Blog #25

Kirkpatty! Yes! Way to knock up AnnMarie! Congrats to Kirkpatty and AnnMarie, your seed will live on. That baby is going to be awesome! I can’t wait until 2030 when I get that kid drunk and tell it stories about its parents.
Folks, this running is a sonofabitch. It is a sport of highs and lows, and well I’m currently in a low. This low has manifested itself as a stabbing pain in my achilles, lame. I havn’t run in over a week, it sucks. Injuries are part of this sport, gotta roll with the punches.  Good news though, I think I may be on my way to becoming a professional cyclist. I have been kicking the shit outta exercise bike#4 for the past few days. I just get on that sucker and do work. The exercise bike is awesome, you can hammer on that sucker everyday. I go in and rock for an hour or two in the morning, I get all grunty and sweaty and gross.  By the time I’m done I feel pretty crappy and have a nice little pool of sweat around the bike. But miraculously 5-6hours later I can do it all again.  It is sweet, the bike doesn’t beat your body up nearly as much as running. Cycling is rad. I’m going to save up $2000 and get a low-end road bike. Seriously, those things are effing expensive!
There is something  I have discovered to be the secret to efficient cross training.  It’s all in the outfit. When you walk into that cardio room in half tights and an old tank top you look like a damn fool, you know it, and everyone in there knows it. you just gotta look dumb. There is only one way to redeem yourself and make yourself look cool, and that is to hammer the shit outta some cardio. Put up some huge numbers on that bikes computer screen. I’m talkin’ 110rpms on level 14 for 90min, oh hell yeah. Those ladies reading their cosmos and putting in their 15min don’t know what hit them. Just sweating and grunting all up in their space, making them wet (from flying sweat). That is the way it’s done…Good god, I’m clearly going insane from lack of running. geez, cross training sucks.
So the Harry Rosen has been cut from the schedule, I’m still hopeful for the Canadian Half Champs in Montreal.  I may not be as fit as I want, but I’m sure I’ll be fine(ish)
So a while back Emily Gillis hooked me up with Molly B’s Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepe flour blend. This is a crepe mix, I love crepes, I consider myself to be kinda a crepe connoisseur.  Anyways, this weekend I decide to whip up some of these crepes. I grab the package to check out the protocol and such. I glance over the ingredients in this “buckwheat crepe flour blend”, what are the ingredients? Well, we have buckwheat flour and sorghum flour. That’s it. That is all that is in this package. Two types of hippy flour mixed together. WTF? how is this a “crepe blend”? is this not just a bag of flour? To make these into actual crepes you have to provide all the other main ingredients and mix them together yourself. Seriously, they are just selling overpriced flour in a bag and calling it crepe mix.  It’s like calling a can of chickpeas “hummus mix”.  Pretty stupid. And then there is the whole idiocy of making gluten-free crepes to begin with. It’s dumb and unnatural, just like when people want a vegan crepe, what the hell people?  Some foods are just not meant to be de-glutenized or veganized and crepes are one of those foods.  To make a decent crepe you need two things, you need the gluten from the wheat and you need the eggs. Otherwise they won’t be thin, they won’t be elastic and they won’t be delicious. Friggen stupid fake hippy crepes, get that shit outta my face.

Mar 2011


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14 Responses to “Blog #25”

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Rob Watson says:

    I understand why the gluten free crepes exist because of celiacs and such. I'm just saying they shouldn't bother because a gluten free crepe is terrible compared to a real crepe.

  3. Jayson says:

    You're right cross training does suck! But I'll take what I can get when injured. Done any pool running? That's even worse.

    I'm saving up for an anti-gravity treadmill.. I'll be able to afford one by the time I'm… 100 years old :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious — "making them wet (from flying sweat)."

    I'm sorry to hear about the achilles problem — get better quick. I was looking forward to seeing you run in the park at the spring run-off.

    How else to treat achilles tendonitis (is that what it's called?) — ice, eccentric calf raises? I have the problem myself and you're right — it's a bummer not being able to run. Cycling is a good option.


  5. Catton says:

    Look for a bike at Backpeddlers. It's a used bike shop on Crimea St. (near Cleve's house). They might have something appropriate under $2G.

  6. Jayson says:


    I had achilles problems myself too.. I find night splints to be a life saver! You'll wake up with considerably less pain :)

    Running room has those clothes ones that are relatively comfortable to wear.

  7. Rob Watson says:

    Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions. Catton, do you guys carry night splints? I'm willing to try anything.
    Bob and Jayson; achilles are bastards eh? just icing a lot and doing the advil, I find that self friction massages work alright.
    I refuse to pool run, I did enough of that in university, I won't go back!
    Cheers dudes.


  8. Jane says:

    omg, you crack me up. i actually have a gluten intolerance and your rant about GF crepes made me keel over laughing – it's exactly how i feel. no delicious bready goodness should be made gluten-free – it's just nowhere close to the same thing! but why on earth would you try GF crepes if you aren't even allergic?!!!
    p.s. i've been struggling with my hamstring for the past week – it sucks. but cross-training will keep you fit. i am also aiming for the mtl half in april, so i'll probably see you there, as 'less-fit' as we may be!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the suggestions — I'm going to check out the night splints. Good luck getting to Montreal Rob and Jane.
    BTW I love buckwheat pancakes but I mix the buckwheat flour with unbleached enriched white flour.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sweet Post!! You speaks da truth. Destroying the cardio 'lounge' at the gym is a favourite past time of mine.
    'Hippy Crepes' XD

  11. Rob Watson says:

    Buckwheat pancakes are actually quite good, I agree.
    Jane, glad ya like the blog. My friend gave me the package of "crepe mix" so I figured I'd try it out. Won't happen again. Good luck dealing with that hamstring, one month to get ready to roll. See ya on the line in Montreal.


  12. Dave K says:

    You should bust exercise bike #4 in an all-out fit of cardio rage: pedals flying, flywheel rolling off, gears crushed, anaerobic huffing…then you will have all the onlookers wooed.

  13. Rob Watson says:

    Hey Dave! I'm trying to destroy that damned bike, but it's a tough mother. I'm working on it my good man.

  14. Anonymous says:

    take a look at that.

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