Archive for April, 2009

2009 MS Bike Tour

April 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Hey folks,

As some of you may know, I am registered for this year’s MS Bike Tour, a 150 mile bike ride to benefit the National MS Society, a foundation dedicated to ending the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis by supporting research, offering services for people with MS and providing professional education programs.

The MS Bike Tour is an annual event which I have participated in for the past 5 years. Normally, I begin fundraising as early as possible. This year, however, I’ve stalled and have even debated whether I’d participate at all. I can pedal hard for 150 miles, but asking for money is something I’ve never been very good at, especially in this economy. That said, I have decided that I will ride again this year and raise a total of $300 because I believe in the cause and in helping the South Florida community where there are more than 5000 people living with MS. Some of them will be at this event, riding the grueling 150 miles with me.

I know times are rough and you may not be able to pledge the same as in previous years, if at all. However, if you can, please know that every penny counts and your support will be very much appreciated.

To make a secure online donation, click here.

If you prefer to donate via check, email me for instructions.

Donations are due on April 24th, so I have two weeks to reach my fundraising goal. Thank you very much, in advance, for your continuing support.

As always,


Categories: Fitness Rants

Week of April 3rd

April 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Friday – rest
Saturday – rest
Sunday – 2 hr, 50 min bike ride
Monday – 25 min indoor bike trainer
Tuesday – 40 min bike ride
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 1 hr, 15 min bike ride

Categories: Training Logs

Dinner: Soup

April 9, 2009 2 comments

Soup again, originally uploaded by speedvegan.

And a lot of wine for my sore teeth. :-)

Categories: Food for Thought

Yeowch !

April 9, 2009 2 comments

Yeowch !, originally uploaded by speedvegan.

Had my seventh adjustment yesterday. By now I know better than to expect a simple "in and out" procedure. I was right.

I went from a sissy wire to a heavy manly man wire. The assistant working on me had a really hard time trying to get the new wire through the last two molars, so Dr Short told her to stop at the adjacent ones which is what caused that weird shifting problem before, so of course I wasn’t a happy camper.

I have to keep telling myself this man knows what he’s doing, but it’s hard after everything I’ve gone through with medical and dental staff. After my bike accident a few years ago, I had to correct the nurses who were trying to xray my right arm which was virtually unharmed while my left arm was the size of my leg and covered in blood. It’s scary, people !

I was in too much pain to complain yesterday but I plan to call the office when I don’t feel like punching a wall anymore. You can never be too careful and I am paying crazy money for this torture.

Categories: Life with Braces

Humor beats nagging

April 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Humor beats nagging, originally uploaded by speedvegan.

That funny guy I live with put speech bubbles on my registration renewal sticker because I always forget to stick them on my plate (even though I renew months before my birthday).

Categories: Random Musings

Dinner: Stirfry

April 4, 2009 2 comments

Yay ! It’s broccoli !, originally uploaded by speedvegan.

Yay ! It’s broccoli, in my dinner !

Categories: Food for Thought

Spring vegan potluck

April 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Spring vegan potluck, originally uploaded by speedvegan.

Spending a beautiful South Florida day with some cool vegan peeps and whole lotta food.

Categories: Random Musings

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