Monday Monday – the HTFU edition

YTD I’ve had a little trouble getting going in the training arena. A certain someone who shall remain namelesshas suggested I need to HTFU and I am trying – I really am.

I have whined about “the cold” and I put that in quotes in deference to you poor, poor people living in the mid-west. My god it’s cold where you live. I have suggested that running in 40 degree weather is just not acceptable and I have simply refused to do it. I almost hate to post this but out here it was gorgeous this weekend – so beautiful. And let me tell you – it is so much easier to HTFU when the sun is shining and the road beckons than it is when the wind blows icy cold and freezes the lining of your lungs.

Saturday I went on a 50 mile bike ride and it was fantastico! I was in leg warmers and arm warmers and a windbreaker and gloves but I was not cold – I was happy. It wasn’t exactly the ride of champions – we stopped halfway through and had coffee and muffins and chatted for a while but be that as it may I rode 50 miles. After I got back I mowed the lawn, weeded and cleaned up this and that outside. I was outside all day long. The evening was uneventful but that was okay because I fell asleep on the couch at about 8:30. What a party girl! I really do need to HTFU and get a social life but that’s another story.

Today I was going to go on another ride and climb up Mt. Diablo but I decided my hind quarters took all the beating they could take on Saturday so I just ran 3 miles, instead. I guess that means I am only part of the way to HingTFU but I’m making progress. I just have to keep this guy in my head to keep up the momentum.

(warning – not work or child friendly – but funny)

Grammy notes:

1). FU to the music industry for turning our sweet little Carrie Underpants into a BS ho-bag look alike. Ick
2). Tina! – Welcome to middle age. You’re still the bomb.
3). Kanye – can I just tell you how much I hate your song Stronger? Disgusting. I thought you were supposed to be Mr. Clean. The song to your Mama was sweet and shaving Mama into your hair was…touching but that doesn’t give you a hall pass on that nasty song. Sorry.
4). Foo Fighters – ROCK ON!

and that’s all she wrote because it’s bed time.

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8 Responses to Monday Monday – the HTFU edition

  1. iliketoast says:

    Bedtime!!!! HTFU …. almost considered you an Aussie for a minute there

  2. Laurie says:

    It’s all relative. Weather is definitely one of those things so don’t feel too bad griping about it.

  3. jeanne says:

    now when you write that you rode 50 miles…i have a VAGUE inkling of just how far that is… i’d say you’re well on your way to HingTFU!

    This morning it was 5F here.

  4. Donald says:

    GAWD, the Foo Fighters were awesome! They keep getting better and better. I could have done without the orchestral interlude, though. I wonder if those classicaql musicians ever pull their hair out knowing how popular the rock stars are.

  5. IHateToast says:

    oooh, and eric bana played chopper reid (sp?) in a movie. he’s dreamy.

    now you have to get ‘havin a sook’ and ‘sooky’ into your vocabulary.

  6. greyhound says:

    When you’re such a hard ass that you do back to back long bike days, grasshopper, you’ll know you have truly H’d the F Up.

  7. Tammy says:

    I am cornfused…. HTFU??

    P.S. I did NOT download Stronger… and I do NOT love that song… and I was not trying to figure out a way to use it on my playlist for InCycle without offending people… I was NOT… pinky swear. 😀

  8. I can’t stand Carrie Underwood…she’s forgotten she’s from a little town who-knows-where and is now a royal priss. Boo.

    And who could look as good as Tina at that age in skin tight silver????

    Glad you got out for a fun ride…it has been gorgeous here and I’ve finally been running…I needed it

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