Friday, August 27, 2010

Bikin' Day10

I'm getting used to this riding stuff. This day was super busy. I had no clue when I was gonna be able to get my ride on.

Did some work on the ride, and had my boys over the crib. But I had to ride out. So I left them at the crib.. And did my ride.

Got back, and I hit the grill. Steaks, Pork chops.. And some sausages. Good times.

Distance: 4 miles


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bikin' Day9

Soooooo.. The picture above.. Is well..

Not me. Lol

The bike ride on this day was, well.. Not 4 miles. At all.

I had a pretty busy day.. And it started getting late. And I still had shit to do. So I did the fastest 2 miles I've ever did. I felt like throwing up.. Legs were throbbing. I take it, it was a good workout. Since I knew I couldn't hit my minimum 4 miles, I just gave it all I had for the short time I had.

I been feeling so good since I started this challenge. Really feeling more fit. And since I started back working out, its just gonna get better.

Distance: 2 miles


Monday, August 23, 2010

Bikin' Day8 (Week TWO)

One week down.

So far, its been a good challenge. I started out with an 18 mile ride. That was a feat in itself. Its been some great cardio for me, but I know I needed more.

So today, decided to go to the gym. Instead of my bike riding outside, I switched it to the stationary bike (pictured above). I did a little over Five miles.. And did some lifting..chest and shoulders. I'm really focus on being better in shape.

On the days I do the gym (or bad weather), I'll be on the stationary.. and the days in not there.. Bike riding outside. Wish me well as I strive for that 4 pack and stay away from moobs.

Distance: 5.5 miles


Bikin' Day7

Getting to sleep at 5am.. Only to be up at 11am.

That was my Saturday night/Sunday morning. But was determined to make it a good day. I got my ride on. Weather was cool.. Which was great for me. No sun, nice breeze and an overcast. Came home, got dressed to head to the African World Festival.

The pic above is one of the Stilt men... Scary, lol.

Met up with some folks and had a good time. Ended it with some wangs from Sweetwater Tavern. Good people, good food, good times.

Distance: 7 miles


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bikin' Day6

This day of riding almost didn't happen.

2 reasons.

1, It rained just about all day. And 2, I REALLY didn't feel like riding. The rain pissed me off because I couldn't go to the Dream Cruise. I been getting hype to see all the nice cars.. All to just get disappointed. Ugh.

So After hanging out till like 5, I decided to take a nap.. And see what happens when I get up. I wake up at 7.. And pull myself to ride since it wasn't raining anymore. Glad I did ride too. Was really peaceful.

Pictured about is my bike. Its a Schwinn 21 speed mountain bike. I really like it too. Had dual suspension (shocks), so it kinda makes the bumpy rides a lil better.

Distance: 4 miles


Friday, August 20, 2010

Bikin' Day5

Today's ride was tough.

Day 5 ride was the first time I rode after a night of heavy drinkin'. I didnt like that. At all. Since i started this challenge, today was the most sluggish ride I did. I mapped out 4.4 miles and went at it. Riding in my neighborhood sucks. Drivers dont look...the sidewalks dont have the ramps...just ugh.

This is the house my mom grew up in. Since I riding in the area, I decided to snap a picture of the house. My mom still wants to move back in that house....dunno how thats gonna

Im PLANNING to ride early tomorrow. The Woodward Dream Cruise . This when all the old school cars come out...and ride down Woodward Ave. Good times.

Distance: 4.4 miles


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bikin' Day4

I still love biking.

I think..... (lol)

Bike riding everyday is a tough task. I'm really learning that . Today. was the day, where I almost kinda sorta thought, to hell with it. But thats counterproductive to my goal. Soooo, I did just 5 miles. Rode up to Rouge Park. I remember when I younger, I used to come up here to the swimming pool.

The pools are is HUGE. Its like Olympic size #nshit. On these hot days like this, swimming pools should take away the stress of the day.


