Sunday, March 30, 2008

Must be a problem some where

201 pounds....

Still there, still there. Now that I'm riding outside again, maybe this number will change some more.

For the second straight day, I rode outside. Yup, hard to believe. I did about 2 hours and even rode up Hillzilla. I used to really be afraid of that hill, not any longer. I may not be the fastest up that hill, but I no longer have to stop half way to catch my breath. Did some snowmobile trail riding by Sussex. That was a mistake. Through frozen tundra and thawing tundra. Feet got really wet, but the smart wool socks I had on, worked like a champ.

I have spoken with the Wobble Naught fitter for the midwest, Kevin Wilson, and I think I'll be getting this done to me and my bikes. And if things work out well, Barb will be getting it done also. In talking with Kevin this weekend, he might have a spot open next Saturday for me. I'll keep everyone posted on this.

Hard to believe, but I watched the IndyCar race last night. It was pretty good and I might even watch next week's race.

Did you catch the MotoGP race from Spain? Nicky Hayden did well and placed 4. He pulled himself up in a corner that I thought for sure he was crashing in. His elbow and knee were on the ground while the opposite foot was off the peg. Pretty wild to watch.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Oh The Joy

??? pounds....

I have no idea how much I weigh. I didn't get on the scale this morning.

Today was a big day for me. I finally have taken my first outdoor ride for 2008. I was outside riding around in 37 degree weather. That is unheard of for me. But I was out there none the less. I rode over to Waukesha and out to the Glacial Drumlin Trail. I was out for about 3 hours with the bike moving about 2.5 of that. I had one layer on the lower half and 2 layers on most of the upper. I think if I'm going to be riding in these temperatures I will need to invest in a base layer. I was cold but not COLD. Overall, the body loved being outside and riding. Nothing like the wind in your face and a nice bike underneath ya.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cheq 40 is a GO!

203 pounds....

I was up north for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, needless to say I ate way too much. Then the girls have stayed up there for spring break and Barb and I have spend the last two nights in fancy eating places. Needless to say, that isn't too good for a diet.

But the great news is both of us made it through the lottery. Barb will be doing the the short race and I'll be doing the long. That is good and bad at the same time. Now I won't be able to go to the MotoGP race in Indy that weekend. Unless I want to do a mad dash out of Hayward on Saturday and a bonzai run to Indy. hhhmmm.... Now that's a thought.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Chop, Chop

200 pounds....

You will know when I get below 200 pounds because you will hear me scream my lungs out. It has been way to long since my weight started with a 1.

The other day at work, we were trying to remember all the different ways over the years we have been told that something needed to be done fast. Chop, Chop was one. A.S.A.P was another. And then there is the never forgotten, bust your ass and just get it done. That was always a good one to hear. Not to be forgotten is Stat. We need that Stat! Then there this one. We need you to move this up to the top of your list. It demands immediate attention. Another might be. This is a top priority. I guess the list could go on for quite some time. If you have an idea on this, please post it in the comments. I know, all 3 of my readers will answer.

Otherwise, another snow storm is expected and possibly up to 5 inches of snow. Not bad for the second day of spring. One of these days I'll get back outside on a bike. The end of next week is looking like it might be in the 40's. Maybe then. Trans Iowa is getting closer. On that front, I did make reservations at the Heartland Inn. So hopefully I won't be too far from the start line.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spinning my life away

201 pounds....

The weight loss area has been not there, but at least I haven't gained any. I have been back to hitting spin classes so hopefully that will help overall. 5 classes totaling 7 hours in the past week isn't too bad. And on this past Sunday I was in the basement on the treadmill doing an hour of fast walking. That's supposed to be better for my knees at the moment compared to running.

The weather has finally broke some so the snow is melting and we can even see some grass in some areas. I might be brave enough to go back out and ride some one of these days. I just hate riding in the ice, snow and cold.

We are off to Ben's Cycle this afternoon to get Sami a new bike for her birthday. Instead of presents, everyone gave money to go towards a bike. I'm not exactly sure what we will be getting her this time. Probably another mountain bike.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Darn, Darn, Darn

201 pounds....

Once again, I have not progressed in the weight department. But I have been eating better and I'm getting to the point where I'm going to be off of caffeine. Which to me, is a good thing.

The big ole darns are because I did not get into the Iceman Cometh on the first round of the lottery. There were 3,900 entries for 2,500 spots. That's pretty crazy, eh? The first round people must pay for their entry within 2 weeks or they will lose their place. Then the organizers will pick again and other people will get a chance. So, maybe, just maybe, I can get in that way. Otherwise, I will be doing the ebay thing when Michigan Youth Cycling puts the 5 entries that they will be auctioning off this year. Those should start mid summer or so.

Otherwise I hit the YMCA last night for 50 minutes of spin class while Mary was doing karate. Sweated like a beast for some reason, but it felt good. My knee didn't bother me a bit. So that's a plus.

In bike related things, I need to get my ass moving on my bags for Trans Iowa. I soon as payday hits I'm moving on these. The way it's going, I will have to be wearing deep freeze clothing during that race because the snow will still be on the ground. You never know.