the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Default)
I really get feminist...

I'm getting REALLY tired of people talking about the looks of the female athletes instead of their skill.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Mellow)
Happy new years, folks.

If I didn't spend the last 48 hours with you, know you were also in my heart.

I am enormously blessed with friends.

There's a gorgeous state of mind knowing that even when you only see each other a few days of the year (because OMG we all have lives), that for all that we play catch up on the details, the emotional connection that makes me glad to know you all? That's like a freakin' rock. A touchstone I can reach any time and KNOW that my friends love me.

My life, she does not suck.

Love you all. Nap time soon
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (walking)
Today I was getting dressed. I was standing in front of the closet (we have a full length mirror in it) with the overhead light in the closet on, getting dressed.

Which I noticed something.

Definition.

Not much, but there were shadows where the line between the main abs and the obliques are. Not a six pack, but I've gone from having a single uniform tire around my middle to having ... a one pack?

I shouldn't be this excited but damn, it's nice to see that the last year and a half has done *something*.

Hee...
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (walking)
So this past weekend was the walk. Stats first:

4600 walkers
$11.6 million raised for research at the Campbell Family Institute at the Princess Margaret Hospital
Countless smiles, drinks, refreshments and words of encouragement from bystanders - including those from the Princess Margaret staff that were out front of the hospital as we walked past.
60 KM - 33/34 Saturday (depending on who I talk to), 27/26 Sunday.
Including pit stops & lunch - 8.5 hours Saturday, 7.5 hours Sunday
Last 4km Saturday, while the plantar faciitis struck, bawling my eyes out, and telling the staff & the "sweep vans" (those who'll pick up people who cannot keep walking) that I was okay.
2 blisters of any significance - both on the balls of my feet, one for each foot.
One burn (semi-bad) on my *back* through my shirt.
Two leg burns (I was wearing ankle length pants, dammit!) through my pants - mostly calf area
One very sore Nita who's extremely proud of herself and very very sore.

It's a hell of an experience. I don't think I've smiled so much my face hurt in a long while.

If you're curious where the money goes, see here - they've found a link between breast & gynocological cancers, so the walk isn't just for breast cancer any more - it's for all womens cancers.

And now, I'm going to work on getting my lower half speaking to me again. ;-)
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (walking)
Lots of running & lunges - side, reverse and front, plus bicep & overhead stuff.

I think my legs may never speak to me again.

I don't have to work out tomorrow.

I think it would take a minor miracle to convince me to do so.
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Princess)
I remember more of my anatomy.

I think I can feel every muscle in my ass. And they all hurt.

And tonight, I do another round of exercise.

Yes, I think I lost a bet.
the_nita: (First Time)
Today my trainer kicked my ass.

Tonight I started the 30 day challenge in EA Active (a wii-fit style game, but seems to change up the work a little more and work more on cycles as well). That was another 25 minutes of kicking my ass.

My ass may not be speaking to me (along with other bits of me) tomorrow.

I will get in shape, dammit.

And when I don't believe that it's working, I just have to look at my legs again - a year ago, you wouldn't have got me outside in a short-ish skirt without something to hide my thighs.

I own 3 now. And one of them is probably shorter than a woman of my advanced years is supposed to wear according to the fashion rules. And bugger that, I look fabulous in them....
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Evil smile)
I'm out in front
I've got the speed
I love it when I'm in the lead
I gotta go, go, go, go, go
I gotta go
Because you can't go fast if you go too slow
So go, go, go, go, go


Lyrics from the Backyardigans
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Evil smile)
and apparently I love me some gun-fu. Even if the logical part of my brain says over and over "why the hell are you letting them get that close - this is a MISSILE WEAPON!!!"

Now for a cold showerhot bath.
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Dork)
when you have a giant bandage on your middle finger.

Especially when that finger is your left hand.

The "E" key is your left middle finger.

Hard as hell to touch type...
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Don Quixote)
Yesterday my trainer kicked my ass.

Today, I'm a small puddle of sore muscle and pain.

I'll feel better tomorrow.

I'm going to focus on that now, 'kthxbye.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Tea)
Nita's in a good mood.

Possibly in a "bad for small nations" good mood.

Hee.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Mistakes)
My right tricep is apparently really sucky in comparison to my left. It is also significantly whinier.

This message brought to you by the pain left over from the rubber band exercise I did yesterday afternoon with She-Who-Kicks-My-Ass.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Yes Master?)
So little sleep

So much pain in my head from a budding sinus infection

So much creative work I have to do TODAY

Time for the Old Yeller Treatment on Nita.
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Dork)
Not to eat high quantities of dairy based foods.

Oy.


Nita has a tummy ache.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Optomistic)
I'm tired. I think I got 2 hours of sleep.

I have paperwork to do at work.

I have market research development to do.

I have tradeshow research to do.

I have prep for Hook to do.

I have to hit the caffeine and hard today.

And I have to keep my sense of humour squarely in front of me, so I don't let my short temper have it's head.
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Mistakes)
I cannot tell between the good guys and the bad guys any more.

No, I can't talk about it - correction - won't, because of a number of things, many of which aren't under my control.

Don't ask or rely on me to be able to tell the black hats from the white or even the grey. Apparently I lost my touch.

I think I'm going to find some time very soon to disappear into a marathon of the movies that helped define my view of the universe....
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Princess)
I have lovely flowers on my desk.


My nose is stuffed solid - I can't smell a thing.


Da univoise, it hates me.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (BTB)
I've been doing a lot of paper crunching today for work.

What have I had in the background to keep my brain from getting tired?

Debates.

Canadian. US.

It is an interesting way to spend an afternoon, listening to politicians discuss paperwork while you do it.
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (walking)
Just in case I give you the impression that my sanity was ever out of question...

I want to do that again.

That was an amazing experience.

The walkers - for the most part (there's always a whiny brat in every group) - were amazing. Upbeat, supportive, and a bunch of extremely determined men & women.

The crew - sane setups, supportive as all hell, and organized. Really well done. I think there was *one* time in the whole thing, from my perspective, where I went "wow, I would have done that differently, and it would have seriously improved things"

The people we walked past - families out on their driveways with supplies - water, coffee, tea, popsicles, freezies, fruit, *beer*....sometimes it was a little girl in a pink tutu cheering us on with her unusual spelling of pink - "Give me a P! Give me an N! Give me a K! What does that spell?" blank looks "PINK!" rriiight (she was about 6, I figure) - ladies with "thank you - you walking means I survived" signs along the route - one amazing man handing out home made cake with a photo of his dad, who passed from breast cancer (roughly 50 men a year die of diagnosed breast cancer in Canada) recently.

A sign at the end of registration that will sit in my brain for a long while: "We don't want to beat breast cancer. We want to make it sorry it ever bothered our friends & family."

Yah. That'll do.

Here's the part that'll qualify as really crazy.

I want to do it with my friends next time.

Anyone wanna come walk with me?