Monday, March 11, 2013


The birthday weekend is done and in the past.  Funny as it seems nothing really went as planned this weekend or as expected.  Not that that was a bad thing mind you... just lots of alternative scenarios and situations.  Still... all in all a great weekend and a good birthday, period.

But like Geronimo my ass was WAY off the reservation this weekend in sorts.  Basically any restrictions for food or beverages was thrown out the the window for this weekend and I loved it.  Everything from PBR to Red Velvet cake was the fare, legal and in bounds and god it was nice.  Oh yeah, and a cinnamon roll on Sunday morning that every cinnamon roll from here on out will be compared to... I am not kidding as it was just that awesome.

When I tightened everything up in December I sort of planned for this past weekend to be a free for all and a break and it worked out.  The cool  thing about indulging as I did this weekend is that I can really accurately measure the impact the days afterwards.  This is a positive as I know that having that cake, or the two pepper steaks this weekend didn't ruin my chances at Leadman.  But I also have to know I can get by with letting loose every once in a while and it won't wreck everything.

The night shift thing is still proving to be a challenge to adjust to.  Be that as it may it did afford me the opportunity for an awesome ride last Thursday during the afternoon.  While I was on that ride I stopped by Criterium and scoped out the Cannondale F29 Carbon 3.  All I can say is WOW.  I can't wait to get my REI Dividend and order this bike.  My goal once I get it is to get it down to 22 lbs or so.  It is going to be a fun project.

For starters it will get a carbon fiber seat post, Stan's Crest Wheels for the front and back and Maxxis Ikon Tires.  That is just the beginning.
Still over a month until the Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race.  I am really excited about it and I can't wait to run it.  50K on trail sounds really great right now!

So that about sums it up... great birthday... back on the program diet-wise till Mexico in two months, still training and just trying to enjoy life as much as I can right now.  It all seems to be working!

I've always been a Sarah McLachlan fan since 1993 but this video I found the other day... and well, damn...

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