Thursday, April 30, 2009
I'll be heading back to work tomorrow-for yet another "fuck you friday" ...that means I won't be getting home until about 2 or 3am on saturday. That puts a glitch in the Black Mountain 7K summit race on saturday morning! It's looking like I should ignore any race that falls on a saturday!!
In other fun news, I've caught up on all my tivo shows! And my couch and I are great buddies! Velcro and the kitties LOVE me being sick! I don't! But I guess we can't always get what we want!
I received a letter in the mail from the attorney who represents our HOA. I haven't brought this up because I never thought it would ever get this far. I have a psych neighbor who lives downstairs who feels like he hasn't been heard or allowed to speak-so over a course of 4 years he's sued numerous times, this time he has a court date! This doesn't bode well for me because I'm on the board! Stupid me!!! Basically I'm being sued because they needed a third person to be on the HOA board. I don't have time to do anything!! He's a fucker! I'm so angry! He's irritated that no one in our small condo complex wants to run for the board or get involved-HELLO asshole...why would anyone want to get involved when you can almost guarantee you'll get sued!! Running for the board= being sued! The lawyer wants the board to do to the deposition and then the trial is in August. I'll take the time off(which is hard) but the asshole has to pay my missed wages!
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I went to Portuguese Bend Reserve, which is part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. Now I've driven past this area so many times I can't even tell you-have I ever run these trails-NO. Why? because I'm a stupid person! So today, I felt the need for a new running area. And since I flaked on the reverse tri, I wanted a workout! Well, I got one today! Portuguese bend has only one official entrance, so I drove to it, which is at the top of one of the hills in Palos Verdes. So I knew, what goes down must go up! So down I went, down and down and down, on fire roads on single trcks, over rocks, thru grass until I was down at the very bottom of the reserve at Palos Verdes Drive South. hmm...time to go back up, I had a trail map with me-I was asked by three people why I was looking at a map?-well shitheads, because I actually wanted to know where I was running and I didn't want to get lost in the canyons! These three happy walkers were just sticking to the fire road! bite me people! So back up we went. Velcro was being so good! She had chased a few bunnies but as soon as we started back up the hill she knew we were heading to the car and she was on a mission! A mission for the car!
This area is open to bikers-so I saw a few mountain bikers-you know they are very nice peeps! Not many runners at all-as a matter of fact I saw 3 runners-that was it-the rest were hiking the trails.....maybe because the elevation climb back up is a dousey!
We stopped to take pictures, I had to pee, velcro peed MANY times, I had to get something sharp out of my left foot (I had my gaiters on WTF?) and then sitting down I got something sharp stuck in my ass....oh well.
We ran up most of the hill. I wont lie-we did walk some! I walked up the Barn Owl Trail-wholly shit bat man-thought I might fall backwatds on that one!!
All in all it was awesome! There were numerous trails I didn't run-next time! I covered 6.1 miles of the 1200 acres-I'm sure I could have added a few more miles, next time! This is the perfect trail area for PCTR training!!! I started out at 1004ft above sea level ran down to 210ft and then ran up to 1004ft above sea level again.....fun times!
RUN: 6.12 miles with velcro on steep trails (1:57)
Next saturday(hopefully!! As long as I don't work until 3 or 4am) I'm planning on running the Black Mountain Summit 7K in San Diego County!
Friday, April 24, 2009
on a different note: seems my teenager still hasn't made up his mind-imagine that! He had to submit his college choice to his high school today for the graduation announcement and my son put down as his college choice: California State University Channel Islands (probably), Birmingham Southern....looking like he might be coming to California!
I'm working now. I'll be seeing saturday morning again!! I have sheep herding scheduled for tomorrow and then sunday either the reverse tri or a long trail race or maybe both!!
Big "Go Kick Some Ass" to Missy who is swimming an open water 5K tomorrow morning in Miami!! And anyone else who might be racing-Go Kick Some ASS!! It's a bit harder to come by and visit from my Blackberry-and that seems to be my mode of any communication during te week(my computer hasn't been turned on since sunday!) But I have been trying to visit everyone!! I miss my blogging peeps! This work shit gets in the way of my life!!
