Friday, October 13, 2006

Random Thoughts Friday!

1. I hate shoes. Jen and I got into a conversation this morning about shopping. We see these great outfits that are stylish and sexy and would love to buy them. Except neither of us can stand wearing those stylish and sexy high-healed shoes. There's nothing sexy about clogs.

2. I'm a scientist (in case you didn't know). I am easily influenced by sound scientific studies. In addition I have more than a small interest in nutrition and its links to disease. For this reason, it is a very bad idea that I bought the book The China Study . So, 4 chapters into the book I am in preparation for a vegan diet overhaul. I'm not going to be strict about it when I'm around friends or family (don't want to drive people too batty worrying about what to feed me), but I'm starting to learn how to cook vegetarian dishes. My dish of the day was Quinoa Tabbouleh . It's great. I also made vegetarian chili last night and have enough to feed an army. It's super tasty, but I think in the future a little beano may be in order....

3. I'm really starting to get used to this heart rate training. On only my second run, I increased my pace by :45 per mile and decreased my HR by more than 5 beats. Crazy. I just focused on my breathing the entire run and the HR came down like a charm. Pretty sweet.

4. Man, some things about winter really suck! I had a 2 hour bike ride with Jen scheduled for tomorrow morning and had to totally bail on her. I don't have the money to buy winter gear right now (see #5) and I just hate being cold. So the forecast of low 40's and rainy for the morning has me running to my trainer. So I have a 2 hour appointment with my trainer and a movie at 10 am tomorrow.

5. Car dealerships suck. I took in my car for it's "required" 30,000 mile tune-up (otherwise my 100,000 mile warranty is invalid). I walked out of there $400 poorer after a glorified oil change. Sons o' bitches! (as my mom would say)

6. Speaking of my Mom, she called me very excited tonight. Turns out, she was invited to a slot tournament the same weekend as my half marathon in Vegas. Result- a room at the Belagio for free. In her words: Hoity- friggin - Toity! I guess it's a nice place, huh?

7. And I saved the bad news for last. Steve got the diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma yesterday. They need to take another biopsy for flow cytometry to determine exactly what type and stage. So here is what I'm going to do about it- I am going to sign up for the Janus Charity Challenge for Ironman CdA to try to raise as much money as I can for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I told myself I wouldn't pick a charity to raise money for unless I had one that I was truly passionate about. Seeing a dear friend go through the battle with lymphoma will be more than enough for me.

And now, my friends- I have a date with my bed. I'm such a big loser going to bed at 9 on a Friday. But hey, I'm tired. I had a lot of nightmares this week and wasn't sleeping too well. I'll make up for it tonight

9 comments:

erichollins said...

What's the bean-o for? Girls don't fart!

IMmike said...

get used to going to bed early on fridays. i started going to sleep pre-8 pm because i was so whiped out and had to get up early for rides. Talk about pathetic.

Wes said...

Evidently there is this thing going around about tri-athletes and high heel shoes. I hear flats are nice, but I wouldn't know for sure ;-)

Funny thing about that leukemia thingee. I just decided yesterday to help sponsor Denise over at MNFirefly for her marathon. My little bit of help.

Yea, sons o'bitches!

Once again, you make me jealous! I wish I could go to bed at 9 PM. Sleep tight, girlfriend. Happy training!

Deirdre said...

Jodi - I love reading your blog. I have no doubt about you becoming an Ironman. Now you just have a little bit more motivation for that day.

JenC said...

I met one of my girlfriends for dinner last night and she had these cool ass tall shoes on. Of course, they went with her darling outfit. Sob! Oh well, it is worth not wearing the heels to be able to run!

Good luck to your friend. Just let me know where to donate.

rice said...

lmao.. my wife said the same thing to me last night when I said I was going to bed.. "its nine!" nothing like 12 hours sleep to get you going again.

Cheers.

Rice

Charlie said...

I am heade in the Vegan direction myself. Made the fridge overhaul and spent the last week following the new diet plan...today I went ordered out for Tai for my end of the week reward. Beano is definatly in order...
Let me know how to sponsor your Janus Charity as soon as you get it going.

LoneStarCrank said...

Your support of L&L will be the best tribute you can give to your friend...and thousands of others.

Steve said...

Glad to see things are going well for you... obviously I've fallen off the horse.... Gotta get back on that puppy though...so I'll see you next week at practice...

As for LLS!!! fantastic... welcome to the club.... if you need any help let me know.... I didn't know they did anything longer than Olympic Length... I'll have to look into that... I've been involved for over a year now with TNT and you will enjoy it very much, especially when you know someone who is fighting... and you know that you are helping. I've found it very rewarding.

Hope you are still smiling and I'll catch'ya on in the AM.