June 2009

A Power Outrage and a 5K Run

Good morning! Sorry for my lack of posting last night.  Orlando got hit by a killer storm (one of the worst non-hurricane storms I've ever seen) and we lost power for 5 hours!   Driving home from work was very creepy.  My apartment complex was totally black: I was disappointed because my physical therapist has [...]


My First PT Appointment

Afternoon!  My PT appointment was at 7:45 this morning.  I was a little nervous -- but a good kind of nervous.   Breakfast was easy and stabilizing: Chobani, a crushed Kashi TLC Bar, a banana, and flax.  Plus a coffee.   I got dressed for PT and put on one of my race shirts: I [...]


Cookie Monday

The soreness in my legs is gone, but my arms are still so TIRED from the Metric Century bike race!  My hands are actually kind of numb and tingly from gripping the handlebars.  I reached for a container of yogurt earlier and I guess I thought it was gripping it harder than I actually was! [...]


Savory Cheese and Bean Oatmeal

I typically make my oatmeal sweet, but savory oats tastes amazing for lunch or even dinner!  This delicious bowl of Savory Cheese and Bean Oatmeal served as a perfect one-dish lunch for a busy Monday.   Savory Cheese and Bean Oatmeal contains roasted dark red kidney beans, carrots, broccoli, and cheddar cheese.  And, of course, [...]


Does This Look Like a Friday Face to You?

Happily, I am not as sore/stiff as I thought I would be!  My Metric Century Bike Race (click here for the fun recap) was very challenging, and I could definitely feel the effects of 60 miles last night!   I start Physical Therapy for my knee tomorrow, so I took off this morning from any [...]


How I Got Into Biking

Don't forget to read my RACE RECAP! After burning 2,400 calories on my bike race this morning, I knew I needed to buckle down about my eating this afternoon.  I am STUFFED!   Granola and yogurt: Bowl of cereal (times two) and a bowl of cherries: Leftover ziti: I am so full but I'm still [...]


Miles for Matt Metric Century Race Recap

What a ride!  I can't believe I just rode my first Metric Century!  60 miles on a bike is a long, long way... but it sure was FUN!  AND I beat my goal time! Our morning started really early.  My alarm went off at 4:00 AM and the first thing I did was put the [...]


Miles for Matt

This morning, I am riding in the Miles for Matt Metric Century (60 Miles) bike race.  Check out my pre-race post here!   This race is organized by the Space Coast Velo Sport and Eazy Riders, two local groups that Matt Coiro used to ride with. Life sometimes takes unexpected turns. Matt was an avid [...]


Pre-Race Post

I love doing pre-race posts!  And I haven't written one since April 11.  There's just something so exciting about preparing for a race, isn't there? :)  I am SO HAPPY to be racing again -- whether it is on foot or on bike!   I took it easy all afternoon and rested my eyeball.  It [...]


Nothing Can Stop Me!!

I know what I'm going to be for Halloween this year! Ayyyye Matey!    I went into my part-time job for an hour to get some absolutely necessary stuff done, and then I waited outside Vision Works until they opened at 9 AM.  Luckily, they had an appointment available. The doctor diagnosed me with a [...]


Well, I went to bed last night at 8 PM because my eye hurt so much.  I woke up at 5:00, drove to Wal-Mart in tears, and bought an eye patch.  Please keep the pirate jokes to a minimum!    This is definitely a situation requiring medical attention.  I've scratched my eye before (haven't all [...]


My Eyeball Hurts

I don't have much to say in this blog post because all I've done today is sleep!  :(  I went back to bed around 10:30 and slept until 1:45!  I feel like I've been doing a lot of complaining on the blog lately, but I feel terrible!  My stomach acted up all night, my eye [...]


Enhance Me!

If you love Mix My Granola (and who doesn't?), you'll love their new Enhancers line!  The kind folks at Mix My Granola (who, by the way, is a sponsor of the Summit!) sent me a pack to try out: The Enhancer Sample Mix contained: organic granola, cranberries, dried blueberries, roasted almonds, 100 mg of caffeine, [...]


Hungry Eyes

Thank you for all your kind words on my doctor's appointment! :) Your support, positivity, and words of wisdom mean so much to me.   It was a happy day with lots of running-related fantasizing going on.  Meghann G-chatted me and asked if I want to run the Disney Marathon with her now (hahahah! Let's [...]