Thursday, August 30, 2007

Off to war....

Here's a pic from Paintball on Saturday. That's me and one of the other trainers from work behind me. I was told I looked 'cute' in my gear... not quite the look I was after when going to 'war'!! ;)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Short and Sweet...

Time flies... it's been over a week! Not alot to say anyway! Things have been crazy busy at work... spring coming, so the phones are ringing. :) It's a struggle to squeeze time in to look after me, but I'm managing OK :)
We had a social event for work on the weekend - paintball. One word... OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!
I've got some awesome war wounds to show for my efforts, we're all struggling a little today with bruises in uncomfortable places!
The weather is just great at the moment! Won't be long till it's toooo hot during the day, so I plan on making the most of it while it's gorgeous like today.
Have a nice week :)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The simple things in life...

I spent last nite at OHs parents farm. He lives up to 50mins away, depending how fast you drive. For us, that's a fair distance away, so I only get to go out there on weekends. Yesterday I helped him and his brother and father plant cane. It was fun! I was all dressed up appropriately... thongs and shorts, while the men had their steelcaps, jeans and long-sleeve shirts. LoL. I only have minimal cane cuts :) After that I was like a little kiddy in a candy shop; I got the 'honour' of digging through the vege garden for cherry tomatoes. I ended up with a 4litre ice-cream container full, as well as lettuce and spring onions. YUM :) The best salad ingredients are fresh from the garden, 100% organic with absolutely nothing sprayed on them but water. It's so peaceful out there, it's great to get 'away'.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Just like Christmas :) was on Wednesday. After collecting a parcel from the freight carrier depot, I came home to find another one at the door, and also my Ultra Fit mag which I subscribe to, in my mail box. And for once there were no bills!! So I got books, a new schmiko set of scales, and a new mag to play with, all in the same day :) I love ordering online :)

I had a rough start to the week, which ended up in my having Monday off work (shock, horror). Lucky the staff are wonderful and can keep everything in line without the big bad boss hanging around. I had an awesome week of weight training, my back is still hurting from Monday!! I had some of my OHs magic potions he takes before training, and whether is was psychological or not, crap I've never been that sore I don't think. It takes a lot for my back to get serious DOMS! Legs are still sore from Wednesday, and I can feel a sore chest coming on.

My shoulder is finally improving, although it's a bit painful after today's workout. My chiro must know what he's talking about when he advised to change the ways I do this and that at work. I'm very hopeful, it has after all been hanging around since December last year :(

My running goals have had a spanner thrown in. Although I'm keen for the 28km run end of September, I'm going to have to pull out. I just won't be ready in time. I'm doing 2 hour runs with hills included, but by the end I'm rat-poop, and I really should be running about 3 hours worth at this stage. I'm about 6-8 weeks too late with training, and the trouble I'm having with my feet isn't helping (although, besides some mammoth blisters, the arches are behaving *touch wood*). I don't want to kill myself doing it, there's always next year. Plus, my bestest friend in the whole wide world is going to be back from overseas at that time visiting before she moves home to Brisbane! I haven't seen her in a whole year, so we've got LOTS to catch up on :)

Have a great weekend all. I had a late nite with a painful toe keeping me awake (yes another foot 'issue'), then a 3am call from staff member calling in sick... I didn't get back to sleep after that, so I've gotta hit the hey!


PS: Pic of me and my friend before at her going away drinks before she left last year for Canada. Many a drink was consumed :)

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Here's a pic from a few weekends ago at a 21st - western theme. Couldn't resist the opportunity to be a pretty in pink rhinestone cowgirl. Was a good nite, I thought I'd be a bit of a granny, but I fit in OK. ;)

So I've been MIA again... my mojo went missing again... I had my long training run on Saturday morning, and my after about 7kms I had to turn back and ended up hobbling all the way home. My poor feet played up again. It happens every time I get into a proper routine. Ice and rest was in order the rest of the weekend. I'm thinking I may need to pay a podiatrist a visit, as it's quite a regular thing lately. Anyway that shattered my confidence in thinking I'd be prepared for a 28km run in 8 weeks, but with enforced rest this week, they're feeling OK :)

I had a nothing weekend for the rest of it, and it was the magic pill. I got decent rest, didn't place any pressure on myself to complete this task or that task, did nothing work related, and actually slept in on Sunday - I got a decent amount of sleep. I bopped out of bed Monday morning for work, full of beans and sooo refreshed. It's carried through all this week, my mojo is back, food choices have been heaps better, I feel GOOD... All because of a decent sleep. Who would've thought. Goes to show how much the little amout I do get messes with my head, then affects all daily tasks... I sound like a sooky la-la, but whatever....

Trained upper body yesterday for first time in 3 weeks, and am happy to say that my shoulder is feeling OK :))) My legs are still caning from Tuesday, but that's normal ;) I had a great session, when I felt a bit whingey, I said to me "C'mon, you need strong legs for your trail run", then nothing seemed impossible ;) Mind over matter...

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing" - Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What have I done???

After a shocking last few weeks in terms of mood and motivation - I was speaking to Kerryn and diagnosed myself as having the SADS that she mentioned on her blog - just feeling down in the dumps, wanting to crawl into a hole and sleep till winter is over. My shoulder was playing up big time as well, still, so that was pissing me off too, and was still recovering from the flu. In my little world - everything.just.sucked.

Although it isn't feeling the best, I have been given the all-clear to start building up to my 'normal' weights again with upper body stuff. (Whatever normal is now...). My muscles are testing fine, so we'll see what happens after training again. *Fingers crossed*

Yesterday I got a bit of spark back, I jumped in without thinking toooo much about it, and once I had done it, I got the butterflies and the excited feeling in my stomache... yep looks like it's just what the doctor ordered... a NEW GOAL!!! Luckily I've already been doing the base training for it, it's just now I'm doing the training for a reason :) 28kms of hilly trail running... what have I put myself in for???

Yay, shades of the excited ME is returning!!!!!!!!! Watch out! ;P