Saturday, March 26, 2011

Escape

Here I sit in Tucson!!!  I just got back from an evil Chuckie swim with Sonja and Angela and am pretty exhausted yet quite content.

The last 3 weeks at home have been, well, tough.  Hubs has been traveling pretty much non-stop for all of March and I've been doing my best holding down the fort.  The girls and I did pretty good!  Everyone was fed, homework done, showered, dance class, gymnastics, playdates, bedtime stories, some laundry done and even folded, and then I would have approximately 20 minutes to relax before falling asleep on the couch.  Phew!  Absolutely no time for anything else but getting my workouts done, walking puppy, sometimes showering (but I considered that optional), working on schedules and working on taxes.

So when the opportunity to pack up my bike and head out of town for some coaching abuse with PIC, I jumped and bought the airplane ticket.  We got in late Thursday night, and Friday morning built up our bikes and headed to Mt. Lemmon.  Ahhhhh, climbing bliss.  The air was a bit chilly so we only went up to Windy Point, back down, and then 2 times to mile 5 and back.  Afterwards, a nice jog and my favorite part.....a trip to Trader Joe's!

Today?  Breakfast, evil swim, second breakfast.  Some down time to blog (WOW!)  Later, we'll head to the track for a MAF test and then a spin.  Bliss!

Tomorrow?  More of the same.  Hubs is doing a great job taking care of the family plus paybacks are hell  and the puppy.  I'll be back in no time!

Happy Training!

Monday, March 7, 2011

ABC's

I've seen this on a few blogs so I thought I would join the fun.....here are some ABC's about me!


A~Age: 42

B~ Bed Size: King - pretty much fits the entire family.

C~Chore you hate: Folding laundry. Hate it more than doing laundry.

D~Dogs: Kona!  She's our new rescue puppy, about 7 months old.


E~Essential Start your Day Item: Coffee.  Coffee.  Coffee. Did I mention coffee?

F~Favorite Color: Purple. Pink. Blue.  Clearly hard for me to pick just one fabulous color.

G~Gold or Silver: I don't wear much jewelry but I suppose silver.

H~Height: 5'4".  Really.  Ok fine, but way closer to 5'4" than 5'3.5".

I~Instruments you play: Nothing currently unless my daughter's recorder counts.  Used to play flute and baritone sax but gave up music to pursue swimming.  Good choice?

J~Job Title: Mom and part-time Coach.


K~Kids: Isabelle 8, and Charlotte 5.

L~Live: A-town, Colorado

M~Mom’s Name: Bernice

N~Nicknames: FordyFord. Yostie.  PIC.

O~Overnight Hospital Stays: For my babies and a severe kidney infection when I was a kid.  They almost had to take a kidney!

P~Pet Peeve: Chronic lateness.  If you say meet at 10....meet at 10 not 10:15!  And don't do it over and over and over again.

Q~Quote from a Movie: "I'm your huckleberry" Tombstone

R~Right or Left Handed:  Lefty.

S~Siblings: Sister, Nicole, 3 years younger than me.

T~Time you wake up: 6:30.  Sometimes I can sleep all the way to 7:30 but not as much as I would like to:)

U~Underwear: Yes.

V~Vegetable you Dislike: Shrooms, beets (just found that out on Friday), are olives veggies?

W~What Makes You Late: Usually my husband and sometimes my kids.  I HATE being late and I really dislike it when someone else makes me late. See P above.


X~X-rays You’ve had Done: My dad's a radiologist so it's kind of an unfair question....where to start: wrist, ankle (several times), arm x 2, another wrist, thyroid, eye, elbow, knee, foot etc. etc.

Y~Yummy Food you Make: I am great with recipes so if the recipe is good, what I make is good!  Lately, I've tried just throwing some food and veg and spices together and surprisingly it's been edible and quite tasty!

Z~Zoo Animal Favorite: Penguins