Thursday, October 28, 2010

Three things Thursday

1. I'm sick - again.

I feel like I'm just getting hit with one cold after another. It sucks. It also puts me in a position of needing to decide between resting to get better or pushing through with my runs and swims. Right now, the choice is to push through and do them, but go easy on intensity. The only good thing to come out of it is that I've discovered I'm craving citrus fruit and tea, rather then my usual white carb craving that comes along with a cold.

2. I got new headphones for my ipod shuffle today (covered by warranty, at least).

Seems apple messed up on this one. The headphones that came with the shuffle start to short out when worn by people that sweat. The salesperson that helped me commented that none of their products are meant to be subject to humidity. I told him that apple had heavily marketed the shuffle to the fitness community, down to showing people running with it in their commercials. He had no response to that.

3. It's gotten cold here.

Swimming is easy, since it's inside. Running is doable. I just have to suck it up and dress properly. I'm trying to reconcile myself with the fact that biking will be nearly non-existant over the winter. I don't want to spend money on my hybrid bike to replace the tires with slicks, which means I can't use it with a trainer. (I also don't have a trainer yet.) A new road bike isn't in the forecast until next year sometime. I'll have to make do with the recumbent exercise bike, which doesn't actually use the muscles the same way.


  1. it is FANTASTIC FRIDAY :)
    here's hoping youre feeling better since, well, I caint help with the weather :)


  2. Oh no Deb! I hope you're feeling better soon and for good this time!

    I bought my trainer last year when I only had slicks on my mountain bike...At the time I had a bit of buyer's remorse but now I'm so glad I did - with the cost of a new road bike and accessories I'm not sure I would have been able to buy the trainer this year too. It was nice to already have it at home. Slick tires are pretty cheap and easy to put on yourself! Just sayin'.....I want spinning buddies!!

  3. Sorry to hear about your propensity to colds. Hate having a cold.

    Take care of you, and don't place too many demands on yourself at this time. That's the only advice I can give.

    Have a great week!