Sunday, January 31, 2016

Going on a Diet! 4 months left! #AIDSLifeCycle

With a little bit more than 4 months to go in training, I have decided to go into overdrive - which is funny because I have been so sick that I haven't been able to ride my bike for 2 weeks.



Considering there is 4 months and 4 days left, I have to take some extreme measures.

1) I'm going on a diet.


You heard that right.  A diet.  Most people may hard that find to believe that I am going on a diet, consisting mainly of lean vegan proteins and protein shakes, but then again, I can quit smoking cold turkey and give up alcohol the same way - without being tempted when its around me.

This is just to jump start my metabolism.  I need to get leaner for riding and shifting to a lean protein diet will help me get there.

Breaking it down into detail:
Breakfast: consisting of either oatmeal or cottage cheese
Lunch/Dinner: Brown rice, vegan patty

2) I have a trainer.

That sounds crazy - but that is correct.  I am in it to win it, well not LITERALLY to win the ride - but winning in the sense to finish the ride.  I have signed up with a trainer with 24 hour fitness and pretty soon, I'll be cross training with weight lifting to make me even stronger.

3) New equipment.

I have bought new running shoes!  Crazy right!?  I didn't realize this, but I have a half marathon in April!  Soooo, I gotta get my butt in gear for that one.  



There are a couple of things I still need to get:
A) A bike lock - USPS has managed to lose my Amazon order
2) Bike shoes - I'm going to wait for this one - maybe mine is still in Reno

It's still trippy that I have to do all of this, but I feel that if I don't put these external pressures on myself that I will not be fit enough for the ride - the last 2 weeks of not training probably had something to do with this extreme reaction to have the need to do all of this, but its done - and you guys know I'm cheap so since I'm signed up - it's going to happen!

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Saturday, January 09, 2016

#AIDSLifeCycle - Training 01/09/2016

Training today was pretty fun.  

It has been a long time since I rode my bike to Kailua - years - over 4 years probably and it was pretty cool to see that I could still do it.  



Yup, got a flat tire - thanks to my CO2 cartridge, I was able to ride all the way to Kailua.



What do you do after you ride your bike 25+ miles?  Go swimming - of course!


Ha!  After the cycling, swimming, napping, breakfast time!



Special thanks to my friend Michelle for dropping me back home - yup, no way I was making it back.  lol

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Random Blurb... Busy Busy Busy

You know what's funny is now that I am back and working, I hear the word busy a lot.  People are busy.  Busy, busy, busy.

Maybe its just me, but I'm still not "busy".  I have time to train and work out.  I walk to work, I go to tennis classes, I spend a lot of time playing video games, making YouTube video and writing articles.

Yup, still have time to call my friends and family on the phone.  Maybe busy is just relative.

Oh yeah a couple of tips:
1) If you're busy - don't answer the phone.  Answering the phone and telling someone you're busy is stupid.  The person wouldn't have called you if they knew you were busy.  Don't make someone else feel bad because you answered the phone when you were "BUSY".
2) Take some time to yourself.  Even busy people need to disconnect.  If you're really busy, maybe you should stop using Instagram, or uninstall that game on your phone or tablet.  Do something truly relaxing, like yoga, meditation - even 15 minutes will do wonders.   
3) Don't be a flake.  Being busy doesn't mean you cancel on people.  If you're busy, your friends will understand.  Just give people advance notice and re-schedule.

and ALWAYS be in the present.

If you're busy and you only have dinner to catch up with your BFF, turn off your damn phone.  Talk story, listen to them, TRULY LISTEN.  It's counter-intuitive since busy people want to purge and vent, but sometimes you'll just need to step back and let that other person know you're important to them...

BUSY - NOT AN EXCUSE.



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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

My trip to the Emergency Room

So yeah... This past Sunday I went to the Emergency Room at Queens.


The events that transpired aren't that exciting, but I guess I should write about it more in detail.

First, my weight last week.  160.2 pounds - this kinda fits into the story in a weird way.


So last Wednesday, I cooked dinner like normal, it was kinda exciting because it was my first time cooking dinner in a while - with Safeway ground turkey and the next day I wasn't feeling pretty good.  
I was pretty much taking #2s left and right and vomiting anything I ate or drank.

Friday was pretty much the same thing.  I even went home early.  I tried to make an appointment to see the doctor but apparently, they are busy and my insurance can't be used at any of the urgent care clinics in the area - so I just went home.

Saturday - repeat, but I started to feel really weak and I stopped eating because I couldn't keep anything in.  I started to feel super bad, really weak.  It was from the dehydration.

Fortunately, I didn't have any other symptoms, no fever, headache, just extreme dehydration and weakness.


At the end, I ended up losing 8 pounds, not by choice.

The emergency room couldn't do anything for me except give me an IV and give me some meds to calm my stomach.  They couldn't fix the root of the problem.

So I pooped for another day and Tuesday I am well.

MORAL of the story:  Apparently, you can eat street food from all around the world and questionable things from questionable places - but don't eat ground turkey from Safeway.

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Friday, October 02, 2015

First time cycling in forever!!

Back in the day, I use to ride my bikes over mountains, across cities, past bridges as far as I possibly could.  Crazy part is, because I still use the same tracking app - RunKeeper, the LAST time I rode on a bike was back in 2012 - when I was in Florida!


Oh my times have changed!  My first time on my bike since 2012 was crazy fun - I remembered exactly why I love to ride my bike... 

I went on a quick bike ride before heading out to work yesterday - while I was sick!  Long story short, I've been sick since yesterday and I'm finally getting over the mild case of food poisoning.


Well, a lot more training to get to 545 miles!  

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