Tuesday, May 27, 2008

4 days...

Alright people, I'm exactly 4 days away from the craziest thing I've ever done. That's right, AIDS LifeCycle starts on Sunday, June 1. DH and I went on 2 great training rides this weekend, both in central park, which were wonderful.
So, here's the deal. I fly out on Friday morning, land in San Francisco Friday afternoon. Orientation day is Saturday and then we ride out at 6am on Sunday! 7 days later we land in LA, either bruised and battered or whole and exhilerated! I'm hoping that I'm the latter, although I'm sure that I'll be at least partially bruised and battered. Ouch, my butt hurts already.
For everyone who reads this, all 4 of you, please cross your fingers/pray to your god(s)/do rain dances/whatever it is that you do for me to survive the next week. I'm really, super excited about doing this ride, but I'm totally worried about my body's ability to survive this ride.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Title 9K - Boulder, CO

Smithies and Wild Women - a perfect combination

Yay for weekends off! I spent this past weekend in lovely Colorado with JB and it was great! I love, love, love being out there because it's such a nice break from my hectic life in NYC. The weather is beautiful, the atmosphere is laid back, and I get to wear all of the dri-fit clothes that I want without anyone thinking that I'm a dork. What could be better?

So I got there late Friday night after almost missing my connection in Dallas (for like the umpteenth time, I sprinted through the Dallas-Forth Worth airport). So, we hung out on Friday night and stayed up late chatting like the girls that we are and then went hiking Saturday morning. A nice, little morning hike straight up a mountain! It was crazy, but amazing. We then drove up to Denver and spent ridiculous amounts of money at REI on our way to Boulder.

I just have to say that I LOVE Boulder, CO. It is the coolest town ever. Very much like Northampton, but the people are all in better shape and there aren't as many lesbians. Even without all of the lesbians, I greatly enjoy it. So, we spent Saturday night bumming around Boulder and then got up on Sunday and ran a 9K! That's right people, I ran a 9K. It was great. I loved it.

So, now I'm back in NYC missing Colorado already and already planning my next trip out there to be fun and outdoorsy with Nurse JB.

So, now the run down for my last 2 weeks of training for ALC.
Today: OFF - I can barely walk thanks to the 9K yesterday, and I haven't seen my boo all weekend, so tonight will be movie and wine night inside.
Run: off
Swim: still searching for a pool
Bike: must bike, must bike, must bike - if it's sunny, then I'll do at least 4 laps in CP - if it's not sunny, then at lest 1.5 hours spinning at my fancy gym
Strength: abs and back (always, abs and back...)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Oh, lord I'm soooo tired. Work is kicking my a** and training is kicking my a** and all I want to do is sleep!

Yesterday, we were triple booked at one point and my last patient of the day was a total doozy! Oy vey.

OK, just the training run-down for now - I'll do a longer post later.
Run: Off
Bike: loops in CP - will hopefully do 4 loops, which is 24 miles, plus the 6 mile ride up to CP and back... so that's... 36 miles! Woot!
Swim: Off
Strength: Abs and some serious back work

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Motivation please!

OK, time for more motivation.

I took yesterday off from training, because I just got my certification test date, and it's in a week, and I'm freaking out and really needed to study. But that counts, right? I work out my body and my mind. Also, on Monday, I ran 3 miles instead of 2 and did abs until I wanted to puke. Go me.

Today's training:
Run: Off
Swim: still no pool
Spin: 1 hour (with mucho hills)
Strength: more abs, legs

Also, NurseJB got me super excited about this thing called Nia (google it). So, I'm going to try to find a class around here. Poor Kasey, I'm turning totally psycho athletic on him... at least it make me look good. ;-)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tri training

OK, so to help with my motivation (especially because it's going to be raining ALL week), I'm going to start blogging my training log. May it be inspiration to the rest of you as well.

AIDS Life Cycle: June 1 - 1 month to go
My first triathlon: October 10 - 5 months to go

Today's training:
Bike: off today (grabbed the wrong shorts this morning)
Run: 2 miles
Swim: off - still need to find a pool; also, I think that I should finish ALC before I start swimming, let's focus on one thing at a time people
Strength: Abs and upper arms. Check out the awesome ab workout on: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/get-rock-solid-abs

Wish me luck!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Rain rain go away

RAINY Monday. Blech.

My whole plan today was to get up early, go to the gym, and then be at work by noon. And it was ruined all by the rain! Because g-d only knows, nothing de-inspires me like the rain. Instead, I bade Kasey farewell at 7:45am and then fell back asleep with my kitties until 10:30! That's right people, 10:30. And then I didn't even get to work until 1pm! Good thing my first patient wasn't until 1:45....

Goal for this week: go to the gym and do not be de-inspired by the rain. 5 weeks 'till ALC!!

The Daily Run Down:
Cups of coffee: Grande, vanilla, skim latte - must start ordering smaller size...
Number of truly insane patients: None, I got a very cute small child instead. Yay!
Number of times I reassured myself I was in the right profession: None, I told myself that I wouldn't die while biking 545 miles through California instead. Oy.
Number of times I purelled my hands: So many, so many
Thought about wedding? Yes, but only for a second, while reading about Heather and Thaddeus' wedding. Which is, of course, insane. Can you believe they got married?
Favorite patients: My little 2-year-old with an ear infection. So cute with his little cornrows. His mother is a different story...
Best chief complaints: "I have a hole in my tonsil". "My stomach hurts and then I have panic attacks". "I fell in the street and think I broke my wrist, but I really don't want an xray".