Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Forerunner 101

Garmin Forerunner 101 Personal Training Device / GPS
The Forerunner 101 offers recreational walkers and runners an entry-level personal training device with GPS. The device features an easy-to-read display, ergonomic wristband, and integrated GPS sensor that provides precise speed, distance, and pace data.

This allows you to walk or run anywhere and always be able to calculate your mileage and your calories burned. Only available at Home Depot online and not in their stores.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Last weekend started out all about exercise. On Friday, I did two sessions of walking (per my assignment from work) and got in about 7 miles, then Saturday I took a boxing class with my friend Angela in the morning, and then ran for 3 miles later that afternoon. I was tired, but feeling good about working out.

Angela and I are trying to find some boxing classes that we can take on a per-class fee basis. There are quite a few boxing gyms in San Diego, which have great boxing & kickboxing classes, but you have to join the gym and we are both members of other gyms already, sooooo... the search continues. In the meantime, we are getting great workouts trying out the classes. They are very high intensity.

Anyway, by Sunday it was lounge and relax day. It was overcast, a perfect day for staying inside on the couch. David went to work for awhile early that morning and I took the time to finish some laundry, but by noon we were firmly planted on the sofa at his house in front of his big screen TV. And guess what was on... Golf! The Master's tournament. Now I know a little about golf because my dad and my brother are both fanatics. I've even tried it before and of course found it incredibly frustrating. I've been to the Buick Invitational and was so impressed by the players. But I've never watched golf on TV and I never understood why you would want to :) But, it was lounging day, and I wasn't getting my butt off the couch and David was interested in flipping between the golf tournament and the Padres game. I figured I would be able to get in a good nap. So I started watching both figuring to doze off at any moment, when suddenly I started following the competition of the tournament. Realizing the mental and physical skill of the players. And getting involved in the stories & the drama of the winners and competitors. I think I must be a competition junkie :) If I can understand the strategy and skill behind a sport, I'm hooked. So I had to stay awake to see if Tiger could pull it off at the 18th hole... had to see what Zach Johnson had to say for himself after he won... had to see Phil Mickelson sit through the interview after the tournament wondering how he had blown it. Now I just have to figure out how to stay focused during a baseball game :) After our day of lounging on Sunday, David took me to the Padres game on Monday night. Nachos & beer, this is not a good food environment :) but it was fun. And now I think I'm about to get talked into going golfing!!!! I'll keep you posted, because if it's not fun, at least it will be funny as hell.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

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The Other Zen

Sorry, I had to steal this from Monica's blog... too funny, I think my fave is #8 :) ha! Hopefully they have nice shoes.

Zen Sarcasm

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
13. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
17. Duct tape is like 'The Force.' It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
19. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
20. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
21. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
22. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Toot Tone

Alanis Morissette ~ My Humps

OMG, this is hysterical... I guess she's not a big Fergie fan :)

Monday, April 02, 2007

I can still act like a brat

I can still be an evil little brat... and I really have to keep forgiving myself for it instead of hating it. Although the weekend was really fun and overall David and I had a great time, it was definitely hampered by my inner brat throwing a little tantrum. So unnecessary and unproductive. I know that I wish I was perfect, and in the past that was my excuse for acting in any manner I felt like acting ~ if I can't be perfect, why not just do what feels good? and not in a healthy, pleasant way either. That didn't work out so well. :) So now I practice accepting my imperfections and learning to forgive myself when that ugly part of me shows itself. I am grateful that it happens less and less and that I am truly learning to forgive myself. But man, it's tough. It's tough to hurt someone that you love with a bit of evil little brat when they didn't sign up for that.

So what went right this weekend? I'm grateful for:

  • David ~ he deserves a special medal for the weekend :)
  • New friends ~ good people who share their lives and good times with you. We celebrated David's friend Paul's birthday on Saturday and David's dad's birthday on Sunday.
  • Beautiful, gorgeous SD weather ~ it's back!
  • My faith that I am in the midst of learning things about myself that will not only help me, but maybe inspire others to help themselves.
  • Veggie burgers :) I am a vegetarian and proud of it.