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legcramps - Friday Feb 07, 2020

Weight: 0.0

For real, life just keeps kicking me where it hurts. Yesterday I was all "OMG I feel so good, no more sore throat, no more headaches" and just an hour ago while I am home for lunch I discover i've gotten TOM. UGH, I cannot win.

Maybe it won't hurt as much as last time. Last time I was off work for two days because of the pain. I am going to really try and power through it, but I just feel like DO I HAVE TO POWER THROUGH EVERYTHING IN LIFE???

Sorry. Just venting. Obviously i'm fine. Hormonal, but fine.

Yesterday I did a total of over 50 km on the bike, and this morning I was up early again and went 38.5 km in just over an hour. It was a nice, flat route for a change. Now i'll have the weekend off biking because i'm heading to BF's, so it will give me some much-needed recovery from the bike. I'm sure we'll find other things to pass the time with!

Supper yesterday was a pishposh of various things - potatoes, eggs, some leftover bacon. I made it work and had a filling meal. Tonight will be whatever BF decides to make. His turn!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/07/2020:
TOM can be so frustrating sometimes. Mine has changed SO MUCH in the past few years, it lasts only 3 days, then the few days after it's hardly there at all. Literally don't need to change anything the whole day or wear a tampon for days 4-6. it's really wonderful, 3 days.

Donkey on 02/08/2020:
Last night, my uterus felt like it was stuck full of pins. This happens once a month. Joy...

legcramps - Thursday Feb 06, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Well, hell must have frozen over because I was up early this morning on the bike for 7 km. BF came to visit and so he was up early to get back on the road, which helped me to stay awake and get on the bike for a mini workout. Which didn't really accomplish much since I was not really awake enough to push too much and my heart rate didn't go over 100 bpm the whole time. Oh well, it's a start and i'll take it! 

Yesterday I was on the bike for 38.5 km, 1 hour and 20 minutes total. It was a tough workout for me, because this one was all about high cadence. I had to keep a cadence between 90 and 110 rpm almost the whole workout. I am a low cadence person - I can add a bunch of tension on the bike (be in a harder gear) and pedal slowly more easily than having less tension and pedalling fast. So it was really good to get out of my comfort zone. And hopefully these types of workouts will eventually train me to appreciate the higher cadences since they do provide more efficiency on the bike and are easier on the knees.

Tonight's bike workout looks like it will include some sprinting. My legs don't feel ready for sprinting, hopefully by tonight they will be.

We made spicy thai chicken breasts with rice and vegetables for dinner last night. It was so good. And this morning I felt extra hungry so I had toast with two fried eggs.

*knock on wood* I feel as if I am finally on the mend! No more sore throat! Just a little congestion in my chest, and a slight headache.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2020:
Reminder to self: more biking and stepping :)

nice job Legs! I also was up a little bit earlier this morning :)

happy-1 on 02/07/2020:
Man, I need your habits.

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 05, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Well I made it through the work day yesterday, and here I am again! Impressive, right?!

Anyways, I still feel crappy but i'm trying to move past it. Had some visitors after work yesterday and when they left around 8pm I jumped on the bike for about an hour and a half. It was fine. Then I had supper - which was the breakfast that i'd skipped earlier, and I went to bed.

I had the bright idea that I should get up early this morning and bike before work, but that didn't end up happening. I don't know how much sleep I got, but it wasn't enough. Hang on, i'll check...

7 hours and 40 minutes of sleep. That is a pretty good amount of sleep. Apparently i'm sick or something...

I have a headache, so i'm going to sign off now and take some tylenol. Happy Wednesday!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/05/2020:
Happy Wednesday and keep on...i need to amp my cardio, slowly...i have work to do. so outta shape.

you motivate me because you also have a desk job.

innerpeace on 02/05/2020:
Hope you feel better.

Maria7 on 02/05/2020:
Hoping you feel better.

happy-1 on 02/07/2020:
Feel better! Zinc really helps.

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 04, 2020

Weight: 0.0

So yesterday afternoon I thought to myself while I was still at work..."boy does my throat ever hurt" and it's kind of been rolling downhill ever since...

