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Crawled out of bed, and back into my boat...

Monday, March 14, 2011

I spent most of the past week in bed with a nasty cold. Seriously. Most days I didn't even change out of my pyjamas. When I had the energy I watched episodes of Farscape streaming from Netflix. Most of the time I slept.

The cats definitely seemed to appreciate me being around. So did the birds because I actually managed to fill the feeders later in the week.

It was awful lying there, knowing that the spring thaw had started and that I was trapped inside unable to paddle all those lovely creeks and rivers. Friends were posting all kinds of reports of awesome paddling runs, and also skiing, and a few did BOTH the same day. Watching science fiction characters go through adventures didn't help much, because *I* wanted to be the one out there, having adventures.

But Sunday I had enough energy to get my stuff together and go do a local creek run with a friend. Here's the trip report on American Whitewater:
www.americanwhitewater.org/content/R
eport/detail/id/878498

It helped that the creek is only 30 minutes from my house.

I feel better today. Still coughing up some residue, but well enough to go to work and try Body Pump class tonight.

A friend got me started taking "Wellness Formula" that she swears boosts her immune system. www.amazon.com/Source-Natural
s-Wellness-Formula-Capsules/dp/B002DFO
466?tag=manifolds-20
We'll see. I paid more than twice that at the local health food store, for only 180 pills. *sigh*

  
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KAYAKKIM 3/18/2011 6:59AM

    Glad you are healthier again and that you got out to paddle! I got my first spring paddle in yesterday!

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CARRIE1948 3/15/2011 11:13AM

    Glad you're feeling better. Let me know how the supplements work.

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DDOORN 3/15/2011 9:54AM

    It's so TOUGH when the spirit is willing but our bodies let us down!

Glad to hear it sounds like you've turned the corner!

Don

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FRECKS96 3/15/2011 7:46AM

    Looks like an awesome ride! We truly have some great paddling in our area. Hope you're back to 100% soon!

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JESPAH 3/15/2011 6:34AM

    Oy. Feel bettah soon.

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WOLFKITTY 3/15/2011 1:13AM

    I hope you feel 100% really soon!!
Take care of you!!

Jocelyn

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BUNPOH 3/15/2011 1:04AM

    I've been sick for days too! Hope you fully recover quickly!

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TERESALANFORD 3/14/2011 1:29PM

    glad to hear you are feeling better

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2003 calories burned in one day! For fun!

Sunday, February 27, 2011






897 cal xc skiing
485 cal snowboarding
400 cal snowboarding
148 cal snowboarding
73 cal shoveling the driveway at 2am after arriving home so I could get the car in

I haven't seen a number that high since I did a bike century last September!
(3278 that day)

I am happy to report that I can now get off the chair lift on the board most of the time without falling on my butt. LOL

Kinda tired today. Will probably just XC a little around the neighborhood (there is a state park at the end of the block), and then lead a kayak rolling session tonight. Nothing ambitious.

  
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WOLFKITTY 3/15/2011 1:13AM

    Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous, WOW!!

Very cool.
Jocelyn

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HOTRODSANDY 3/6/2011 6:50PM

    Awesome! Makes me tired just reading it. emoticon

Hoping to be able to do that much activity by next winter! You inspire me!

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/6/2011 6:31PM

    Cool!

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JUNESHOPE 3/4/2011 2:35PM

    Sounds fun...Enjoy the ride of life! emoticon

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TENACIOUSTIGER 3/2/2011 6:12AM

    whoa sounds like you have had a massive day, the last time i did that was when we rode to Fremantle and back. Great fun though, i so envy you to be snow boarding! Thanks for dropping by my blog, I will have to live vicariously through your legs for now. I'm thinking about trying some nordic poles when I can do a bit more as its supposed to give you more of a workout than just walking. Have you ever tried it , i guess its like cross country skiing without the snow. I did try a bit of Langlaufing in switzerland once a long time ago.

You are my benchmark to aspire too love the red leather pants! emoticon

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KAYOTIC 3/1/2011 9:36AM

    emoticonYou Rock!

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SUNNY2010 2/28/2011 10:08PM

    Awesome!!!!!! emoticon

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FRECKS96 2/28/2011 11:03AM

    Woo Hoo!!! Congrats on a super fun day!

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JESPAH 2/28/2011 6:34AM

    2003 was a good year. :)

Great job!

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DDOORN 2/27/2011 6:43PM

    Whew...! No one can incinerate those calories like YOU do when you get out there & have fun in the snow! :-)

Don

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BREWMASTERBILL 2/27/2011 12:59PM

    Ummm . . . Wow!

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Chicken Fried Bacon Strips?!

Monday, February 21, 2011

My nephew posted this to Facebook tonight.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfbTO0GlONU&
feature=feedrec_grec_index_more


...and this
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR3kfP1IQHk&
feature=related


blurgh.
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390TO130 3/14/2011 2:36PM

    wowe!

