Friday, September 08, 2006

Too many flats

But they weren't mine! I didn't go riding Thursday morning for 2 reasons...1) it was pouring and 2) I have Karate in the evening. But, Colin called from some town on his way home from school, after his 2nd flat. (Thank-goodness for cell phones!) All his patches were used up (because he has had a flat almost everyday this week!). Then he tried a different tube and it allowed him to "limp" home by 6:30. So, I didn't have to take the car and try to find him. Needless to say, we missed Karate and he was just a little discouraged about riding to work. On Sunday, he will take some time to go buy quality tires.
So, yesterday ended up being my day off of exercising.
I chickened out of riding this morning cuz it was pouring.
I will have to do a workout after school. Maybe I will risk bugging my neighbours, put on some Aerosmith and do my own version of a Karate/Tae-bo work out in my living room.
More later...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Exercise 4/6: 60 sqats/14 yoga push-ups/ 20 sit ups

Woke up this morning on time but felt really queasy. So I opted for a strength work-out instead of nothing at all. [It is shorter in length and closer to the toilet ;-) ]

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Exercise 3/6: Cycling
Time: 34:52
Av. HR: 146

A little slower this morning...but no harm in that. At least I was out there. I had no source of inspiriation either (like Asahi man yesterday...or Colin the time before that...or tunes)

Colin and I are going to invest in an iPod Nano...but we are waiting until after Sept 16th or so. The rumor is that Apple is coming out with a new version that is aluminum (won't scratch so easily), has more memory and costs less. We are going to TRY to share one. ;-)

Monday, September 04, 2006


Exercise 2/6: Cycling
Time: 33:25
Av. HR: 151

I set the alarm for 5am. It was still dark so I reset it for 5:30. Yuck. Anyhow, I got in my ride before Colin had to go to work. Now if I can just get myself into bed at a decent time on a regular basis it shouldn't be too bad. (If the grammas here can be up and gardening by that hour, I can haul my hynie onto a bike).
I had fun trying to keep up with a university racer this morning. He was wearing his Asahi University cycling uniform...and he was fast. So, it was more like, "let's see if I can finish this length before he laps me...again! ;-) Seriously, he was fast.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Karate Night

Exercise 1/6: Karate
Time: 1:30

Fall is in the air! Not like back in Canada, but the evenings are definitely feeling cooler (sometimes goes as low as 23˚C!) and its getting dark earlier! Woohoo!