“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention
of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, martini in one hand, chocolate
in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and screaming ‘WOO-HOO, WHAT A RIDE’.”

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Everything Happens For A Reason

As I had mentioned in my 2nd post, I am involved with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training to raise money to help find a cure for blood cancers....Even though I have never had a "connection" with anyone who has been stricken with this form of cancer, I felt drawn to this organization......I had no idea why until today....I found out that my lifelong friend's father,  who was like a second father to me growing up, has leukemia.....Now I will be racing for him!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rain, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing

Pouring rain.....adds 5 extra pounds by soaking your clothes
30 mph wind......adds extra resistance
Saying to hell with it and running anyway........Priceless!!!!!!

I guess you have an idea how the weather is here today....I will say no more!!!! :-)

I have been dealing with a nagging hip pain for a few days so I bought a foam roller to see if it would help.....After 2 days of use I have noticed an improvement in my hip.....Thank God no one has been around while I was rolling out the trigger points!!!!! Damn....it hurt!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Ramblings

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Mine was uneventful.... Did I say I hate hate hate cold weather???.....I know...quit bitchin cause nobody cares :-)

I'm glad to be back in TN but I do miss shorts...t-shirt & flip flops year round.....

Does anyone else have insomnia??? It's killing me!!!! I've averaged 4 hours sleep for the last week..... Last night I actually fell asleep at 10 (may have had something to do with beer :-))...Then my damn phone goes off at 2am....A text from my mother.....What the hell????? She swears she sent it at 10pm....Anyway...couldn't go back to sleep so decided to get some work finished.

Now it's 1:00 and I'm through for the day so I'm heading out for a ride....Sun is out.....temps in the 50's.....Beautiful day!!!!!........until you factor in the 30mph winds dammit!!!! I know....bitch....bitch...bitch.

Seriously.....Once I get on the bike or start running I feel exhilarated......It's the thought of the cold that gets to me......Damn mind tricks!!!!!

Speaking of the mind.....Has anyone read The Sedona Method?...If not...check it out....No....I'm not an affiliate....It's just been instrumental in helping me reel in my emotions and figure out why I always sabotage the good in my life.....OK....enough of the self-help crap (for now :-)).....Off to pedal.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

How many of you stood in line in the wee hours of the morning with 5000 others to be trampled on as you tried to reach the only 50" LCD TV in the store for the low price of $1????...... News Flash!!!!...... It will be on sale again before Christmas!!! It never ceases to amaze me at the insanity on Black Friday....At least I hope you were smart enough to wear your Road ID :-).

Do something safe like bungee jumping.....skydiving....or riding your bike at night through Compton!!!!

Thank God for Cyber Monday!!!! Carpal Tunnel anyone??

I found a cool site yesterday to track mileage.... dailymile.com ...... I placed a widget here on the blog....I'm sure most of you...like myself have your favorite program to track your progress but this one takes less than a minute to add a workout.....I added my workouts since Sunday but you can go back further if you wish.....

Life took over last night and I didn't get my brick session in.....I did ride 20 miles but when I returned I had family in from out of town and I had to go see them....No big deal since I did get a workout in.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Need My Ass Kicked

I was scheduled to run my first race today...A 5K turkey trot....I woke up at 3:30 with a splitting headache so needless to say I didn't make it to the race....Now I feel fine and I'm going to punish myself :-) with a brick session....25 mile ride and 5 mile run.....I have another 5K in 2 weeks....I just need to get the first one behind me.