too, just for the way it makes one feel.  You know our path would be so much easier if people didn't judge.  We just can't help ourselves can we??  Do we judge, because we think we do things the right way, or we know the right way??  I do less of that than you so I am better??  I don't feel particularly judged right now.  I don't take kindly to it though.  Been through too much of it, and it doesn't fit my personality anymore to be judged.  :)  I don't do it either, because who is so perfect right??  Isn't it interesting the only thing we really really have to do is look at ourself??  That is it!!   It makes us feel better to measure ourselves via others who we may deem to be not so good, but it leads nowhere.  Truth is none of us are so good.  We all are imperfect in our eyes, but the eyes that really really matter doesn't see any of that shit.  Blind to all imperfections, because what is imperfect? 

You know what I wrote??  I said it would be easier to walk with sight huh?  That is not what we do though is it, we walk with trust.  We trust the one who has the perfect sight, and that he leads us in a good way.  You know what I had to learn??  As far as being bad, I was the worst (in religious terms)  I was a woe.  I was a scribe, pharisee, and hypocrite.  I was "told" and outside the garbage room at Bromenn Healthcare I had to do something.  I was obedient, and did it.  I asked why did you let me get sooooooo far awayyyyyy???  Wanna know what he said???  To save more lives.  It sure didn't feel like that.  You wanna know what else I learned??   I cannot save myself, and no one can.  Our Journey is a solo one of sorts between you and your maker.  Some readers don't even believe in God, and that is fine with me.  He can reveal himself whenever he wants.  That means nothing anyway.  Believe when he talks, that is what leads the way.  He talks through your heart, and through your mind.  He is the God of the living right?? 

You know I knew things were going to start up again.  I knew since after the hospital.  Did I know it was going to be like from 1992- 2009??  no.  I bet I was right though.  I bet that believing part, never doubting was God's time.  Remember my end of the Journey??  He gets enjoyment out of that.  He makes everyone wait, because that really is what faith is all about.  :) 

I wanna put a big ole shout out to Iron Min.  I don't know if she reads me or not, but she is freaking great.  :)  You all are though.  :)

Ha Ha Ha!!  I swear I had nothing today.  :)  Guess I found a little somethin somethin.  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. shooting for a Saturday return to running.  Oh, I also wanna let you know what happened in the Hockey.  Ashley's U.S.A. team took 4th.  They didn't bring Div 1 Scholarship girls for some reason.  She was Captain of the team, and she said it was a great experience.  She can return to drinking again.  :)   lol.  j/k.  She has her playoffs this weekend.  I may check it out.  We'll see.  :)

Love You All  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Good News Bad News

I was thinking maybe a list day, but perhaps not.  We will see.  I guess I will just say what is on my mind, and see where we go.  How's that??  :)   Anyway, as you know my back is bad, and that has pretty much slowed down any running, and any swimming.  Any standing up straight too.  :)  I walk like I have a stick in my ass.  I don't this time either believe it or not.  :)   j/k.  So I guess that is bad news, but it also is good news, you know why??  Speed work tonight is going to be pretty dang cold.  I'll be home nice and warm... doing God knows what.  I picked up a book on Einstein, and started reading it.  I almost picked up a book on Gandhi, which was written by William Shirer, (Czech dude from Cedar Rapids who wrote Rise and Fall) decided against that.  Not really sure, not much to do when it is cold out, and it is a weekday in February. 

So yesterday a couple good things happened.  I had a new follower on Twitter.  I don't know her, but it came across that Jen H. follows her on Twitter, so that was good enough for me, I followed her back.  Also a new follower on my blog, and she is a new one I read.  You know how I operate, I let her know I read her.  Her name is Christi.  She reads IronMin, and she also had a very very courageous post.  Those blogger comment things are great.  I don't always hit the send e-mail, but I gots a lot of new blogs to read from that.  :)  Here is her link if you want to check it out.  It isn't too hard to find out the very courageous post she had. 

I really don't have too much today I don't think.  I am thinking people... myself included... want everything to appear like we got our shit together.  Like we are normal, like other people.  We aren't though.  We are different.  We are not normal, because who is Joe Normal I should be like them??  We are not cookie cutter people, and we are not intended to be like that.  To walk blindly with the cookie cutter mentality leads you nowhere.  To step out, with full color, spiritually naked in front of all is what is intended.  Takes guts though.  You cannot run away from who, and what your are.  This is a tough fucking mile to race, but one that must be raced.  It will lead to some sadness, because like some of you have seen I have had it, and so do all of you. 

Where does it say anything like that???  Whoever falls on this rock will be broken to pieces. 

All it takes is to listen to yourself.  Doesn't it say a wise man/women's eyes are always in their head???  Listen to yourself, and believe what you see, and what you hear.  You have the mirror, and you would not be led in a wrong direction.  You may go off course from time to time, but our help is strong enough to get us back on.  Those little detours just help make us strong-honest. 

