heather quite literally kicked me out of bed this morning for the first workout of the run-up to cross season. ok, maybe it was more like "nudged" out of bed, but there were feet involved and sometimes i need a pretty forceful reminder that i'll be much happier if i get out and ride. i'll probably hit the rockburn cross practice this wednesday and keep that up until the team practices start up in september.
maybe planning any sort of bike racing season with our first kid looming on the horizon is just asking for trouble, but here we are, mid-august, and i've already got autumn on the brain. it was downright chilly when i got out this morning -- time to start making up for a month and a half of slacking.
in a slight bid to sanity i'm not going to plan on doing any double headers or any races that'll be more than an hour's drive from home, unless we're already traveling, so that pretty much rules out picking a series and trying to do every race. so it's off to midatlanticcross.info to check on the local schedules and pick out some races...
9/21 - Charm City Cyclocross, Baltimore, MAC
9/28 - Ed Sander, Lilypons - MABRA
10/4 - Breast Cancer Awareness, Hagerstown - MABRA
*** 10/26 - DCCX, Washington DC - MABRA ***
11/2 - Rockburn Cross, Elkridge - MABRA
11/23 - Tacchino Cicliocross, Leesburg - MABRA
12/7 - Capital Cross Classic, Reston - MAC