Monday, January 29, 2007


Today starts my weekend. I work in the food service industry so my days off are kind of whacked. Wheneve I get 2 full days off in a row I'm stoked. Have big, long rides planned for both days. It's snowy and really cold today but thanks to coffee and a blog style kick in the pants from Danielle...I'm ready and raring to go. I'll be back to post about the ride later. I hope everybody has a great day.

Friday, January 26, 2007

God bless coffee

What did people do before coffee? I cannot even imagine life without it. Yeah, I know. I have a problem.

In the good news that intrests only me....I'm down to 159 pds. I know that's still heavy but I haven't seen a weight south of 160 since my 20's. I'm excited..Hell..I'm giddy even.

While, I'm doing a pointless ramble today, let me shout out the virtues of emer-gen-c. I felt a cold coming on and used this stuff for a few days and it nipped it right in the bud. The stuff really works.

Ah you can see..I've got nothing to talk about today. Here's a random picture of my nieces.I'm hoping to get them into mtn. biking soon. Although the oldest hates getting dirty. I'm hoping she'll grow out of that.

Everybody have a great weekend. Have fun.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Not a whole lot to report today. Did my core workout yesterday and upped the intesity some so I'm hurting a little today. Did standing hill climb intervals yesterday and my legs are feeling it today. Spent the rest of the night setting up a playlist for Razorback. I've got it up to about 10.5 hours so I only need to get a few more songs on it. Though, I am thinking about sticking some of Henry Rollins spoken word stuff on it to. See how that works out. All of this is just trying stuff before Burn. I plan on putting the ipod through it's paces during the night hours at Burn and 24 HOP this year. Hopefully it'll make it easier. Well, it's off to work. Hope everybody has a good day.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Alrighty!!!! Got the dates and prices for Burn. I'll be sending them money soon. That'll be one more race off the checklist.The season is starting to slowly come together. I know it'll only be 6 or 7 races at the mostand to most people that isn't much of a season but I'm old and poor and by my standards this will be big. reading this thread this morning and I've decided that I should stop. I see everybody elses week and think I should try and follow that. I need to stick with my training and believe it'll work. I'm way to easily led astray by fancy workouts. Well. except maybe for Dicky's. Sounds fun. Except I quit drinking and the beer part seems to be the big selling point. Sigh.Ah well. off to pay the bills. Yall have fun

Monday, January 22, 2007


Did a good bit of riding this weekend. It was a pretty good day on Saturday so I hit the parkway and got some climbing intervals in. Felt pretty good doing those. That is, if by pretty good you mean feeling like my eyeballs were bleeding and that I was going to throw up an intestine. Yesterday, the plan was a long mountainbike ride up in Bent Creek. We had rain and REALLY cold temps so I only managed to get about 3 hours in and I was an ice cube. I really need to invest in some better cold weather gear. After that I came home and managed to get 2 more hours on the trainer. That almost bored me to sleep. I think the only thing that kept me going was doing "commercial intervals" during the football games. Ah well...least I got all my workouts in. I even avoided the cake at my sisters B-day. Happy 36th sis!!!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

No more whining

OK. After reading Danielle's latest post I've decided I won't be whinig about Asheville's "cold" weather anymore. Actually, I'm just happy that we didn't get all the ice and snow that some nearby areas got. I'm slowly starting to get the hang of this blog thing. I've figured out how to post pics. I think I've finally figured out how to put up links. We'll see. I seriously need to take some kind of computer class.

Only 4 more weeks to 12 Hours of Razorback. I'm starting to get really anxious for it. How I do there is going to be the main factor in whether or not I do Cohutta. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Here is a random picture of my sometime training partner and full time doggy. Her name is Anya and she is a parking lot rescue puppy. We found her in the parking lot of my old apartment. Some asshole had abandoned her when she was only 6 weeks old. She's 2 now. The glowing eyes are because she's the devil. Just kidding.

Well, hope everybody has a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

To good to last

Well, looks like winter is here for at least the next few days anyway. Bah humbug!!!!

Friday, January 12, 2007

so tired

The one big drawback to dieting and cutting out processed sugar? I am always tired. I know it's worth it and that my body will adjust but this takes some getting used to.

I finally saw the trailer for 24-solo. I can't wait to see this movie. I was ready to go out and do night laps around my neighborhood after that.

Was wondering if it's worth it to try and do a 6 hour race at tsali the weekend before Burn. Anybody have any experience with this? Feel free to chime in if you do.

Hope everybody has a great weekend. I'm off to Durham for Amandas sisters wedding reception. Later.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hooray for ipods

Got an ipod for Xmas from my dad. I had mentioned in passing how I thought they would be neat to have during the night laps of 24 hour races and lo and behold he hooked me up. After a few mtnbike rides with it I have no idea how I made it without one. It goes with me on all my strength workouts also and to work. My boss is loving it cuz it means he doesn't have to hear Slipknot and Metallica over the speakers at work. If I can ever figure out how to put my playlists on here like Jason does I will. My computer ignorance is really starting to tick me off. The dieting andworking out are going well. I've dropped 4 pds in the past few weeks and definitely feel stronger on the bike. The 12 Hours of razorback is in 5 weeks so we'll see where I stand there. I'm not expecting great things there but I'm hoping it'll give me a clear idea of what to work on before Burn. Hope everybody has a great day and weekend.