Thursday, March 17, 2011

Big-D ate my homework

Sick for almost a week. Diverticulitius. AKA "Big-D" .. .so as you all know by now, I wasn't able to do any writing this week. I did have a few good hours to work on an outline and overall structure, but that also raised some questions.

For example. I have said many times that when it gets hot, and you're sweating profusely, it's important to thin your Gatorade, or hydration mix of choice, because your stomach will leach off the water so fast it will leave a very rich sugar solution in your stomach which will cause all kinds of osmotic pressure problems, and therefore, gastric distress. I'm not so sure it's really the stomach that does that though, so if not, what is the mechanism? More research required.

It's a beautiful, warm day here today, and I'd really like to go for a ride, but not going to risk making a mess of my collarbone by jumping the gun, so grinding my teeth and geeking out here. As for Big-D, it looks like I've successfully rebooted my GI tract. So hopefully no more 102 degree fevers or relapses.

I got a nice letter from my blogger friend Robin Blackburn, who is having the time of her life now doing Crits with a bunch of total hotties in Greenville, SC. I just couldn't be more proud or happy for her. You go girl!

The cherry trees across the street are in full bloom, and the one outside my kitchen window, in the shade, are puffing out a little white for the first time today. Between the richness of new life nature puts on display each year, and the NBA playoffs, who can doubt the existence of God? For my part, I am determined not to desecrate the internet with flotsom born of sloppy research and self-imposed deadlines.

Thank you all for your patience. Now get out there and ride already. Somebody has to!

1 comment:

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

WOW.... aren't you awesome. What a nice surpise to be mentioned :)

Great reminder on the sports drinks. This weekend will be in the low 80's so I will need to start being mindful of the balance.

You blog title is SO FUNNY. :))))

Hang in there .... you are be smart so you will not have any set backs.