Thursday, March 6, 2008

Making a mountain...

Out of a molehill? No, really ~ I’m not.

I would hate for others to think I am obsessed (cough, cough) about the HM this Sunday, cause I’m not.

I am loving all the comments about hills ~ and it’s great to know there are others out there that are as hill-averse as I am! (and geeze, Mendy ~ I would never think you are snobby ~ silly girl!)

The website for Valley of the Sun for some reason, removed the elevation chart I posted a couple days ago, and replaced it with this ~

Okay, this essentially tells me nothing. *sigh*

I told Lisa that all her recent weight training and time spent with her new gym peeps better payoff ~ looks like she’ll have a few inclines to carry me up! ;)

I am also hoping to meet up with Eileen (Running Knitter) sometime before the race (she won’t like me if we meet after the race), as she is running the half-marathon relay.

Also, Taryn is coming to town with her new-running-buddy ~ so I’m excited about seeing her too!

In other miscellaneous ramblings, I am finally down 4.5 pounds!!!!

[insert happy dance HERE!]

I am a bit short of my goal, and most likely won’t hit the 8 pound loss by the time I leave on vacation next weekend, but hey ~ I’ll certainly take a 6 pounds loss just as well! It’s been slow, but consistent. Just like me ;)

And finally, I wouldn’t feel like I’ve done my blogger civic duty if I didn’t pass along with very important PSA. It’s primarily directed at those who have kids ~ and hair ~ so if you don’t have a combination of the two, you can move on to a more amusing blog ;)

For those who fit the bill, please BEWARE of THESE:

This seemingly harmless contraption, when dripping in bubble soap and in the hands of a 3 1/2 year old, is able to take a chunk of human hair, and within nanoseconds, turn it into a dredlock-like state, which also resembles a hair ball that a cat might deposit on your carpet. Once this hairball is hanging from your head, and you are past the initial shock, you must use scissors to cut a chunk out of your hair, much like in your grade school days when a piece of bubble gum went astray. Then you are left with a bad haircut, and soapy hairball, and if you’re like me and freak out and lose your shizznit ~ a crying child.

The moral of this story: go the old-fashioned way and make the kid blow the bubbles himself :)

Happy almost-Friday!


Topher said...

That's a great PSA, I'm sure, for people with long hair. Great job on the weight loss, by the way. I think I absorbed your loss while in Vegas for a week. Yikes!

J~Mom said...

That is a funny psa because we had a comb problem like that this week! That is pretty scary about the bubble thingy!

Down 4.5 pounds...that rocks!!!!

bill carter said...

Hi Pokey

Think of this Sunday as your victory lap. You've put in your training and what will be will be. Enjoy it the best you can and revel in the fact that you are a runner!

Great luck Sunday.

Viv said...

Thanks for the PSA, I usually slip on the bubble goo it leaves behing..LOL!
WTG with the WL, that is SUPER!
Best of luck to you this Sunday, even though I know you are going to mavalous dahling!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hmm, they probably heard the bloggers are talking about their elevation and replaced it with something more serene. Bastards. :D

You are going to have a great time. Have some fun for me. GOOD LUCK!!

Great PSA.

Bev said...

Great PSA. I have a 31/2 y.o. that would love to use that bubble thing on me. Congrats on the weight loss and good luck this weekend. I look forward to a great race report.

Laura N said...

You'll have a great race! Congrats on the 4.5 pounds. That's great work.

RunnerGirl said...

Good luck this weekend!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

good luck on sunday!

Mendy said...

Enjoyed the PSA!

Thanks for the comment, Karen! You're going to do great this weekend. I am rooting for all of you to have a fun, pain-free, strong endurance event!!

Congrats on the weight-loss. As you may know, I'm trying too. Trying being the magical word. However, I'm down about 6 or 7 too, since I returned from MB half. :-) I put my chart (goals and progress) to 2 lbs per week, because it's realistic. So, if it seems like it's taking forever, you're doing it the right way!

I'm happy dancing for you!!

Good luck on the Half!

Jeff said...

Thanks for the warning -- where were you three years ago when I needed it.

Great job on the weight loss.

Don't stress about the hills -- go out and enjoy the run -- you'll do great!

Running Knitter said...

4.5 pounds is awesome! Great job! Are you ready for tomorrow? :) Good luck and hopefully I'll see you before the race.