When in doubt, pedal out!

When in doubt, pedal out!
It's what I do.

Drink up!

Drink up!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Low cal brownies with a HIGH grade taste!

I'm telling you, its good stuff! All you need is this pretty pink box w/ the lil piggy on it and some All Natural Dannon yogurt (Vanilla natural flavor) and an oven! It's good! And you can't tell its low cal. Ok, maybe a lil, but whatev-it tastes like. AND I love me some cake!

Check it out and ride it out!



1 box of No Pudge Brownie Mix
I cup of All Natural Dannon Vanilla yogurt
an oven and some tastebuds!!

Do it to it!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Green Lights!

Something that I noticed...I feel physically stronger than yesterday. I'm waking up in the morning and telling myself if I ride 20-30 min that is 20-30 min of cardio closer to my goal. I'm down for that. I love having my trainer already set up and ready to go. I hope on with my glasses, strap on my Lake shoes and this girl is good to go. The coolest things about a trainer is that there is:

No traffic! & No red lights!

And, not that I'm condoning this behavior, but I can ride w/out a helmet on the trainer. Although, one time I should of been wearing a helmet while on the trainer. An intense song came on the ipod and I stood up and fell over, lol dumb ass. PS. I always ride with a helmet outdoors when I'm w/ Chase (road bike). It was funny though! 8)

Lately, I have been focusing on strengthening my upper body and I can feel the soreness in the morning. Lovely. Today was bike then abs in the morning. And tonight I ran a 1.5 miles on the treadmill at a 5.o incline at 4 mph, and then hit the track for .5 mile sprints w/ one of my students. I don't know what came over me, but I just had to run some more.

Chale, and I wonder why I'm hungry? lol Yeah, I'm more than sure the metabolism is cranking and rising as it should be. I have been just crazy hungry the last few days. I had my two classes tonight. During break of the 1st class I swiped an Einstein Honey Whole Wheat bagel with a veggie smear. Oh, you think I was in heaven!! It's so good. It's a meal trade, so it doesn't cost me anything. Thank you Res Life! And a powerade. Which might I add, I nearly spilled that on my paper I had to turn in. Snap, I would have been - oh well and let me dry it off. I did gasp though. phew! Thank goodness for quick hands! And, in between both classes, I went and swiped a veggie burger from the Den. Oh, I totally tossed out the bread and just ate it. One of my classmates thought that was the strangest thing, but he seem to understand. Let me break this down. If I can take out the unnecessary food, that is less crap I have to run off when I hit the track or hop on my bike. Less is more. And, you gotta ask yourself, is it fuel or food?

I know that I need to refocus on the type of intake I'm feeding my body. So important. I know its not easy to just eat the right thing. It easier when you eliminate all the junk food from your pantry and start from square one. If you are reading this and have yet to do that...start on Feb 1. Try it. Start small and do it for one month. It can be your own personal Lent. Treat yourself to some goodness and good food. You deserve it. Your body will thank you later. I guarantee it.

Ok, I'm about to shut down and hit the pillow. Oh I love a good sleep. Next goal, is to get more hours of rest. That maximizes your workout by the way. 8) Yeah, its the jam. When you wake up, you basically did another workout in your sleep....just by catching some Zzzzzz. And on that note....G'night!

May your wheels spin and take you the distance. Thanks for reading.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fuel my Soul

As I step into this spring semester, I realize that I am facing a seriously busy and exciting chapter of my life. My days will comprise of readings, class, working students, managing a portion my hall, a new internship, an officier position, creating opportunities and making decisions for the fall semester (yes we are only January), balancing my workouts, maintaining correspondance to my homefront, finding time for my rides and running, AND eating right. I must get that food for fuel, and the sleep too.

I'm pumped about it all. I know that when the end of the semester rolls, I will develop into someone else and I'm invite her into my soul. In every situation, there is an opportunity to grow and become. To grow and become are what we can give ourselves and the world. Let us fuel ourselves for society. Imagine if we fueled ourselves with the ingredients to make some positive change in the world? I'm down for that. Let me start w/ the woman in the mirror.

I make a lot of sport references throughout my day :) Ummm...I'm pretty sure it's b/c I feel that sports is one of the few internatial lanuages and the heartbeat to my eternal icebreaker. And to stumble across this video only made me pumped up for...well, EVERYTHING! I hope you feel the impact as I did.

"Everything you need is already inside." - unknown

check it:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Proud Mary....Proud Momma!

I gotta good short run in this morning and had migas drivin in from SA. Oh what a sweet and great thing. Thank you! :) Met up with some boys I knew from a while back and had great chat. It's good to see people so happy.

