Let The Holiday End & Randomness Begin
I want to go back to work tomorrow. I long for the routine. I love my family, but I also love the routine and structure of the normal workday, training, eating schedule, etc. Sadly for me this will not come soon. But I will make the best of it, try to get some stuff done for the house, rides in, car stuff, etc., etc., (Yancy I might be calling you for some help with removing our 3 ton stove!)
After yesterday's leg suck fest, I knew I wouldn't ride today, but I still needed to get out and do SOMETHING. Time was limited today, so I headed out for a jog (or is it yogging with a soft J?). Only 20 minutes and a little over 2 miles, but when you're not a runner (at all!) 2.2 miles is enough. (it's 6:30 and my legs are STILL recovering, but in a good way).
I felt embarrassed when I got the solidarity wave from another runner. I felt like I should do a U-ie, catch up with him and do my best to explain that I'm really NOT a runner and the thing that I was doing may RESEMBLE running, but in fact is an embarrassing lumber of sorts and I'm really NOT worthy of the solidarity wave. At all!!
I thought it was funny that yesterday I rode for 2 hours with an average heart rate of 142. Today I ran for only 20 minutes and my average heart rate was the same. I guess I have the lumbering endurance pace down??
Tony B. is (was) on right now while I type. I love this dude. I love his show and I'm really digging my new book. His over the top obnoxious writing style reminds me of my own in some ways. No I'm NOT comparing myself to a professional writers skills. Just the over-the-top obnoxiousness the comes through in his style occasionally and mine constantly. To know me is to hate me I guess.
Have I mentioned that the song "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time" by Sir Paul McCartney makes me want to set myself on fire and jump off the 31st Street Bridge? No? Well it does!
Car Talk On...
I/we should have a new vehicle by the end of the week. The Soob is just not gonna make it. Shit's going wrong, no room, etc. etc.,, I REALLY like having no car payment, but it gotz to be. I'm 99.999% sure we're going with the Scion XB. I REALLY liked my Honda Element when I had it, but it was 4WD (overrated IMHO) and SUCKED on gas. When you drive from Pittsburgh to Virginia (or further) 3+ times a year to race you want good gas mileage AND room. It's The XB is the one (I think).
The Mazda 5 has an outside chance if I get motivated to go into Monroeville tomorrow and they give me a sweet ass offer. My Scion dude gave me a pretty nice offer on the Soobie yesterday and the XB is titz. Nice standard equipment and loads of room inside. We love our XA, it's just small. When sitting in the XB it FEELS like a BETTER version of the Honda Element. Smaller on the outside (making a roof rack easier), but nicer on the inside and a better "feel". The '09 can tow too. In the next couple years I'd like to look into a light weight sleeper/camper to go to races or (enter mountain town name here) in the future.
I also like that the Scion peeps are local and I sorta dig that. It's the lowest priced vehicle we looked at and I love the fact that they don't feed you all that bull shit that U.S. auto makers do with sale prices! No "military, college grad, one arm, no dick, small dick, big dick, dog owner, dead beat dad, discount/rebate shit". Just THIS is the price, THIS is what your trade is worth and THIS is your payment. Plus I like to NOT be affiliated with someone asking the government (or ALL of US!!) to bail them out because they made gas guzzling shit cars, and charge too much.
Car Talk OFF!
I've spouted, I've drank beer, I've watched Tony B. and now "Merry Christmas Drake and Josh" with B-Man. Now it's time for some food and maybe the watching of some Cross DVDs. BTW I got some blank DVDs today to record some of the downloaded World Cup cross races I have. JOY!
Speaking of Cross- How 'bout the Jonathon Page thang- An accident, a mistake, or has drug induced desperation reared her ugly head? I hope it all works out, but in the world of Pro cycling I trust no one.