RUN: 2.65 miles with my girl (33:29)
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Onto other things...I talked to my mom today. My son is trying to decide on which school he's going to go to. It's a toss up between Birmingham Southern and Cal State Univ Channel Islands. I so want him to come to school out here..but as of this morning he was leaning toward Birmingham Southern. I got really depressed!! I've spent his entire life being a crappy mom living thousands of miles away-i so thought this might be the time I could actually see my son or be close to my son for the first time in about 16 years!! But it's not looking like that is going to happen! I know it's his decision and I want him to be happy but it really was kinda gut wrenching hearing he might pick Birmingham Southern!!
As for running-i ran today with Velcro good thing I did....I cleared my head before talking to my mom! It's a beautiful day here today-cool and overcast! My perfect kind of weather! I woke up tired and was only going to do a short run...but I was feeling pretty good and decided I had enough time to get my normal 5K in before work!!
I can't wait for the weekend!!! CAN'T WAIT!!
RUN: 3.12 miles with Velcro (38:28)
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
But today..I woke up to a cool and overcast day! HEAVEN!!! It is so beautiful today! What a great earth day! So what did I do...I went for a morning run with Velcro!! And it felt pretty darn good! I wish I could have run longer but I had to go to work! Velcro had a poop and numerous pee breaks, I had to stop and get some sort of sharp object out of my left shoes! Nothing worse than running and all of a sudden being stabbed by something sharp in your shoe. OUCH!
Then I came home to an ice cold shower! Two days in a row. Seems we have a busted water heater....a cold shower is rather harsh! Wow it takes a little time to numb the body so that I can get my entire body clean! I've been saving a lot of water since my showers the past 2 days have been so short due to the COLD water!!
Now I'm at work in Long Beach. We're getting ready to shoot one of our musical numbers "Keep holdin on"...it's music day on GLEE!!
Have a great day!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Now I'm at work in Long Beach. We're working outside for the first half of the day-it's supposed to be around 95 degrees today. Have I said how much I hate this weather! But I'm decked out in my pink hat and have lathered sunscreen all over myself!!
I'm hoping this is a brief scene and we'll be inside the auditorium shooting a musical number! It's where pale Penny should be-INSIDE!!!
Until tomorrow! Have a wonderful tuesday and stay COOL!!
RUN: 2.65 miles with my 50lb anchor, Velcro, in sunny hot YUCK! (35:14)
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Monday, April 20, 2009
On another note,I'm at work dealing with men who act more like old woman than old woman do! My loader(he's the one who loads the camera magazines with film) is going to drive me to drink more than I do! He's a fucking pansy! He's walking around moaning like he's about to die-says he's sick. Well fuckhead, if you're that sick go the fuck home...I don't want to listen to his whining all fucking day! Sorry! Just had to rant!! He's been bothering me since day 1 and he was hired before I was!
I found a new place to run-might try it on sunday if I don't do this reverse tri on sunday! It's the aliso and woods wilderness park in Orange county. I've driven past it numerous times on my way to San Diego but have never stopped-well I think I might try a run there on sunday. Or should I do a reverse tri? I just got slicks put on my wheels for my hybrid. It was the cheap way to see if I want to buy a road bike. I got them today! A guy at work is a cyclist and took them over the weekend! God knows how I'll get them back on my bike! What a disaster it was getting them off! I'm thinking a bike mechanics class might be a wise idea since I seem to have a bike in numerous pieces!
Reverse sprint tri on sunday or a long trail race in a new place?? Decisions decisions decisions. I'm tempted for the $3 activity(parking at the trail) since this weekend I dropped $160 on sheep herding trials-2 of which I missed on saturday due to my lovely job and the other 2 we crashed and burned on!
I'm at work right now on GLEE-they are lighting and we're iin handheld mode. For all of you who asked, on the pilot for GLEE I was the B camera 1st Assistant Cameraperson and now on the series I'm the A camera 1st Assistant Cameraperson.
