Slow and Steady

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: The Wisdom of Girl Scout Cookies

Our chief want is someone who 
will inspire us to be 
what we know we could be.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As painful as some research can be, I thought that for the benefit of my readers, I would tough out some serious cookie eating research. It was in the name of research folks that I consumed way too many cookies to count and you faithful followers will now benefit from my painstaking efforts. This year, Girls Scouts in our area were selling "Shout Outs." This cookie is described as a Belgian Carmelized something or other. Let's cut to it, they taste like gloried graham crackers and they are freak'n delicious. But I digress. Shout Outs have a super cute cheerleader type theme and has a word design on each cookie with the following words: LEAD, BELIEVE, LEARN, CHANGE, BUILD, CREATE and INSPIRE. Pretty bold concept, no? So what did 130 calories per 4 cookies teach me?

Ok the first thing I learned is I probably didn't have to eat sleeve after sleeve of girl scout cookies to read all the words. I could have read the images on the box or just looked at the cookies. The second thing is that even eating cookies can give us reminders about being better people and living better lives.

LEAD-options do not have to include a battalion of followers or subordinates. One can lead by example. If you smile so may others.
BELIEVE-if you are a faithful type awesome, if you are not, just believing that making a genuine effort at the things you do will result in something positive can make the differences in a good day or bad day. Getting out of bed? I believe it is worthwhile, there are some folks that struggle with just getting out of bed each day because they believe that the day has nothing positive in store for them.
LEARN-Get off your high horse, you don't know it all. As long as you recognize that and are open to new and fresh approaches, you'll be able to handle whats next...CHANGE
CHANGE-icky, anyone feeling that panicky feeling yet? Yes change is hard to digest if it is not want you want, expect or feel you are equipped to handle. Change is inevitable. Once you accept that fact, then guess what YOU are in control of how you deal with it. Resisting is futile. That is not to say you have to like it, but it is far better to expect that things will change for better or worse and be prepared for an appropriate response.
BUILD-Build on your successes. Build up your peers. Build symbiotic relationships. Build your self-esteem. You do not have to be an engineer in the SCIENCE sense, but be the engineer of your own life and build something with a strong foundation, that is structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing inside and out.
CREATE-I am so not creative in the sense that I can sew, scrapebook, paint or write eloquent poetry. I am excellent at planning, creating to-do-lists, and designing days that full of rewarding activities. Find what you do best and label yourself creative. Can you make a mean omlette? Create an ice cream sundae your kids go crazy for? Can you tie a fly that trout can't pass up? Yeah, well then guess what, you are creative. Go out and use your talent and CREATE!
INSPIRE-Believe it or not, someone is watching you. The person standing behind you in the grocery line, you kids, a neighbor...someone cares what you do and are watching you for inspiration. Do you best to be your best every day and inspire others through your actions. Pick up a piece of trash and put it in a trash bin, someone may see you and be inspired to do the same.
Why I Kick A$$-I actually read each cookie before I ate it.
Thankful Three
  1. For an opportunity to say goodbye to a mentor who is retiring this week
  2. To have creative liberties at work when leading my staff
  3. For sunny days
Disclaimer: Uh, I guess I should say something here. I was not asked to review GS cookies and I was not given any product for free. I paid my $4 (actually more like $40 on way too many boxes of cookies). I was never a girl scout and unless I am buying cookies, I generally don't do anything else to support girl scouts. I think it is totally lame that GS cookies are only offered 1x per year.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Summary: I'm still here

Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, 
your body, your mind, your spirit. 
Then get back to work.
~Ralph Martson

This post will not be about how fantastic my running schedule has been, because it hasn't. I was supposed to do a trail half yesterday and wussed out. I would have loved running in the mud in the rain, but really had to make a decision about how much I wanted to torture myself. After my last half a couple weeks ago I did a Krav Maga workout next day, then ran the day after that and realized I needed to recoup. What I didn't realize is that sitting on my A$$ everyday wasn't the best effort. I needed to be stretching and staying limber. So I went back to Krav Maga this past week and over did it. My right calf I think has a pulled muscle. I skipped the half yesterday in favor of a torture session deep tissue massage afterword I felt completely battered refreshed. I have signed up for two more sessions over the next 3 weeks so I can get back on track. It's time for me to rest, because I will soon need to be back to work with my fitness, life and work goals. Stay tuned for a revised plan of attack in said areas.