I always have a fear I will wake up and have like 1000 blogs to read.  Remember I was going to comment 100% of the time??  That is pretty much off the table, I do comment a lot though.  :) 

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s.  ......hmmmmm don't really have one.  :)  so there.

Love You All xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best.  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!   :)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2 days off

I know I know what the heck.  You poor people are probably so depressed by not being able to read my blog with your morning coffee.  I am soooooo sorry.  :)  lol.   No reason for it really.  I slept til 9:00 am on Sunday, and didn't feel like blogging.  I switched my Monday schedule at work to start at 5:00 am, so couple that with back death pain, crappy sleeping, watching the whole Super Bowl, I stayed in bed til the last minute.  As a matter of fact I did not sleep good at all.  I couldn't get comfortable at all.  I finally did get comfortable about 30 minutes before I had to absolutely absolutely get up.  :)  Go figure.  I thought I'd be tired all day, but wasn't too bad.  My back hurts though.  Might end up taking the whole week off.  We'll see.  It feels better today.

There is me in a nutshell.  I am hampered, and a bit on the injured side.  I am not worried about it, although I may get a bit fat.  I think I can ride my bike to work though, although it is like probably 10 freaking degrees outside.  I will get my training in, when healthy, but that is not my #1 priority.  I watch.  I have a set of eyes, and I see how people are doing.  Some are doing great, although they don't really feel it.  Here is an example.  A new blogger I read.  This is what toughness is.  Confessing you don't have all the answers.  She signed up for another IM, not as a bucket list thing, but to find out who she is.  She is like Jen Harrison.  Looking at shit straight on.  No matter what you think you don't have all the fucking answers.  Have to be tough like these girls, and confess your weakness.  Through weakness is strength.  I guess looking at shit straight on is scary.  I forget.  Just saying truth is truth no matter what.  Accept it when it comes your way.  I think in our minds we battle what we think is right, and try and do that, instead of looking at the truth.  A bad thought here, hide hide hide like we have eaten the forbidden apple.  Not the way.  The way = truth, and all that it entails. 

The only way to  not be judged is to show the one who has the best vision everything.  That is our path, and that is our journey, and that is the direction we go.  It takes courage, because not all steps are easy.  So I say once again and again and again.  We got this!!!!   :)

Now quit fucking around.  :)   lol

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. for those who didn't know, Johnny did win his fight, probably with a broken knuckle!!  More importantly though, I am making meatloaf tonight.  :) 

Love You All xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  which is now up to 3 btw.  :)

JoAnne had her first day of work yesterday, and didn't tweet how it went.  If I was in Wales now I'd so kick her ass.   :)   j/k   lol

Have a great one!!!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

2nd Day After

Oh my gosh was I in agony yesterday.  It was the 2nd day after my shoveling day.  My back was absolutely toast.  I kept trying to stretch stretch stretch it to no avail.  I even took aspirin.  Me!!!!   I took 4 aspirin, and those may be the only 4 I take all year.  I am lucky to never get headaches, so I rarely have to  take aspirin.  My wife probably takes aspirin every day.  Ibuprofen, I am allergic to that.  Only thing she takes more than Ibuprofen is probably M & M's.  :)   Yep, she is a chocolate junky.  Dark chocolate ones are her faaaav!!!   :)

I tried using the beer muscle relaxer, and I think that helped.  I will be able to get my long run in.  I cannot imagine much stopping me from getting my long run in anyway.  I saw that girl who got run over by a car, and smashed her pelvis.  She was running the snow-melt.  She has her Boston Marathon coming up.  It didn't look like everything felt all that great from her stride, but she is a tough tough girl.  Kinda strange how that is huh??  The tough ones do some very very tough stuff, but nice as heck when you are just talking to them huh??  Pretty neat.  :)  So anyway it looks like I will be able to sandwich speed work, and long run between my back agony.  Lucky me!!!   :)   I think I want to get there early, and do a couple loops + 12 for a 15 mile day.  Mile 6 and 7 of the 12 mile route is a dooooooooozy!!   Hilly.  Going to be a tough one.  This winter route we do is very hilly.  Come May when we do Riverbank those back half hills are nothing.  Actually that is usually where I take off, around mile 8 or so. 

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. Johnny's fight is tonight!!!   Wooooooo!!!   Olga is in a cast so cannot do much of anything, but she can come back determined like the tough girl with the smashed pelvis.  Nothing wrong with copying the good ones.  :)

Love you all!!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these in for my Welsh friends!!!!   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for Really Really cya cya cya!!!   :)

Shit almost forgot again!!!   MWAH!!!   MWAH!!!   MWAH!!!   MWAH!!!   :)   lol

Friday, February 4, 2011

No Clue What To Put As A Title... FUCK!!!! :)

