Thursday, 6 May 2010

Three Things Thursday

  • The jersey's are finalised!!!  This is what I'm wearing when I cycle the 175K+ in August for the MS Society (shameless solicitation for donations can be found here).  I'm getting so excited about this tour and I'm riding in honour of a great friend of mine who is the epitome of a free spirit, someone who has lived her life her way, cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other, all the while yelling WOOOO HOOOO!  Laura is now relegated to using a motorised scooter or a walker when trying to get around, but that won't stop her!!!  You go GIRL, continue living your life your way...and I'll do what I can to help raise funds to find a cure.  (p.s. a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to those of you who have already donated to my ride).

  • I'm not too sure how much my knee will handle while running longer distances.  It is achy and sore even while walking, but I'm going to give it a good attempt and I'll have to be diligent about wearing my brace while running.  The doctor has suggested going back to physio, but she also mentioned that physio does not help arthritis, so I'm slapping on the Pensaid and will hope for the best.

  • Spring is finally truly here.  Leaves are unfurling and the tulips are blooming.  Today's drive into work was stellar.  The sun was shining brightly just ahead of a bank of dark black thunder clouds, casting deep shadows on the farmers fields and sparkling dew from last nights rain was shimmering from the tops of lime-green trees.  You could smell spring in the air, I just love this time of year when everything is springing to life and the air is fresh.
Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily
(ps, I'm not the team captain for the MS ride)

18 comments:

Marlene said...

Nice looking jerseys! Your friend sounds like quite a woman! Way to live it up!

Glorious spring! Buer personally, I wish the morning crisp temperature would last all day. :) It's starting to feel a bit too summery for me in the afternoons.

Ewa said...

You are going to look very professional in those jerseys. Way cool.
Enjoy your spring and hope your knee just stops bothering you. You have better things to do! :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Nice Spandex........... I put my brace on and just run. I ice my knees after every run, unless I have a BEvERage..

teacherwoman said...

Those jerseys look awesome!

Be careful with the knee, girl! ice ice baby! :)

Last week we definitely saw signs of late spring here... not it's in the 40's and 50's, wet and cold, and a chance of snow over the next couple of days. fo real. it's stupid.

Wes said...

Love the jerseys! You're gonna have a blast!!

Jess said...

Spring is just now reaching you; meanwhile, here in FL it has been nearly 100 everyday this week!

Jerseys look great!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Those jerseys are awesome!!! Again, wish I was closer, to ride the distance with ya! Maybe next year :)

Amy said...

Love those jerseys - they are the real deal!! Hope the knee behaves...

Wendy said...

Is the doctor who said physio doesn't help knee arthritis a sportsmed physician?

In particular physios can teach you to self tape, which can make a big difference, and provide specific exercises if there is a contributing factor of muscular imbalance. So you might want to give a physio a try.

Alexandra said...

Such a nice jersey! Very colorful! Your great friend sounds colorful too!

I hope your knee behaves! Look after it!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I love a new KIT! Yours looks great and is for a GREAT cause!!!!

Knees... sending you good vibes for pain-free running..always!

Xenia said...

Nice jersey! Also, please send some of your spring my way. England apparently is going through a second fall/early winter again. It sucks.

Happy weekend to you!

Judi said...

i am more excited about your cycling. :)

MrDaveyGie said...

"The knee, always the knee" as Vince Lombardi would say.
I know your pain. My knee won't run anymore, so I bike, I hope your knee behaves, you gotz gusto.
Dave

Groover said...

Love the kit, Laurel. Very stylish. Never thought you'd be a bib wearer. Good stuff! You'll have to cat walk the gear for us when you get it!

Black Knight said...

Ewa is right, you are going to look very professional in those jerseys!

Mary Gee said...

Great looking jersey! I haven't been here for a while - your banner looks awesome.

MrDaveyGie said...

Has anybody filed a missing person report on Lily? I'm just saying.

:-)