Friday, November 26, 2010


Foot still swollen.  Not sure what is going on.  I remember nothing.  No sprain, no tweek nada.  Just woke up one morning and it was all swollen and yukky. 

Did a spin class last night and for the first time in 2 weeks, the foot actually was sore.  So I decided that from now until I leave on vaca that I won't do any more spin classes.  I am buying an ice pack today and will ice it every night before bed. Hopefully that will help. 

Can't wait to get away from this freezing rain and snow crap that is falling today.  Only one more day until I am strolling down Miami beach. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Over training - AND a shout out.

I hate to admit it but I think I might be over doing it just a tad these days.  2+ hours everyday of spinning 7 days a week plus tennis a few times a week is slowly taking its toll on me.  My right inside foot is all swollen under the ankle bone and I think that might be caused by the spinning classes and the heavy resistance I use on hill climbs.  Add tennis and the back and forth of that sport and there you go.

Today after a meeting I began to stretch and ended up pulling my left quad muscle.  That has never happened before.  Calf yes, quad, no.  Strange feeling.  Decided to take a break tonight and avoid the gym altogether.  Will chow down on some extra protein and an advil and hopefully that will aid in the recovery.  God knows I can't be away from the gym for more than a day.

And a super special shout out to Rabid Runner,, who just finished the NYC marathon last week.  That is so nuts.  Running is just crazy.  Running for that long is just wrong.  I envy runners who can put their bodies through that.  No wonder they all look so good.  Hmmm, maybe I should take up running.  Duh why didn't I think of this before.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


What I am doing today and/or what is on my mind these days...

Just finished the 3rd book I have bought my nephews for Xmas.  Read the first on a fluke and got sucked in.  Found the books surprisingly awesome.  Recommend them for any teen.  Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  Now I am onto the Girl with the tattoo books.  So much hype, they better be good.

Very much into Maroon 5, the Saturdays and the Ting Tings today.  Enjoying their energy.  Love me some UK pop.  40 and still diggin the girl groups.  lol

Making my best friend suffer through all the Resident Evil movies before we watch the latest one.  Milla kicking some ass.  It can't get any better. 

Flesh under the ankle bone is all bruised on right foot. Inside area.  Not sure why but can't touch or put pressure there.  I think it must be from all the spinning classes.  Have no clue.  Strange.

Feeling a little single this weekend.  Not alone, not lonely.  Just single.  As in, I just hope there is more to life eventually...on the dating scene.  In no rush to jump into anything...hell I don't even know who I would jump into anything with these days.  Thank god for good friends.  I couldn't imagine sitting at home doing nothing all the time.   Lots of thinking ahead on this I predict.

Loving the UK based show "Being Human".  Something about British TV.  I think in a previous life I was from London...and black...and a woman named Latisha.  lol  LOL!!

7 days until trip.  yee haa

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hot Flash

To ward off the winter illnesses that have already plagued the Nations Capital, I have decided to add a multi-vitamin to my daily regime.  I choose a commonly used on (One a Day men).  It has been about 4 days since I started and although I expected to feel no different, that couldn't be further from the truth. 

I am constantly dizzy, light headed, slightly nauseated and all together "not right".  Not to mention, through out the day I get intense hot flashes.  Seriously.  Hot flashes!  I get light headed, then all hot and sweaty.  My ears and hands are on fire.  Then my feet.  WTF.

I have read online that this is a pretty common side effect with taking multi vitamins.  How strange is that.  So now I find myself wondering if I should keep up with it and hope my body adapts or if I should just forget about it and ditch the pills. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

2 Weeks to go

Had a decent start to the training week this week.  Got 6 hours in from Mon To Wed but wasn't able to hit it last night.  In fact I went out for Chinese food with a friend.  I kept the cals low and did my best to watch my portions.  Tonight I will be back at the gym for a 2 hour spin session to prepare me for tomorrows kill session of 4 hours.  Argh.  But then I get to chow down on some Pho and fresh rolls.  Mmmmm.  Although I can feel a difference, I have yet to really notice a difference.  But then again, I totally understand that this kind of stuff takes time.  Thankfully I am a very patient person.  ;) 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The end of the world

OMG, what is McDonalds going to do?  Hopefully this didn't happen in Hollywood or San Fran.  ;)


The countdown is on.  3 weeks until I head out to Miami, thus three weeks to get trimmed down as much as possible.  I have been pretty good the past few days on the food front so I am not too worried there for now.  But as I am a binge eater, I fear a relapse at some point.  Thank god I am back at the gym full time now.  Yesterdays classes were awesome.  Left it all on the floor.  Tonight will be no different with my 3 hour session planned.  Spinach pizza for dinner and then early to bed.  After Glee of course.  ;)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sick and tired

I hate being sick for two main reasons.  One is that I can't train.  Forget going to the gym when I can hardly get out of bed.  No energy, no stamina..etc.  You get the point.  The second reason is that I always crave junk food when I am sick.  I guess it makes me feel better in some way so I can't help but eating junk the whole time.  This does not bode well for my eating clean regime.  I only have 4 weeks left to drop 8 pounds and if I am going to meet that goal, I better hit the salad bar hard.  Can't wait to get back on the bike.  Damn flu!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


So here I am in week 2 of my attempt at clean eating.  It hasn't gone well.  I lasted only about 4 days before cracking and heading to a Thai Buffet.  Shame Shame.  Then on the weekend I caught a nasty cold and when I am sick I tend to crave shit food.  Alas, it was A&W burger and rootbear for me last night.  Triple Shame I know. 

Will try to climb back on the wagon this week as best I can.  Being sick my appetite is gone, which is a plus, but I can't work out.  No way I could do a spinning class in this condition.  Argh.