Friday, August 21, 2009

Chi Running... Looking forward to KY...

I think everyone knows by now that Blondie, his bro MG, and I are all going to run Green Bay Marathon in May 2010. Ahem, anyone else that might like to join us, feel free! I've started doing some initial training for this run - mostly getting my body used to going 3-6 miles comfortably for now. It's going okay - thanks to my old bootcamp instructor, I know how to muscle through a run I don't want to do.

However, I still hate it. So while I complete the runs, every step I take I think "I HATE THIS. I hate being fat. I hate it all. Why can't I be skinny? I'd never do a fucking lick of exercise if I had the metabolishm to stay skinny without work." - and then repeat that for every step.

This isn't going to work for the marathon. If I still think this, I'll drop out 10 miles into this race. So I signed up with my old running group for Chi Running. This is a private training class where they basically teach you how to get out of your head and into your body. You get in touch with your body's rhythms and moods, and work with them, not against them. To paraphrase: "We help make running effortless". I'm really looking forward to it, and hope hope hope it helps!

I'm so excited for the KY trip next week - and want to put an official thank you to the Sheriff for buying our tickets for us. I can't wait to see everyone, go to the park, bowl, play Rock Band, play cards, etc. I feel like I'm on vacation already, which is scary b/c I still have 2 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes to go.

I'm actually taking a real summer Friday this week, and instead of going to the gym and grocery shopping (we don't need to shop b/c we won't be here next week!) I'm meeting Blondie for burgers and beer around 2 pm! Can not wait! It's sunny and gorgeous outside, so we are going to sit on a patio and people watch while we eat and drink.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr Pooh!

Have a great birthday!

--K and S

Monday, August 17, 2009

Congratulations to the Poohs!!!!

TCKITW completed her first "Fastest Kid" race on Saturday night! I can't wait to see pictures.

In addition, Mrs Pooh did her first 5K ever, and did it in 36:43 which is awesome good. Mr Pooh did his in 26:43 which is also awesome good!

Good job Team Pooh!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Sunday Streets and a painless dentist....

Last Sunday was Sunday Streets in SF. It basically means the city shuts down a bunch of streets to car traffic and opens them up to anyone. Since I don't have a car, I love this. Now, normally on Sundays, the first 1.5 miles of JFK Drive through GGP is shut down anyway, but this past Sunday, the entire 3+ miles of JFK Drive was shut down straight to the ocean - and then the highway that runs by the ocean was shut down also.

Blondie and I went for a run, and it was so great to have all that space to spread out on. Instead of being on a tiny running trail and dodging people from every direction, we had this massive 2-4 lane (depending on where you are in the park) road to sprawl. It was so fabulous.

In addition, the park is a great place to see all kinds of interesting people. I saw 1) electric bicycles; 2) A giant bicycle that 8 people pedaled while sitting in a circle; 3) swing dancing; 4) salsa dancing; 5) bison; 6) roller skate dancing. So much fun. And it was a beautiful day also.

This week I also went back to the dentist for the first time. I had cracked a crown in February and again in May, and I needed a cleaning. My dentist is only about 2 blocks from the house, and he ruled. He was so calm and patient, and he has a great voice (a radio voice). His assistants were funny, and not once did anyone say anything about how hard I was gripping the arm rests. He's creating me a new crown, so he had to drill the old one off on Wed - which involved numbing my face. It's hard for me to get numb - I've usually had to have about 5 shots of novocaine with 20 minutes in between the shots and starting work. This time, it was 1 time shot and almost instantly I was numb.

Also, he had bite blocks - which everyone knows if you try to hold your mouth open for a long time, your jaws ache (I'm ready for the dirty comments to start). But the bite blocks let you rest your jaws while still holding your mouth open.

And the music rocked. It's hard to be in pain when you are listening to Amy Winehouse argue against rehab.

This weekend I'm planning a pedicure and a run. And tonight I want to just lie in front of my TV.

Looking forward to KY in 1.5 weeks, and not working. Really looking forward to not working.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I called sis and posted on her FB, but still managed to forgot to put a shout-out on the blog. Hope you had a great day!

--K and S

Monday, August 10, 2009


Hope you have a fantastic day!

--K and S

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Trying to think...

I can't remember what's been going on. Which actually means I'm getting old. I last posted on 7/17, and uh, yeah.

Here is what I do remember since 7/17, and I know I'll leave some stuff off - but that's okay.

Blondie and I hit up a coworker's party last Friday - yay for summer Fridays! 2 pm found Blondie and me, and a bunch of coworkers partying it up on his patio. His patio ROCKS BTW. I also found myself apparently deciding to party with about 10 glasses of sangria and 10 beers. Which led into me partying with my toilet all day last Saturday.

After my party with the toilet ended at 4 pm last Saturday (all day hangovers also means I'm getting old), I swore off booze for 2 weeks. Not for a long time, just to let my liver recover.

Hmmm. What else?

I finally went to a dermatologist and got my skin checked out. I'm a moley person, but I have what is called "atypical moles" - thanks to my dermatologist for that phrase. It's because 99% of my moles are flat on my skin, and look like weird pigmentation and not moles. The other 1% she doesn't want to cut off b/c they are deep and they'd actually have to cut down into my fat to get them fully removed. She did freeze off one under my arm which is right where my jog bra hits and it gets irritated all the time. So I'm thankful for that.

In work news, my tech lead's contract is up, so it's back to hating my job. Everything that he does I now have to do (and it's all the crap that I hate) plus I still have to keep up with everything I've been doing (and that's all the crap that I like).

Blondie is doing well. His project is zooming along, and hopefully before long, he can beta launch this sucker.

The cats are also well - they do nothing but sleep most of the day, which makes me jealous. I want to do nothing but sleep most of the day.

Looking forward to our KY visit in a few weeks! Can't wait to see TCKITW and TCKITWv4.0, and the rest of my family.