Team Captain, Roberta with Co-Captain Karen

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday, September 24, 2010



I've got a week to reach my fundraising goal, and it's gonna be a challenge. So I'm raffling off 5 great prizes. $5 buys you a chance. $50 buys you 20 chances. Heer's how it werks. For each $5 you donate, you'll git one raffle tikket. When the raffle closes, I'll pick five entries at random. The first name drawn gets first pick of the prizes, the second one gets second pick, etc. If you donate $50, you'll get double the number of raffle tickets, for a total of 20 chances. There is no limit to the number of prizes an individual can win.
To donate, CLICK HERE.

ENTRY DEDLINE: SEP 30 at 11:59 pm Heer are the items we're raffling off:  

1) Konica Minolta A-200 Camera Very gently used by the Food Lady.
  • 8-megapixel sensor
  • Konica Minolta 7X optical zoom GT lens combines with a 2x digital zoom and 4x interpolated digital zoom
  • Anti-shake feature for smooth photographic close-ups; flip-out, tilting 1.8-inch LCD
  • Store images on type I or II Compact Flash memory cards or Microdrive; connects to PC via USB 2.0
  • Powered by 1 NP-800 Lithium-ion battery
  • NOTE: NOT a DSLR. This is a great second camera if you have a DSLR, to use when you want something lighter. Or, a perfect choice if you're upgrading from a standard point-n-shooter.
Retail Value: between $300 - $400  

2) Gorgeous jewelry set from artist Susan Faye. This necklace and earring set features a whimsical cat design. It's a boxed pendant/earring set made from glass tiles and includes a 24" silvertone ball chain. The pendant is 1" square. Retail value: $32.  

3) Fleecy Cat Blankie #1, donated by Trish and her Mom. Reversible.

Retail value: Can you really attach a value to your cat's comfort?  

4) Fleecy Cat Blankie #2, donated by Trish and her Mom. Reversible.
Retail value: Can you really attach a value to your cat's comfort?  

5) Laurel Burch handbag (brand spankin' new)

Heavy-duty navy cloth with quilted panel in front. Convenient pockets on front and sides. Cats depicted in hues of aubergine, teal, rust, persimmon.

Retail Value: $45

6) Wooden multi-color cat pin: This multicolored cat pin is made of wood and features a safety clasp. This jewelry piece shines with a highly polished finish Retail Value: $15  

7) Indigo Cats Laurel Burch Handbag
  • Carry your arts and crafts in this Laurel Burch travel bag
  • Indigo Cats bag embellishments feature hand-painted cats and butterflies
  • Artful tote offers both style and functionality
  • Large enough to be an overnight bag
  • Reinforced flat bottom
  • Sturdy zipper
  • Fabric handles
  • Water-resistant
  • Plastic feet on bottom of bag for extra protection
  • Perfect for the beach
  • Dimensions: 21 in. x 9 in. x 14 in.
Retail Value: $32

7) Black/Multi Cat Laurel Burch Handbag
  • Carry your arts and crafts in this Laurel Burch travel bag
  • Feline Family Portrait tote embellishments feature hand-painted cats
  • Artful tote offers both style and functionality
  • Bright vivid colors define the signature artwork of artist Laurel Burch
  • Carry it to the store or take your craft project on a journey
  • Tote features a zipper top
  • Dimensions:15 in. x 5 in. x 10 in.
Retail Value: $22

To donate, CLICK HERE.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Enforced Training Break

Had a little medical issue come up this week which necessitated suspending training for a short time. A temporary setback, but not one I'm worried about.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Giveaway: Skeezix's Feline Fashionista Package

  • A "I Know I'm Fabulous" t-shirt
  • A hot pink boner blankie
  • A hot pink fether boa 
  • Skeezy shades with hot pink lenses
  • A Hello Kitty handbag 
  • Skeezix boxer shorts (with or without eau de Skeezix)
CLICK HERE for details on how to enter. A $5 donation buys you a chance at this fabulous prize.

CONCATS to Rosie and Cheeto, winners of this great prize!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

JULY 9: 6 miles

I took the plunge and cut out an area of my pink NBs to accomodate my bunion:

Alas, although the MTP joint is pain-free, I experienced the old pain running up the big toe today. So I reeeeally hope the custom orthotic will help. 

Poison Oak is turning red all over the park: 

It's quite pretty. Look but don't touch!

One thing that really pisses me off is the trend of dog owners in the park going to the trouble of bagging Rover's waste, but then leaving the bag on the trail. WTF?

I saw one vishus deer, and a pretty moth who was a very accomodating model:

Today's ascent: 1922 ft.
Today's descent: 1875 ft.

I'm going to try a long walk tomorrow, maybe a 10-miler.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

8 JULY: Cross Training: Weights/Cardio 90 mins

I thought Coach Tasty Face wouldn't be doing a workout this afternoon cuz he swam this morning and has a meet Sunday (I get to be his cheerleader!), but turns out he wanted to do weights, so I went to the gym with him. It was a good choice, because the blister could use a day of rest.

We do 3 flavors of weight workouts: light weights/high reps, med weight/med reps, and the heavy weights/low reps. Today was heavy weight, low reps. I was a little preturbed at a few women there who seemed to think it was okay to park their heinies on the equipment and talk on the phone while we were waiting for them to finish. Maybe they were just hypnotized by the brilliant blue-white glare from Coach TF's very shiny white legs.

It was a brutal workout. I gave it my all and am sitting here now bemoaning the fact that we do not have a jacuzzi. And an in-house masseuse named Sven.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again: 5 miles

I took my new foot out for a spin this evening and threw everything I could at it, taking the trail that goes straight up bigass hill. The foot emerged unscathed and pain free. YAY! Hopefully, the combination of the cortizone shot and a custom orthotic will do the trick. I don't care if my foot completely collapses on October 4th, as long as I get thru the walk.

One thing that did not work out as well tonight was my shoes. Because of my deformed foot, I found an antique pair of Nikes and got out the X-acto knife and cut a hole where the joint is, so my foot can stick out. Here's what it looks like:

The concept is great -- I'm working up the courage to do surgery on either my Merrells or my NBs -- but the rubber in that old pair o' shoes has oxidized so much that there's no cushioning left, and my good foot ended up with a blister. So I had an excuse to slap on one of Band-Aid's new blister bandages (WHICH ARE AMAZING). I might end up euthanizing the Nikes which grievously pains the hoarder within me.

Love the oak trees on this trail:

My gnew enemy: gnats!!!! There were swarms of them.
Posting photos tmrw.

Distance: 5 miles
Time: 1 hr, 25 mins
Climb: +2,237ft / -2,201ft

The top of bigass hill is now all browned up: