Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quick and dirty.

It happened.  Yup.  This body squeezed into a set of bid shorts and a jersey.  I survived.  I know, hard to believe.  Ursula nursed me to sanity with a quick and dirty (easy) ride around the city today.  Took me a while to get the bike ready (1 flat and one tire blow while pumping) (holy phrasing...) but once we were set, it was a pretty standard affair.  The paths were crazy populated with everyone and their dog but I can't really blame them.  It was officially the first day of spring.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

And so it begins....

Looks like spring is here.  No denying it any longer.  Tomorrow will probably be my first adventure out on the bike.  That means opening the infamous spandex drawer.  Ack.  Hate that drawer.  lol  It must be done and I am sure that in the days/weeks that follow I will adapt to the nightmare.  ;)

On a more positive note, it looks like I will retain my #1 status after 20 weeks of league play.  No losses in any of my matches.  Close calls sometimes but never close enough.  And even better, a pro at the club who has always made a point of negatively commenting on my game (although not having seen my play in ages) came up to me and let me know that he watched me play the other day.  He went on to admit, begrudgingly, that I was hitting great.  Although I usually let my play speak for itself, it was nice to hear that from him.  So I give him credit for eating a bit of crow.  Opinions from better players do mean something to me.  Respect is hard to come by on the tennis courts, even if you win.  So I'll take it where I can get it.

Next week is going to be hell.  I have finally booked 3 medical appts to figure out this deviated septum situation, my allergies and my vertigo.  Doctors are now thinking my vertigo is not vertigo but instead linked to diabetes or panic/anxiety attacks.  Strange thing is, I almost never feel panicked or anxious or out of control.  Anyway, I am looking forward to hearing what they think and ruling out some of the more serious ideas. thanks.  Not looking forward to the vials of blood I have to give them either.  Ack.  And not feeling like I have a cold everyday is something I am also looking forward to.  Although my Prednisone cycle is done (which worked awesome) I need something a bit less harsh on the side effects.  Needle day is Thursday.  Those tests will make me sick for days.  Not looking forward to that fun time.  ;)  Anyway, I hope to get things under control sooner than later.  Want to enjoy this summer with limited health issues.  Still 100% grateful for the health I have however.  I am fully aware of friends and family that are fighting far worse things than I.

Mexico is a few weeks away.  Can't wait.  Will be nice to hit the beach again and get some color.  Perfect way to start the summer here upon my return.  Bringing my skates this time so that I can benefit from some track skating in the heat.  Won't be pretty but still.  Can't hurt.  Stay tuned for pics.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's moi

Bullet point fun..

-  Clocked a 65 year old lady in the neck with a blistering tennis return the other day.  Felt horrible...but I won.  ;)
-  Played over 20 hours of tennis this week.  Love the calorie burn but I am beat.  No break in the future either.  Glad I love this sport.
-  Down another belt loop.  Yay.  2 to go before I am satisfied.  Legs and arse are disappearing :(  ...why can't that happen to the love handles.  Damn genetics.
-  Work is about to get crazy busy.  But mentally ready for it.  Spring is here and that helps.
-  Loving life right now.  Surrounded by great people and good vibes.
-  Glad to be helping those in need.  God knows there are enough of them out there.  Doing my small part.
-  Mexico is coming up again.  Can't wait.  Plans changed on who is coming but that is ok.  Shit happens.  Will still be a great time with my best bud Chris.
-  Can't wait to get back to the USA at some point.  Left my heart there.  ;)
-  Spandex season is about to begin.  Last ditch effort to become anorexic.  :)  lol  *kidding*
-  Kinda looking forward to getting the skates back on.  Kinda.  I know it will be just like starting all over again.  Not looking forward to the realization that I suck.  But that's ok.  Can't be good at everything.  (can't believe I just said that).
-  Feel like reaching out to long lost friends.  Spring project.

Enjoy the spring people.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Another Quickie

Days are pretty full these days.  Tennis is becoming a full time affair again and I couldn't be happier.  It is truly what I was meant to do.  Brings me so much happiness when I get to play with friends new and old.  Even if I lose.  Which is rare.  ;)  lol  But seriously, no matter how crap work can get, tennis, friends and family always seem to balance it out lately.

Cycling season is just around the corner as well and I might buy a new bike.  Haven't decided.  Getting my severance payment soon so I can treat myself a bit this year.  Not sure what do buy...time will tell.  Either way, I am looking forward to getting back on the bike.

Skating....well that is a bit different.  I just don't think I will ever get back to the level I was before.  My back hurts all the time now, even on good days.  Years of physio and nothing is helping.  Weight loss and better diet didn't seem to do much either.  And now with the new meds I am on, one of the side effects is hip and back arthritis.  Lovely.  So I will do what I can but I don't see myself in very many marathons anymore.  But before I close that door, I will do my best this year one last time.  However, if at any time I feel it is deterring from my tennis fitness, that is it.  Hanging up the skates.

P90 is on hold as you know.  Just don't have time with all my other things on the go, but I do enjoy the odd dvd workout.  It is worth it for sure.  But I do enjoy being back at the gym as well.

Looking forward to travelling a lot soon as well.  Busy Busy Bee is me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Sorry guys and gals.  Not much news to share.

The P90x journey is on hold for the time being.  Since I am playing tennis almost everyday now, it is next to impossible to get weight workouts in at the same time.  If I do manage it, I am sooo sore the next day, it is affecting my tennis matches.  So as you know, tennis comes first...always. 

Other than that, things are great.  On the road quite a bit these days which is always exciting.  Life is good.