Tuesday, June 16, 2009


  • This summer has been better than any other for me thus far. Why? Because my kids are involved in things that make them happy, rather than just sitting in front of the TV. Also it helps that I'm learning how to stand up for myself.
  • I'm still seeing the counselor and it's helping. Can't tell you exactly how it works, but I'm feeling stronger inside than I have in quite some time.
  • Hey guess what? I'm a level 67 in Mafia Wars! Yeah, I'm still having fun with it. And I'm NOT a video game sort of girl.
  • Also uncharacteristic? My newfound love of UFC. Maybe "love" is too strong of a word. But when my kid jokingly asks me if I want to watch with him (expecting a resounding NO) and I stay transfixed for 30 minutes, you know I'm liking it. I told Austin that I like ultimate fighting for the same reason I like jazz dancing. "Huh?" was his reaction. To me both "sports" exemplify grace, agility, strength, and athleticism that I find deeply appealing. (But I don't like it when anyone is punching anyone else's head -- that makes me sad.)
  • The Daily Plate at Livestrong.com is amazing for food logging. My girlfriend Laura told me about it, and I figured that ONCE AGAIN I'd try tracking what I eat. (Why do I run so much? So I don't have to moderate my food intake!) I'm really impressed with the site. It has some of the not-so-common foods I eat (Spiru-Soy from Vitamin Shop, Kombucha). However, I get a little weird when I start logging food. Like I don't want to eat cuz then I have to log it. And that didn't work well yesterday as I headed out on a 7 mile run. I bonked at mile 4, so I came home, ate, and then finished. Today I'm trying to learn from my mistakes. :)


Brit-Man said...

Not liking the head shots? UFC is more comatative than boxing, it's kind of like saying you like all the frills of a Subway sandwhich, but not a homemade sandwhich, because you hate cutting stuff with a knife :-p :-p.

Not being a dufus by that remark.

I'm glad that things you are doing are making you happy. You deserve to be happy, because you give a lot of happiness to others, and I'm sure you have plenty in that big heart of yours, to give to yourself too.

Take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).


Kalong said...

LOL I got hooked onto UFC for a while too. It's weird, it's such a brutal sport and yet...we can't stop watching?! OH! How did you get a Gadget on your side bar for runs and workouts? I would like one too :-)

Colette said...

I find myself also watching UFC and getting into it. Some of the moves however are a little....well, let's just say like wresling...

So happy that you are enjoying your summer and learning how to stand up for YOU. With that, come more respect from them, and that is a wonderful thing my friend :)