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TENACIOUSTIGER 3/2/2011 6:23AM

    it is so scary that people are literally eating themselves to death, sugar, fat and salt, very vaguely disguised as food. emoticon

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DDOORN 2/23/2011 9:46AM

    Ugh! How many MORE ways can people find to shorten a body's life!

Don

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/22/2011 2:55PM

    It is scary. It is like they are doing purely because they know how stupid it is. I love bacon and that turned my stomach.

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SIMPLYJADED1 2/22/2011 2:19PM

    chicken fried heart attack. Don't forget the side of gravy to add to the grease in the arteries. I guess there aint nothing that some people won't dip in batter and fry. I'll pass. emoticonLOL

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ANNE7X7 2/22/2011 1:30PM

    I am so disturbed in so many ways... especially when I see the person layering on the salt onto the fried bacon strips. Oh my. My arteries clogged just watching it!

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JESPAH 2/22/2011 8:26AM

    ... for when you want your heart attack RIGHT AWAY ...

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Whey sorbet, anyone?

Monday, February 07, 2011

I sometimes get a terrible case of ice cream craving. This weekend I thought about it. Those chocolate flavored whey drinks I keep around for emergencies are a lot like chocolate milk. What would happen if I chilled one and dumped it into the little manual ice cream maker I have?



Chocolate sorbet is what happens. And you know what? At 110 calories for the whole 11 ounces, and 17g of protein it's pretty good for me, too.

And it tastes pretty good. Just make sure you get it out of the freezing bowl once it's done or it'll harden on there like glue and you have to wait for it to melt to get it back out again. LOL

  
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TRAVELNISTA 7/17/2011 6:04PM

    emoticonidea!

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BREWMASTERBILL 2/25/2011 6:37PM

    Impressive!

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MABELPIE 2/25/2011 5:50PM

    ohh, interesting. that is some creative proteining!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 2/25/2011 1:31PM

    Great idea! See how easy it is to eat healthy when we get creative!

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SEESTARS 2/25/2011 1:29PM

    I think you just pushed me over the edge on my decision to buy an icecream maker. Looks so good!

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ALYFITN 2/23/2011 8:53AM

    I thought about this but did not try it for lack of an ice cream maker. Because my "sinful" food is ice cream--I can work it to my advantage. Thanks for posting this! I'm always trying to figure out wheys to get in more more protein!!

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JESPAH 2/10/2011 9:17AM

    Awesome. I imagine a lotta stuff that's similarly textured could work. Hmmm....

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CARRIE1948 2/8/2011 10:48AM

    Interesting

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/7/2011 4:41PM

    emoticon

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SVENJAH 2/7/2011 4:36PM

  emoticon Fun idea!

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Kayaking outside again!

Monday, February 07, 2011


Met up with some friends from local colleges and surfed a power plant outlet on Cayuga Lake.
Photos and videos here: www.flickr.com/photos/47911494@N06/s
ets/72157625993938468/


I'm in only two of them because I was the one taking the pictures.

I was a little scared my drysuit might not fit because I've been feeling bloated lately. But it was fine. Here's what it looked like on me back in the autumn:


Spent over two hours XC skiing on Saturday, as well.


Planned to try out the new snowboard but it didn't quite happen. Good weekend, all the same.

  
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S318830 2/18/2011 1:36AM

    Nice job! I love all your activities!

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JRZG8R 2/13/2011 11:16PM

    wow. awesome. I am jealous and yet sure I would not paddle in these temps.

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KAYAKKIM 2/13/2011 7:15AM

    I've been looking at the river...but sticking to the skis right now! Good for you to get out with friends!

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TENACIOUSTIGER 2/12/2011 9:01AM

    whoa love it you are seriously hard core emoticon

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CARRIE1948 2/9/2011 8:34AM

    You are nuts!

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FRECKS96 2/7/2011 5:04PM

    Wow! And I thought it was hard to run in the winter. Congrats to you!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/7/2011 4:47PM

    emoticon

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DDOORN 2/7/2011 3:49PM

    More power to ya...!

Not my cuppa, but it's always so fine to see folks SPARKIN' away! :-)

Don

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BREWMASTERBILL 2/7/2011 3:41PM

    NDORRIS had me at the first bit, you all are crazy! Period. End of story. emoticon

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NDORRIS 2/7/2011 2:11PM

    You guys are crazy, fantastic and awesome. This would be a challenge in the summer but to get out there in this weather.....well, what can ya say, beautiful, cool and hilarious.

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MINIDRIVER63 2/7/2011 2:00PM

    Woo hoo! How inspirational! Too many of us think we can't get out in the Winter. Friends look at me like I'm crazy for going snowshoeing.

You look great, and very strong!

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