Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Awesome

Brunch with Mom.  She pays!  Totally awesome.  :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Awesome, Tasteless, Morbid, Nasty Ads

Can you believe this is all from an actual Marketing Competition?  Companies compete to come up with these nasty fake ads.  One of my favs. Totally morbid and wrong. 

You can check out more of the nominations here:

Monday, April 23, 2012

An ode to....

...all my trainer friends at GoodLife across the country.  I crack up thinking of some of you doing this!  LOL


Damn you sugar.  The last 3 weeks have been a never ending worship of thee.  Sponge Toffee, Skor Candy, Peanut Butter cookies...Crack Eggs....etc.  Sigh. 

Time to snap out of it.  It is all Jesus' fault.  Him and that Easter Bunny. 

The harbingers of chocolate!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday's Awesome Thing

The feeling that even though you got totally destroyed and beaten, you tried your very best and that alone makes it all worth it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Awesome Things

Guess I have been living under a cyber rock as of late cause I didn`t hear about this "awesome things" website.  Such a good idea.  So good in fact, I am stealing the idea for my own website.  I am not going to post everyday but only when it moves me.

So on that note, today's awesome thing:

Walking through security at work and having an elevator waiting for you.  And your the only person in it. 


Monday, April 16, 2012

2nd attempt

Cathou and I hit the Gat hills again this weekend determined to do better than we did last time.  Or at least that was MY goal.  I can't speak for her.  But I am sure she wanted it to.  Just sayin..

ANYWAY, we did much better and although I was still gasping for breath, we beat our previous time and it felt much easier this time.  So if I make this a task twice a week, in no time I should be able to reach the Lookout relatively painlessly. 

Here is the reward.  Great pics at the top.  Oh, and the gummies were good as well.  Yum

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Open Season

Well most of the crew got together yesterday for our first "real" ride of the season.  Organized by Ray and Tanya, it ended up being a great turn out.  Thanks you two.

Knowing me, you instantly know how I feel about cold.  I despise it.  So as you can imagine, I had more layers on than.....well I had a lot.  4 at last count.  Still a bit chilled but I managed.

I quickly learned that bulking at the gym during the winter and focusing ONLY on weights means you pay a dear dear price when you begin an activity that requires a cardio base.  Climbing the Gatineau hills is (for me) about as extreme as I want to get when it comes to cycling.  For most of the jaunt I was sucking wind like Heidi Fleise.  Needless to say, after the nausea passed, I was able to make it to the top and then back to the bottom unscathed.  I think I might have been last to pull in but that doesn't bother me in the least.  I did it and that is that.  Not like these guys can play a 3.5 hour tennis match now.  ;)

I need to learn to not judge myself against the other cyclist whipping by me.  LOL  It is so easy to conjure up nasty thoughts of your friends as they zoom by or overtake you on the climbs.  And the pros that are up there...well they are crazy.  Their climbs look as effortless as the downhills.  And they are no smaller than me, make no mistake.  Some of these guys are big guys.  Bastards.  It doesn't help that I brake the entire way down the hills.  Speed is not my friend.  Need to get over that. 

Anyway, it was a great day and it felt perfect seeing everyone again.  I will not play tennis before doing that climb again.  That was a good lesson learned.  But I look forward to getting back onto that climb to conquer it at a reasonable time.  In the meantime, time to get these lungs back into shape.  Where is that heart rate monitor again.....

Monday, April 2, 2012

Damn the truth

So it looks like my friend A. Legacy was right.  I used to feel all great when getting off the cybex machine after burning (what I thought) was 1000 calories.  It was my fav machine at the gym.  Not only because I enjoyed it, but because hell...1000 calories is pretty inspiring. 

Well they have replaced my cybex with a new machine.  It only provides calorie burn numbers according to your constant heart rate.  Well today, after an hour of some pretty high level intervals, my calorie burn was just 500.  Argh.  Damn reality.  I liked the numbers better when I was led to believe these fitness untruths. 

Now if I can only accept the truth that a PC Blue pizza isn't only 200 calories for a whole thing rather than 1/4 of a pie.  Baby steps...