Being that I live near two freeways, its almost impossible that I dont pass one of the 2. Its somewhat uneasy going across them I'd admit. Thats the Southfield Freeway (M-39). Rush hour traffic was beginning...30 minutes from when I took that picture, backed up cars and trucks was probably lining up the freeway.

Tomorrow, Im going out early. I need to get alot of things done, so i wanna get it out the way. AND I need a new place to go to. Im thinkin riding somewhere for breakfast......


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bikin' Day3

I decided not to ride in the am. I was still kinda tired from monday's ride, plus, I had a pretty busy tuesday. My plan, was just to clean up around the house..and get my ride on in the late evening, when it was cooler.

My plans changed when my mom called my to come over to fix her shower head.. Which killed my plans on staying home all day till riding. So, did that... Then my boy called saying he wanted to do some riding early.. So fuck. I'm riding waaaay before I wanted to. He's in the market for a new bike, so we went to 3 different bikes shops.. Doing some browsing.

Total, 8 miles today. I'm doing less riding tomorrow, thinking a quick 5 miles, and some jump roping.

The pic I added is my shadow.. Cool aint it? Or not... Lol


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bikin' Day2

Today's ride was just 4 miles. I left out at around 8 this am. Came back and did some yard work. I was.. and STILL tired from my ride yesterday.

My issue today.. The damn sun!! I rode west.. So coming back east.. The damn sun was in my face. I really need to invest in some sun glasses asap!

Tomorrow ride, probably will be in the evening.. Especially since the weather been nice late.


Monday, August 16, 2010


Greetings all!!

I've made a challenge to myself. It was alot of bloggers that did a 30 day blogger challenge. I couldnt do it. Much love to the bloggers that did it, but Im just not that good at sticking to a script as such. I dont blog that much anyhow, plus..I didnt wanna water down my blog by doing half posts...because I know myself..and I'd be posting some bullshit.

My task is to do a 30 day biking challenge. I really love to bike ride. I've had many failed workout attempts. But I'm really trying to stick with this one because I like biking so much. So I'll be riding everyday, for a minimum of 4 miles.

Sooo....i'll just be logging my bike ride..maybe one ot two pictures..and maybe a couple things about my day. Nothing too long, at all. Im excited about the challenge.Today, I rode from my house to downtown Detroit. Thats 18.5 miles (round trip)!! Im very happy about that accomplishment. I've always wanted to ride downtown. Im planning a longer ride (34 miles) in to work up to that one though. Heres a few pics from my ride today.

Cool graffiti (Grand River/Warren)

2 of the most known coney islands in Detroit

And yes!! Obeezy got gas stations!!


Friday, August 6, 2010


I've realized that i cant function well with out music.

I cook..

I clean..

I shower..

All to music.

Its really hard to workout when I don't have music to listen to. I listen to just about all types too. Haven't found much luck in country though. If I find some that works for me, im on it!

Heres a listing of a few of my favorites, new and old:

OutKast: They have been my favorite group since there first album. Although I've had some disagreements with Big Boi (not gonna talk about that today, lol) I still think they reign supreme as far as 2 man rap groups. I still dont think Big Boi is that great of a solo artist..but oh well, more power to the man.

The Roots: What bad could you say about them?!  A Hip hop group thats band?! Thats just greatness.Black Thought is much under rated, he doesn't get the props he deserves. I NEED to see THe Roots in concert...thats a MUST. Next time they are in the D...ima be there. The Roots 'Come Alive' is my fav album of theirs.

Dwele: It takes more than being from Detroit to make me a fan. This dude has made good music for some years. I got the chance see him in concert some years ago, and I was sold then. I think "Find A Way" and "Holla" are my favorite songs from the dude.

John Coltrane: I remember the first time i heard him. I was mid teens, riding with my uncle boy that was in town in his 4runner. He was a Muslim cat from the D.C. area. Every since that day, I became a huge Coltrane fan. People talk about 2pac and Biggie leaving too soon..and thats all debatable. But Coltrane definitely left this world too soon. But like all great music, it lives far longer that the actual artist. My favorite songs are My Favorite Things and In A Sentimental Mood.

