Tuesday, March 18, 2008

spinning and running(sort of)

Ok folks.....Been spinning 3-4 days a week. I bought new bike shoes(specialized BG Comp MTB) and it was the best investment. I stopped spinning last year cause my feet hurt and my achillies tendon kept getting irritated. New shoes = no pain. Also got a new pair of bike shorts...comfy butt rules:) So I get up at 5:30 and spin at 6. I have been running on my off days but have been slacking on the running...maybe 1 or 2 days a week....need to work on THAT.

Got some really good news today....TJ the PT said," Oh sure you can start SWIMMING." Oh my God. Did he just say what i thought he said....SWIMMING??!!???

My shoulder is still a little sore but he says i am ready to give it a try. I mean worst case is it hurts again and then i milk it until the fall and get surgery. So we will see.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Ok folks. Finally broke down and went to see a Nutritionist. She confirmed that i was on track but i needed more fiber ,more water, and more fruit. The only thing that really sucks is that I have to limit my cheese intake(only 2% or less fat-like Alpine lace swiss). So my food plan will look like this:

1 egg and 5 egg whites (holy shit thats a lot of eggs)
1 cup veggies
1 thomas' whole wheat english muffin
1 bananna

6 oz turkey
1 oz swiss
1 salad
1 cup chicken soup
1 cup grapes

6 oz grilled chicken
1 cup soy pasta
1/2 c marinara
1 cup broccoli
1 apple

Wow that seems like a lot of food but it will definitely increase the fiber.

So the current weight is 333.

I have been spinning/running on alternating days. Feel pretty good. I am making progress on my shoulder too:)

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Yeah boyeeeeeee

Custom made Guru Ventus

I spent 3 hours with Mike at Babylon Bikes. Mike fit me on this bike fit contraption. Checking and rechecking, adjusting and more adjusting....I have been dealing with Mike since 1993. He is the best bike guy I know. Not only is he a great bike guy, but he is a good friend.

I should have it in a month or so. I will wait until the house is sold to pick it up but if all goes well, i will be riding my new baby in May.

HEHHEHEHEHEHAHHAHAHAHAAHHA I am soooooo excited. Some guys get divorced and get a motorcycle, I buy a tri-bike:)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Republic Leap Year 5k at Midnight


Yep folks just did my first 5k of the year. It was windy, snowed and then poured rain for all 45 minutes but it was awesome. I had a great time. We got to run on the tarmac of Republic airport...pretty cool not that i noticed cause of the windy rain in my face. I thought I was gonna finish in last but i finished ahead of 2 or 3 people. I met this cool woman, Heather, who kicked me in the ass and kept me running (and not walking). Also thanks to Michele, Paul, Jen, Patricia, and Chris for cheering me on.

Tonight...I am the coolest...just for finishing in the crappiest weather i have every run in and for just showing up at midnight to run around an airport with 500 others.