I have been back on the bike and paying the price for not doing it earlier in the season. Me and the Zing have been putting in hill rides for the last couple of weeks and my arse is still building up callus's. Last night I warmed up for a mile then hammered out 15 hard ones....at mile 12 I had to lift off the seat to let the blood flow again (jeez did that feel good!) or I swear I was going to scream. That would have looked good because mile 12 is right by the golf course. I have this irrational fear that every time I go by there, someone is going to hook a drive and hit me...where I don't know, but it will hit me! I then cooled down for about 5 miles...not really a cool down, just more time in the saddle to beef up the cheeks. Also note how I have trained the bike to stand by itself and wait for me. Good Zing....Good!
Running has been interesting as of late. My right calf has been strained somehow and even though it does not hurt when I run, it feels really weird like my leg is going to fall off at the knee or something. I think the initial bike rides this year have something to do with this....the investigation will continue. I enjoy running in the summer as "The Boss" gets on the bike to keep me company...and I may have mentioned before, if she does not like what I have to say, she just speeds up. Win Win for her!
Off to Winnipeg next week for the 1/2. It has been quiet around here for the last 6 months or so but now the cat is back out of the bag and the phone calls have started again. For those of you who are just looking and not following and wondering "what the hell is he talking about?", please refer back to last years posts after Father Day. Needless to say, the attention is a bit overwhelming and I know this is going to be a pretty special Fathers day for me and a new friend of mine. I don't know who is more nervous...me or him? It should be an interesting race report. My life has been so surreal for the last year you would not believe it......I could not even start to imagine it was going to be like this.
Our boys are turning into men...yikes. Our oldest was asked to escort a friend from track to prom. He is 16 this year and is wearing my suit that I wore before I got married. Nice fit considering he is a bit taller than I am now....man does time fly.
NOTE to all Men - Don't be cheap on a suit....a black wool, light pinstripe never goes out of style!
He is pretty young to be going out with the older crowd but he's a good lad with a smart head on his shoulders. You have to give out trust freely and hope it pays big dividends someday. Does he look 16 to you? He is the athlete who is playing soccer on the U18 team this year and does not look out of place. Pretty proud of him and his accomplishments.
Our younger lad completed his survival training for Air Cadets last week
and had a ball...in the rain. He is going with me to Winnipeg and doing the
10k walk (truth be told, I will most likely be walking the entire 1/2).
He then comes back here and goes on a 3 day canoe trip with cadets. He
definitely dances to his own drummer and also has his own fashion style.
He is 13 and wearing Dads shoes because he is growing out of his so
damn fast. He is going to be a monster and I think it costs us $100 every time one of the boys walks by the fridge!
I am constantly amazed at how much the boys are different and alike at the same time. I love them both so much! So have a great weekend folks. I'll put out a post race report from Winnipeg after Fathers Day as this weekend is going to be running, biking, running around and more running around. If anyone is racing this weekend....good luck and bon chance!!