Here is how I have been spending my time: Eating junk food, buying way too many girl scout cookies, hanging with my cousins at the Lodi Spring Wine Show, enjoying a night out with the girls at the wine show, eating cheese, bread, gourment basil olive oil from Coldani, Ripken Tempranillo and of course GS cookies post wine show and trying to get back on track by hitting the farmers market this morning with my Bug.

Why I Kick A$$: I make the best roasted beets. Yes, this is a reason to kick A$$ and I am sticking to it.
Thankful Three:
  1. Girl Scout Shout Out Cookies
  2. Monday's off to celebrate a great mentor who is retiring
  3. Tall Hot Chai Latte (non-fat) with two mocha pumps and no water-Yes I feel like the folks in LA Story when I order

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: runners block

Laziness may appear attractive, 
but work gives satisfaction.
~Anne Frank

Ugh! Where did my motivation go? I ran my 1/2 marathon March 13th, I PR'd in case you didn't know, and then Monday did my Krav Maga workout as scheduled. Tuesday I ran 2 miles to shake out my legs and BAM! Nothing. I was done. Tired. I don't even know what happened to the rest of my week. I didn't go to Krav Maga Wednesday, I didn't run Thursday or Friday either. I went to Krav Maga on Saturday and by Saturday night I was toast again. What is the deal with this recovery time? I went to Krav Maga last night, didn't run today and will be tested for my first belt in Krav Maga tomorrow night. I have a trail 1/2 marathon this Saturday and I am so not motivated to go. I know I will feel better if I run it, but I feel like I have lost my mojo and just want to be lazy for a while.

I feel like some of this funkiness is coming from the fact that I PR'd. You know the feeling when you finish a good book and you are disappointed you don't have it to look forward to anymore. Well now that I have accomplished my 1/2 marathon goal I don't really know what to do with myself anymore. I do not have a marathon picked out for this year yet and I am not certain I will choose one? Most of my triathlons are summer ones and I feel like I am in a gray area of training even though I really just got started. Does anyone do abbreviated training cycles with breaks in between?

Why I Kick A$$: Because I when I count calories I gain weight, when I pig out on junk food, I lose weight. Who knew oreos and ice cream were the way to my goal weight.
Thankful Three:
  1. For hang out time with my cousins
  2. For being done with the bazillion things that were on my plate at work
  3. For The Office re-runs

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Five: O-R-E-O-S

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
~Barbara Jordan quoting Robert Fulghum in 1987 at Middlebury College
O-is for Overwhelming. Geez it has been crazy trying to squeeze in everything I needed to do this week and I still did not get everything done. Some of it is work, some of it is workouts and the rest is well, the rest...laundry, reading and my blood donation.

R-is for Realistic. Realistically I did not accurately evaluate the time I had available for all the things I needed to do. I didn't write a list, I didn't pay attention to my calendar and I didn't make any checklists to get things done.

E-Easy. Some things are easier said then done and others are just easy. I need to get better at identifying the easy stuff, knocking them out and moving on. I loaded the washer machine two days ago. The kids had just gone to bed so I didn't want to make noise and start the load. This was two days ago. How hard is it to add soap and press the start button? Easy.

O-is for Oh well. Oh well, lots of things went my way this week, others didn't and guess what? It is not the end of the world. I pressed start on that load of laundry today. I left work with an idea of how my Monday needs to go. I am ready for my workout tomorrow and at some point I plan to read while relaxing. The blood donation? Well, I'll have to check my calendar to schedule that one.

S-is for sweet. Sweet sleep. Sweet babies. Sweet husband. Sweet Saturday. Sweet Sunday. I love sweets and I am blessed with the sweetest family, sweetest friends and sweetest treats to share with the people I love. Life is Sweet.

Why I Kick A$$: I met my best friend for dinner last night and coffee after. We sat in my car with our lattes chatting and my battery died. Oops! Good thing I am a woman who carries jumper cables. Usually I am the one helping others, I Kick A$$ for being prepared to help myself.