A friend of mine had a baby boy yesterday. :) Talk about amazing! I love the sound of newness and a new baby takes the cake on that thought! Or in my case....the pumpkin pie w/ cool whip. Blessing to the newest and proudest parents. If I'm able to get some pics, I'll post them. W/parents consent of course.

In addition, I saw one of my students' band play last night. Again...a proud moment. My friend and I went to watch....and she asked me if I was feeling like a "proud momma." The word proud is w/out a doubt exactly how I felt. The word momma I thought about. Well, I guess I if I call them my kids....that would make me the momma. So yeah, I felt like a proud momma.

Amazing food. Amazing people. Amazing music. Amazing new baby. And now, I'm going to get some rim tape for my ride. Momma has new tires for Chase, and homegirl can't wait to ride!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Feeling Proud

That's what I feel right now. My staff is working hard and getting their tasks done. I'm doing my best to stay on top of all my tasks. As they jump on my plate, I do my best to devour it, process it and move on to the next. Can't dwell on too much - just got to move it-move it. Big events/things happening:

1) Second semester of grad school.
2) My work. My students.
3) My health. My workouts. My cycling. My running....getting back in the water.
4) Learning something new and applying it to life.

I'm pumped about this semester and my internship. My brain and my heart want more and I'm ready to get stretched and become pushed upward and outward like I never imagined. There is no other way. There is something I love about a new year. It's a fresh start to getting gears moving and putting all you learned from the previous year into the NOW. I'm down for that.

I'm excited and wonder at the possibilities. I am on my way to become healthier than yesterday. And I just want to remain consistant in what I'm doing and adding different workouts throughout the process. I'm definitely blessed with the positive people around me and their support. I'm just going to try my best and hopfully others can do it for them too.

One of my students asked me what I was training for. I didn't really have anything to say, but this...

I'm training for life. For longevity. To see the most aI can in this world. If I can't stay healthy, I might not get to see it all.

That's all for now.

Feelin oh so thankful,

Friday, January 09, 2009

Let Yourself Glow....

I love Glow in the dark stuff... check out this bike!!!

Ride on,

Get to stepping!! Kick it!

1st day of staff training. Our staff is beyond amazing. How much do we rock? I will tell you. Have you ever tried to schedule 22 different class schedules, extracurricular activities and personalities together? We did. In less than 1 hr. Snap!!

Designed a method of programming that is going to give our staff solid success. Had some powerful minds that help collaborate this blueprint into the Spring 09 masterplan. NICE. It's so sharp you might need a band-aid. Yeah, maybe those glow in the dark ninja turtle bandaids so you can think of us in the dark! You know you want to.

AND, after training, knocked out 3 miles on the track. Made the track say my name!!!

Don't you know....

"Never doubt that a thoughtful, concerned group of citizens, can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

The Kanye pic was for fun as most random things I post. :)

Keep it fun. Keep it real.

Keep it real fun,


Are you ready for this? Yeah, I am!

Feeling ready is the idea of this entry. And there are so many different outlets of my life that I really feel I can hit the floor running and take on '09 like it is meant to be grasped. lol, or at least I want to do this. Work. School. Love. Friends. I feel so blessed in all these areas. I

Work. It will be busy and I have learn a lot from the fall semester and ready to apply it to the spring. I've got solid employees with a lot of energy. I'm pumped!

School. I have been told that the this semester will be fun and memorable. We shall see. I've got the same profs, and I'm aware of my weaknesses and strengths. Let's do this. This semester includes an internship.

Love. My heart feels the love from the people that surround it. I'm feeling the love and I like that. No, not a personal relationship, but just in general. I love my friends and even those distant ones that I don't get to see as often as I like. I miss them. What love bug will be in store for this year, who knows. But I'm grinning at the possibilities.

Friends. I've got a handful of some very special people that will graduate in May. I will be sad to see the go, but psyched for their new chapters and opportunities. I have this great appreciation for the people in my life. I can't describe it. I just feel blessed at the thought that God chose our lives to run side by side for the time being and maybe for a lifetime.

Something that I hope we all can instill in 09 is kindness. Just be kind to people. It's so easy. We create more tension and pain by becoming disgruntled and hurtful to each other, and really, is that what it is all about. Well, I'm sure there are times that we might feel quite the opposite w/ a given reason. IE. Almost getting run over by a truck while on a bicycle. Yeah, that makes me upset. (knocking on wood). Show kindness. Look people in the eye when you are talking to them. And, if you get the chance to love and to be loved - tell him or her what truly is in your heart.

To '09 I say - It's on. I'm ready. Bring it and let's do this.

Resolutions - Get a JUMP on EVERYTHING!! Get my workout on. Continue to stay true to myself. And focus on school.

My Jan commitment is to get 4 workouts every week including weights, yoga and cardio.

When in Doubt, Pedal OUT!