Tuesday, April 21, 2009

*snap *crackle *pop

Not sure what's wrong. Knee popping good times all around.

No gym this week. No desire to even do an ab workout.

Status: Not Good.

Also, no beach vball team right now. Really hoping one comes along. I need, want, desire to play.

Knee must get better. Vball team must come along.

If I will it, all this will happen right? RIGHT?

Monday, April 20, 2009


I got bumped. Again.

This is the second time that I've gotten bumped from this Volleyball team by the same Capt'n.

The first time was when she asked me to sub and then she called me the day of and said they didn't need me after all as one of the guys was bringing the girl he was dating that week. And after that...I played the rest of the season.

Along the way she asked me to play on a beach team. I had already joined a team of people I had never met, but said yes to Capt'n as she is a friend and I would have much more fun with her and the other two guys. So fast forward about four weeks then approach to this morning. 8:14am in fact.

A message was sent to my FB account from Capt'n. She was apologetic that she didn't call me on Saturday like she had said she would and then informed me that

"Mike found a girl that he is kind of interested in and wants her to play all 7 weeks. she was going to play for the first two, but will miss out on another league if she starts with us, so i figured it was only fair. I don't know if you still have the other team to play on, but maybe instead of leaving them, just chill with them and then in the summer we can hook up and play then. i feel terrible, but it is their team too and he is really excited about playing with her. Don't hate me! :) "

My reply:

"Actually I don't have another team to play with. I got a replacement just to play with you guys and was really looking forward to it.I understand that Mike wants to play with this new girl and thats great.

But I kind of feel completely shafted and you knew I couldn't play the first two weeks from the get go.

Now I am out of a team. I am kind of hurt and it's kind of not cool.

Definitely call me whenever you can, I can talk during my work day today or this week.When I come back we can definitely meet up for a drink."

So now I am waiting for a call. I did text the Capt'n and asked her to call me whenever she has five minutes. So We will see. If she doesn't call before she leaves town on Thursdsay than this friend isn't heading the to the Circle of Trust which I was hoping the direction of our friendship would be. It's the way it is. I just hope she doesn't expect me to sub or join the team when something between Mike and said girl falls apart and makes the whole thing uncomfortable.

I still can't help but feel disappointed. It's very difficult to find a team to play on with people you like especially when all the leagues start this week and I'm going on vacation for the next two weeks. So I'm going to try, because this is the one activity I absolutely love.

So Capt'n and I chatted. The guy actually found a girl who he wanted to play beach 2's with. Fine. Then I find out that they have been talking about this for two weeks. It took some coaxing to even kind of get an apology for the inconvience, which is what I'm a bit ticked about. If they new two weeks ago. Tell me two weeks ago. Then I could have had time to find a team! Now. I have a team that I can go sub on. But it would be nice to have a regular playing option.

Still not impressed. Needless to say, Capt'n won't be entering my "circle of trust" anytime soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sun Running

So my friend has a spot available. Free of charge for me to participate in the outdoor 10Km run through Vancouver. However, I probably will walk and run. I stopped training outdoors in February due to travel and the fact that my body doesn't like running in the cold. Like I can't breath and feel like I"m going to die. Hopefully that won't happen on Sunday morning.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Club 15

Club 15 is the brain child of Jenny who also blogs her world on All Eyes on Jenny .

It's all very basic. You log in and tell her how many workouts you've done in one month, the goal being 15, but when her Dad [also a member] busts out a 28...you feel like you could do more. Hence the motivation and competition.

The best part is, that is for everyone across the globe to join. It's all about accountability and honesty to yourself and to others.

Now you might ask, what counts as a workout. It's a very subjective topic, however, for myself I classify it as a minimum of 30 - 60mins of working out where I break a sweat and feel accomplished. Usually involoving a 30min run and 30 min of weights. Some days its 40mins of running and 40 mins of weights...i would count that as two! Mainly because if I had the desire to get up in the morning I would do half then and half in the evening.

I do not count golf or softball as a workout, because they seem to be more of an activity and less of a push and grunt to the ultimate goal of a better me in a bathing suit.

So...there you have it folks.

Join Club15.

Did I mention it was free????