Overall I’ll Have To Score The Weekend A ‘C’

The weather was perfect, and even though I managed two thirty-eight-mile bike rides as well as mowing the lawns, I can’t say that I got nearly as much accomplished as I desired this weekend. Seems to be the story of my life these days… pity.

Thirty-Eight Is Enough
After staying in on Sunday evening I set out for a forty-mile bike ride early yesterday morning. My normal thirty-eight-mile route takes me from the InsideThePerimeter Estate to Stone Mountain and back, so it didn’t seem like a monumental task to tack on two additional miles.

I don’t know if it was because I rode hard on Saturday and had not fully recovered, but the pedaling yesterday was much more labored than it has been recently. I pushed and pushed, and when I reached the decision point where the two extra miles were to be included, I balked. The ride home was equally difficult although admittedly I think the route might be net-downhill on the return (huh, according to Map My Ride it is not). After lugging myself back to the homestead I saw that my time equaled Saturday’s effort.

Regardless, the nap that I took after showering was fanfuckingtastic!

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
Around 1:30pm I received a text message from friend and ITP-Reader Betsy. The message was an inquiry to if I wanted to meet up at East Atlanta’s Holy Taco. Since I had just eaten a chunk of (very salty) Cuban bread (which is not even close to Cuban bread) from Publix and I had meat cooking in the crockpot I decided to meet her there and “not have any food.”

Of course we ordered chips and guacamole — who wouldn’t? And then, just to “tide me over” I decided to order an appetizer — chicaronnes de pollo, which are small chunks of delicious, deep fried chicken meat. What I didn’t realize was how large the appetizer portion was; had I ordered a standard Holy Taco taco I would have received one quarter of the amount meat that was in the appetizer basket.

After one, or perhaps two, too many Tetley’s beers (I tried ordering Fat Tire but they were out) I ambled home where I managed to consume a bowl of my crockpotted meat before passing out on my bed for virtually the remainder of the night. Good times. Good times.

The saddest result of this was that I neither read any of “The Mole People” nor the PHP book that I brought home with me from work.

ITP Flickr Pic
I am ashamed at my lack of photo taking.

Holy Hell, The 2011 Inter-Americas Hash Is Coming To Savannah
For some odd reason a group of Atlanta’s hashers thought that it would be a good idea to bring the Inter-Americas Hash to Savannah in 2011. For the next two years those people will be voluntarily working to get everything in order and trying to get others to help out along the way.

I wish them well and for the record my calendar is booked until 2012.

What Sort Of Trouble Did You Find This Weekend?
I want to know about you. What’d you get into?

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – good, glad to have a short work-week
Current Music – listening to last week’s “This Week In Tech” podcast — might have to bail because if contains someone whose voice grates on me.
Website Of The Day – I’ve probably picked Map My Ride before, but since I just realized that I hadn’t filled in this section I shall pick it again.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – cycling, 38 miles
Morning Weigh-In – 198 pounds

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 110 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 8 (8)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 6
Marta Rides – 0

September Goals
– Not get fired from my job
– Take at least one photo every day
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time (note: not successful during August)

2009 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to Overall I’ll Have To Score The Weekend A ‘C’

  1. bob says:

    I got zero pedaling miles in this weekend but did spend 5.5 hours racing through the trees in Clinton South Carolina 🙂
    The 3 day weekend was great! It’s nice not having to work the day after a race, I was able to wash and prep the bike for next weekends race.
    Now Travis is sick so I get an extra day of rest (sort of). I took the day off of work but get to entertain a sick child all day. Not sure which is more restful.

    With all the miles you are putting in Paulie we may need to recruit you to ride 6 gap with the old guys who get fat in the winter team.

  2. 6 Gap Century? Not bloody likely for me! Especially since I have a ticket to a concert that I will NOT skip on September 27th — The Minus Five at The EARL.

    Not to sound conceded or nothing I am rather pleased with myself for riding as much as I have been. Remember, I only started riding again at the beginning of August.

    Before Saturday’s ride I adjusted/tightened my cleats, as well as raised my seat per Allan’s suggestion. My knees aren’t screaming, although they are somewhat strained and wondering why they are being asked to do so much work at age 44.

  3. Barb says:

    wow – where was everyone yesterday? I spent the weekend in Winter Park, CO. Downhill biking is quite exhilarating……. I got cocky a few times and went quite fast, then all the sudden realized how bad it would hurt if I fell, so managed to slow down. They had some crazy stuff to ride, I even did some black diamond runs, but no double blacks…..

  4. What can I say Barb, there was no one here to spark conversation. 😉 I thought that I might have to declare Blog Bankruptcy with so little interest.

    Glad to hear that you had a good time out in Colorado. Look forward to hearing the stories the next time we all sit around with some beer.

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