Thursday, November 27, 2008
We suck at this!!!!!!!!!
We are not able to remove my chain to clean it, even though I know where the master thingy is.
My Dad replaced the tire with an old one but we can't inflate the tube because he pierced it.
Nothing is working, this bike thing is so freakin' complicated!
Running = pair of shoes, good bra and go!!!
My bad mood was set after a horrendous interview process, the bike issues did not help. I'm off to Ste-Luce-Sur-Mer at my brother's. I'm sure seeing my niece will cheer me up.
Have a good week-end everyone!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I miss the intensity that running has. I miss running as fast as you can and stopping out of breath. I miss coming back from a long run in the cold with ice on my hat. I miss training for marathons. I miss the runner's high.
I've been doing a lot of cross training but it does nothing for me. I am becoming faster in the pool but still don't feel like it is a big deal. I bought a new kick ass bike and I am often thinking about accidents and deaths while riding it... LOL Fast bike = crashes in my head.I've been doing my best to be PATIENT, and be CONTENT that I don't have cancer or another illness. But somedays it is just not making me feel any better.
I've got a plan... not sure it will work but I am going to do it anyway. Santa came early this year and I just received the Christmas gift from my folks.
The plan is to find a marathon training plan that has runs in minutes. And to follow this plan but on the bike. I am hoping that an increase in training volume will help me fight the runner's blues and lose some weight ( which I desperately need to!) What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?
PS. send some good vibes my way tomorrow afternoon, I have an interview for a chemist position at the City of Montreal!
ETA: Strength training is kicking my ass. I took Laurel's advice to just stick with it... I did it Sunday and yesterday and I AM SORE. I'd love to get ideas of what others do, so I can alternate exercices. This is what I did:
3 sets of 20 reps 1 min in between sets
- Standing bent-arm lat with elastic band
- Calf raises
- Seated Row
- Squats with elastic band
- Abdominal with twist
- Bicep curl with elastic band
- Outer thigh exercise with elastic band
- Inner thigh exercise with elastic band
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
No running for another 2 months...... ='(
well I can try 10-15 mins once a week near the end of the 2 months to see how i feel... f'ing hell!!!
It can take 6-9 months to get a bone scan appointment and since I don't have insurance I can't go to a private clinic as it would cost 600$+ ...
The doctor thinks it is healing properly and just needs time.
She doesn't think the bone scan will reveal anything.
So yeah good and bad but I still can't run.
So, I am going to invest in a bike trainer sooner than later. My little stationnary bike is a pain in the ass, I cannot control much of the resistance on it anymore. It starts to makes a screeching noise after 1h even without putting resistance. Sucks ass!
Oh well, keep on trucking eh?
Have a good week-end!
PS. May the wind be at your back tomorrow Laurel! I will be rooting for you at the Philly marathon (and hopefully track you too!)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The folder it is coming from has 12 pictures with each month's name as the title for a Christmas gift I am preparing for my Dad.... so hopefully he's not reading this post and has no clue I am giving him a personalised calendar for Christmas LOL
This picture is for February with my brother Yannik and his GF holding some of my favorites stuffed animals (the weird looking duckies... which I have a small collection BTW...). Anyway, this picture was taken at Easter 2005 when my family came to Windsor for a quick visit. It was pretty crowded in my small 1BR apartment but we had a lot of fun. And we like to take silly pics like that =)
I hope that the people who haven't played yet will!
Have a good week-end everybody!
p-s I went to the pool and the cute Guy was there again, pushed me to my best time for 1.25K swim in 27 mins!! =) Thanks cute Guy!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Nov-18 00:24:00 1.00 Swim Piscine Roussin Swim
Nov-17 00:27:34 10.00 Bike Stationary Bike
Nov-14 01:07:01 25.26 Bike Long ride to Parc Pointe-aux-
Nov-13 00:30:00 1.15 Swim Piscine Roussin Swim
Nov-12 00:28:18 10.25 Bike Last ride with Bijou outside... =(
Nov-11 00:24:00 1.00 Swim Piscine Roussin Swim
Nov-8 00:23:36 10.00 Bike Stationary Bike
Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
This is my new training plan (since running is out of the schedule still):
Mon/Wed/Fri = Bike days (between 30 mins and 1h)
Tues/Thur = Swim days
Sunday = Strength training
It's been totally gorgeous here for the past 3 days! I had to take advantage of it, so I took Bijou out of her hibernation for a ride today, 31 miles in 2h23. A little slower than last August (2h18) but the wind was a killer coming back. I was planning to do 1h but the weather was so awesome that I kept going for just 1 more mile LOL
Yesterday, I went to the pool and did 2K in 47 mins. My fastest time so far... that cute guy I was chasing definitely motivated me ;-) On Sunday, I did some strenght training... which was the first time in about 6 months LOL I'm on my way to recovery folks! I just need to be patient and not miss running too much (which I do... so much...)
On another note, my Dad and I were watching the US election night yesterday and we were so happy that Obama won so easily (I thought it would be much closer!). I cried a little, I am not black or anything but it gives me hope for the future. That racism will be over someday, maybe I am naive... but anyone can dream.... right?
Have a good running week everybody! Run for me!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
As far as training I am back full force, except for the running part. Here's last week in review: