Tough to blog?
Its funny how things get busy and the time for very simple things is lost. Like blogging. A lot has happened in the last 11 days or so and I kept thinking that "ooh, I need to write this down"... well, now I am just going to summarize. When we last met the dynamic uno - he was struggling back from a sickness that ripped through his family and had just gotten back into the swing of things. The next week went fine - still trying to figure out schedules, but its coming along. Ash and the kids went to Greenville to MawMaw's for a long weekend and it gave me time to work on a fence and get some hours in training. I missed those guys sooo bad. It was ultra quiet and terrible. Thankfully, John and Maureen and Jon fed me all that time. Dave and I went to ASU on thursday and ran (I was late and did 4 miles - Dave ran for an hour) and then hopped in the pool and swam 1.5 miles (in 200's) It was good day. Dave is becoming a machine. He just emailed me about running 18 miles on Sunday. I am trying to figure a way out of that one. On Saturday, John and I were told about a group ride that meets in Boone and heads down the mountain to Lenoir to ride. The temperatures were incredible - it was chilly in Boone and perfect down there. We rode on gorgeous roads for awhile and were expecting to go around 35-40 miles. Well, at 32 miles we realized that we made a wrong turn and it would be a long ride back. The ride ended up being 54 miles and I was beat. It was good to be out again. My blood sugar started at 290 and didn't fall (I took a couple of units) for a long time. But towards the end, John and I were battling lows at the back of the pack. The next few days I worked on a fence around the house for the dog and it really is looking sharp. We are getting ready to go to Santa Barbara for Diabetes Training Camp and I checked Delta and found out that the bike would be $100 each way. So I emailed some bike shops and a diabetes research facility and the Santa Barbara Bike Coalition and explained that I was a poor, pitiful, diabetic teacher and was there anyone out there who would be willing to loan me a bike for the week? Well the SB Bike Coalition is filled with super cool people. I am now turning away offers.... of bikes a lot better than the one I ride. It really fills one with a sense of a renewal of humanity when people offer precious things to complete strangers. I was blown away. BTW - I will be riding a sweet Ibis while in sunny CA. Thank you Robert! Then yesterday, a friend at work who I kept seeing at the pool - revealed that he has done triathons (up to 70.3) and worked with the swim team for years. He gave me a bunch of pointers yesterday and while it currently feels like I can't swim - I am finally on the path. Thank you Jonathan! Oh, I got my wheels - Neuvation - great price, ceramic bearings, etc - and got my wetsuit, pedals, and bike shoes... thank you Trisports!