RUN: 3.15 miles with a pooping, sniffing peeing Velcro (42:54)
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Since my herding day was so crappy-and a waste of $$$ I was thrilled to hear that on this miserably hot gross day (when I was wilting and miserable) my HERO Jo Lynn was conquering DIABLO!! Jo Lynn you ROCK!!
I'm in bed now-it's 9pm, how sad is that! I'm beat from the sun and heat but I shouldn't really complain since I didn't run a trail marathon in 90 degree weather!!! So I'll just go to bed and hopefully wake up at 4am to get a short stupid run in before work!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Just wanted to remind everyone the TV show that I've been working my butt on will be premiering on May 19th on Fox right after American Idol...please watch!!
Also...I'll be running this years EIF Revlon 5K for Women's Cancer on may 9th. A friend of mine was diagnosed in October with breast cancer-and is now cancer free. She started a team, Kim's Posse, and I had to join!!! If you'd like to help here is a link to my donation page.
Friday, April 17, 2009
This has been yet another long week and I still have another day of work to deal with!!
It was so hard putting my son on a plane on monday-actually it pretty much sucked! But we really had a nice easter weekend and he's been wearing his CSUCI sweatshirt all week!!!
Work...yeah work, same thing different week. Monday-got pounded by a 14 hour day-always fun to start the week off with a BANG!!! And we've had 3 different directors this week-so we've had 3 completely different personalities to deal with!!
I haven't gone into work yet-i just woke up (it's 10:15am on friday). I got home at 3am this morning. And yes I'm hoping to take Velcro out for a short probably crappy run!! We'll be working until at least 2am this morning if not later(wouldn't that be earlier)....which SUCKS because I was supposed to get up at 4am on saturday to go to a sheep herding trial in Escondido....hmmm don't think that will be happening!
Off to work I go I go! 1pm call here I come!! Paramount here I come!! I will so come by and visit all if you this weekend!!! RBR-you better rock the Tri in Vegas. Sorry I missed your brief 10 minute visit to LA. And JoLynn you will conquer DIABLO!!! Take the Devil down!!! I'll be with you in spirit!!!!
Tues RUN: 3.00 with Velcro (38:19)
Wed RUN: 3.12 with Velcro (43:14)
Thurs Run: 2.88 with Velcro (38:03)
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I spent thursday getting alot of paperwork dealt with, in particular the dreaded TAXES! But I finished my taxes!! I picked up my kid at 5:30 and headed straight for a pizza place-must feed a starving teenager!
On friday I dragged my kid out to Ocean trails for a trail run. Now mind you, my son isn't really a runner until he's with me. So I decided on a short trail run since he's not a trail runner at all. Well, 3.3 miles later with an exhausted teenager and dog we finished in sunshine! We didn't have long until we headed north for a college visit at Cal State Channel island in Camarillo. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. And my son really liked it. He now has 2 weeks to make a college decision!
Saturday we were up early to go herding in Phelan. My son took lots of pictures-which ended up being the only good part of sheep herding...we had a horrible sheep herding day! I think Velcro had a major brain fart and forgot everything!! It doesn't bode well for our sheep herding trila this weekend in Escondido! Might be a disaster! But, I'm going to go and enjoy myself!!
Easter sunday...and I woke up to get a longish trail run in before our Easter brunch with friends. It was just velcro and I running, the teenager was left to his own devices at home: he was supposed to be studying but I'm sure he got on the computer to Facebook! Velcro and I had a great bunny run! Everyone who was out today was a dog owner!!
Friday: RUN 3.3 miles with velcro and my son
Saturday: 3 hours sheep herding
Sunday: RUN 5 mile trail run with velcro
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I just booked my flight and hotel for the San Francisco Half Marathon on July 26 2009. Who wants to come and run it with me!!! Flights are CHEAP right now(or at least from LA they are) and I found a nice hotel near the start and finish! Come run SF with me!!!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Kodak seems no worse for wear after his enema! He goes for kitty acupuncture on thursday! Yes I am taking thursday off! My son flies in on thursday night and I decided I needed to be a mom! So I'm covering myself at work on thursday and I can't wait!!!
