It's been awhile since my last post. But just to update you quickly, here are a few highlights of my life in the past couple of weeks:
1. My life is awesome. I love my new Specialized bike, Amelia Roadhart. I see now that people who were riding $3500 bikes were at a severe disadvantage to those riding $7200 bikes. Seriously, it just exudes fast and I feel a difference in every component, every jump, etc. I feel fast on my training wheels! Perhaps because they're Reynolds and pimp, but still they're training wheels! I'm also getting used to SRAM. I feel like SRAM had created a cool persona with its different operating system. Is it like Apple versus Microsoft? Now I just "tap, tap that" to shift, but you know I'm always just single tapping because I NEVER shift into easier gears. Mash hard or go home!
2. Getting back in shape sucks big time. Lots of irritation after several hours on the bike. For example, "M-Fer! How much longer is this shitty road? Grrr... I'm in the middle of NOWHERE...nowhere...nowhere...and have hours and hours and watts and watts to go! AHHHH!" But then after a certain point, I'm thankful for sticking it out and think about putting training in the bank.
I have a LT test today--thank you Carmichael Training Systems (CTS). I like to say what happens in CTS stays at CTS...unless the results are really really good. I've never had a blood sampling test done so I guess i can't fake it till I make it. "These colors don't run!!!"...wait, I mean "The blood don't lie!!!!!!"
(I saw a Harley with a full size American flag suspended from the back of the bike the other day and thought "These colors don't run!" Oh and I'm back in Tucson for a few weeks because it decided to snow in Seattle. I need to have words with "it.")
What else? That's about it. Just cycling, putting in hours at MediaPro--thank you for letting me work remotely. I couldn't do this all without them. (If you're a corporate person reading and ever need elearning, you know who to call...)
Oh and I'm waiting for my fat suit to get loose so I can unzip it and step out. Apparently, when you go from doing nothing to full gas, your muscles eat up a bunch of water and your entire body looks like this for a few weeks while adjusting--well, that's what I'm telling myself.
"Jinny! Is that you in that fat costume? Well, git on outta there and get some dinner!" (Dinner is lunch, supper is dinner. Breakfast>Dinner>Supper. I learned that in high school when working in Kevil, Kentucky on a tobacco farm. "Come get you some dinner. We're having bologna sandwiches!" on Bunny Bread, of course.
Yep. That's about it. Random thoughts.