A Rookie Mistake

I committed a rookie mistake yesterday.  I've had my fair share of bonking in the past but never to this level.  As one of my 2013 goals, I completed back-to-back spin classes last night.  I don't usually bring electrolytes or energy bars for spinning, strictly reserving them for cycling.  Let's face it, they are convenient... Continue Reading →

Running a Detour

I seem to change my training "plans" every week, mostly detouring around running.  Last week, I spoke of "speed work" in hopes of beating a certain someone in an upcoming 5K.  This hope is now uncertain.  My shin pains still exist, in fact there are intermittent local pains even when sitting.  Have I also mentioned... Continue Reading →

Speed Work

Sprinting is not my forte.  I prefer expending my energy over long distances.  It's more pleasurable for my mind & body when I go long and steady.  However, this will be put aside for a short while.  From now until mid-March, my focus is on speed work. It was announced last Monday that my company... Continue Reading →

Blizzard Treat

Ok fine, it wasn't a blizzard yesterday.  It was just snow.  But it inspired me to whip up a "blizzard" - a Soft Serve Banana Blizzard.  A ripe banana actually made it to the freezer without being eaten!  Bananas never last in my house.  We are all bananas over bananas!! For the "mix-in" in the... Continue Reading →

Just being Cautious

This weekend has been sunny & warm (as far as winter goes).  I shied away from last Wednesday's RR run since it was snowy & frigid in Toronto.  How do people run without traction aids on their shoes?  I've not seen anyone wear them! I owe myself a makeup run today.  After a hefty brunch... Continue Reading →

The Unexpected

2013 has only just begun but there are already unexpected changes & outlooks. CYCLING. 1) I won't be forming a Ride for Heart corporate team.  Unfortunately, it's not the best year for "company spirit". 2) I won't be riding the MS Tour .  It used to be 1 of my favourite tours.  Too bad a... Continue Reading →


Being an energy bar junkie has flattened my wallet over the past year.  When selecting bars, I'm not concerned about whether they are organic; however, they do need to be natural (as much as possible).  Natural products are conveniently pricier than those overdosed with glucose-fructose.  I rely on them primarily for cardio activities (biking &... Continue Reading →

Ride to Cafe Domestique

I've been craving a ride to Cafe Domestique (Domestique-Cafe Cyclo Sportif) in Dundas, Ontario all summer (Route Map).  Cafe Domestique is no ordinary coffee shop.  It's a cycling-themed coffee shop & a hot meetup spot for cyclists.  The owner combined his 2 passions: cycling and coffee. This ride was originally my plan for next year... Continue Reading →

My thighs are Spent!

My legs feel like bricks!  I signed up for the Introductory 2-week special at CYKL on Monday.  That's 2 weeks of unlimited spinning classes!!  I took full advantage of it & went spinning after work this Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. Tuesday's class was  such a unique class.  Since it's Tour de France month, CYKL held... Continue Reading →

CYKL – the BEST Spin studio!

If you think spin classes are only restricted to motionless stationary bikes, THINK AGAIN!  CYKL is Toronto's first indoor cycling studio that uses Revolutionary RealRyder bikes.  Just imagine a spin bike that literally leans into a turn!!  This is a cyclist's wildest dream for indoor training!! 😀 I learned about CYKL at the International Bicycle... Continue Reading →

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