Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Relationship with Shopping

Just about every time my Johnny and I are perusing a store, I get the question, “you really don’t like shopping do you…?”  It normally comes up, when I start acting like a 5 year old who is tired and hungry, and ready to go home 30 minutes ago.  The truth is I really like shopping.  It’s something my Mom and I used to do a lot, but as my FSH has progressed it has become something that is no longer “fun” for me.

I have talked about risk vs reward before.   Example:  Something like hiking the Na Pali Coast is potentially very risky in the fact that the strenuous hike will further deteriorate my condition.  BUT…. The reward is HUGE.  Therefore in my mind it is totally worth it.  Standing in a florescent lit room for 2 hours listing to techno or oldies….  not so worth it.  It’s really hard to explain, but just standing for long periods of time, tends to be the hardest thing on my body.

For now I will enjoy perusing stores from the comfort of my computer, allowing me energy to do other things….. like riding.  As well as riding….. and then more riding.  Maybe further on down the road when I require 4 wheels to get around easily I will take to the neon lights again.  For now, my pocket book thanks me.

Monday, January 24, 2011

2011 Update

Seems as though I tend to start my blog up again around the annual Friends of FSH, Fishing for a Cure annual auction.  1.  Because I start getting excited for the auction.  Especially this year, since there have been so many huge and exciting breakthroughs in research.  2.  Because it’s that time of year again that everyone is gearing up training for this years’ season.  With the Tour Down Under wrapped up today, the countdown for the Tour of California begins.

So where does that leave me?  Well, I’m in the gym working on a lot of functional training and trying to really dial in my nutrition to maximize muscle gain.  I didn’t apply for a CAF grant this year.  Mainly because my body is changing so rapidly, I wasn’t able to commit to doing anything specific this year.  The plan is to take it easy, get strong, dial the nutrition and see what happens.  Last year I put way to many expectations on myself and it backfired.  Well, not really.  Backfired as far as any racing goes.  I got to do some pretty amazing life changing things that weren’t race specific.  So although I wasn't training regularly, I was hiking the Napali Coast and doing a bunch of other kick ass things.

I’m vicariously living through Johnny’s season : )  He plans on doing Bosie 70.3 again and a handful of other races.  He’s got his races dialed into TrainingPeaks and I’m enjoying using my trainer’s knowledge here and there when he asks. 

On the agenda this week….. give our bikes a bath!  And mine needs to go to the shop for a little TLC.