Rolling over (some days are harder than others) …

I am wildly familiar with the pains of working out and running. After decades of exercise I can attest that keeping fit, often keeps you sore. But every once in a while I work out so hard that the level of soreness I wake up shocks even me. Holy moly! And it literally hits me the second I wake up, open my eyes and try to move. Ouchie.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are able to roll over!!!


Suck it up Buttercup …

I will admit that I have ZERO patience at the gym. I loathe cross-training. LOATHE. IT. But since I can’t run and I can’t do yoga, I must be here plugging away at the weights and on the recumbent bike. I get that sometimes in life you have to do things you don’t want to, but I don’t have to like it. Seriously … EW.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP!!!

Hell on wheels …

I have really kicked up my pace on the recumbent bike … and not for all the reasons one would hope. I am pretty sure that this type of training is what Satan does for enjoyment. Ugh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t experience HELL ON WHEELS!!!

Places to go and people to see …

My gym doesn’t open until 7 am on the weekends. During the week it opens at 5 am. This is perfect for me and my crazy life. Except today. A 7 am open time has never bothered me before. I guess I’ve never been in a position where I needed to be in and out of there early on a weekend before. But today I do. I’m in a hurry. And yet, here I wait. Ugh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have places to go and people to see!!!

I was right … 

I downloaded a new fitness app. Nike+ Fuel. It’s straight up awesome. It tracks my activity level and compares it to my history on previous days. Which I love … except that when it comes to things like this I can be a little hard on myself. I know me, if I see that I earned 10,000 fuel in one day then I will want to reach that level or more the following day. Now this isn’t necessarily a bad goal, however, as a distance runner this is completely unrealistic. There are days when I will run 10, 15, or even as much as 22 miles on a training run! And let’s not forget about race days of 26.2 miles! I can’t outdo THAT, day in and day out! THIS is why I have never downloaded apps like this before. I can’t win. And I don’t like it. YET … here I am, day two of my NEW app … and jonesing to earn more fuel than I did yesterday. OY. When will I learn to listen to myself?

Well, I hope you all have a day where you find out that you were right!!!

A rambling crazy person …

I have now had two early morning training sessions on the recumbent bike at my gym. These are LONG sessions because no matter how much faster I cycle (than I run) I still have to triple my training miles to try to maintain some semblance of running miles. So, needless to say, it takes a while. But thanks to some of my friends who I can text while I’m on the beast of boredom, I get through it.

To make these early morning sessions a bit more pleasant I have made myself my favorite cup of coffee to bring with me. Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend with unsweetened coconut almond milk, agave, cinnamon and vanilla. YUM! This is one perk of recumbent bike training. You certainly can’t drink a hot cup of coffee while running! Well … not safely anyway.

This little treat for myself has seemed pretty ingenious until this morning. I realized that my typical hyper mode of operating and the extra added caffeine probably wasn’t helping the boredom aspect of this whole ordeal. You want evidence? Just ask my friends who received about a BAZILLION texts from me before they woke up this morning. Trust me, I really believed every message I sent was very important when I typed them. And I mean … ALL. … OF … THEM.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t sound like a rambling crazy person!!!

Trapped in my head (and sounding a little like Dr. Seuss) …

Here is sit. At the gym. On the Devil’s Cycle of Dread. Peddling my heart out … and trapped in my head!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have PLENTY of time to think (oh my god, now I’m rhyming)!!!