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  • v HILLSLUG98239
    I'm pretty sure my bike had fun during Race the River, too. I rarely ride anymore - I was overtraining, so my bike workout and commutes had to go, meaning the only time I ride is Brick workouts. The bike course had some crazy turns - there's a link to it below, if you'd like to peek - and there were times I felt like a barrel racer. It was as if my bike was a horse, coming out of a turn, charging full steam. Of course, I never used the whip. emoticon

    553 days ago
  • v HILLSLUG98239
    Thank you for that comment. You're right. I grow weary of some peoples' need to put a positive spin on everything. Sometimes, things just suck. Yes, I can look back after a couple of good sleeps and point to some lessons learned and "takeaways," but I won't lie: I would much rather have had an awesome day and finished this race strong, not covered in snot and feeling pukey.

    And that is the nitty-gritty of life. We just keeping doing, because not doing is not an option. And with all that doing comes good things, eventually, maybe - if we're lucky.

    For all my self-pity on Sunday, I know that there are a lot of people who would trade my sucky race day for their lives: I'm in pretty good health, I don't have mobility issues, I have a spouse who doesn't resent the time & money I spend pursuing this hobby, and I have the time and money at my disposal.
    593 days ago
  • v HILLSLUG98239
    Thanks for your comment - it almost sounds like we're twins from different mothers. emoticon

    I usually get a few little colds every winter, and then one whopper. I have allergies, so I don't always recognize a cold until it's really got me.

    Last year, my doctor talked me out of my extensive vitamin & mineral supplementation regimen. And I'm sicker this winter than I've been in years. If this repeats next winter, I'm going back to taking handfuls of supplements every day.
    683 days ago
  • v HILLSLUG98239
    Thanks for the kind words on my blog. To my, analysis and plotting comes naturally. I have to acknowledge it's one of my strengths, even though it can get really annoying to the people who don't live inside my head.
    795 days ago
  • v HILLSLUG98239
    Y'know, the pedicure might involve a foot massage. emoticon
    951 days ago
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