Thankful Three
  1. Oreos. Tonight we blended them with vanilla ice cream and topped it with a whole Oreo and gummy worms. YUMMY!
  2. For a little running break. My partner baled on our Thursday run and apparently I needed the rest too.
  3. For the weekend, time to find my center

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: 26 to be precise

Now I know my ABC's 
next time won't you sing with me!

(A) Age: 31, not an exciting number, but it's mine and I am totally owning it
(B) Bed Size:
(C) Chore You Hate: All of them.
(D) Dogs? Yes. Two. Elaine, "Lainey" cutest little shepard/collie mix and Arthur our alpha male, blocky head pure bred labrador. 
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: scrunchie, like 1980's fluffy scrunchie. I hate having my hair down.
(F) Favorite Color: Gray and pink
(G) Gold or Silver? White gold
(H) Height: 5ft 10 1/2 in (that 1/2 is a big deal)
(I) Instruments You Play: Cornet/trumpet and french horn...yes I was a band geek
(J) Job Title: Operations Supervisor-says a lot, right? I am a Federal Employee and that is as much specificity as I like to give about my employer.
(K) Kids: Two perfect children (boy and a girl). Duder is 3 and The Bug is 1 1/2
(L) Live: California
(M) Mom's Name: how is this for Super-Mexican: Maria Guadalupe
(N) Nicknames: Soph, Sophie, Turtle
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? too many, most recent? My beautiful Bug's birth
(P) Pet Peeve: When people speak over authoritatively about something they are obviously under educated about or just flat out wrong about.
(Q) Quote from a Movie: Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear. ~Lucas in Empire Records
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right.
(S) Siblings: Two older sisters.
(T) Time You Wake Up? On run days, 4:45 a.m. non-run days around 6:30 or 7:00.... when I am off the running bandwagon I will sleep as long as the kids let me.
(U) Underwear: always, comando is not really my thing. style? bikini briefs
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: What? I've never met a vegetable I didn't like.
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Me. I over estimate the time I have available and under estimate how much time I will take to do things. If I have 5 minutes to spare, I try to squeeze in 30 minutes worth of work.
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: everything but my elbows and toes pretty much
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Several varieties of hearty barley soups, Cocido (Mexican beef soup with delicious vegetables including Chayote squash), Carbonara, Risotto and fudge
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Turtles, DUH!
Why I Kick A$$: Did I tell you I PR'd on Sunday? Yay, I am still riding that wave. 
Thankful Three
  1. Krav Maga
  2. Chobani bulk packs at Costco
  3. my new found resolve to get my belly under control 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Motivation: Jell-O Shots and a PR

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
~George Sheehan

I confess. I.Self.Sabotage. Do you do this? Do you set yourself up for failure? I don't know what my deal is with success, but I am deathly afraid of it. Maybe that is my subconscious's strategy, set self up to fail, then when I don't fail, SUCCESS! Good strategy, eh? It could be that when one succeeds the level of expectation for that person rises. When one succeeds, people expect continued success, higher levels of performance and on and on. It is weird because generally I tend to be wildly successful, not bragging in the least. I am a very lucky girl and have more to be thankful for than I had any right ever to expect in my life. Nice people like to tell me it is because I work hard, I have overcome obstacles and deserve it. Blah-Blah-Blah. I know I am lucky and damn it I am sticking to it. I will continue to work my A$$ off since I do not expect the luck/good fortune that is continuously bestowed upon me. So why am I telling you all of this?

A month or so ago I found out about my friends going away party. She is one of my oldest friends and has joined the Army Reserves and will be leaving for several months of training. I knew I wouldn't be able to miss it and it was scheduled for the day before my Spring "A" race 1/2 marathon. So I had to make some decisions. I had already paid for my race, was half way through my training and didn't want to totally trash the race in favor of a party night. I also had a Krav Maga 2-hour workshop scheduled to prepare me for my belt testing later this month. Fortunately the workshop was exactly that, a workshop. I had worried it was going to be a 2-hour full on work out that would fatigue me for Sunday's race. Thankfully the party was broken up into two sections too, so it looked like my full Saturday wasn't going to completely throw off my Sunday event. The pre-party 6:30-10:00 and the party bus/bar hopping 10:00-whenever. I opted for the pre-party only and thought I would have one celebratory drink.
Yeah, um I am not sure exactly how many jell-O shots I had (they were mini's) but it was some where around 12 and the main drink was "jungle juice," only had a couple of those. I was sure I was done when the chug a beer with other wussy beer chuggers gauntlet as thrown. Normally I wouldn't compete, but the other three girls also claimed to have difficulty chugging so I was in. Loser had to drink another beer. As you might have suspected, I was the lucky winner. I have never won a beer chugging contest. I am pretty sure it took me about 5 minutes and I still won!
I also chose a 1/2 marathon scheduled for the weekend of the daylight savings time change. I got home relatively early Saturday night, but because of road closures I needed to get to the race site far earlier than any race director should ever make people show up. UGH! I seriously was close to falling asleep driving. When I got to the race I seriously considered taking a 1/2 hour nap in the car, but was afraid I'd sleep through my phone alarm.

