Thursday, February 19, 2009

Old Friends, Hump Day and Love Rolls*

Facebook -- what is it good for?

Well, for one, I have been reconnected with old friends from high school, and I swear it is like we are back in high school again.  Funny how some things never change.

I'm also happy to be part of a group that is experimenting with using Facebook as a learning experiment.  As a member of the training industry, I feel that it is imperative that we look at social learning as a huge opportunity and quickly accept it and find ways to leverage it.  But I digress...

Facebook is fun and a great escape from the challenges that we are facing in today's economy.  I enjoy reading what my friends are up to.  And, since I am horrible at keeping in touch via snail mail, phone and email, Facebook provides me with the opportunity to let my loved ones know that I am thinking about them with comments, pokes and status updates. 

*Thanks to Rich S. for the blog title -- which came from Facebook comments and status updates!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weight for It

I've never liked lifting weights. My ex-bodybuilder, ex-husband tried to get me lifting regularly - didn't stick. My sister, when she was an exercise instructor, tried to get me lifting regularly - didn't stick. The last ex used to tell me that I needed to lift regularly to tone up what running couldn't (TB!) - of course, that didn't stick either. Whenever I'm at the gym, I look at the weights and then I look at the treadmill.  Guess where I wind up 100% of the time?  No matter how much I try, I just can't seem to stick to a lifting routine without giving up after a couple of weeks.

So I am amused by what my coach refers to as Anatomical Adaptation (AA) workouts.  It's just a fancy term for lifting weights!  Somehow Coach thinks that he will succeed where others have failed -- those damn AA workouts are on my training plan a minimum of twice a week.  I did my first of these today, after my run -- of course, I did not like it.  But, I am determined to follow through since there's an Ironman at stake.

I guess only time will tell if this time it will stick.