This has been kind of a down week for me as far as training. I have a pretty bad cold which is kind of dragging me down. So anyway, here are a few random things that happened this week:
- Bailey and I hiked to Moxie Falls. Actually the it is more of a walk, only .6 mile in on a very well used trail. It was jamming, they are emptying the lake (well lowering the lake) to work on the dam and so it was pretty cool.
- I don’t think I am good at off season. I am eating everything in sight, it is kind of ridiculous. Pretty soon I am going to have to change my blog to that Chunky Chick From Caratunk…Caratunk Chunk? Something like that. Working on reeling that stuff in, I can’t gain back what I have lost for weight, that would just suck.
- I am going for a run today and then maybe a swim. It is 50 degrees here today, and I think the water has to be at least 65 or so, so it should seem warm, right?
- I am thinking about doing the Cadillac Challenge, a century ride around Mount Desert Island. Check it out:
|Moxie Falls ~ 80ft drop|
- I joined Jon and Kevin’s new blog, 201Ironman. Check us out! It is pretty awesome that there are so many fellow bloggers out there planning an Ironman in 2011.
- I want to learn how to tune/take care of my own bike this winter. It is way too far to drive to a bike shop from here. Plus, the last time I called made a reservation for a tune they kept my bike for 6 hours (I KNOW!!) – and nothing was wrong with it! Including driving (1+hr each way), that is over 8 hours for a bike tune. That is just stupid.
- Anyone want to teach me to tune/take care of my bike?
- Bailey chased a huge bull moose the other day at work. It had a really big antlers and I could hear it’s rack banging against trees as the moose was running away from Bailey (who was in hot pursuit). I tried to call him off, but he gave me the finger and kept going. Bull moose are in rut right now around here, so it isn’t the best time for an elderly dog to be chasing them because they might turn around and charge. Funny, I was thinking that as I was yelling, when I heard the moose coming back towards me, chasing Bailey, rack banging off trees again. Bailey was running right to me, looking for help, with the moose right behind him. We got out of the way in time. The moose watched us as we left, grunting now and then, as we made our way out of the woods and back to the truck.
- That would be moose #5 that my dog has tried to run me over with. Thanks bud.
- When Bailey was done, he looked like this:
|Uh, does that say $5 for a supported century ride?|
Sounds pretty laid back to me. I am not into structure right now, I am saving that for later. I have a few friends doing the ride and I have a feeling it will be a nice way to cap off the season. Unless it rains, then I am going to wuss out and drink Bloody Marys. It will be the last time I get to wuss out, so I am reserving the right for now!