Hi All! I have an article over at Cranky Fitness today about visiting the big gym. Crabby McSlacker is the host over there and she is super funny while still being informative. I don’t know how much business she is going to get coming from my site to hers but as you can see I have my Chick Magnet on high so hopefully I will be able to suck a few readers in that aren’t related to me by blood. Don’t get me wrong I do love my existing readers. Hi Mom!
Today I received a junk email called Women over 40 Rules! I went ballistic. There was a lot of F***U. I trashed the email unread right away. I have just heard about my limit of ten ways I’m not cutting it and Bleep, Bleep, Bleep Emergency Bikini season, the world will end. Now, I have rules for women over 40. Well I’m over 50 so … What is the sound you make when you stick out your tongue and do a raspberry? UGH!
I know! I know! I’ve been away for a while and I didn’t check in and let you know I was do ‘in fine. You were worried I had gone on some month long sugar binge or was sick! Well I was sick for like 3 days with a cold but actually I have been too pooped the last month to spend any time on my blog. One thing you have to know about me is that my job comes first before everything. Yeah I know that is messed up, but I was raised with the idea that work came first so if you had to miss Christmas or Thanksgiving because of a deadline at work well that was OK.
So I decided to be proactive and at least make a list of ideas for a blog post for Crabby McSlacker over at Cranky Fitness. Yes I can spell and define proactive and yes somebody wants to post my thoughts on their website! Well I guess she will want to read it first. Hopefully not print it just so she can shred it. We will just have to see. Anyway I figure I need something that is distinctly me, goofy funny containing fun like substances and be interesting and yet honor Crabby’s slacker vibe. Yeah, I know. Time for a nap! I was thinking of talking about how different people have different monkeys on their backs that they have to deal with. Often we don’t recognize our monkey but it is there. Naturally I started where all great posts start with the pictures! I need a picture of my monkey. Something like Tarzan’s Cheetah I would think, but like really laid back. Should be easy to do a little image search! That is when it all went horribly wrong and way off topic!
Yesterday I was annoyed as I often am in general. I was attempting the front crawl in the pool and unfortunately at my weight I am just too buoyant. I can feel that my butt is out of the water ‘cause there is just that much junk in the trunk. My back is arched too much because my breasts want to head for the surface as well. When I do the back crawl all is fine. My body is supported low in the water by my inner-tube butt and the chest is no longer an issue. Unfortunately you can’t zone out doing back crawl or you will hit the wall so that workout becomes boring fast.
I really need this winter thing to be over. I know other people have said it but I am just putting the exclamation point on that sentence. I am feeling a little lost right now as The MEGA MEGA Mega-thon thon thon is over and Havva “The Canadian Goddess” won the rowing race. Diane “The Pink Wonder Woman” raised the most money so they both received plastic trophies although I noticed Diane’s looked a little busted. They will punish me if I don’t mention that they raised over $11,000. I participated in the Mega-CycleFit and the Mega-AquaFit and now I have Mega- sore joints. Well truthfully just my right butt cheek hurts today. I must limp or something because I always get a pain there when I do too much.
The YMCAs of the Greater Toronto area will be having a Megathon February 24th to March 1st. They will be raising money to “help give more children, teens and adults the chance to learn to swim, find work, stay healthy, play basketball and just have fun!” I plan to participate in 3 hours of AquaFit on March 1st myself. Some other people are doing insane contests of endurance including some friends of mine. Estelle Havva otherwise known as “The Canadian Goddess” will be challenging Dianne “The Pink Wonder Woman” Mowat to a Rowing Machine Distance Race. Estelle has been mentioned a few times on this site as my head of research and she often gives me the good lane in the pool so I am throwing my support behind her in this contest. Also she won last year!! Estelle is not only looking to row farther than Dianne she is also working hard to raise as much money as possible, in memory of Erin McBride, a friend and supporter of the Strong Kids Campaign at the YMCA. Please visit Estelle’s fundraising page and make a donation!
OK, so here is the dilemma. I want to go snowshoeing in the woods but I don’t own a car and I don’t want to go to the expense of renting one. My hiking club rents a bus every week and goes cross country skiing and snowshoeing and I can go as well for a little over $20. OK! OK! I’m not going this week because you know “polar vortex”, -40C wind chill and 80 Km wind gusts. My goal for this week is just to not fall on the icy sidewalks.