Friday, October 29, 2010

What a year, so far.

Just checked my workout log.  So far this year, 49 miles (6 hrs, 25 min) of trail riding;  155.4 miles (22 hrs, 46 min) of running.  Can't believe I have run over three times as much as I have been on a MTB trail.  I have not ridden the Athens trails once yet this year.  I have only managed a total of about 600 miles on the bike.  Katsu does more than that in a month!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

An evening at the lake

Just ran across this picture on my phone. A couple of weeks ago, I dropped Shelly and Ethan off with their kayaks at Lake Snowden. Brock and I went for a walk while they paddled.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Brock had me up at 3:30a yesterday. I did manage a nap from 5 to 5:30a though (not sure that was a good idea!). Left a message at work that I would be in late and decided to get some stress relief before my 9:30 meeting. What to do, go back to bed? Nope, it was sunny and 49 degrees out. Nice fall morning so I grabbed my helmet and my mountain bike for a gravel road loop. I have also been seriously looking at getting/converting to single speed.  So, I did the loop in 4th gear without shifting (32 x 18T).  Short, only 6.5 miles, but it felt better than sleeping.

Met Jeff at soccer practice. While the boys practiced, we hit the road for a 3 mile run. Great weather, great friend, and two great workouts in one day. In my best Steve impression, it was just great. I needed it.

After practice, Ethan and I headed to the church to pick up Michael from youth group.  We had 1/2 hour to kill so Ethan wanted to kick the ball around.  Ouch, that right ankle still hurts when I kick.  Just don't heal like I used to.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Alexander Alumni Soccer Game

The 2010 edition of the Alexander Alumni Soccer Game was on Saturday.  While I stay pretty fit, this game always hurts some.  Running a 5k in a straight line or biking, even on trails, does not prepare your body for the impacts, turns, and stops of a soccer match.

On top of that, hits and impacts with the ground just hurt a lot more than I remember.  I'll spare you the picture of the strawberry on my back side.  Took a hard hit to the ankle.  No subs means you play through the pain.
While technically my side lost the match, I was able to walk away from the game.  Win?  We'll do it again next year.

More photos of the match here (provided by Mr. Dibenedetto).

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