Wednesday, November 19, 2008


My legs just aren't what they used to be as my riding has become so sporadic since Sept.; even with a new bike sitting in the dining room.

It started out just being plain worn out by each days end of classes and work, to the point that my mind is so tired that concentration is almost impossible. Then recently I had my hours at work reduced and I though, "great! more time to ride." But nope, by this time I'm just too disinterested to even bother.

By this time my legs are so far beyond the tightening and cramps of not riding that it just feels right to sit around the house during my feel time. My guilt from not riding is only because of the vast amounts of money that I have recently spent not only building a new bike, but also in preparing for winter by purchasing new winter clothes, lights for riding at night, etc.

I did have some comfort in the fact that I was able to exercise via push-ups, squats, etc at home, but since my bike accident 2 weeks ago (I did a superman on the trail) and my shoulder still in pain, I'm unable to really do the push ups 1/2 the time now too.

In the meantime, I've since reestablished about 3 of the 13lbs that I've lost since mid summer which become further depressing to me.

I need to find a way out of this rut, I know once I do it'll really help me mind, body, and soul. It's just a matter of doing it I guess, but...
Yup, there's always a but that I have. I'm always famous for the "why I can't's" instead of the "Yes I can."
They say knowing is 1/2 the battle, so now to trick myself into doing something about it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

That rocks.

Nothing like being a "spontaneous" buyer in the beginning a long depression, right?
Well, for a long time now I've been wanting to learn to play the guitar and the other day I was just like, "let's go look at them." 24hrs after Lisa and I both own guitars!

Lisa went Classic acoustic. A store brand named guitar from Guitar Works here in Richmond, Va. Me, myself, I ended up with a Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS. I'm very excited to simply create noise, let alone maybe be able to produce just the right amount of noise in such a way that it's actually music to one's ears.

So I've been talking about this on CCVA and here is what came out of that conversation. Thanks John, your stuff is always good for a good laugh.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Today was a glorious day for Lisa. While grocery shopping at Kroger tonight I spotted some Coke in glass bottles, but not normal Coke. It was Coke from Mexico which is a much higher quality Coke than found here in the US.

(Ironically most other countries get to enjoy the better Coke, but here in the birth place of the wonderful soft drink, we get the crappy version which is filled with corn syrup instead of real sugar cane.)

Anyhow, it's been 8yrs since Lisa had any Cola products, but today in light of this wonderful find, she nominated to use a partial truce so that she could enjoy 1/2 the bottle with me. I must say, the taste was pretty fabulous and just like the days of old, glass bottle and all.