Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Well, I thought I'd try to blog again. I haven't felt like blogging at all since Diva passed away.

Life moves on and time passes, and Mike and I are slowly healing. :)

Training has acted as a healing agent. I can completely focus on what I need to do and work to do it. I have control over the effort I put in, and the very act of control assuages the pain of not being able to control death, you know?

Ahhh well. :)

Last week was a "challenge week." :) :):) Need I say more? Hahahaha! I had this one brick workout where I had to do ten sets 30s hard/30s rest and then run for 10 min. easy. There I was, running up the highway, full tilt, into the wind for 30sec. For the next 30s, I would barely walk, just try and get my breath back.

I didn't feel too bad at first...Until the 5th set kicked in. Something altogether unholy was going on down below. All at once, I felt like I was going to pee/poo and/or my uterus was going to fall out. AIIEEEEEE!

By the 7th set, I was feeling like I was going to puke. I wasn't sure I could even make it to 10 sets, and if I did, I was thinking, I'm not going to be able to run for 10 minutes easy after all this! I won't be able to move -- let alone walk!

But, I did do it, and although I was burping a bit on the way back, I did actually manage to run home.

Hahahahahahaha -- I am learning that I actually have more than one speed! :) :) :)

Can't wait for Arizona!

:) :)


Kelly B. said...

Hey Julie!! Welcome back to blogland...have been thinking about you and even asked Jenna last night what was up. Great to hear from you again!!

Susi said...

glad you are feeling better...it takes time. good on ya for pushing through that workout, yikes! haha. when do you leave for arizona? you are going to rock it there!

Keith said...

Welcome back, I'm happy to see your blog-itude show up again!

Great workout! I slowed down eating breakfast while reading that one. Wow.

Amy said...

Ditto - welcome back, we've missed you. You are super hard core, great workout!!!!!

Shannon Keith Wicks said...

Glad to see you are back and reading about your terrific workouts!

Jenna said...

So happy to have you back :) Great chatting last night - you are such an potent and positive little gal :)

Charlie Browne said...


KK said...

glad you're back up and running. We missed you!

Cath said...

Hey you - you're a strong one - and not just running! I laughed out loud at the running though - I also do that set - funny how the 30secs easy go far too quickly before you start running like a mad thing again! You'll be whizzing down that road like "road runner" before you know it x