Sunday, March 28, 2010
One of the down sides to biking is being unable to use my mp3 player for tunes while I'm on the road. However a "trick" I've been using at times has been to play my tunes in my mind's "ear" as though I AM wearing an mp3 player. Sometimes it can be a bit garbled, sorta like George Carlin's old skit where he's turning the radio dial through the channels...lol, but other times it helps me to keep on keepin' on, like having a radio in my head.
Makes me wonder about those who go on long distance touring bike rides of hundreds of miles a day as to how they do it and what goes on in one's mind during all those hours of biking.
Haven't had the kind of time I'd like to have for biking just yet...waiting for it to be light enough in the morning for me to be able to safely start biking back and forth to work.
Yesterday's ride convinced me that even though I never needed them before with my other bike, I'm going to HAVE to invest in a pair of biking shorts...YEOUCH! Even after 5 days off the bike, the pain came back in a hurry! Still was great to get out again, even at a nippy 38 degrees!
I've been on a dried bean streak lately and almost ALWAYS cooking up either a soup or making my own hummus...which is so CHEAP compared to the OUTRAGEOUS prices for hummus at the stores! Died garbanzos and other beans are far less expensive than the canned varieties and no BPAs to worry about...yum! Love to spice it up with the cumin, jalapeno, crushed red pepper, LOTS of black pepper, chili powder, etc. Great for dipping my veggies...!
Looking forward to warmer temps this week...everyone keep on SPARKIN'! :-)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sharing a GREAT blog from the NY Times here...basically enlightened me to the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, which persist EVEN IF YOU WORKOUT!
Check this out:
Stand Up While You Read This!
By OLIVIA JUDSON
"Your chair is your enemy.
It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you."
One of the things I've noticed since losing weight is that I get restless when I sit for very long and am often fidgeting...drives my DW CRAZY! Uh oh...looks like I've found valid justification... :-)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I start the day croopy, but fairly quickly clear up and am good to go throughout the day...had another glorious Nordic walk along our downtown Riverwalk today for about an hour. Feel like a million bucks!
Get out of work, come home, take care of some things, settle into SP, etc. and back comes the crud and hacking, coughing yuck-stuff to nag at me through the night.
Some have suggested the Neti-Pot, which I've resisted mightily as it just sounds so unpleasant to use...but I think this crud is even MORE unpleasant!
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