Kings Of Leon: I found about these guys last yeah when I was in Wooster, OH for the summer. They are definitely not the norm of what i listen to, but nevertheless, its good music. The first song I heard was 'Closer'...which is a sorta creepy sounding sound. the first word to of the song goes ' this spooky town..". The other songs I like are 'Use Somebody' and '17'.

Other than her being this awesomely beautiful woman, she has a great voice. She only had one album 'How I Do'...and that cd is a banger! I cant beleive that it didnt even go gold (244,000) ...just shows that good music isnt always the popular shit. Favorite songs are 'Ice King' and '700 Mile Situation'.

I have so many favorites, but i need to have and ending to this posting, lol. All of what I posted is STILL in heavy rotation in my music collection. I'd recommend all of the above if you dont already listen to them . Happy listening folks.


Monday, August 2, 2010


Forth of July this year, my family had a barbecue. All the normal things associated with that day. Food, good weather..great times. My aunt had cooked some shrimp on the grill. I ate some...and got this feeling in my chest I've felt before. After some water, and some good hard breathing...things worked out.

 I think im allergic to shrimp...I think.

The reason "I think" is because I don't always get the choking, chest closing feeling. I never get the reaction from fried shrimp though. My theory is that its shrimp thats not cooked well enough. I cant pinpoint it..but sometimes i get bad reactions..sometimes not. The worse reaction happened a couple years ago.....

Me and two of my good friends went to Toronto a couple years ago. It was a really good time. The last night we were there, we went to this cool ass club. There, we meet this girl, who kinda hung with us for the evening. She knew of a good Chinese place for food, so after the club, we all jumped into a cab and headed to this eatery for some grub.

We finally make it to this place. Everything smells grand. I order this shrimp and fried rice meal. Was tasting grand, best food I had in Toronto, minus the sushi i had from a place across from the hotel we stayed at. SO anyhow..we all eating, talking. I take a couple forkfuls of my food and starts to feel like my food isnt going all the way down. I dont panic. Im known for eating too im just figuring I didnt chew my food well, and thats it. As im staying calm, everyone else engaged in conversation. I grab some water, thinking that it will help...ya know, loosening the food up. As im drinking pouring water in my mouth, its not going all. Actually, the water was coming back up...similar to a stopped up toilet. NOW, I'm starting to panic..and its becoming to be apparent to my folks thats something is wrong. I get up to go to the bathroom. My thoughts at that moment is that ima have to force myself to throw up to fix this issue.

I get to the restroom.

Its pretty small. All the toilets and urinals are being used at the moment. At this point, I got the water that never went down spilling out my mouth. I glance at the sink, and was about to toss up right there. Although I know that was gonna be some nasty shit..I really didn't have a choice at that moment. As im about to toss up in the sink, a dude leave from using the urinal. That wasnt my preferred place to upchuck...but hell, I needed to stop choking before it got worse. I LET LOOSE. Once i started throwing up, seems like I couldn't stop. As this happening, some man is still in the bathroom. He says to me "man, thats nasty".  I look over at him, and i say "FUCK YOU" . I mean you think i wanna be throwing up in this damn bathroom..let alone in a urinal. So...finally..its slows up. Now, for anyone that had tossed up (which is all yall) you end it with alot of spitting. so im spitting...tryn to get the taste out my mouth. As im spitting..its thick...and this last one drops down to the edge of the urinal, and comes back up, hittin me in my lip. THAT FREAKED ME OUT!! That instantly made me throw up all over again..for another 15 minutes. I still feel bad for the person who had to clean up that mess. Because it was awful.

That was the worse experience with shrimp I've had.....hell, just a bad experience period. I havent had a "reaction" like that hoping it was just a fluke. Anyhow...until the next post.