Yup, while I brushed my teeth, I wasn't so awake when I left home that I felt like washing my Saturday night make up off. In case you were wondering blue eye-shadow was not just an 80's thing.

The Acutal Report:
  • The gun went off and the crowd was so thick we were walking a good amount of time. We went in front of Raley Field, home of the Rivercats Baseball Team, then over a Golden Bridge which you can see in the background of the finish photo of my sorority sister and I. Only half the road as closed so the trip over the bridge and to the Sacramento State capitol was severely conjested. My garmin read something like a 12 min pace for a long while so half mile in I already felt pressured to run hard to get with my pace group. By pace group, I mean I was hoping to get the 2:10 pace group in my sights.
  • Around mile 2 I finally got passed the 2:20 pace group and mentally decided to just try and stay ahead of the 2:20 group since my previous PR was 2:22 and change.
  • Mile 3  I was already beating my 5K PR time and was feeling pretty good. I walked through the aid station at 3.5 and kind freaked out at the garmin response. To see 10:00 min pace drop to 11:30 so quickly kept me on my toes to not walk too much.Miles 4-9 were on paved trail along the American River and crossed two bridges. It was ok, but I remember really having to focus on my breath to keep moving at my goal race pace. I walked an aid station as planned just shy of mile 6. At mile 6 I was on track to beat my 10K PR time and felt really motivated that I could RUN the rest of this race. I emphasize RUN because up until this point in my running life I have jogging and not really pushed myself. This race I really felt like for the first time I was really going to leave it all out on the field. It was a pretty cool thought.
  • Mile 7 was by far the longest mile ever and I can't for the life of me tell you why, but the marker felt like it was never going to appear. Around mile 8 I started to feel some aches in my left hip flexor and tightness in my right knee. I really focused on form this mile to make it through. It was around this point that I decided that I really don't want to do a full marathon this year.
  • Just shy of mile 9 I decided I was going to walk, then magically the mile 9 marker appeared and with it a new sense of resolve. At mile 9 I didn't think, "Ah man, 4 more miles?" I thought, "hell yeah, I can knock out 4 miles!" We were in Old Sacramento at this point and there were people cheering so I was moving! The aid station as we exited Old Sac was not prepared for us and so I skipped the station and my scheduled walk break.
  • Mile 10 I felt tired. Like I wanted to stop, lay on the ground and sleep kind of tired. I let myself walk a few feet.
  • Mile 11 sucked and my feet hurt. Yes, the whiner in me was coming out. I still ran, but every step was effort. My breathing was not controlled.
  • Mile 12 we are back crossing that damn Gold Bridge and while I am telling myself I can do anything for 1.1 miles and hoping I could magically convince my legs to run an 8 min mile. On the flip side I wasn't exactly giving myself positive reinforcement or encouragement. My brain sounded something like this: "What's wrong with you?" "You have come this far and now you have to walk?" "You're terrible, it is times like this that it's all heart, apparently you lack in this arena. ""It is a mental game, you are supposed to be able to do this." I know, I am embarassed that I do this to myself, but there you have it. Me in all my honesty.
  • Passing in front of the ball park to loop around into the park for a third base line finish line finish. There were a couple moments where I really tried to will myself to a hard sprint, only the the last tenth of a mile that was in the stadium got the super duper effort.
Even though I knew it was a huge PR for me, I was disappointed. I let my meaness to myself in the last miles over shadow how freak'n awesome I did. While my goals were to: A. Best Case break 2:15, B. Happy Case anything under my 2:22 previous PR, C. worst case just FINISH, I still found myself on the course thinking I could grow wings and hit 2:10. It wasn't until I got home and uploaded my garmin information that I was truly impressed with myself. Just think if I had hydrated properly, not binge ate junk food the 3 days leading up to the race, got 8 hours sleep and done even 1 of my speed workouts how well I could have done. I need to start focusing on setting myself up for SUCCESS!
Mile 1      10:42
Mile 2      10:08
Mile 3       9:52
Mile 4      10:17
Mile 5      10:09
Mile 6      10:19
Mile 7      9:54
Mile 8      10:20
Mile 9      10:23
Mile 10    10:06
Mile 11    10:29
Mile 12    10:25
Mile 13    10:05
Mile 13.1 :47 (8:00 min pace)
My Garmin Read 2:14:01

