Pain in the A-

Waking up without a clock, never mind an alarm is amazing. Woke up to my kind of alarm: Sly jumping on the bed! so- got up, had some Chobani n’ tea then headed out to check out Falmouth with mom to get some stuff for the house. There is EVERYTHING just 10 min away.. so much shopping to do- so little time. Got a few decorative things and a new “cape house bed” for Sly.. I think he likes it-

So- silly me, should have planned a little better- I didn’t properly hydrate before my run today, nor eat much either. other than breakfast 4 hours prior. Headed out in the heat of the day right when we got home around 1245-ish.. hungry and thirsty i tried to gulp some water before leaving, but it didn’t do much. 10 miles and 90 minutes later my left achilles was a pain in the ass, I almost just turned around at mile 4, but wanted get this run in so bad! The bike path was hoppin’ with people.. and bunnies! A bunny jumped right out in front of me- nearly  gave me a heart attack, little sucker. I was at the bike path entrance of the house when I peaked at my Garmin and it read 9.25 miles.. NOOOOO!!! 

My leg was killing, I had to stop, I ran inside drank some water, pondered if I wanted to even complete my run.. UGH- it would really kill me knowing I didn’t, so I ran out the front door- while mom was looking at me funny. I did it. 10 miles. the most I’ve EVER!..

Time to R.I.C.E it. Ugh let’s hope it gets better A.S.A.P.

Once I was really done with my run that time I sat outside and put some ice on my leg, ate some food (not my usual post run stuff, as there’s not much here at the cape house, but i think i made a pretty good concoction of goodness).. cottage cheese, tuna, celery, onion, soy crackers, orange and a WHOLE LOTTA H2O!

..and relaxed for a bit on the deck with mom and Sly.. i think she’s napping!

now just waiting for JB and Dad to get here.. going out for dinner once they do! bike ride tomorrow, hoping not to aggravate the achilles.

green tip. Drink tea instead of soda. It helps you sleep, and doesn’t use as much transport energy as heavy bottles of soda.

mini vaca

Work today just 7a-11a, piece of cake. Got home, went for a quick run with Sly and got caught in the rain. dried off, packed up some clothes and my Jamis then headed to the Cape with Mom! JB and Dad will be down Friday :) We arrived unfortunately to rain and wind, but it was somehow very relaxing, just sat, listened to the thunder & rain and read my kindle. Sly is adjusting, it’s going to take a little while but I’m sure he will be just fine.. looks like he had a rough day hu?

Tomorrow going to check out the Bike path and go for my 10 mile run on it- it’s going to be super flat! Should be kind of nice though, a bit of a change compared to the “Worcester Hills” I’m used to! I’m curious to see the elevation difference on the Garmin when I get home.. any guesses? 

Hopefully tomorrow night JB and Dad won’t get caught in too much traffic so we can go out to dinner, can’t wait to check out all the local places around here.

My bro Eric hooked me up with A TON of free books for my Kindle, i’m talking thousands, just a perk of having a computer geek in the family :).. so time to search for some more books! 

Green Tip: Save up to 30% on inkjet cartridges just by changing the font from Arial to Century. This will be less money you have to spend and less ink cartridges that need to be produced!

Lost and found.

Me getting lost is inevitable on my bike rides alone. I can plan and map out all I want, even draw out a map but it’s no use- I’ll get lost. Today wasn’t any different. Got on mapmyride and planned out a nice little 18 miler, wrote down the street names and headed out once the sun was shining. Started out with no problems, felt really good (ps- first time with the new Speedplays, Sidi’s and Atmos!) Then I got to a little bit of a pickle.. no street signs at an intersection- “god damn it!” I yelled, how the heck are people just suppose to know where they are? Well- I can go one of two ways, one way is wrong, and one way is the way home. Welp- you guessed it, I chose the WRONG way. Not only was this the WRONG way, but this never-ending road took me up, and up, and up, and up, and up.. as I huffed and puffed my way to the top, two black labs came out of nowhere and scared the crap out of me, making my HR jump even higher. AWESOME! I pedaled faster and I reached the top,  I felt a sense of relief. Turning some more corners my stomach nearly dropped as I read this: DEAD END. bah! I just had to laugh at his point.. wow, so I turned around, after yelling some obscenities and haled ass down that hill, passing those dogs and taking the RIGHT road back home. My 18 miler turned into a 21.2 miler, no big deal, i’m just sayin’ it’s always a trip on my rides!
The helmet is awesome, vents are huge to let a ton of airflow in, a few bugs too! Shoes were great, and pedals too, placement felt better than my SPD’s, perhaps gave me more power? not sure, but felt really good out there. Ave pace 15.7, Ave Zone 3 (143).

Now. time to play with my new Kindle I got this morning @ BestBuy! JB starts his weekly Tuesday night Mountain bike rides after work with his buddies, so dinner tonight is leftover’s. Work tomorrow, just a little 8 hour shift, then thursday a princess shift. As for the weekend?.. Cape Bound!

Check out the cool cover with built in light that pops up! so cool right?

green tip.When shopping be label aware- 3rd party certification is the strongest indicators of environmental stewardship. USDA organic, Food Alliance Certified, Marine Stewardship Council (for seafood), Rainforest Alliance Certified & Fair Trade Certified are very strong indicators of green practices. Don’t be fooled by any feel good claims made by manufacturers.

11:00 am

I was in for another 12 hour shift today.. or was I? I got offered benefit time @11am.. and you bet your bottom I took it! After working all weekend, not getting anything done, no workout in and not much sleep, I was on that offer like white on rice!

Got home, and wanted to run, run, run! Took a look at the Weather Doppler and saw the rain coming, so had to head out A.S.A.P. Did 6 miles, took a new route.. check it out over on my DailyMile widget to the right :) Tomorrow a day off.. hoping to get out on the bike and try out the new pedals and helmet! let’s hope it’s not a wash out.

what’s for Dinner tonight? 

Grilled Spinach Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with asparagus and brown rice
1 Pork Tenderloin 
Mesquite/BBQ seasoning
Fresh Spinach

slice lengthwise into pork to make “pocket” for spinach, season the inside of the pork with a little seasoning then stuff as much spinach as you can into the “pocket of the pork. 
Then wrap it up with string so it stays all together, and season the outside with seasoning..
grill indirect heat for about 30 minutes (450), let sit for 5 minutes before serving..
and as for the asparagus.. cut about an inch off the bottom, put on some tin foil, drizzle with some EVOO, sprinkle with S&P, grill for 5-8 min over direct heat..

green tipDon’t pre-rinse before using the diswasher, you can save up to 20 gallons of water per load!

hOppy Easter..

Happy Easter! I didn’t spend my day hunting easter eggs or eating chocolate bunnies, not even eating turkey or ham.. I spent it at work. *Sigh* The day was not too bad, spent it in the CDU all day so got to read up a bit on my Organic Consumer Association articles. This one in particular caught my eye, so I’m going to try my darndest to support and Break the Chains. It’s NOT going to be easy, but it’s worth it, and you’re probably thinking, what’s ONE person going to change? well- it’s got to start somewhere. The eye-opening link was probably “Why not (to shop at) Wal-Mart”. So, I’ve always been a Wal-Mart shopper- but perhaps this is it? I’m actually disgusted after reading this article. Going local is the way to go! It may be a little more expensive but it’ll be worth it..