>_< OH MY GOD IS IT HOT OR WHAT??? I walked in through the door and H2B said I looked like I'd been rained on. No it's not raining. This is SWEAT. It's only 6:30am!!
Took my HRM back for a spin and she's "as new" because the strap and watch are both brand new. So I guess it was kind of worth the wait.
Got inspired watching extreme makeover! :)
No Training today... but here's some photos from last night. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=14248&l=b5e6f&id=558516129
Got inspired watching extreme Makeover tonight. They had a girl on there with a severe craniofacial deformity who'd been ridiculed and even labeled as "retarded" all because of the way she talked due to the malformation of her jaw.
Her transformation was stunning. And it took me back to when I had that damn surgery.
I also had a craniofacial malformation. From birth though. I've never been able to breathe through my nose which probably explains why I was never any good at anything athletic and still have trouble "adjusting" my breathing. My surgery wasn't as radical as the girl's on extreme makeover but when my surgeon came back out to me after I woken up and said "By the way, We had to drill out your nasal cavities since you didn't have any - " It kind of sets the seen for a new life.
While I honestly usually can't stand watching shows like extreme makeover - this time they got it right. This poor girl was a hermit due to the ridicule she'd endured for years. Now she is as beautiful on the outside as she was within.
While the show was going I started doing weights. Why??? Because I could! Because I'm stronger now then I ever was as the "little flat nosed girl"
I'm totally against cosmetic surgery for "lifestyle" reasons. I'm all for Plastic and reconstructive surgery when it comes down to "Begin your life" reasons.
Where am I going with this.... Yeah. I'd pinpoint my craniofacial reconstruction as a pivotal moment in my road to begin living.
Who would've thought I'd be a triathlete?
No Training today. It's the work Christmas Party tonight and I'm going as the white Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. My Auntie Said she had a "full body" rabbit Costume - But it's currently 30 degrees C at 5:08pm in Brisbane. I'm glad I'm going as a kind of "playboy" bunny White rabbit - Otherwise I'd drop dead from the heat.
Photos to come later!
I'm getting increasingly frustrated with my running. ;_;
I'm not enjoying my run training and it's really annoying me.
I've never been athletic - EVER. I always came last in school runnign carnivals and in high school I actually developed a golden staph infection in my right ankle - Meaning I was unable to walk let alone run properly.
Now that I'm older I WANT to run! I want to get out there and RUN. Just get the hell out of here on my own too feet. BUT It's hot work, I get tired way too easily and I'm not seeing the level of improovement that I've seen in the swim or the bike legs. My run seems to be stagnating.
I've followed "the guides" and am not making any improvements on my own.
So I'm thinking of joining a running group to get me "run fit" and also to motivate me to actually get out there.
I'm looking into groups. Pat carroll is the first to check out since Paul (pzdipr) runs with him quite regularly and looks like he's having a good time. ^_^
I'll let you know how the search goes!
OH YEAH! My Bribie Photo is up. Yup... Gotta love that ENDURA!
Check it out! My pool finally has a website! http://www.langlandspool.com.au/
Interval sessions today so the distance was shorter but the effort was much harder (thus the improvement in time!)
No swimming today. But I did ride this morning (left my computer on the bike) Will update this afternoon
I AM SOOOOOO PISSED OFF WITH TIMEX AUSTRALIA AND REBEL SPORT!!!!
Okay. My heart rate monitor watch (ironman 30 Lap womens) died suddenly in the water. It was under warrenty so I returned the whole thing to where I got it from. Rebel Sport. My watch and heart rate monitor strap - Everything! I was told it would take two days to get to Melbourne to be assessed. I rang on the monday after I dropped it off and they said it was in a queue and that my watch would take 2-3 weeks. NOT HAPPY. At the time Bribie was two weeks away!
I get a call from Rebel last Wednesday saying my watch had came back in. WOOHOO! I was happy and told them I'd be there that afternoon.
SURE the watch had come back but Timex forgot to send the Heart rate monitor strap.
Rebel rang through to Timex to say they'd post it here on Monday.It's Wednesday. I rang Rebel to chase it up, YET AGAIN and it turns out Timex did post the strap - BUT they posted it to the wrong store!!!! WTF???? They're express posting it today so I should be able to collect it tomorrow.I Bloody well hope so. I'm not happy with Timex' service at all! Which is a shame because I really do love that watch. Next time it "breaks" I may just have to go with a POLAR instead. >:(
LONG distances this morning... I'm just glad that I made it.
This little article just prooves what I've known since I moved to my little apartment in Coorparoo!
It's QUICKER to RUN to work than it is to catch the bus. http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,22866240-952,00.html
The video's pretty good. The runner won (DUH!!!) and suprisingly the bus beat the car!!! O_O The reason?? The car driver couldn't find a park!
If a bike had've been in the mix the BIKE would have won. HANDS DOWN - NO CONTEST!!!
WOOHOO! I finally have a photo of a snowman to honour my Challenge team this month!!