Monday, February 28, 2011

Ouch that hurt

Yesterday's training got a bit out of control. I had only planned on one spin class followed by 2 hours of tennis. A reasonable Sunday for me. However it turned into 3 spin classes and 2 hours of tennis. All back to back.

Needless to say, my legs are shot and my right calf has seized.

Of course I have 2 more hours of tennis and a spin class scheduled for tonight. Followed by my mandatory P90X hour.

Will I ever learn?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Take note.

Although this applies to a few of my dear friends lately, this mainly applies to me today.

Not being able to do something and not being invited to do it are two VERY different things.

Just sayin.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sniff Sniff

I thought I was man enough to watch the Notebook.  I wasn't. 

Monday, February 21, 2011


I had this opportunity to go to Aussie land in a few months that I turned down without too much thought.  It wasn't because I couldn't afford it (although it is pricey), and it isn't because I don't have the vacation time.  The one and only reason I am not going is because I hate to fly.  The idea of spending more than 5 hours on a plane puts the fear of god into my soul. 

Even now, when I fly, I have to take a tranq just to make it.  Can you imagine me on a 24 hour plane ride?

So here in lies the problem.  Now that I am reaching that age where I can actually re-visit the places I have traveled to already and enjoy new ones, I am afraid of getting there. 

Something needs to change.  I have to conquer this mental and physical roadblock to air travel or I will be spending the best years of my life homeward bound.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tell me something I don't already know

One of the P90X exercises is an ab workout that really focuses on the hips.  My nemisis. 

I was reminded the other day how soooo unflexible my hips are.  When lying on your back, legs straight out and arms at your sides, lift one leg as far up as you can.  Most people can get a 90 degree angle.  I could barely get 45 degrees before my hip muscles seized.  Not good.  Pain!

Looks like I will have to do something about that.  Any suggestions?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

That hurt.

So to compliment my already retarded training schedule for tennis, cycling and skating, I decided to begin the P90X program every alternate day. Well today was day 2.  I already want to stop.

It is brutal. I am a very fit man and doing over 250 push ups in the span of 45 minutes along with other craziness had me wanting to throw up by minute 9. I will stick with it for sure but I have NO IDEA how an over weight person or an unfit person could EVER consider doing this program.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Even I can't point out the US on a map....and I live in Canada.  I would have come up with a better explanation eh!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cold Patriot

If it is not snowing here in Ottawa, it is bitter cold (minus 30-40).   And to be honest, this winter, we have been "blessed" with the windchill factor more than we have with the inches of snow. 

Wanna know what minus 40 feels like?

1.  No matter what kind of coat you wear, the minute you walk outside, it stiffens and starts to crack and creak.
2.  Your eyes instantly water and burn.
3.  Your breath is not only vapour but a strange form of snow.
4.  After about a minute outside, your face is so tight you feel like you just got a facelift.
5.  The seats in your car are hard as rock and don't soften for 20 minutes... freezing your ass in the process.
6.  The steering wheel and gear shifter in your car need to warm up before you can use them.
7.  The tires on your car have frozen in a somewhat square shape and don't roll properly.
8.  They tell you on the radio how long you can survive outside as part of the regular weather updates. 

...I can go on.

So in honor of this cold weather, I could not resist but join the ranks of those Canadian patriots who have donned these awesome mitties.  They were only 10$.  I couldn't say no.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

National Emergency

If you know of Torontonians, and how they think they are the "elite" of will understand why this is so awesome.