Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The day my boyfriend broke my heart

This hurt...

Lowell [1:22 PM]:
murray is seed 2
therefore nads and feds in semis 0_0
Nelisa [1:23 PM]:
yeh i know
that's fine
murray vs feds
straight sets
Lowell [1:25 PM]:
murray > nadal
Nelisa [1:25 PM]:
yeh okay
Lowell [1:25 PM]:
in terms of raw talent

Boot Cap: Day #6

Thinking that Wednesdays are a little harder for me. Probably because it's usually not been more than 12 hours since I played basketball - and last night's game was tough!

Today was a lot of running. Throw various resistance exercises in (burpies, knee-to-elbow, lunges, crunches, squats, push-ups) and you get a VERY tiring morning.
I'm finding that my breathing struggles are becoming a bit of a hinderance. My body is definitely stronger but it's often very tough to push myself when I feel short of breath.

I'm hoping that the remaining sessions will improve that *crossfingers*


Monday, August 24, 2009

Boot Cap: Day #5

The drama of today came from the two hours before I had to wake up this morning. Every time I know it's bootcamp, I wake up way early and struggle to stay asleep till my alarm goes off.

I slept around midnight last night.

... woke up around 2:30am
... woke up again at 4.22am
... and again 4.50am
... then 5.58am
... and still at 5.20am

... and then in about 2-4minute intervals after that.

Hectic right? Well, to me it is.

Today, I did what I did last Wednesday i.e. fitness test for the people that didn't show up last week. I thought I might as well have a crack at improving last week's time.


Sliced 1 minute 50 seconds off! Woowoo! It helped that my shins/ankles didn't feel like hell this morning.

Clocked in at 16min 26sec!

So... maybe it does get easier :)

Until Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Boot Cap: Day #4

Fitness test today! There were only 6 people in today which was good because it meant only one person lapped me ;)

1. 4 laps around the football pitch
2. 40 push-ups
3. 80 squats
4. 10 lunges per leg
5. 50 sit-ups
6. 20 back extensions
7. 2 laps around the football pitch

= 18min 16sec

The aim is to get that down to somewhere b/w 15 and 16 minutes in 3 weeks! Wish me luck!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Boot Cap: Day #3

I thought doing the King George Park to Anzac Bridge run on Saturday (with boyfriend forcing me to keep going even when I couldn't breathe) was going to help me conquer that hill. No luck today.

We ran up and down the hill about 3 times and I was absolutely exhausted! It was a nice bit of encouragement when one of the girls told me that it does get easier. I really hope so too. It really doesn't help when my legs are shooting pain. Gonna pay a visit to the Running Science spot sometime this week to see if I can get hooked up with better shoes. Also, I'm going to try to drop into the gym around the corner and spend a bit of time on the bike. Gotta build up those calfs!

Sucks how all I want to do now is steal half an hour's extra sleep but I'm sweaty and stanky. Plus, the clock tells me I should be getting ready for work now.

Until Wednesday...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Boot Cap: Day #2

My body is not used to these movements.

Jogs (plural), burpies, jumping squats, crunches, reverse crunches, shuttle run, planks, side planks, push-ups - add to that my sore shins/ankles and the end result is a very sore (and muddy!) me.

Oh and I still had to walk up that hill to get home.

I'm half complaining, half logging the pain so when I beat it (and I will beat it!) I will know how far I've come.

Okay, time to get ready for work! God, the day hasn't even really started.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Boot Cap: Day #1

... and I'm contemplating going again on Wednesday.

First day of bootcamp consisted of a 4.2km hilly run. I swear I lost it up the first street. Steepest hill ever. Not a good start to my Monday morning. I would like to sleep now, thanks.

PS. I think something in my brain triggers my desire for ONLY healthy food. The whole time I was running I was thinking about what I ate last night - creamy mushrooms, potato omelette, chorizos, meatballs...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

So, I got my hair done at a new place

I swear when I saw the hairdresser that was going to do my hair yesterday I briefly thought to myself "this girl looks like a noooooooob". But as I've been taught, you don't judge a book - or in this case, a hairdresser - by its cover. So I didn't, and I agreed to let her dye my hair.

About 40 minutes later, they brought a mirror out to me and I my roots were white and a lot of my hair was - no joke - bright orange. I almost cried. They didn't even take me back out to the salon to fix it up. They left me at the basin where the re-touched it until they thought it was presentable. Even after they were "done" it was way too light - nothing like the colour in the photo I showed them. So they continued to re-touch at the basin and after 2 hours, my hair was at its desired shade.

