Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Here goes...

 Tomorrow afternoon, I depart for CT!!
But only for a visit. I'm coming back for 6 short days before moving out for good.
The last week has been full of fun and training and hanging out with friends and talking on the phone and sharing and packing. It's been exhausting, honestly.

I put in my resignation at work last Thursday and left work early to hang out with the girls. Left work early again on Friday to ride with Ackerman in the stifling heat. Seriously, it's just HOT here in Cincinnati right now. The humidity is disgusting. I took a huge gulp of ice cold water after that ride and it actually hurt going down. I thought I might actually be dropping my core temp too quickly.

Saturday started with an amazing two hour massage...and some good therapy before starting Project: Pack. Oh, how I hate packing. I've been doing more purging than packing, really. If it hasn't been used in the last year, it's goes in the garbage or to charity. Plain and simple.

Sunday, I awoke to thunderstorms....which wasn't a good outlook for Ride Cincinnati. But I was all about riding it, whether we got rained on or not. I needed that last long ride with my friends and teammates. And wouldn't ya know, the rain stopped just before the 6:30am start, I was interviewed by the local news station and we all got caked in mud. A few of us went off course to get in some extra miles and some hill climbs before returning to the after party. All in all, four hours of riding. And then eating. And the most amazing shower. And more packing.

I didn't get my long run in over the weekend. And getting to work pre-9am isn't exactly a priority right now, so I went for a long run before work yesterday. I was jammin' to my iPod, lost in my thoughts when I realized how far away from home I was...and just how long I'd been running...and just how few calories I had on hand...and just how drenched in sweat I was. My shoes seriously gained a pound of sweat weight from that dripping off my legs and feet. And I was a little loopy by the time I arrived home. Note to self: One bottle of low calorie G2 is probably NOT sufficient fuel for a 16 mile run first thing in the morning. But it will give you an incredible endorphin high. Or low blood glucose high.

Good thing I've been hydrating today...and that I had Dewey's for lunch. Great recovery post-masters and pre-group ride outta Reser's.

7 comments:

Morgan said...

Girl do I ever feel your pain! When I was packing for the move to Michigan I seriously just started throwing stuff away because I was over it! Good luck with the move!!!

Christi said...

Good luck with the packing! That is really not much fun.

Sean in DC said...

Hey, you're not going to be all that far away from Albany, NY my new home as of this Friday! Keep the blog alive and hopefully we can meet up sometime at a local race.

And, being that I'm from Michigan, I fully endorse the fact that you're getting the HELL OUT OF OHIO! :)

Kim said...

um holy hotter than balls! it's nice and cool in new england right now, too bad when you come the temps are looking to be 90! yikes! way to HTFU and kick that 16 mile run's butt.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Ugh...packing just sucks. There's no other way to say it. I think it's awesome that the rain stopped so you could get your ride in. :)

Lindsay said...

That is hot!!! good luck with the packing.... packing is no fun at all.

Judi said...

amanda, didn't want you to think i wasn't thinking about you. you are off on a great adventure and i only wish you the best. sorry things are so weird with me. i'll see ya in vegas i hope in sept.