Thursday, January 22, 2009


My mom is coming out to visit this weekend and she's bringing puppies and they are coming to stay at my house for a night. I'm pretty excited!!!!! Plus I will make her take me out to dinner at all my favorite places that I don't like going to alone and she will want to because she lives in Heroinville, Maryland and she will miss good Mexican food. It's pretty much a win, win for me.

And she's only staying with me for one night so I can still have a somewhat normal weekend of doing things I want to do.

Today we set up a Facebook group for my work and now I have an excuse to be logged in to FB all the time (more than I already am). We proceeded to upload a bunch of pictures of customers that they probably won't like, and took pictures of customers with the intention of posting them. Some of the pictures are a little unfortunate. I kind of feel bad, but they keep coming back for more, so it must not be that bad.

Yesterday I almost cried while sitting on a big purple ball at my physical therapist's office. It was a little embarrassing and I think I scare him a little. Serves him right for beating the crap out of me.

Tonight is wine/brownies/Grey's Anatomy night with Elliott's wife. Excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm done whining about it now

Soooo...pretty much I am retarded. I found out on Sunday morning that the reason my PT wasn't reading was because I had it on upside down. Oops. My bad.

We got it all up and running and I time trialed and it hurt but I told myself to shut up and it was fine. I'm not sure of my time mostly because I don't think I want to know.

I'm going to go eat lunch before I go see my massage/torture guy.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ummmm yeah.

Soooo I'm supposed to be using my Powertap during the TT tomorrow morning to collect data for future training and it seems the bike gods are not feeling me today.

I recently ordered myself a second wiring harness so I could have my road bike and my TT bike both set up for PT use (and my current PT is not wireless, since beggars can't be choosers). I had slapped the new harness on the bike Tuesday night, and it was kind of loose and floppy so I asked one of the boys at the shop to fix it. And he accidentally CUT THE WIRE. WTF?!?!

At first I didn't even think about it. But then I new harness is now useless...and I still have to pay for it...arrgg!!!!

I got frustrated to the point of near tears, exacerbated by the fact that wire-cutter boy thought it necessary to taunt me about my shit being broken. I formulated a plan to get myself back up and running for tomorrow: I'll just take the harness off my road bike and put it on the TT bike for tomorrow.

I tried that. I have it about halfway on and I ran out of zip ties that will fit. All the ones I have are too fat. I used all the little scraps of skinny zip ties that came off the road bike but the spot I had them in didn't work so I had to cut them. I searched the house for some more but no luck. I tried to be all crafty and MacGuyver (sp?) and I'm all out of ideas. So I quit until tomorrow. I'm just going to sit here all pouty and stupid.

Stupid wires.

Why, hello there!

Not much to report these days. Back to training (I ran like 8 miles on Wednesday morning and didn't die! Go me!), working, sleeping, and eating. My leg still sucks more often than not, but at least I am able to get some relief via stretching and rolling around on my friend, Mr. Foam Roller. We're pretty close these days.

Tomorrow I have another time trial, the same course as last time. I'll let you know how that goes. Always fun to bust out the skin suit and aero helmet. My goals are to a) not die, and b) beat my last time. I am also using a Powertap this time, so I'll be collecting numbers for Elliott to torture me with at a later date.

XTERRA Worlds are airing today at 12:30 pm, so you should tune in to see if I'm on tv. I would be the dirty girl in pink falling all over herself. Just so you know.

Ok, back to work for me. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fun Shite

So apparently I am screwing my boss.

I wasn't aware of this, but that is the word around the water cooler. Which is pretty awesome.

Not that long ago I would have been really upset at this rumor. In fact, I did get really upset (as in a sobbing, snotty mess) fairly recently. But now I have heard it enough that it's just whatever. It's not even close to being the first time that I have been accused of screwing some guy I work closely with, and I'm willing to bet it won't be the last time. God forbid I have a close guy friend.


I went to PT today and I am noticeably less lopsided. So that's pretty cool. The couple times I have been on my bike recently have left me with a weird sensation: my left leg is actually working. Can't remember the last time I felt fatigue in that lazy-ass leg of mine!

I was going to head to the mall and spend my Christmas present gift cards but I got lazy and just ordered stuff online. I figure having things show up in the mail over the next couple weeks is kind of like having Christmas all over again. Surprise! New clothes!

I heart sending things via FedEx. It makes proving to snotty people on the phone that they do in fact have my application, it was received on X day by X person really really easy. And it's quite satisfying.

Good times!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!!

Last year I made resolutions and I sorta kinda kept some of them. This year I'm not going to come up with anything specific other than to continue on the path that I think I am on. I have made a concerted effort to clean up my messes and to weed out the people that are less than constructive in my world. I have managed to surround myself with some good people, and I'd like to keep them around and add more to my good people arsenal.

And I'm going to finish an Ironman and be all fit and fast and stuff.

And I will be happy.

And it will be good.

Also, I decided the other day that I need to go play in Yosemite at some point this year because it is beautiful and fairly convenient. I'd also like to hike the Grand Canyon. So if anyone wants to go with me let me know and we'll go!

Happy 2009!!!!