Trust your instincts: if your hairdresser looks like a noob, they probably are. Don't risk it unless you're okay to have dye burning into your scalp for two and a half hours.

In other news, my hormones are kicking in. Apparently, when you quit, you sign-up for the glory of nature. Great.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ms vs Miss

Today I decided I don't mind circling "Miss" on forms, selecting it on the web or writing it before my full name on an RSVP. It seems silly that I spent so long using "Ms" like it made a real difference.

I'm a Miss and proud of it!

The Call Centre Girl

These call centre girls sound so mechanical usually. The one I spoke to just then sounded mechanical and... well... sad.

I guess I would be depressed too if idiots like me called up just to save $2 on their line rental.

Easing back in...

Surveys are good because there's no pressure to be witty. Goodnight!

Who did you last shoot a dirty look at?
probably Lowell

What kind of car do you drive?
I have a choice. Today it's the Tarago

Have you ever had a garage sale?

What color is your iPod?

What kind of dog do you have?
Cattle Dog/Husky

What's for dinner tonight?
Chicken Biryani + Lamb Korma + Garlic Naan

What is the last drink you drank?
Green Tea (Jasmine)

Last time you were sick?
The day before I left for New York (2 Jul)

How long is your hair?
Just below my shoulders

Are you happy right now?

What did you say last?

Who came over last?

Do you drink beer?

Have your brothers or sisters ever told you that you were adopted?
Nope, I look too much like my mum for people to try that one on me

What is your favorite key chain on your keys?
the Oroton O

What is in your pocket?

Who introduced you to your boyfriend or girlfriend?
My ex-boyfriend

Who is the last person you had a phone conversation with?

What DVD is in your DVD player?

What's something fun you did today?
Visited the girls before their New York trip

What do you think of when you hear the word "meow"?

What are you listening to right now?
My typing and the dryer in the laundry

What have you had to drink so far today?
Mango juice, Water, Tea, Coffee

When is your birthday?

What's the area code for your cell phone?

Where did you buy the shirt you're wearing now?
I didn't buy it, my US cousins sent it in a care package after our 2003 trip

Is there anything hanging from your rear view mirror?
Usually rosary beads

How many states in the U.S. have you been to?
Not counting stopovers: 7, I think

What are you going to do after this?

What is something you need to go shopping for?
Wine rack

Do you like pickles?

How about olives?

What is your favorite kind of gum?

Do you have any tan lines?
Yes, I hope so. They might be very faint, but I'm thinking they are there

Do you remember the name of your kindergarten teacher?
Miss D Ceravolo

Who was the last person to call you baby?

When you're at the grocery store do you used the self checkout?
If I can

Has anyone ever sang to you?

Has anyone ever given you roses?

If you were abandoned in the wilderness, would you survive?
Maaaaaybe. I'd like to think so!

What is your favorite color?

What color are your eyes?

What is a compliment you receive way too often?
"Man I wish I had your..."

How tall are you?
Measured the other week: 163cm

Who was the last person to say they loved you and when?
Lowell. I believe two nights ago on the phone.

Do you like your parents?

Why did your last relationship end?
Grew apart, I guess

Who was the last person you said you loved on the phone?

Where is the furthest place you've traveled?
New York

Which do you prefer, to eat or sleep?

Do you look more like your mom or your dad?
Mother, no question

How long does it take you to shower?
10-15 minutes. Depends how late I get up

Can you do splits?

Can you use the grill?

Are you flexible?

What movie do you want to see?
My Sister's Keeper

What did you on New Years Eve 2008?
theLOFT with the cousins, bfs + girls

Was your mom a cheerleader?

What is the last letter of your middle name?

How many hours of sleep did you get last night?

Do you wear your seatbelt in the car?

Are you scared of flying?

What do you sleep in?
Bed socks, shirt, trackies

Do you have any tatoos?

Have you ever been to Los Angeles?

What jewelry do you wear all the time?

What is your favorite song at the moment?
The only one I sing in the car is one by Ne-Yo

What song do you HATE?
I think right now I'm really over BEP - I gotta feeling

Do you like chocolate?

Are you easy to get along with?

Any up coming events you're excited about?
Birth of my first neice - Ayanna Isobel!