Saturday, May 14, 2011


With important deadlines right around the corner, this past week has been a blur in front of my computer. I wasn't able to make time for a run, nor yoga let alone sewing. On the bright side our project is coming together nicely.
This morning I had my mountain bike clinic. I learned about proper body position, how to love my front break, how look ahead and finally how to take corners and tight switch back.
In the parking lot everything looked great. When we went for a ride I did pretty good but at the first tough switchback with some loose gravel I went bham! It hurt and I was dizzy and all. So I sat on the ground and waited for the rest of the group with the older lady who didn't even want to venture! Shame shame.... The irony, she suggested to her husband to buy mountain bike to go on the fire roads when I knew I wanted a mountain bike to avoid the fire roads, yet we were both sitting on the side of the trails. booh....
So as always have scratches and bruises after riding. I do feel more comfortable, yes I do I'm also better at gauging what I should walk down. So maybe in a decade or two I'll be able to not fall too much.
At another point the people in front of me stopped in a hill which forced me to stop abruptly myself and well rammed my butt on my seat and bruised my tailbone.
I don't know why this stupid tailbone is so so painful and now sitting in the couch is not pleasant.
What else has been happening, after snoozing for a while on the said couch I was able to finish a little sewing project and put my first label on. Well yes in case you missed that my labels arrived last week and they are just plain awesome.
So I hope to be posting some pictures over to bopple kids soon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wednesday but really it should be Friday

I won't lie I am tired, and I want WANT a vacation but unfortunately I have a deadline looming and we don't have time off.
Deadline looming means working in front of the TV after dinner instead of sewing. Tired should mean go to bed early to recover but no in this household I've noticed the more tired you are the later in bed you go.
I am also pretty sure the exhaustion is also due by a LACK of exercise. I hate myself for having completely failed at keeping a running regimen. I am the only person to blame for my pathetic and slow runs.
To my excuse I am not spending my lunches at the mall but working and I do not lounge on my couch as a potato, besides that I have absolutely no excuses what so ever.
I've decided with the help of a coworker to go run twice in the morning. It is going to take some will power and strength but I will get back on my exercise horse because well I really would like to be able to run on the trails and conquer Torrey Pines!
So now off to bed I go because I shall go to bed before 11pm from now on! There was a time I was getting 12h00 of sleep every day, now I'm lucky if I get 8!
On the positive front, we are mid-way in our third week of family meals. We have all adjusted fairly well to our new regimen. The kids menu has vastly expanded and I really really love the dynamic.
This week's menu thus far:
- Pork tenderloin rubbed with fennel, garlic and rosemary for the parents, au natural for the kiddos
- Roasted fingerling potatoes with green beans for the parents, brocoli and cauliflower for the kiddos.
- Bbqued chicken and corn
- Strawberries and wip cream or wet cream as MEC would say

Sunday, May 8, 2011

No Sir...

The getting up early for a run didn't happened last week neither did the run at lunch or run in the evening I might add. Well I will blame work and I'm not even looking too hard for an excuse as work has ramped up. Heck today (sunday afternoon) I worked instead of sew and I have a mile long list of projects!
However the little I was able to do put my stress at ease for the evening so I can sew another day!
What else has happened since last tuesday at work a lot of fighting with XCode 4, subversion and Objective C, oh C# Microsoft Visual Studio how I've missed you.
Eventhough I wasn't able to get my running shoes I did go to yoga and I worked hard on those vinyasas and well my arms were sore.
Saturday morning I went running with a friend of mine who was worried she wouldn't be able to keep up ahahah big joke I was worthless and we had to run/walk a measley 3M! The only excuse I may have had is that I never workout in the morning, I'm PMSing and I've been tired!

But by 10am we were done with our workouts we shared breakfast at the Beach grass with them and their kids. It was fun and oh my wouldn't I die for a 3rd kids if only I could order a 2year old.... Their little boy is just too darn cute!
After that we came home I sewed a little got started on a baby project and a mama project.
Then I had to make a bunch of gougeres and an orange cake to bring to some friends house.
We had a great great dinner, the kids once more played well together. Lots of wine got consumed and well I was asleep at 9:45pm

Mothers day was great. The kids each bought me a bouquet of flower and B bought me an orchid. We went to some other friends house and again I fell in love with their 2yr old boy.
It was great to catch up. The kids played well again! We then went for lunch, followed by grocery shopping and a hike on Torrey Pines. It was awesome.
Got home, cleaned up and worked... now off to bed with a book! Next week I shall improve my running mileage because 3M is just plain pathetic!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Training hiatus that is... Well I thought I would be able to sustain my workout regimen without a coach. Sadly I am failing miserably. Maybe it has nothing to do with the coach but just with my lack of enthusiasm for racing. Maybe work and other interest are using the little free time I have. Well maybe all this is true but I miss it!

So I need to bring back the discipline and since well my lunch are used by work well I shall try to get my butt out of bed a tad bit earlier in the morning. So tomorrow I shall try to get up and go for a 30 min run.
This saturday I was all motivated to go for a 1:30 but heat plus a trip to Joanns drained my wallet and my alloted free time!
However the following day I went back on my mountain bike. B was there and the neighbor joined the party. After huffing and puffing on del mar mesa (can't believe B went running there the day before) I went for a full on adrenaline fest which left me quite emotinal. After a few hard spots where I went off the bike (do not like going downhill on loose round rocks) I managed to almost hang on due to their frequent stops on my behalf. I went over some technical spots on my bike.
I even went through a patch of flowers as tall as me...
So all in all it was fun I worked hard gathered a few bruises!
On the family front we are giving the family dinner another try. After finding ourselves eating every day at 10pm we decided that maybe we could all eat around 7:15pm. It is our second week and I am loving it. First of all we are done with dinner at 8pm. We have had 30min of family time without an electronique device. The kids are enjoying it and we don't snack as much.

We still haven't figured out how to go to bed early and I have a bad feeling about being able to get up 30min earlier than usual tomorrow....

The only thing is that I have to prepare dinner as soon as I get home and I need to find simpler meal for the whole family to enjoy! So far so good!