Catching up

In my last blogpost, the picture was a gum poll. We stepped outside the market to wait on the others, and saw it. David pointed and said "Look at that". Grace almost went over to get some gum off of it. Yeah, she doesn't quite get it yet. Funny thing is, there's another one starting across the street. It's even more gross up close. I can imagine a lot of people resting up against that pole waiting to cross the street, only to not know what they are resting against.

Although, I've been quite the busy lady lately with work, home life, school, and small vacations, I did get in some decent workouts this week even with my sluggishness feelings.

Tue - I did a 3 mile run and it was just horrible. I had that leg pain thing going on below my knee (calf, shin, and even a numb foot). I keep saying to myself that I'm going to go to at least get a massage, and have the local running store looking at my running to determine if it's anything to be concerned with.

Run - 3 miles 29:29

Wed AM - It was a swim of drills. I improved on time on every drill from last week. I did the exact same sets. The comparison times are on my beginner triathlete log - over there ----> down the page somewhere.

200yd warm-up
200yd sidekicks
200yd catch-up
200yd kickboard
200yd cooldown
200yd bilateral

total 1200yds

PM, I needed to get on the bike cause - well, I needed bike minutes for the week and some green in my log. I can multi task like a rock star. I read for my class while riding. Makes the time fly by...

Bike (trainer) - 11.49 miles 40:06 (17.19mi/hr)

Thur - I stayed out with Grace all day. She woke with a fever and it just got worse throughout the day so late yesterday afternoon, we got her an appt with the Dr. Apparently, she's got a virus that's going around (already forgot the name of it). So, after being so lazy during the day, I planned on blowing off my workout. We ate dinner around 7 - homemade burgers (lowfat, of course) and I just felt that guilt of not doing any exercise, so I went out into the nice night for a short run. It went very well. I had just a little shin pain, and a stitch in my side (from the food), but running that time of night is just pleasant. The sun was going down and the skies were really pretty.

Run - 3 miles 29:22
25 push-ups

The office was awesome last night! We were cracking up. And, you ought to see my husband when he's cracking up. I laugh at him laughing at the TV. He has that silent sort of laugh in the beginning. It's actually cute!

A while back, I was tagged by Jen.
The tag version is "Six Word Memoir".
Here's the rules:
(1) Write your own six word memoir.
(2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
(3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogs-universe.
(4) Tag at least five more blogs with links.
(5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

Like Jen said, this is tough. And it's especially tough for someone that does not have a clever way with words. Trust me on this one. Ask my husband. I really don't know what to say. As I type this, I have no clue... So let me think about it....

This is what David would say about me:
stubborn southerner with lack of confidence

My co-workers would pin me as this:
She doesn't have an inner filter
(Meaning I speak my mind, all the time - I'm getting better at NOT doing this).
At least I warn them when the filter is not on.

But, me - hmmm....
independently strong-willed southern sailor mommy

Sorry, that's all I can come up with at work while I'm supposed to be working. I won't tag anyone else, cause I think you all got tagged by someone else already. I'm late in the game.

I finally got caught up on blogs this morning while laying around the couch with Grace. Hoenstly, I've been so busy with school homework at night that I haven't read that much online, unless it's marketing related. But, I blew some of it off last night and this morning to read. Grace is better today, but at home just in case she's contagious. We're not some of those parents that take their kids to school when sick to infect all the others. She has NO fever today at all and is just a little snuggly bear.

Have a wonderful weekend! Mine is more work - Navy reserves! It's gonna be a busy one, so maybe it will go by fast. I found out yesterday that I am E7 board eligible for the Navy Reserves. That means that I did well enough on my exam back in Feb to have my record viewed before a board of members to determine if I'm worthy of advancing into the the CPO (Chief Petty Officer) grade this summer. I am stoked because I want to advance so badly! I didn't make it to board last year. So, I think that this year is my year!!!!

Hopefully, I can get in a swim today, a run tomorrow night and a 21 miler bike ride Sunday afternoon before traditional Pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Yum-O

See ya!

18 comments:

Wes said...

Have a great weekend, Mendy! Good luck making it to the board!! Being an E-7 would be awesome!!

David said...

Actually, I was thinking "Mean old dragon lady with boobs" but yours is better.

;-) Just playin

I wonder how many drunk people have taken a piece of gum off that pole on a dare and chewed it. I'm not sure what would be worse, the cooties in the gum, or the creosote (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creosote) from the pole.

Gotta Run said...

Scott and I will see ya at MM on Sunday!!!

Hope your weekend flys :)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I like all three of your 6 word memoirs.

Good job on your swim drills. I spent most of my time in the pool doing drills this week too.

Lily on the Road said...

Whew, you're wearing me out just reading about all you've been up to! Glad little Miss, is feeling better.

I too like all three of your memoirs....DAAAVVVIIID, that's just nasty! ;D

Have GREAT weekend...

:D

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...
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Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Gum pole? Gum pole? Are you kidding me? I sure hope that's a Southeastern thing. What happens when it get's hot out? On second thought, I don't want to know.

Nice job with the workouts. That should add some confidence, right?

Non-Runner Nancy said...

You are the best multitasker I've seen! Nice work. I'm dying at David's 6 words. HA HA.

Good luck at the boards. I don't understand it, but it sounds really great for you! :D

RunnerGirl said...

I like your six word memoir the best!

J~Mom said...

I still have to come up with my memoir. I think I almost got it.

Your training is awesome!! I hope you have a great weekend!

Marcy said...

Ohhh Lisa please. I could do yours right now:

Coffee whore that is mentally unstable

LOL you're is cute Mendy! Wow sounds like you've been a busy lady!

I'm sorry to hear about Grace. I know what you mean about not wanting to send your kid into school to infect all the others. I was jsut telling Mr McG the other day "My God the kid is home more than she's at school" :P I would only wish that more parents would do the same *rolls eyes* LOL

And CONGRATS chica! You totally rock! ;D

Jess said...

All 3 versions of your 6 word memoir are good.

And, as usual, sounds like you've been busy!

Viv said...

I liked your memoir, especially the last one. You are so busy even with Grace sick you still manage to get those workouts in and studying. You are awesome, chickie. With all you do are you sure you don't get more than 24 hrs in your day :-)

You are so positive that it is inspiring! Way to keep that swimming up.

Marathoner in Training said...

Great job on the run and swim. I think that David would have came up with "Kind Fun-Loving, Understanding, Most Wonderful Woman" At least that is what I would say about my wife. I am sure that is similar to what he would have said about you.

Ashley said...

I just love reading your posts! Although I can tell you're SUPER busy, you always seem to be enjoying life, time with your family, training, social events, work, etc... Have a great week!

Jason The Running Man said...

Love the pics, that last pic of Grace is just too funny.:)

Jason The Running Man said...

Hope you its your year for E7.

The 311 Boys Mom said...

your training is awesome!!!!

Can I ask....well, thanks, i will......

do people (mainly at work) just KILL you that CAN'T multi-task. It makes me wanna . . . .well, do something VERY illegal to them, like, step on there esophegus, or jsut choke the shit out of them. lol