The official Race time is 2:13:58!

Here is me and one of my sorority sister's before the race and after.
Why I Kick A$$: Because I totally took advantage of the personalized bib thing. Isn't this super cute?!
Thankful Three:
  1. For being prepared. Despite my self sabotage with Saturday's impossible schedule, I was physically prepared for the 1/2 and therefore still had the opportunity to succeed
  2. For my vision board, I guess it kinda worked (see the break 2:15 goal)
  3. For my garmin
 Yes my vision board is totally shoty, I need to take a glue gun to it and flesh it out a bit.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Summary: Spring Forward PR

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.  
~J.M. Power

unofficial half marathon time, but definitely a PR
I hated that this morning was Spring Forward, I really could have fallen asleep driving to the event.

Why I Kick A$$: I PR'd

Thankful Three
  1. For sorority sisters who run
  2. The fort in my living room right now
  3. My new rice/heat thingy

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm Back!

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
~John Wooden

Positive Energy Nets Positive Results. It is our quarterly quote at work and I am working on owning it. Things have not always gone my way, but lately I have been embracing the idea that my circumstances are my own and I can make the best of them so I can shoot for the best possible outcome. Here's how this relates:

My Running Life
My A race this spring is this Sunday's 1/2 marathon. I have an opportunity at a Krav Maga workshop this Saturday that will prepare me for my first belt testing. So what did I do? I signed up for the Krav Maga workshop. The downside is I will probably have some decent muscle fatigue Sunday from Saturday's effort. I want to PR, but know that it may not be in the cards for me. I am happy with my training, my consistent weekly runs and how I have taken on trail runs for my long runs so better prepare myself for an easier time on my flat 1/2 marathon. Oh, did I mention I am going to a going away party on Saturday night? Not the best move, but I can't miss saying bye to a great friend as she starts her new journey as a military woman. Anyway, I am really hopeful my mental preparedness will make up for any physical fatigue that might hold me back.

My Work Life
I haven't gotten every promotion I have put in for, bummer. But I have made it my mission to improve the team that lead and thereby make a positive impact on the office as a whole and things are working out. We had a big wig meeting last week and I really felt like I put my best foot forward. One can only do their best and despite some crazy family life issues recently, I really felt like overall I was on my game.

My Home Life
My babies have been sick. Like the whole vomiting in the middle of the night kind of sick. I feel awful for them, but on the happy side, snuggling sick babies at 3 AM while watching A Bug's Life until their tummy settles is pretty precious. In other home life news you all probably have read my cousin died. I am sad, but the whole funeral service was focused on what's next? How will we as family and friends continue a life that was cut short? Some of my family is talking about doing relay for life because she died of a rare cancer. Others are donating blood at specific blood banks that will contribute $10 to the local hospital where she spent her last days for every donation received. I have never donated blood, but I made the call yesterday to get the low down and I am hoping to make Monday 3/14 my first day to donate. Hopefully it is not too traumatic. I am have been too chicken to donate before now, but feel that extra push to give it a try. If I can handle it, I will start the schedule of donating every 56 days which is the max frequency. As for relay for life, I am still researching, but may do it as a family activity to honor her. I don't think I will be one of those people who run with her name on my shirt or anything like that, I know it will come off as completely selfish, but I run for me and am not mature enough to make it about any one else just yet.