Just threw that "FUCK" in there for the heck of it.  Wanna know something I thought about yesterday??  So Olga is a super secret Twitter friend of mine.  I follow her without following her so to speak.  Maybe you don't even know the O'Toole story.  We became "friends" via Gina.  Nancy started blogging, and Gina told me to read her.  So I did.  Nancy told me about Olga, and I started reading her.  They are twins... not the look alike kind.  So we were friends, and then we weren't really, because I am kinda  a "I love you" kinda guy, and that is weird for 20 year old girls (19 at the time) when I am 44... maybe 43 at the time.  You know same age as Dad.  So that is how that transpired.  No biggie.  We definitely have had a rocky road, but I kept reading their blogs, and kept commenting.  Olga is very colorful.  charismatic if you will.  Nancy is very thoughtful.  thinks about things, and is very deep.  They both are very smart, hard working, ambitious, and NEVER get as much done as they would like.  Always feel behind I gather.  Anyway, that is the low down there.  We typically only have contact when they blog, and when I creep Olga's Twitter wall.  :)   lol.   I creeped Nancy's too, but I think she quit tweeting.  :)   Anyway, the thought I had was Olga put the word MonArchY on her twitter wall. 

What is in that word???   Head of a monarchy is a king.  Monarch is a butterfly.  One is the King of Kings, and if one is the King of Kings, that must suggest other Kings right??  That would probably be an honor bestowed on one I would imagine right??  Anyone ever remember in Heimleblog a day where I once saw a glimpse of the power of a slave becoming King???  You have no idea what that meant if anyone ever read it or even remembers it.  Interesting huh?? 

I also had a post where one day I felt I was in a sword fight.  I was battling ones who had Hatori Hanso swords, and I had a utility knife.  A day of suffering for sure.  All inside, all not to be seen by anyone.  All while I am working.  See all that we are is not what we see.  All that we are is what is inside.  Those who never show more than what is on the surface never really show much.  There is a lot to all of us.  We are people, and we have lived our lives.  There must be a desire for us to keep everything on the surface, because there is security in that, but really there isn't.  Our own intelligence comes not from what we do on the outside, it is what our thoughts are on the inside.  We all have this little gift so to speak.  To show our colors.  Little by little. 

Well anyway... yesterday was a bike to work and back.  We had our first audit of the year, and every dept. passed, so that is good.  Not sure, but probably our best percentage ever.  Speed work last night too.  I only timed the speed part, and the 1.5 mile warm up.  All told it came to 8:13 pace.  Not too shabby I don't think.  It was 6-800;s.  3 hard ups and 3 hard downs.  My body felt like complete ass.  Back sore, legs dead from 11 hour workday on concrete.  Shoveling the day before.  I was not moving good, but I guess it appears 8:13 ain't too shabby considering 1.5 was a slow warm up, and 3 of the hards were up.  I'll take it.  Also my legs were not moving all that great.  I had a good turnover, but I don't think the legs were bending.  It was coldddddd out too.  :)

That is it for today!!!

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s.  It is Friday, I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!!  

Love you all!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best!!!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!   :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Well That Sucks!!

One of the bloggers I read has a bad leg.  She was signed up for a marathon, and I guess that will have to be canceled.  Not the marathon, just the her running it.  :)  It is Olga.  As an outsider looking at her, I would rather she sign up for shorter races.  She is only 20, and has run 2 marathons.  I don't think she has any 5K's, 10K's, Halfs or anything else to her list of achievements.   So if I were her, I would get healthy, and maybe train for some shorter stuff..  Marathons will always be there, but the shorter stuff is good to build speed.  As she gets good at the short,  it should eventually help her with the long.  Easy as an outsider looking in, but injuries suck for runners.  Nothing gives you that feeling that running does, I don't think.  Poor girl.  Also to be honest the marathon was pretty ambitious for her.  She is super super super super busy with school.  I think she may try and tackle too much stuff.  She had a bad test too at some point, so was really buckling down.  I hope she can keep her chin up.  She will be back.  She is Olga O'Toole dammit!!!  This won't stop her.  :)

On this front not much to report.  We finally got our street plowed at around 2:00 pm or so.  Only cars that made it down our street before that were 4x4's.  Now we are clear.  South Shore is clear, so I think I will bike to work.  :)  It is pretty cold outside It think, or it was supposed to be anyway.  My computer says 21, so that ain't too bad.  I got a lot of shoveling done yesterday, and laundry, and hmmmmm I think that is about it.  A nap in too.  :) 

Speed work was canceled last night so we have it tonight.  I am excited for it.  Really want to hunker down.  I may swim today too.  Not 100% sure.  We'll see.  Other than that all I did was shovel, and do pull ups yesterday. 

This blog post is dedicated to Olga.  :)

That is it for today!!!   :)

Thanks for reading!!!   :)

Hope Everyone has a Great and Awesome Day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

p.s. Johnny travels to his fight today. Woooooooooo!!! 

Love you All xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

You all are the best xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Like to throw extra of these for my Welsh friends.  xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I forgot these yesterday- booooooooo to forgetting.  I'll just add more today.  :)


Now for really really cya cya cya!!!!    :)