I was thoroughly exhausted after coaching last night. When I got home, I very seriously debated getting on the bike but decided - since my training plan called for a hour long workout and I was quite sure I wasn't going to get in a whole hour - to scrap the whole thing.

I sat for an extra long time in the massage chair, ate a peanut butter sandwich, and went to bed. I didn't even wash my face.

This morning, oh how I wanted to continue sleeping! But I forced myself to get up and take a shower. I skipped breakfast and ate a throat drop instead. 

I brought my favorite kleenex to work with me, and i've blown (ha, pun intended) through half the box already and i've only been here an hour.

So I guess we'll see how the day goes. I heard someone clicking their pen in and out this morning and I almost lost my mind. So if that's any indication, I will probably be heading home if I don't start pulling my $#!t together.

bearcountrygg on 02/04/2020:
AWWWW...hope you feel better...schools closed in this tiny town today because of the flu....((HUGS))

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/05/2020:
Feel better, Legs.

I admit to not washing my face before bed several times more than it should happen!

happy-1 on 02/07/2020:
Feel better! Rest is good!

legcramps - Monday Feb 03, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Happy Monday!

FRIDAY - Bike 25 km 

SATURDAY - Gym Workout

SUNDAY - Snowshoeing 4.5 km

I pushed a little too hard yesterday in really crappy winter boots when we went snowshoeing, and i'm paying for it today. Blisters on both heels, and pain in my shins and really all the way up my legs. Much better today; i'll try biking tonight if I have time, just to see how my legs feel.

Work today, then coach tonight. Then I need to pick up some groceries, and look at buying a new pair of hiking boots/shoes to save my heels the next time we go snowshoeing...

innerpeace on 02/03/2020:
Oh i hate blisters. I would get them all the time on road marches in the military. So I hope yours heal fast. Have a great day.

bearcountrygg on 02/03/2020:
Snow shoes are an experience...we have a couple of pairs of them here and we are afraid to try them anymore...LOL

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/03/2020:
how will you ease the shin pain?

legcramps on 02/03/2020:
As soon as I got back from show shoeing, I iced my shins and elevated my legs.

Later that night, massage.

If you suffer from chronic shin splints,and can find someone in your area, I highly recommend scraping. I think it's called the Graston technique.

Maria7 on 02/03/2020:
A new pair of hiking boots sounds really nice!

happy-1 on 02/07/2020:
Shoes are important. We only have 1 spine.

legcramps - Friday Jan 31, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Well I made it to Friday. My body is still very sore and now I have a lot of chest congestion, but hanging in there. I did go on the bike for a bit last night and I think MENTALLY it helped enormously. Maybe not physically. But then I took a nice epsom salt bath afterwards which was really nice.

Made waffles and had breakfast for supper.

At work today, and then coaching tonight. I think we might go skiing/snowboarding tomorrow; BF wants to join his oldest for night skiing, so we may as well do some day skiing also! Hopefully we will both be feeling ok by then.

Other than that, no plans for the weekend. I'm getting used to all these weekends where we just hang out and relax. Oh yeah, that was just one weekend, and it was because BF was sick ;-P

Horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2020:
i'm still doing a lot of hangout and relax on the weekends ;) ...did you both feel better as the weekend went on?

happy-1 on 02/07/2020:
You guys must have amazing immune systems. I was down for 3 weeks with my cold in November.

legcramps - Thursday Jan 30, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Ok, things started falling apart yesterday afternoon. BF has been sick, in and out of the hospital this week a couple of times, and now I am starting to feel crappy. Great.

Had to cancel going to my Godson's party; the last thing I want to do is take my contagion over there to both the elderly and the very young. So I quarantined myself at home and BF stayed at his place.

I did not bike, I sat on the couch and felt sorry for myself (LOL).

