Thursday, February 26, 2009

So I don't necessarily want to go to Arizona for a massage, but that would be nice.

Who couldn't use one of those right now? With the economy how it is, money being tight and so much pressure at work I think we're all feeling the pain. Mine is in my upper back. I haven't had this pain since I was writing my senior thesis and THAT had me sprawled on the floor. This time it's not that bad.. yet.
I had some wine last night (maybe a little more than "some") and it definitely helped relax my muscles.

Something I'm working on is helping my body to handle stress differently. I don't even know I'm stressing until I feel it in my body, and by that time it's too late! Like my brother told me, we all have different ways of handling it and different ways of helping it. There's no widespread solution to alleviating stress and the pain that may or may not come with it, however, there is a way to help. It's all in your way of thinking. You have to choose to be positive and realize that in the long run-things will be okay.

Not to belittle our pains and stresses, but there is ALWAYS someone who is worse off than we are. We have to be thankful for the freedom and the things that we do have, especially amazing friends and family. Wow-this is getting a little too sentimental haha.

To sum it up: Take a break, breathe, and try to always see the positive in things. It makes life so much more beautiful!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I would LOVE to be here right now.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

After Afterthoughts... Way Afterthoughts.

I would like to think of this large gap between blogs as a personal time of recuperating and regathering myself during the off-season.
Big news-I am now officially a triathlete! I had my first triathlon December 14 (weird to think of it as last year) and rocked it! It was hard because I was running our company's booth at the same time but, nevertheless, I had an amazing experience. rocked the expo and I rocked my triathlon. Afterwards, I felt so accomplished and proud of myself. The impossible seems so minute after it's been overcome. I would love to say that I have 800 triathlons lined up for me this season, but there are quite a few things hindering me from taking on the triathlon race list at full force.
I will be signing up for the Danskin SHERox triathlon in Disneyland though! Just waiting... for registration to open!
It will be another sprint and not yet an ocean tri, but it will be in the lake/pond under one of the roller coasters in California Adventure!
You could say that I'm a little scared of an ocean swim as I have not even had any proper swim training quite yet. THAT, my friends, is on my list of things to do this year!
Doing that triathlon in December has really helped me understand the world that I am working in (I am Marketing Director for and using my ethnographic marketing, I am better able to reach out to the triathlon community.
I'm excited to keep learning and keep doing and keep tri'ing!

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Talk to you soon!