Still Standing…

29 Sep

This blog IS NOT abandoned. I’m just buried with school work. “I’ll be back” (in my Arnold Schwarzenegger voice).



No Time to Blog! :(

12 Jul

I’m so angry! There are so many things I want to write about and I can’t find the time to do it! I’m angry like this guy in the picture. Click it to see his MTB-rage incident. Happy Trails!

Now this guy is angry! WARNING NAFW!!


Oven Mitts Required!

6 Jul

This puppy is baaaadddd! Check out the funky front fork with one arm. Unfortunately, it’s way out of my pay grade at $10K. 😦 . I can dream though! 🙂

Too hot to handle!
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5 Jul

Anyone who knows me, knows this is me in a nutshell. Woe is me! 😆

Seize The Day

A taste of Love that suddenly gets me addicted. I am Marvie and yes maybe I am a Love Addict. Being more addicted to Love has an end. The fantasies, the obsessive thoughts…the belief that ‘the one’ was out there for me, somewhere. Romantic delusions is not healthy. In short, I immediately get too emotionally attached.

“You know better-You do better.” And yes, it needs to stop 🙂 I love myself much and definitely know my self worth. Never settle for anything less than what I deserve.

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3 Jul

This is a new category called BILR (Bikes I’d Love to Ride). No blogging just pretty pictures, and this bike is puuurrty! Click on the picture to check out the bike!

Major, Major, Major Break Through!

3 Jul

Hello Fellow Gearheads!

When I started on the elliptical machine, I lasted all of five minutes. After a couple of weeks, I lasted around 15 minutes before requiring a break. I’m still at the beginner level (level one), but the plan is to max out the timer on the machine (it only goes up to an hour), and then start working my way up to level 20, however long that takes.

Because of finals, I had to let the workouts fall to the wayside. I started working out again last weekend by riding hard on the drives around Fairmount Park (Forbidden, Kelly, Schuylkill, MLK, and a smidgen of Lincoln for good measure). I took Monday off, because the week’s workouts drained me. However, the next day I blew through twenty minutes on the elliptical machine easily!

This was a major breakthrough for me; I felt a massive performance improvement! Six minutes passed before I even broke a sweat. I spun at 68 RPMs consistently with a steady heart rate of 164 BPMs. Around 17 minutes in I went up to 174 BPMs, which I didn’t think was too bad at the moment, so my first thought was that next week I’ll go to 30 minutes. Then I thought, “Why not do it now?” I didn’t even stop spinning. I added ten more minutes to the elliptical computer on the fly and kept humping.

At about 26.5 minutes in, I looked down and my heart rate was at 180 BPMs! I wanted to keep going, but I wasn’t sure if that was safe. I worried that I might hurt myself if I let my pulse rise up to 200 BPMs. That number looks big when it’s your heart rate!

It felt great, but does anyone know if that’s excessive? I know I opened something up, because when I stopped it felt like someone shoved a baseball bat down my lungs! I gagged like it was my first time (or maybe second time) doing aerobic work after a respite.

I’m 40 years old, 6’2”, and around 215 pounds (the last time I checked my weight). I’d appreciate any comments.



A Short Story About a Great Day!

2 Jul

     Please excuse my delay in posting about this. I’ve just begun blogging and I have a ton of things I want to write about, which is what prompted me to start a blog! This all started out when I got my mountain bike. I found it hard finding other people to ride with and so I Googled “mountain bike associations Philadelphia” and voilà, up popped the Philadelphia Mountain Bike Association! I joined their Facebook page and was invited to the cleanup. I figured if I’m going to ride the trails I should help maintain them, so I decided to help out. To the point, I had a great time at the Pennypack Park Trail closing [Click here to see pictures]. It took place right off of the Pine Road Parking area. It wasn’t too hot out (relative to this week, 100 degrees plus!), I met some great people, and it looks like great things will come of associating with this organization.

     The people I met were awesome. They made me feel really comfortable, and every seemed to have an aura of positivity surrounding them-exactly what I need in my life! In retrospect I was amazed by the amount of things I learned from them in the short time we spent together, and I’m sure there’s more to come. As for the volunteer work, it was hard, but hard work is nothing new to me. One of the guys said I don’t have to bust my hump when I come out to volunteer, but my thinking was “it’s the weekend, it’s workout time, and I need to get it in!”, so I humped like a mule and I think it paid off (exercise wise). The PMBA guys were definitely a group of people I can see spending time with regularly. I may not be able to keep up with the vets yet, but it will be fun trying! Happy trails!

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