Wednesday, March 14, 2007


I love that photo. This is the split rock lighthouse about 45 min. north of Duluth. Hypen-Girl (oops) and I spent the afternoon hiking around the park area exploring. It was fun, except the whole stepping on snow that would randomly hold you up, then for fun would let you sink on various steps. Let's just say my legs did'nt need the work out!

GOT TO RIDE OUTSIDE! Trust me, for the Minnesotans, mid-March rides are quite the event. The mama and I went for about 45 minutes last night, it was awesome to just not be on the trainer. I have a big ride this weekend, so if any of my Minne-so-cold bloggers wanna adventure out with me on Saturday/Sunday afternoon, just let me know.

Commencing in a sorta Tri Whine...

I'm freaking tired. Napping everyday now. Work has been physically really demanding recently, combined with the workouts, I just seem to lack both physical and emotional energy. These are the weeks when I really have to be careful that the training is not supplanting my role as dad and husband. Trimama seems to indicate that the family barometer is good, but she and I both know there have been some rough spots lately. I need to relax from how closely I follow my plan, and make sure I take into account the kind of physical days work is presenting me. The journey continues to Iron, but the path always seems a little hazy.

Hopefully this isn't a sign of bad tri priorities, but Chopper is sitting across from me right now, counting his money again. He has a big pile of quarters,dimes and nickel's that he has been earning over that past 4-5 months. I think were working toward a certain lego set. Anyhow, Chopper counts it about once a day. Oh boy, might have a Silas Marner on my hands. Well if an orphan shows up at our doorstep, Chop can share his room with him/her.

Thanks for the comments on the nutrition problems. I think I going to try some different nutrition for my long bike this weekend. HEED is probably going to be the new energy fuel of choice for me. We'll see.

Tac Out!

8 comments:

TJ said...

glad you minne-so-cold-ians got to ride outside.

greyhound said...

I'm telling you--you need to move to Texas. House next door to the Greyhound compound is in foreclosure . . . .

marz_racer said...

If the weather holds I may be able to join you for a ride on Saturday afternoon. Let me know your ride plans.

Brent Buckner said...

Is that a breach of pseudonimity in paragraph 1?

Lots of ways to get to Iron; I'm always keen to point out Rich Strauss on event-based volume". All the best on finding *your* way.

Chris said...

Are you braving the elements this weekend? Forecastfox shows a high of 44 on Saturday??! Or is it going to be an epic spinnerval day?

Listen to your body and make sure you're getting the rest you need!

Lana said...

Glad you got to ride outside. I'm about ready to put on new tires, which means I'm don't with the trainer for a while - yaahoooo!!

Lana said...

"done" with the trainer, that is. Geez.

Comm's said...

I am a fan of 60/40. 60% carbo pro and 40% some other electrolyte powder like gatorade or powerbar endurance. more calories per bottle.