Friday, February 29, 2008

time for a break

I can't wait to get back out and run again, but I know that I will have to take it easy and work my way back into it. I didn't do any workouts this week as I ate something bad or something made my insides hurt. I started my core pushups and situps yesterday and they were a real struggle. I must of really hurt my back and arms moving furniture around last week cause my back was killing me. I think I needed a couple of extra rest and glad I listened to my aching body. The weather has been real cold lately here so I am not missing any outside runs. I am gonna take 1 more week off from running and next weekend I will go for a easy small run.

I have been a little upset with the local politics where we live as the city council FINALLY decided to let the citizens vote on whether beer and wine can be sold at restaurants, hotels, and motels. No liquor, just beer and wine would be able to be sold. Now I am not upset cause I want to have alcohol, I am upset cause the 5 council members have taken years and tons of tax money to finally let the people decide. They are worried that if they let alcohol drinks in the town then there will be more crime and we will lose the one thing that makes us different from big Charlotte. I can feel my blood pressure rise every time I think about this. It is so stupid. I am glad that we will finally be able to vote on the issue and hopefully we can get this passed and the 4 restaurants here in town can help their sales a little.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

biggest loser

Not much going on over here which is a good thing. I have been staying with my fitness schedule and I am feeling good about where I am at and the direction I am heading. I am missing getting outside and doing my runs but I can still feel the pain from the stress fracture so I am ok with letting it heal. I didn't get a chance to ride my bike last weekend but I am planning on getting it in this weekend. The wife had me (and only me) rearrange the living room of our house and my back was hurting this morning. Nothing that 3 ibuprofrin can't cure though.

Watched the biggest loser last night and was really impressed with the 4 guys from the blue team. Both teams went home and the blue team worked hard and kept up the routine. The black team didn't look as commited when they went home and you can tell when they got killed in the weigh in. I really enjoy that show and hope that it motivates people to not just lose weight but get in shape.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

good weekend that changed quickly monday morning

We had a great weekend as planned and really enjoyed the activities. Got all of the things done and completed as required by the beautiful mrs. I even got a great workout and bike ride in. My left ankle and lower leg is hurting a little bit but I think it is ok and didn't hurt when I rode. The weather was good but very windy and there were a couple of times that the lowest gear and a hard pedal still didn't produce a forward motion. There was one section that I almost ate it on and it would've been bad. You see, my bike is not meant for this kind of riding, it is a very old (17 years)city bike that I used to take on the boat with me during long trips and I have never really taken care of it. My dad tried to sell it about 10 years ago to the garbage guys for $75 bucks and they didn't even want it for $50. Anyway it is all I have and I have no problem with that except down a rocky trail. I may ride some more but not down that one section.

Anyway the weekend was great and all was good as we went to sleep sunday night. We were awoken at 12:30ish by the big boy who proceeded to vomit all over us and our bed and comforter. I carried him into the bathroom and we would revisit the same carry into bathroom scene several times that night. The poor guy has never been sick like that and didn't know what it was. I slept with him on the floor next to the bathroom the rest of the morning. I stayed home with him on monday and tuesday afternoon and I am hoping that he is ok today at school.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get.

Friday, February 8, 2008

weekend looking good

It is absolutely beautiful day outside today and I can't wait to get out of work. I am planning on riding my bike tomorrow morning and plan on taking it easy. I will be finishing the downstairs painting and can't wait to start on the upstairs, not! I wasn't feeling a 100% yesterday after work but still did my daily push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups but then went to sleep at 7:30 and slept the whole night. I woke up this morning feeling better but could've slept some more.

Have a good and safe weekend! Love and hug all of your loved ones.

Monday, February 4, 2008

no run for you!

I had a dr. appointment last week and they took some x-rays of the left ankle and according to the radiologists, it looks like it is the beginning stage of a stress fracture. The wife and I took the big boy to the circus in town on friday and we really enjoyed the show. We went to the beautiful wife's office afterwards and ate lunch. The big boy loved hanging out at his mommies work and looking out her window at all the things going on uptown Charlotte. We took the city train/subway to and from the city and that was really cool. I wish I could take that everyday. When we got home, my ankle was swollen so bad and it was killing me. I am not going to run for at least 2 months but I am a little worried about it healing at all. I am going to take it easy and rest as long as I need to though and I look forward to going back out for a run. I am enjoying spending the times inside and being around the family.
Love and Hug all your loved ones every chance you get.