Up of the Pavement and Crawling from the Wreckage
2 years ago, things were going swimmingly. I was mountain biking my tush off. I was running like a lunatic. Weight was down under 220 and dropping. Then, at the start of the cx season, things started going sideways. 3 weeks off work with a MRS... Read more
The Dangers of Dumpster Diving
A few weeks back, I was on a roll. Every day I was getting out on Baby Stewie. For 3 weeks. I even managed to crash a couple times and one of them left a mark.
Right ... Read more
3 Ways, Pigs, and Throttling Elvis
Today, I finished the Flying Pig Skyline 3 Way Challenge. Yesterday, I did the Flying Pig 10K and 5K. Today, I did the Flying Pig Half Marathon. If I wasn't so sore, I might give King a good strangulating.
Friday night, as I was trying to g... Read more
Cat Herding, Braveheart, Nanci Griffith, and Draft Horses
For some time, I've been looking for a sibling of the same species for King. Elvis just doesn't get to hang out with other dogs nearly enough. So, after much internet searching (whenever I stress at work, I pull up Petfinder on my computer and l... Read more
The Ooooh Shinies vs. the Ooooh Stinkies
I've been walking a lot lately. Over 2013, I did very little, my weight sky rocketed, and my fitness plummeted. So, when the weather started to moderate, it was time to walk. You don't go from curled up in a little ball, hiding from the world fo... Read more
Here We Go Again....
I am now officially a homeowner, again. The last week in February, after months of dealing with mortgage companies and lawyers and tax consultants, I was able to close on my late father's house.
I've lived here since April. In that time th... Read more
The Trouble With Kittens And Pushups
I'm doing a 30 day fitness challenge I came across on Facebook. 100 pushups a day for 30 days. At present, I'm doing 3 sets of 40 pushups per day. Except for this last Wednesday. On Tuesday, I did 4 sets of 40. Wednesday, I only did 1 set of 40.... Read more
I raced some cx today. Friday night, a couple buds harassed me into signing up for the 4/5 race at Cap City's Smith Farms race. God, it hurt.
My cardio conditioning since August has consisted of 1) 1 fifteen minute lap at Lionhearts CX in e... Read more
King is Cheesed
I've been having a hard time sleeping lately. Here's why:
Yes, I have a cat. King think's I'm a m... Read more
First Tri In The Books
I did my first tri today. It was the Little Miami Triathlon. Instead of swimming the first leg, you canoe for 6 miles. The second leg is a 5.5 mile run. You finish with 18 miles on the bike.
This was my first time in a canoe since 1976. ... Read more
1 Lap and 14 Minutes of Agony...I LOVED It
The first cross race of the season was today. Lionheart CX. It's a non points race that raises money for the local developmental youth cycling team. Dang, did it hurt.
I rode my bike to the race. It was only 4.7 miles away and I had to ride... Read more
8/18/13 THAT Hurt...But CX Is Harder....
The sun is down, the Tiki Torch Lounge is open, Poco's Delivern' is on the sound system, and the dog and I are kicked back. The horrors of the Little Miami Half Marathon are now but a distant memory....
I almost didn't go to the half. At 3... Read more
8/12/13 I Have Tiki Torches....
I have a half marathon in less than 7 days, I have 2 cx races scheduled about 2 weeks after that. Training has sucked. Both of them are going to hurt (but in a very good way). I, however, have Tiki torches and Wi-Fi that reaches my patio. I'm co... Read more
So Begins The Week...
Today is the first workday of the week. Temps are down a bit from last week, humidity is about the same. My main accomplishment this weekend was getting in some o.t. on Saturday and staring into space. And grocery shopping (2 weeks worth for the... Read more
So Ends a Rough Week...
Tuesday, my son, daughter, and I drove 2 hours to Columbus for the memorial service for my friend Jack. Jack had passed away the previous Friday. It was rough. Originally, the plan was to spend a half hour at the service then head home so I coul... Read more