My whole body hurts. I thought I was just sore because of all the biking i'd been doing, but it's definitely more than that. If I can just get through the workday, i'll have another night at home to rest and hopefully kick this thing before it becomes what BF has.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/30/2020:
Yes! Get your rest and make sure your BF is resting too so you both can heal up!

legcramps on 01/31/2020:
He is most definitely NOT resting, but I am not surprised by that!

Donkey on 01/31/2020:
Ugh that sounds awful!!! Get well soon!

happy-1 on 02/07/2020:
Hugs. Feel better. BF sounds serious. He is lucky to have you around.

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

Weight: 0.0

TUESDAY - Bike 30 km 

I had steak yesterday; will have whatever is left for lunch today and then tonight heading to my Godson's 6th birthday party so i'm not too sure what the meal will be. I'll take some fruit with me, and if it comes down to it, I can always eat when I get back home.

Hopefully will still be able to bike tonight, but it will depend on what time I get home.

My sitz bones hurt after the 58 km ride I did on Sunday. I did not want to sit on the bike last night, but I did. Still sore today; I need to start getting used to it again!

Also - I should really bring the fan downstairs to the bike. Riding indoors is like slogging through thick syrup with the amount of sweating that I do. I am literally drenched in sweat by the time i'm done a ride. It's fine, but it does make the workout slightly more irritating than it needs to be.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/29/2020:
isn't it the best, to have a bike in the home for some exercise!

i love my bike, i could stand to use it a LITTLE more :)

bearcountrygg on 01/29/2020:
I love my bike too...maybe it's time to switch to a different seat?

happy-1 on 02/07/2020:
Butt conditioning is also my enemy. It will happen.

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 28, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Commented on diaries and then forgot to update my own :)

Took a rest day yesterday; after coaching, went straight home and relaxed in the massage chair, then watched netflix and you tube videos for the rest of the night. It was nice.

Working today, then off to see a friend for coffee, then hop on the bike for a ride.

I had the vegan chicken yesterday, so will have the steak today. I think I might throw out the leftover vegan burger; I did not like the taste at all and don't think I want to make myself eat it just because it's leftover food...I wouldn't make anyone else eat it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/28/2020:
lately i'm watching several movies on Prime...seems the thing to do in the Wintertime (and my own free time lately)

i find it hard to eat things that i don't like, too.

legcramps on 01/29/2020:
The vegan burger isn't terrible, but it isn't very enjoyable either LOL

bearcountrygg on 01/28/2020:
Well...the massage chair sounds like heaven!

legcramps on 01/29/2020:
Oh, it is! Best purchase ever! (aside from my spin bike, of course LOL)

Donkey on 01/28/2020:
Sounds like a wonderful day!

legcramps on 01/29/2020:
It was!

legcramps - Monday Jan 27, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Happy Monday! 

BF was sick with the flu over the weekend, so it's been a low-key couple of days. He's feeling better today, so that's good. Just in time to go to work LOL.

Work, then coach tonight!

THURSDAY - bike ride after coaching, 40 km

FRIDAY - bike ride before coaching, 26 km

SATURDAY - bike ride after coaching, 27 km

SUNDAY - bike ride while taking care of BF, 58 km

Rest day today!

Back to eating meat and dairy during the week, not interested in waiting another week. I have lots of leftovers to finish up from the weekend and I don't want to have to freeze any of it. Plan is steak today, vegan chicken tomorrow, vegan burgers with bacon on Wednesday, steak again on Thursday, and waffles and eggs on Friday.

**Edited to add:  I will add other nutrients to these meals, just wanted to plan out the protein!

bearcountrygg on 01/27/2020:
I'm trying to get away from freezing leftovers myself......too many mystery pkgs around here..LOL

legcramps on 01/28/2020:
Exactly...and I always end up leaving them for months and then throwing it out anyways.

Donkey on 01/28/2020:
Ok, now I don't feel so bad about loving my daily bike ride! Woot!

legcramps on 01/28/2020:
LOL, I love biking too :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/28/2020:
your meal plans for the week = AMAZING!

hope BF feels better! it's flu season surely.!

legcramps on 01/28/2020:
I'm looking forward to Friday's protein ;) haven't had waffles and eggs in a long time!

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