Sunday, March 31, 2013

Raining on your Easter parade

It was supposed to rain today and maybe thunder. I've lived in California long enough to ignore that and schedule an open water swim anyway. I leave in 45 minutes and the sun is shining. In the meantime, I am watching Les Mis. Because it's Easter and at our house the Easter Bunny doesn't bring candy but MOVIES!

When I was a kid, we were Catholic and Easter was one of the big holidays. I have to admit, it didn't really resonate with me, not like Christmas which even today remains my favorite holiday. But it was still a big deal. I remember hunting for our Easter candy all over the house. And finding some in July.

I remember getting a new outfit every year and going to church all dressed up in our Easter finery including a new dress, new shoes, new hat and purse and sometimes even a jacket. I've seen picture of myself and my two sisters with our matching outfits. We were cute, but in a sort of scary Children in a Horror Movie way.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Yes, Mr. Mac, triathletes do pee in their wetsuits

Last night I was "watching" the news with Mr. Mac when something on there caused him to say "Triathletes don't pee in their wetsuits!"

After I stopped laughing, I explained that we certainly do. He didn't realize that liquid passed through them, apparently.

Today I went swimming. In my wetsuit.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Proof that it's all exercise

Today I did not officially "work out." I did go down to USA Production's South Bay Duathlon and volunteer. I was on my feet from 5:45 am to about 12:15 am. I was handing out packets, running around looking for people who had answers to my questions, and later on I was bending down taking off timing chips and picking up water bottles out of a kiddie pool full of ice to hand out. Earlier in the day, it was cold, cold, cold, so I was bouncing and dancing to the music and waving my hands trying to keep warm. I was also screaming (Go, SVTC!) and cheering and chatting with friends.

I had a blast and when I came home my BodyMedia FIT showed the following:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Regrets and rewriting history

I have always believed that, since you can't change the past, you should avoid getting caught up in what you should have done and just figure out how to do better in the future. However, sometimes you can't really avoid what I call the "shoulda, coulda, wouldas".

I've been that way about weight loss surgery. I feel like I've gotten my life back so I keep thinking "why didn't I do this sooner?" I'm in my fifties so I'm already at the point where most people are slowing down and I want to be speeding up. I keep thinking about what could have been if I had done this sooner.