Exercise wise, well I need to do more because I'm a fat pig!! They've brought in red velvet cake two days in a row-and me being the sweet addicted pig-haven't been able to say NO! Let me tell you,3 miles a day isn't enough to work off Red Velvet Cake!!! So what did I do last nie, in my guilt, I went home after my short 13 hour work day, and hit my heavy bag for about 20 minutes! I haven't put on gloves and hit my bag in a very long time! I forgot how great it feels! And I'm not sore today! The one thing it did do was put me to sleep last nite! I crawled into bed one sleepy fat chubby sweet eating chicky!!
And what did chubby sweet eating chickie do today?? Well, I woke my chubby ass up at 430am and went out for a run with Velcro!!! It felt GOOD! If I continue this, I might not be a fat biatch!!!
Tomorrow is my friday! Yeah!!! I'm so excited! Mind you I have a busy thursday planned: run with Velcro at Ocean Trails, finish my taxes, take Kodak to acupuncture, pick up my son at 530pm and then I have to feed the teenager!!
Monday: 20 minutes beating a heavy bag
Tuesday: RUN 3.0 miles with Velcro
Monday, April 6, 2009
I then drove to work-as soon as I got to work I called my vet to give her Kodak's poop update...she was a bit concerned! Basically she said he needed to come in as soon as possible for an enema and asked if he had started vomiting. Well, my brain started working overtime! How in the hell was I going to get Kodak to the vet while I was at work and with a brand spanking new petsitter today only!! (My normal petsitter was in DC on vacation and her standin had never taken care of my animals). The standin petsitter was definitely thrown a curve ball today! But everything worked out! Kodak went to the vet, a "few" enemas later they "got it all out" and he was home by about 230pm! All I did was worry because I wasn't involved! Of course now I have to be very wary of his poop ie his constipation!! He starts kitty acupuncture on thursday-she's working up a plan for his disc issues and his constipation! And it's only monday! I' exhausted!!
RUN: 3.03 miles with Velcro 39:50
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I took one of my cats to the vet today-Kodak, he's the diabetic one-and I found out he has LS disease and had loads of POOP in his bowel. What is it with me and my animals POOP?? Well he's on lactulose and if that doesn't work the dreaded enema. And then starting next week he'll be getting accupuncture! It was a busy vet visit for me today! And as always fairly expensive-but my furry babies are worth it! Kodak is the first cat I got, rescued, when I came to California. He has travlled all over the country with me-he's the BEST! So he deserves the best!
On my Wednesday run with Velcro
My Thursday run with Velcro
My Friday run with velcro
It was such a beautiful day on Friday!
I got home this morning to a wonderful surprise....a tech t-shirt and a JACKET from the Carlsbad Half Marathon. I guess it pays to be the top fundraiser for one of the official charities! The jacket is exceptional! I feel so "elite"!!
My Carlsbad Jacket and Tech t-shirt!
ok, now it's time to figure out what i'm going to do for dinner and get my race stuff together for tomorrow morning. I have a local race, just a 5K, but it starts just down the road so I couldn't pass it up and then I'll be off to herd sheep with my girl!
I hope everyone has had a great saturday! I love all of my blogging friends! You guys get me thru my LONG ASS days!!!
Friday, April 3, 2009
I've been running though-i can't seem to stop that no matter how little sleep I get! They aren't the best of runs but they make me feel alive and human!
This weekend I'm sheep herding and running a local 5k! And probably drinking wine! Wine! Love wine!
Thursday Run: 2.7 miles
Friday Run: 3.2 miles
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I ran this morning-i really needed it! I hadn't run since sunday and today it really cleared my head. And that's when I realized I don't have grandparents anymore! It hit me again about 10 minutes ago..I cried at work..in hindsight I probably shouldn't have come to work feeling emotional but I must work!!
I was very happy to have my girl with me today. I got lots of doggie kisses from her! Velcro turns 5 years old tomorrow! She's been my constant companion for over 4 years now...she makes me smile every day!! I needed a smile today!!
RUN: 3.16 miles (41 minutes-had a doggie playtome break and pees and poop time!)