Does Make me Wonder

I know tomorrow the world will be full of posts about the Super Bowl, the commercials and lady Gaga. I am happy to say I didn’t watch a play of the game. Quite honestly, I didn’t care this year.

Instead, for the last 3 or 4 days I have been reading quite a lot. In fact I finished two books in that same time frame. One was an EXCELLENT science fiction book, let me know if you are interested. The other was Rainier Sojourn: Around Rainier on the Wonderland Trail, by Daniel Saviers. Not bad at all.

This is not a book review of either book, though I may do one about Rainier book later. Instead, it’s a post about one line in the book. Near the end, when they were making the final push to the car, the author wrote:

In my limited experience it seems that it is the mind that gives up before the body is defeated…

Wow that got me thinking…. Continue reading “Does Make me Wonder”

Nuthin Stops Her

Folks I have a bad habit. 

OK, to be truthful, I am sure I have a LOT more than just one bad habit. 

But this habit I am discussing involves working out.  When I find something I like, say cycling, I missilelock on it and do nothing BUT that for a work out.

When I was climbing mountains, I would hike every weekend.  Then, a couple times a week, I would get to Seattle early, strap on the backpack and go up and down a set of stairs (298 steps one way) up to ten times.

When I was a runner, I would run, and only run, occasionally throwing in a session at the stairs. 

See the pattern?  As a cyclist, whether inside or on the road, all I do is pedal. 

Today I mixed things up a bit, and I can feel it….  Continue reading “Nuthin Stops Her”

It Aint Over till Its Over…

Folks, stand by, cuz this ride proves that this is true without a doubt!

But, as always, we should start at the beginning. We drug our butts out of bed at 500 AM. It wasn’t easy after two long days in the car. Damned if I didn’t almost leave my water bottles in the fridge! But, in the end, we were on the road at 530, and at the starting line at 615, plenty of time! Michelle then went back to hotel to rest. (Smart woman!) Continue reading “It Aint Over till Its Over…”