Saturday, February 27, 2010

Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Program

Having been side tracked for a while with things like divorce, school, the upcoming wedding, and a butt load of life's other crap, it's time to get back to what I really intended this blog to be about - health and bikes.

The Spring racing season got underway today with Juan Antonio Fletcha of Sky taking the first race, the Omloop Het Niewsblad. That's the first win for a Spanish rider ever. Tyler Farrar ended up in third place for Garmin-Transitions. With Heinrich Haussler taking second position for Cervelo Test Team, the big guns were shut out for podium positions. It's a great start of the season for the new teams, but with the big Classics coming up, I wouldn't read too much into it.

I like Sky's new kit as I hated the trend towards the light colored shorts that have been introduced in the last few years. Give me black for shorts any day over the light colors, which aren't too flattering in the harsh rain and snow races, if you know what I mean.

On the diabetes front, my a1c is up, my weight is up a bit, but my motivation is coming back. I may be able to get n insulin pump in the near future, and that would help a lot. Also, the weather is getting better, so riding season is just around the corner. School has side tracked my efforts at good control and exercise, but I'm adjusting to the routines and am able to fit in a program around my school work.

I think I'll hit it for about an hour this afternoon on my MTB, then the daily core work this evening. Every time I go to the garage, the bikes all stare at me like I'm some sort of traitor, but hey, they only have one function, I have many. So give me a break, they'll all get their turns in the rotation. I promise!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's a sad day here at the Casa. Our little Simon passed away this morning rather suddenly. He was only three years old and so full of life, it's hard to believe he went so quickly. The hardest part was watching him take his last breath and not being able to help him. Rest in piece, Simey. We will miss you dearly.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A lonley, ice covered tree sticking out from the rest.

Here's my favorite photo from my first black and white digital photography class shoot. The lighting was perfect for capturing the trail and trees.