Saturday, February 25, 2006

On being systematic

It's been my experience that it's quite difficult to progress efficiently and effectively without being methodical.

So tonight, in order to begin my methodical workouts, I drove to three local pharmacies to find a replacement for the dead battery in my cyclometer (merci beaucoup, Rite-Aid, for having one in stock!). Still motivated by the Olympic Games, I want to bike first thing tomorrow morning and need to track my distance and speed. I intend it to be my first real workout of the year. And the data would serve as my reference for improvement.

From then on, I intend to get better. In small increments. Slowly but surely. First with biking and triathlon. And then eventually, with life.

How sweet that would be.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Need to get the heavy ball rolling

"Once the season starts for me, there isn't a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies." -- Bode Miller

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Boy, I felt heavy today. Yet again.

I felt it when I walked my 4 year old sweetie to school this morning. On my return home, I did a simple one block run and just didn't like the weighted feel on my legs. Like I was pounding the pavement as if I were a hammer instead of bouncing lightly and gracefully across it.

It's been almost three months since my last steady workouts, and it's caused me to gain considerable weight and lose too much strength. The spare tire is certainly there and quite pronounced, although my first pic taken only last week seems a bit forgiving. Yeah, I'm a tubby.

We'll see what pans out tonight after the kids are asleep. Hopefully, I'll get a workout in. For now, I need some comfort food. Thank goodness I have a 5 lb bag of Hersey Kisses downstairs. Come to papa, you scrumptuous chocolate droppings!

Yum, yum!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Got gold?

How could I not watch the Olympics? It's soooo engrossing. Shaun White and Chad Hedrick are the athletes so far who've gotten me all choked up with their victories (perhaps thanks to NBC's little bio segments, which helped me get more involved in the emotions). Shaun's gold medal run in the snowboarding half-pipe was particularly spectacular for me to see. Big, clean and graceful.

So thanks for the fuel, fellas. I'm stoked to get goin' on my workouts now.

Gotta ride.

Friday, February 10, 2006

The wisdom of Dr. Seuss

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodore Geisel

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Le post premiere!

My first post! Hey everyone, live life naked!