Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Girly-girl P.A.R.T.S 5K race.

 Number pick up was Friday so we dashed right out after school and work. I really had no idea about the size of quality of the race. I did know that my co-workers have done it for the past few years and they have some mad crazy spirit for this cause.
For me I really wanted to know what I could do. I have been working hard on the food and the Couch to 5K. I used this race as my week 5 day 1 run. The course was much flatter than the route I have been using so I knew my time would be a little better than normal and race times are usually better just because it's a race!
I gave it all I could. I ran, walked to catch my breath and ran again. I was happy to feel like I was in the middle of the pack instead of the back and overall felt good. Could have used some more sleep actually but life was a little busy.
Anyway, let's talk numbers.
Yarmouth PD race in May- 44min 5K
Girly Girl race Sept- 37min 5K
12 weeks with no sugar or flour....ok maybe a couple handfully of tortilla chips.
Down 16 lbs.
Feeling pretty good about all those numbers.
I have set a couple of goals.
1. Want to lose another 25lbs by my 8 year surgiversary in February.
2. Pells Bridge race if money allows Oct 25.

I am making these statements today because I had hope like yesterday or maybe Sunday but today I am not feeling so powerful. It's Ok. There are going to be days when you just aren't. My anxiety is up and I can only acknowledge it, try not to feed it and know tomorrow is another day.
5 hours until I can get out on my feet. I took a couple days off after this race and I am back at it today. Take me through day 2 J.Lo and we will shake this shit off.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I'm goin' on another adventure!!

I can barely contain my excitement. I want to print a map of the Mount Desert Island and do it all, see it all, climb to every ledge and lake and see 50 sunsets.
I have the chance to see just 3 sunrises and 2 sunsets but I plan on making it count even if I am only looking out the from the porch.
I have hunted and hunted and found this cute little cabin place that is cheap and let's us bring Mugsy. It has a bed, a small kitchenette and a shower. I am all set if I have a real bed, a hot shower and real food.
At a minimum I want to hike up cadillac Mountain. I found a route that is 4.4 miles and I think will lead us to this:

Oh my!! I just went to the website for these photos and got lost again.
I can't wait to post my own pictures. This is going to be epic!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ebay hunting again

In the past I worked the Ebay and On line yard sale sites and I have gotten some pretty sweet deals that carried me through Christmases and Birthdays with smiling kids.
The batman Cave was probably the best. $50 for a cave that cost about $80 new plus she gave me a tub full of cars, a helicopter, a submarine and over a dozen guys. Ava still plays with it 2 years later.
I am working my angles again.
$12 snow pants should be here Wednesday so we are ready for the big kid to sled whenever it hits!
P.S. I will be sledding this year. Terrified but I will.
Anyway, I am on a Midnight shift and I am bored so I find myself shopping again. Hey, it's free to window shop.
So due to the fact that I need new sneakers I started saving some that I liked for a day when I have the cash.
So now they haunt me. Apparently Facebook trolls my whole life and these shoes keep showing up in my feed and on my sideline ads. I know, I know....I want them too but the money is not right at the moment so we wait and damn the computer snoops.
The second part of my story is that it all of a sudden occurred to me that I am shopping exercise clothes. I like to run outside and it is getting cool. Pants and/or capris are needed. The stuff I have is crappy, old and doesn't fit.
Again who is this person?
I don't care. I like her and hope she stays because we have a lot more work to do.
P.P.S. 11 weeks flour/sugar free and almost 15 lbs down. :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Team Deneen Car wash

I joined Team Deneen to run in the Girly-girl P.A.R.T.S 5K to raise awareness and money for testing for Ovarian cancer.
I was told my Nana died of this horrible disease when I was little.
This weekend the girls and I helped out in a car wash  and they did a great job. I ended up being "the waver". I felt like I didn't work but I was exhausted and starving by days end. Who knew waving and cajoling people in was so hard.
The girls washed cars, waved, danced and Ava was the squeegy master.
We are proud to say we raised about $900 in 4 hours. Can't complain about that!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


I am not sure what is gong on lately but I feel hungry. Like hungry to take on something, tackle it, chomp through it.
I am "trying" to get through the Couch to 5K program again so I can run, like really run. The other night I set out sort of late but I didn't want it to go another day. I use this 5K route that is
hills and it seemed every time the voice came across my headphones saying Start Running I was looking at an uphill.  Yeah, bring it! I pictured those hills making my legs stronger and my but smaller (hopefully anyway).
It sounds crazy because I am running at 2 minute intervals at this point but you know what? I can't wait for tomorrow.
I went to the library the other night for another reason and left thinking about Zumba. WTH is that? The librarian is a Zumba instructor and a terrific woman. I was thinking this would be a different exercise and I like to dance....not in front of people. Who am I?
Last week a friend mentioned ball room dancing and I thought how fucking scary....I might be in.
So now I am running a 5K in Sandwich September 27.
And deeply committed to a 4 mile race October 26.
Throwing around the crazy idea of an Inflatable 5K October 5th.
 I am not sure what the Hell is going on and every morning I wake up I am waiting for this bubble to burst and me fall back to reality.
Could this be my new reality as I feel myself changing, growing, healing?
God Damn I hope so because I love how this feels.

1st day of school 2014

Can you tell my the face that she is over it?
I really think this is the year she is going to take off-growing up wise. Like she looks older, more mature, organized and pretty confident.
I for one am still nervous. I haven't seen any real homework so the shit hasn't hit the fan yet but we have a good start going I think.
Now this girl below is also doing well. She was a little rough last night but it was a food issue otherwise she is hungry to be reading Harry Potter. Mornings have been smooth and she loves Mrs. Turner.
Could it be that the Fooseberry's are finally grabbing this world by the horns and riding it. Yes!!
Good Luck to you all and may your mornings be as smooth as butter.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44

05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05

6/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26

6/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05

7/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52

08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31

08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30

10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10

05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17

05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50

08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37

10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00

09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31

10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20

8/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24

5/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25

6/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04

8/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04

9/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24