I need this:
"The alarm clock that runs away and hides when you don't wake up. The alarm goes off once, but if you hit snooze Clocky jumps off your nightstand (up to 3 feet) and wheels around your room looking for a place to hide before it sounds the alarm a second time. The snooze time can be set from 0-9 minutes, so if you set it at 0 Clocky runs right away. Nothing like a little hide-and-seek to get you going in the morning."From http://www.alarmclocksonline.com/Clocky.htm.
Okay, this CRACKS ME UP!! I just start laughing when I think of an alarm clock that runs away from you! I was telling my spinning class about it on Monday morning and we were all laughing about the idea of this clock on wheels that hides from you. I originally heard about it from the WSJ's weekend edition where they reviewed alarm clocks. They liked it well enough, but then they said that it could roll under the bed and get covered in dust bunnies. Dust bunnies? Pssh, my house doesn't have those...right...(maybe that would inspire me to CLEAN the dust bunnies from underneath objects with legs!).
I think I'm just exhausted from last week. I put a good 12 hours in last week, inspired by all of the great people whose blogs I read and inspired my all of the great comments people left, not to mention just determined to succeed at Vineman and have an awesome time. While I don't necessarily think I overdid it, I don't think I've been getting enough sleep, which has lead to some real sleepiness days later. I really need to go to bed earlier.
I'm also just generally annoyed because of bad cramps (sorry male readers). Sometimes it sucks to be a woman. That's all I'll say about that. I don't normally whine about this stuff but then, it's normally non-existent for me, so I'm not really used to having to deal with it. I spoke with my doctor and we're going to try a new Pill. I was trying a new one for the last two months, and clearly THAT hasn't worked so well for me. Hormones suck.
SO anyway, besides the alarm clock thing and fatigue and cramps...that's all I've got for now. So exciting, I know. :) I think I've finally narrowed down my race schedule so I'll be posting that on the sidebar shortly. I decided I am indeed going to do the Sacramento International Tri on Sunday, 4/27. It's not too far away, flat course, and I can go visit my grandparents afterward in Sacramento. I was up there last weekend for my grandmother's 80th birthday and didn't really get to visit as much as I wanted to with so many people being there.
I also wanted to post a few pics from the race...I don't particularly love any of them, but they're still kind of fun for me to see what I look like in race mode and the funny looks on my face when I'm not particularly comfortable.
Beginning of the bike. This was where I still thought "this is going to be awesome!" ;)
I like this. The flowers in the background are pretty.
This one cracks me up. Like I'm thinking "OH THANK FREAKIN' GOODNESS THIS *&(*#$# BIKE IS OVER!" Actually, I can also see how swollen my left knee was at that point, too!
I would say I wasn't too happy about the run. I think though that this is the first lap, because I know by the second lap I was actually feeling a little better than it looks like I was feeling here.
"Please don't take anymore pictures"