Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Yesterday I got my April Disney half marathon newsletter, and it was once again full of information totally useless to someone who can drive to Disneyland the morning of the race. Yes, I know it's time to start training. No, I don't need a hotel or plane tickets to get there.

But there was this interesting little Danskin sidebar that caught my eye, only because I've been a fan of Danskin stuff since gymnastics in grade school. And, they sell some good workout clothes at Wal Mart now.

And I thought, "Self, you couldn't do a triathlon. You can't even spell triathlon. {I can now though.} Sure, you could probably bike 12 miles. And yes, you can definately run 2 miles. But you can't swim. And you can't do it all in one day. Drop it in the calendar, and do it next year."

I clicked on the link. Class was pretty slow, anyway.

And the more I sat there, the more I thought, "maybe I could swim that far." And how many people can say they jumped in the California Adventure lagoon and swam across it?? Much less the number of people who have completed a triathlon, albeit a sprint. And they made it sound so friendly - it's for women only, if you get tired or scared, you can hang out on a buoy or kayak, they even mentioned not worrying about being a "Glamour don't."

So, here I am, signed up for my very first triathlon in only 2 months. I really, really need to be stopped.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Hey girls...

Having been playing in the good old boy's club for so long, this was kind of an interesting article. It's over-simplified, obviously, but I think it's a more fair assessment of the battle of the sexes. I mean, I like pink - that shouldn't mean I'm less professional. No one would ever say a man was unprofessional for wearing light blue (unless in leisure-suit form, then ... all bets off). Someone even asked if it was OK to wear a dress to work, because their female manager told them only secretaries wore dresses.

There's plenty of examples of women who have done it all, as well as stay at home moms and women who don't want kids at all. And, despite all the evidence, women are less compensated, promoted less, and, albeit subconsciously, thought of as less dependable and more volatile.

Sigh. I know I'm probably overly sensitive, as I tend to want to work in male-dominated fields. But that doesn't mean I don't like dresses, or wearing makeup, or have a general scorn for babies. Is it really so wrong, and punishable, to do both?