Monday, June 23, 2008
So apparently, when the older son was sick on Friday and stayed home from school, he passed the disease onto me. It's a lethal sinus cold, where the right half of the skull throbs with all the frequency of a strobe light, the nose runs wild like the overflowing Mississippi, and the body feels, well, like it's someplace else. Needless to say my mood has not been good, as it hurts to talk or think or do anything, even though there is stuff to be done. Hopefully this nonsense will pass soon, because if it doesn't, I will be going over the edge. In a hurry. Why? Can't go to the gym, can't ride the bike, can't do work around the house, can't do squat. So it sucks. So it goes.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sadly, after going to a playoff round and finally winning the US Open, Tiger Woods has been humanely put to sleep. Although recent surgery on his knee held up long enough for him to play the Open, doctors discovered more damage that could not be repaired through surgery. Woods, collapsing out of the clubhouse on his way to the parking lot, was quickly surrounded by fans and security guards. After a doctor pronounced his diagnosis, the PGA trailer was brought into the parking lot, and the deadly injection given to Woods. Authorities are now looking into ties between golfers and thoroughbreds, as it appears a commonplace event that leg joints are cracking and popping like a bowl of Rice Krispies.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Ahh, the joys of a plateau. Still working out roughly 6 days a week, and though I am getting stronger and healthier, the weight seems to have stabilized and refuses to leave. Next up, two meals get converted to protein shakes, and dinner is the only real food. Searching the web for strategies about plateaus gets opinions on all sides of the spectrum, from eat less to eat more, work out more to work out less, or a combination of the four, to a host of other things. So who knows. Off to the gym now, and we'll see what happens today.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
So far the biking season hasn't been too good - weather for the most part kind of sucked. Despite workouts at the gym, my average speed was still around 12 mph, not very good at all, at least I think so. Anyway, yesterday I figured I'd sprint all the way out to Mendon Ponds and back, just to see what would happen. And while there was a strong wind out of the west, which affected the bulk of the trip, I still managed a respectable 15.1 mph. Now if I can only keep that up for 50 miles, I'd be okay.