Friday, January 9, 2009

Random Friday...finally

It's been like 47 years since I've done a random Friday post. Well, you know how well I can stick to a schedule. I just had to not to it for awhile being the rebel that I am. You know me. Breaking all the rules!!

Ok, on January 1st, I sat down and wrote like 15 Bucket Fillers and scheduled them to post every morning. I wrote as many as I could think of. Now, the 15th is coming quickly, and I've a little freaked out because I'm fresh out of ideas. So, sorry, if the bucket fillers suck the last half of the month. That said, is anyone interested in catching the bucket for February? I'm taking volunteers, now, so you'll have some notice.


I went swimming this morning. Some of my crazy friends have talked me into doing a triathalon. So, this morning, I woke up early (not as early as yesterday, thank goodness), and went over to our local pool, and joined the other crazies for a little lap swimming. Can I just say: before I got in the water I was terrified. I'm not scared of the water, per se, but I have like zero endurance when it comes to swimming, and I know I don't do it "right" with breathing and flotation, etc. But the master's class instructor was there and gave my friend and me some great pointers and our other friend, who is like a pro, helped us out, and I'm so glad I went.

I could barely make it doing one lap, but I realized what a great workout swimming is. My heart was pounding the whole time.

I'm going to start swimming regularly now, so I'll have a rockin' body for summer!

It must be the season of blogging awards, becaue I've been so honored as to receive several over the last few weeks. I already posted the New Years one I got from Debilyn.

Here are the others, I've gotten.

"The Friendship Award" from Melissa

"For mixing the right amount of sour with the sweet" from Mina

"The Marie Antoinette Keeping it Real award" from Mikki

Thanks so much you guys! It means a lot! Now, I am award any and all of you who want to grap it! Because if you are reading this, then that means you are my friend, and deserve to be awarded for putting up with me!


It occurred to me recently that my blogiversary is coming up. It was one year ago this month that I started my blog. Where did the time go? It's funny because my first post was about running my first half marathon. The same half marathon, in fact, that I'm going down South to run again for the 2nd time, next week.

I was hoping my CD would be done by now, and I could use that for a giveaway. But, not to worry. I'll come up with something good to celebrate. So, be on the look out in coming weeks for a Happy blogiversary to me! giveaway coming your way.


And now, some tunes!

p.s. I need some new tunes for 2009. Any suggestions?

1. Ready to Run - Dixie Chicks

2. Lies - Thompson Twins

3. Popular - Kristen Chenoweth (Wicked)

4. I'm the One - Van Halen

5. Galileo - Indigo Girls

6. Good As I Was to You - Lorrie Morgan

7. Since I've Been Loving You - Corinne Bailey Rae

8. Oxygen - Colbie Caillat

9. Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi

10. Violent Love - Oingo Boingo

Bonus: Buy Me A Rose - Kenny Rogers


Angela said...

My fav tunes lately are Plain White T's, Augustana, Coldplay (their new CD), and Sophie Milman (she is amazing).

Good luck with the triathlon training. I bet it will be tons of fun!

Annette Lyon said...

"I'm doing a triathalon" is a sentence I will never utter. Way to go, you!

(If you need a good trainer, I know a gal who teaches trialathon classes--she's downright excellent.)

Erin said...

Congrats on all of your awards!

And I could never, would never do a triathlon either. Good for you is all I can say!

Happy blogiversary soon...

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Okay FINALLY, I KNOW something about this subject. Did you know I used to run one of the biggest triathlon sites on the Internet? True story-I traveled all over the U.S. helping women getting started in doing triathlons and wrote motivational stories.
I laughed at your post because I remember my first time in the pool like it was yesterday. Seriously I was in amazing shape running marathons and all then I get in the pool and it was like the most major work out I had ever had...I felt out of shape. Then I learned I was the type of person that has to take a breath with EVERY stroke-After I learned this about myself I could go for hours in the pool and always came out of the water with the pros during a race (WHO would have thought?) So remember just because something works for someone else doesn't mean it's going to work for you. You have to find your own swimming niche! I think it's super cool you are doing a triathlon-You may never go back to "just" running again. :)
Take care and have a great weekend,
P.S. hope that knee of yours is feeling better!

Mechelle said...

I love love love to swim. But we don't have a pool here in town that I can swim in. IT sounds like you are on your way!! Good for you.

I would love to do the bucket fillers for feb if you are still looking for someone. m

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

You rock on with your bad self!
I dream of swimming...that's as far as I got!
Cute awards! Congrats to you!

Melissa said...

Sher, Sher, Sher, please help! I too am doing a triathlon this spring. Need to get in the pool. It's been so long, but I grew up a swimmer, so I have been a tich too arrogant about it and have foolishly thought "no big deal".... now scared and concerned.... goggles? wet suit? speedo?

Mikki said...

I love to swim, but I'm not very good at it. I can NOT do the breathing thing. I just go for as long as I can, holding my breath then have to tread water, or float, or drown--while trying to catch it.