Archive for February, 2009

whew

February 27, 2009

I ran this morning and it was humbling.  I may have ran a half marathon last fall, but you wouldn’t know it by my performance today.  I completed approximately 1.9 miles in 16min 50sec.  It’s close to a 9 minute mile, according to mapmyrun.com it was 8:56min per mile.  That was encouraging since I expected a 12 minute mile going into the run.  It was so nice out, I couldn’t resist though.  

Keeping all of this in mind, while I might not get the time I want for the 5k coming up for St. Patrick’s day, I will be able to finish it =).  I’ve run most of the course before, and I’m only nervous for the hill near the state house, that will be a force to reckon with, but if I can do the hill on River Road and the one on Mineral Spring, it should be cake.  I just have to keep increasing my distance so the 3+ mile race is routine and I can work on my time a bit. 

In other news, I’ve passed my second derby assessment, with a caveat that I reassess my whips in two weeks.  I’m cool with that, but now I NEED my name.  I’ll put a poll up with the names I’ve put together so far… you be the judge, and put in your two cents.

* here it is * 

xo, mo

PS Thanks for lunch Deana =), you know I love me some Jackie’s Galaxie

slacker

February 23, 2009

Clearly, I’m a slacker.  I’m sorry to all of those who pay attention and I have noticed that I haven’t been updating this page like I should.  Truth is, I haven’t been doing much other than keeping up with my day job, and going to roller derby practice, oh and playing Final Fantasy X.  

I was in Baltimore over the weekend cheering on the Rhode Island Riveters, our All-Star Travel Team.  We (two rookie skaters, a boy and me) drove the 6-hour trip to Charm City and watched our girls give it their all, only to be defeated by a landslide.  One of their co-captains, Dolly Rocket, used to play for PRD, but now she’s a mean Pivot for the Charm City Roller Girls.  They have an incredibly agile jammer too, Joy Collision, who picked through our blockers like she was pulling weeds, she’s truly a force on the track.  I hope to link to some of my friend’s photos once they’re posted.

I haven’t watched too many movies lately.  I need to work on that, since I have three Netflix discs, just sitting.

For now, that’s it, I have to watch one of these dusty discs and think of a derby name… let the brainstorming continue.

the offspring…

February 3, 2009

so i don’t know when it comes out, but it looks good and i want to see it.

blog fail!

February 2, 2009

So… I managed to fail completely at cleaning out the RSS feeder; it’s Monday though, and I’ve weasled it down to around 800…. more manageable than “1000+.”  I’ll get you a couple of good links since I’m checkin it out now…

it’s not a rubiks cube….

and i’ve only recently finished the first season of Big Love, but Jez tells me that they reference these books… a sort of little-girl catalogue for old geezers to pick wives from