Why I Kick A$$: Even when I was grieving (i.e. binge eating on junk food and sleeping for 9 hours a night) I still tracked my calories. 
It helped me not go super overboard, but I am annoyed I still gained weight even though I was running and staying in a reasonable calorie range. A friend of mine said the stress could have caused all kinds of imbalances so I'll wait it out. If by April 1st I am still not comfortably in my pants and rock'n a hot body, I may have to try something different.
Thankful Three
  1. For smooth tequila and chocolate chip cookies
  2. For Baskin Robin's mint chocolate chip sundaes
  3. Movie night with my family

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday...oops on Wednesday: Mental Chaos

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
~Henry Miller

This post was going to be a short one liner about how my cousin died Monday and I am having a hard time remaining focused. My plan was to let you all know that I need a break and would be back next week sometime. Instead I am sitting here and all kinds of thoughts are going through my brain. It is literally mental chaos. With no rhyme or reason to the order here is a little peak inside.
  • Today I went to work, I posted our quarterly quote to our glass display "Positive Energy Nets Positive Results," colored up all the management cubicles with green four leaf clovers,  semi-decorated our break room, and sent out a message to staff that our March Fun Friday colors are going to be purple or green to celebrate St. Patty's Day/Mardi Gras. Sounds peppy right? Nope, I tried to fake it, but I felt like a total zombie. I think it is important to create a positive work atmosphere even if I am teetering on a complete emotional break down and total normalcy. It's weird to be on the edge.
  • I found out just before mid-night on Monday that my cousin died. I didn't sleep well/at all and had a 5:00 AM running date. I was so thankful for my running date. My feet felt light, I was finally not feeling the sinus cold/flu I have been battling for a couple weeks and the easy 3 miles flew by. I am thankful for running, running partners and the mental freedom I felt on that run.
  • Krav Maga has been going well, I am learning to defend against choke holds and attacks when I have been knocked to the ground. There is a workshop day Saturday the 12th that is supposed to prepare us for testing for the yellow belt. I am currently without belt. It is kind of exciting to see results of my training and I am excited to hopefully move on to the next level.
  • My half marathon training is going pretty well. I am far more consistent with my weekly runs and long runs this time around. The one thing I have not been doing is a mid week longer run. Tomorrow I'll get to put in 5 with my running partner and that will be a good mid week given I have a 10 mile trail run Saturday.
  • My intention was to PR my half marathon on Sunday March 13th. With a 2 hour Krav Maga prep session, I need to get comfortable with the idea that my body may be a bit worn out on Sunday. Not to mention that a friend who recently joined the military is having a going away party that night. If I don't control the things that I can to prep for a PR, I can't reasonably expect to PR.
  • I got a great fortune cookie fortune, pre-cousin's death news. It said, "Your hard work will soon pay off." I had a whole post in mind about how it could mean I am going to rock my half marathon or that the big visit with the big boss at work tomorrow was going to yield a high-five or two from a big wig, but instead all I can think about is how behind I feel in my work life because my mental focus isn't what it normally is.
  • I started tracking my calories again Monday. Mel over at Tall Mom on the Run blogged recently about hitting the "Reset" button. I am too lazy to link to her or the specific post so please if you are interested, google and check the blog archive. In a nutshell, and I believe even she was referencing someone else, she talked about hitting the reset button on her weight. I am up a bit on my weight and was ready to restart. The second I even said the words I felt like I was starving. Given the things on my mind lately, I can't tell you how much I would rather be sitting on my couch binging on ice cream and other junk food to try and "feel better."
  • I am fairly sure I had something else to say, but I was temporarily distracted by a funny scene on the TV show Modern Family and can't remember. Oh wait, I remember, I have a bruising right eye and while it hurt, it just starting bruising today and I couldn't remember how that happened. My guess, I probably got hit at Krav Maga class Monday night.
If I am back before Monday great, if not I plead Chaotic Mind syndrome.
Why I Kick A$$: I actually blogged today and totally had to come back and update it since apparently it is not Thursday. Geez, my brain is pudding right now. Mmm, pudding sounds good, not brain pudding, but chocolate pudding.
Thankful Three:
  1. For genuine laughing while watching Modern Family with Super Hubby
  2. For Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo'd at afternoon break
  3. For my family and the time get to spend with them