Monday, March 08, 2010

Flew Weak

I wrote about my cold / flu last weak, boys and girls. I am still hobbled by muscle spams in my hip so bad Saturday nite I thought I would never walk again. But, thank the God of your choosing for Advil and Bio-Freeze! I can somewhat walk. So much so, I was able to do 2 miles on the elliptical and a mile on the dreadmill. A far cry from the half mary I was planning for this weakend, the Hooters to Hooters Half. Now if we could just get something like that for my headaches, maybe I should mention it to my brain surgeon?

J and I went to the Philharmonic in Naples for the Ravel to Rachmaninoff which included Rachmaninoff 's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini performed by 23 year old Joyce Yang, wow! All I can say it was Naples Philharmonic at it's finest! The closing Bolero stole the show!

Tomorrow is a swim day with it being Paddle Tuesday and Wednesday is now famous since Tony crashed, broke 8 ribs and destroyed his Trek Madone, NO DRAFT WEDNESDAY RIDE! The fastest 25 miles before work anywhere.

Did I tell you I can't wait to start open water swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I think my dolphin friend misses me! We will start as soon as the Gulf reaches 70* which should be in a couple of weaks. So get your wetsuits ready.

This is 8th Ave where we swim at lunch time and I shower in the morning after ow swim

For anyone in the area we will be riding our Friday morning causal rides again, 25 miles at 24 -26 no drop. But bring your blinky and lights. We meet at the Walgreen's on Williams & Hwy 41 7:00 am sharp.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Cold or the Flu?

I have been under the weather. It all started boys and girls last weak after I picked up some friends at the airport Sunday. They were spending the weak with me hoping to enjoy the sunny warm weather in Southwest Florida. Monday morning I went o'dark thirty to the dreadmill and ran. However, boys and girls, after 3 miles I stopped because I felt poorly like crap. Tuesday I woke up to a full blown cold flu and worked from home. Wednesday I went to the office only to leave early with Thursday not being able to get out of bed! Once again, on Friday I tried to work at the office only to feel like crap again. Along in there, I think Wednesday, I pull a back muscle in a coughing spell fit. Now my hip flexer hurts like hell and a walk funny. So that brings us to today when I tried the dreadmill again. No deal! 1 mile in an I knew there was no way I could do six miles at a 8 min pace. It just goes to show you when you have a good weak of training it is followed by a cold. Let that be a lesson to you boys and girls.... no good training weak goes unpunished.