Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Danskin -- Here I Come!

Registration for the Danskin Triathlon opened last week and I signed up. I'll confess that this is not the first time I've signed up. I chickened out twice. This time will be different though. You may be asking yourself why I think this time will be different. I've asked myself the same question, and fortunately I have an answer.

This time, I started training in November. And, I didn't just start training. I made a real commitment. With that commitment, I've already seen some pretty great results. I've actually RUN my first 5K and I'm working to run a 5 mi race in two weeks. I'm confident that I can do those things and that gives me the confidence to know that I can do the triathlon.

This time, I also have a different type of support. My physician is supporting me. He happens to be a triathlete himself and has done some coaching with me in the pool to start improving the swimming. My trainer is actually my friend and is able to push me in ways that no other trainer ever has. That has come with results I don't think I even believed in myself. I have a good friend here in town who is training with me and we're now swimming together once a week (and egging each other on).

I'm not sure I really knew I could do this the other times that I signed up, but I know I can do it this year. I'm also really enjoying the changes that come with training for this really big goal. I feel good. I sleep pretty well. Life is good!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Music Monday -- Broken Bells

I know it's been a while. March has just been a crazy month. Things are going to calm down though, I'm quite sure of it. Or, at least I'm hopeful. During this crazy month, the DH at some point introduced me to the band Broken Bells. It's the name of the band and of the album. I don't even think the DH likes them that much, but they played at South by Southwest this year and they seem to be making quite a splash.

I really like this song, Sailing to Nowhere. Enjoy!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Color Career Counselor

I just took a kind of fun Color Career Counselor test and found the results to be uncanny! It said that I'm a "Creator" and listed the perfect jobs for me. On the list were: Technical Writer, English Teacher, Corporate Trainer, Author, and Editor. My horoscope never comes that close to reality. Who knew that my color preference had anything to do with my career choice? It also indicates that I'd be a good Architect, Web Designer, Reporter, Medical Illustrator, Landscape Architect, and Package Designer. I have a feeling I don't have the chops for any of those though.

My second best career indicated that I'm a "Persuader" and that means that I'm one of those
"enterprising types that sell, persuade, and lead others." Have I sold you on how great this quiz is yet?

Honestly, the list of jobs was long enough to be pretty inclusive, so maybe it really is only as good as my horoscope, but it was fun to take.

Music Monday -- OK GO

I have one album from the group OK GO. The music is good, but the music videos are simply brilliant. You have to see it to believe it. On one level, I think it must be a ton of work to put together the videos that they do, but they look like they're having so much fun that it's simply infectious. This video is from their latest album, Of the Blue Color of the Sky that isn't even in stores until tomorrow. I just may have to purchase it.

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.