That Tall Girl


Everyone, Say hello to Bootsie
September 22, 2008, 8:28 pm
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This is Bootsie. She is my new baby. But she’s actually a rat.

Ok… let me back up a bit here. You’re probably wondering whats going on. This weekend I went home with my roomate. One of the things we decided on was to buy rats while we were in town (her town is actually a metropolis of 50k, but still larger than our little college town).

Anyways, on saturday we made our 1st trip to PetCo. Rats, cage, food, etc: check. Come home. My baby is sluggish and coughing up blood. Trip to PetCo #2: told to go to the vet (free of charge- but we soon find out they’re closed). 3rd visit to PetCo: get meds for the baby rat.

Then we go see the Producers at the community theater: it was super cute. A bit more sexual than I was expecting, but then again it’s a Gene Wilder thing.

Sunday we go to church, then PetCo and get a bigger cage (for the 2 of them, once mine is healthy) Did I mention we got 2?? Here is B’s: Dr. Nibbles (she bites. and the name sounds, um different, is you say it 5x fast)

And here’s us coming home:

Ok. So now they’re all moved in an everything. I look at my wall o’ stuff and see this. I guess i’m running a 5k next sunday? Probably should have started running again sooner than today. Probably should go work on that.

And I thought I’d add that my mom is just loving the idea of having a rodent in her house come Christmas and Summer. Oh and mom, what if I go on a trip while bootsie’s still around? Will you take care of/ hold her for me? 🙂



I Feel Like Growling
June 24, 2008, 2:36 am
Filed under: 5k, fun, gym, my day, nike, pool, run, sports, work | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Had a bad day at work. Let’s just say a 30 minute time out was involved (I nanny). So we went to the pool to separate the kids. I knew I should go to the gym after work, but I really didn’t want to. Until I saw a cute boy. Then I decided that I probably should work out a bit. So I went to the gym and ran and lifted- no swimming, I was pooped.

My fastest pace was a 4.08 min/km pace. (Does that sound right to you?! I’m not sure I remember) Whatever it was my pace was 4.08 something at that tall point in the middle of the graph there.



Funny Noises Coming From the Corner
June 19, 2008, 1:44 am
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And they are coming from my water bottle. It’s the only noise in the room, since half the family is out of the house, so it’s hard to ignore. I have to say that I’ve gotten used to the gurgling today since I’ve been home most of the day trying to recover from the bike incident yestuday. Hey, bruises aren’t fun!

Today, I tried out my new Nike+!!! I calibrated it and everything this morning right when I got to the gym. My graph may look a bit curvy- it’s because I was running intervals to get ready for my triathlon 🙂

 



Happy Fathers Day!
June 16, 2008, 1:47 am
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Today was pretty low key, except it wasn’t. After we got home from church and ate lunch Dad opened his gifts. I got him a cool wire basket for flipping fish on the grill:

Later Dad took me to Costco and to Best Buy where I got a new iPod and Nike+iPod to track my training progress on my new program to get ready to run a 5K- eventually I want to do a triathlon.

And since I haven’t posted a picture of my new laptop:

Oh and we got Dad a new toupee (it’s blue, so it doesn’t really match his hair, oh well)

 

 



What am I Getting Into
June 10, 2008, 1:42 am
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Today was a glorious day. Today I started Jillian Michael’s program from her new book Making the Cut. I was expecting it to kick my butt. Umm… I think it did.

If you had asked me right afterwards I would have said that it was too easy. After a couple of hours I started feeling a bit tired. But now- about 4 hours after I finished I want to go for a run. Yes, I said run.

I’ve decided that I’m am going to train for a 5k. Stop laughing mom. I can run… sorta. My original goal was to be able to run a mile by the end of the summer- now I’m going to run a 5k.

Um, new weight lifting routine, new running routine. This could get interesting.