Thursday, August 16, 2007

ramping up...

gwadz is bugging me to blog more... every week i start with good intentions to write up the weekend and start the blog on a strong note, but suddenly it's thursday and it doesn't seem to make much sense to write up a road ride i did 5 days ago, or the minutia of some project at home. even heather has blogged more than me this week.

Saturday's ride was blog-worthy though, or at least it seemed like it at the time. we were up in Philly for wedding planning and heather's b-day and saturday heather was busy throwing a shower for a friend of hers. i had to show my parents around some potential rehearsal dinner venues, but i had my pass stamped until at least 2 in the afternoon. josef wanted a big ride, so i did a big ride. started with the 9am art museum ride, and stuck with that group for the first 3/4s of the ride. once they started to head back into the city i turned off and rode out the river trail to valley forge. once i got out there is turned back around and rode home. i had to do an extra loop around kelly drive/west river drive to get up close to 90 miles, but mission accomplished.

the rest of the weekend was good... 2nd meeting with the caterer, first meeting with the florist, cake chosen, rehearsal dinner location chosen, ceremony brainstormed, birthday celebrated, beers consumed, friends visited.

this week we've been multitasking well. i've shifted my hours a little earlier in the day so that i can get a good training ride in after work and we can still get errands run in the evening. bought my tux on monday, got a quote on replacing the windows in the house on tuesday and then sorted out the rental package for the groomsmen/ushers/dad's yesterday.

training's kicked up a bit this week. i've been a bit more on the ball with the 100 just 2 weeks away. the last couple of days have felt really good, so i'm hoping the next week will get me into good shape. training's been weird this year, but i have had a lot of big weekends year - 3x 24 hour races, a bunch of good, long mountain bike and road rides - another big ride this weekend (sugarloaf, anyone?) and maybe the cranky monkey at fountainhead on sunday. we've got friends in town so we'll have to see how it fits with the schedules.

by the way, the blogroll on the right is hopelessly out of date... here are some new blogs of note: heather, anna, darren

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