Thursday, November 11, 2010

If you build it, it will come

After my tri season ended in early October, I made the decision (and commitment) to the Tecumseh Trail Marathon on December 4. I waited about four days post Nationals...and then I started running. And running. And running...

And suddenly, my run legs appeared! It took a couple weeks of not-much-cycling-but-miles-and-miles-of-running, but they're here. In fact, just Tuesday, I went out for a 10 mile run before swim practice and then went for an 8 mile run in the evening. And I averaged 7:30s for that second run. It was flat, but still.

So, besides running, I've been...um, I don't know what I've been doing. But I have gotten a few job leads and I have an interview tomorrow and one next week. It'll be nice to have some funds again. And sign up for a race or two. And get a mountain bike. Wow. Maybe I should just focus on getting a job first.

I've also been cooking. I made these amazing pumpkin pancakes (which were great fuel for my runs) the other day. And my black beans and rice keep getting better with each new batch.

Oh and I went riding for a couple hours with my buddy the other day. And I've been hanging out with cyclists (duh.) and cheering at cross races. Because I love boys that ride bikes. I saw this video at work the other day...and I wanna marry him. Just because of his skills. And because I love Band of Horses.

6 comments:

Judi said...

dominic just built up a jumping bike. this is about to get interesting.

Judi said...

that's called "trials" - dominic wants a trials bike next.

Tawnee Prazak said...

1) I love Band of Horses too!
2) That guy in the video is amazing
3) Sounds like you're living the life... running, cooking, boys & bikes :)

Kim said...

did you make White Hot's pumpkin pancakes with rolled oats? amazing right?


band of horses friggin rules.

cant wait to hear all about beer mile.

chaco said...

Great post and video..

zencycle said...

Yeah, that's mad trials, but I paused Big Swifty by Frank Zappa (live in Helsinki 1974) to listen to Band of Horses. That was a non-starter, so I muted the video and resumeed Big Swifty. Much more appropriate.....