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Friday, June 26, 2009

Excuses, Excuses

So I was going to swim Monday because I knew I would be busy on Tuesday. But I got out of work and it was raining, so the pool was closed. So I went to Dick's and got a new water bottle. It is better at keeping the water cold. I also got a water bottle holder. I got it in yellow, because I hate red (TO HELL WITH GEORGIA!). I haven't used the water bottle holder yet.

Tuesday I couldn't do anything because I got to go see the loveliest baritone... Eddie Vedder. Oh I could listen to his voice all night. Anyway, he didn't really have anything political to say, which was nice. And recession? We're in one? Because everyone there had that new iPhone. I guess everyone but me has $100 laying around. Also the guy next to me...can't figure out why you were there, since you were on your phone facebooking and playing some video game. And I thought I was addicted to the Internet.

Love his voice!!!

Wednesday I went to put my bike on the rack. It had a flat rear tire. I inflated it. Didn't really think about it. At 5 I got ready for my ride. Out to the work parking lot. My tire was flat again. So I decided I would go swimming. I pulled out of the lot at 535. By 615 I had gone 6 miles and the traffic dude said to be expecting to be past the baseball stadium by 8. (The city of Atlanta is excellent at planning). 70K+ extra people descending on downtown at rushhour for a Braves/Yankees game and a Mexico/Venezuela soccer match. So I got off the highway at 640. I decided to make a quick trip to the bike shop. D texted me that it closed at 7. Another plan foibled. Still I decided to pass the shop as it was the quickest way home. I got to the shop at 648. Oh, I'll stop. So I get out of the car, and realize I don't have my purse or wallet. UGH!

I go in anyway and see if they can look me up by my CC which I realize I can't show ID for. They couldn't but, said they would fix it anyway, and I could pay later. So Mike, another great bike dude at Atlanta Cycling, showed me how to fix a flat. I got out of there at 711. Traffic had gotten worse.

But Eddie was playing another show, so all the stations were playing him or Pearl Jam. So I was in my little PJ zone chilling. By now it was getting close to 8. I started looking around. I was too far East for soccer traffic to be an issue, but I knew I was still in baseball traffic. I also knew that I was in Yankees baseball traffic. Happiness is sitting in your car listening to Pearl Jam and realizing all the Yankees fans have missed an hour of the game because they are all sitting next to you. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

OK, so yesterday, I went for a bike ride. Tire was well. It was supposed to be 45 minutes. I decided to go for 60. The ride was eh...my typical Wednesday ride but on a Thursday. I went faster in the 2nd 30 minutes than the first. I was maybe .1 mile away from the car. I had to ride up this hill, which I already know requires me to change my front gears. So I was changing from 2-6, to 2-5, to 2-4 to 1-3. When I switched the front gear to 1, something happened. The pedals wouldn't go forward or backward. They physically wouldn't move. Something was up with the chain. Rather than falling off, I managed to get my feet to the ground. But I had to walk my bike up the hill and across all the traffic. I felt like the biggest tool...like I couldn't get my fat ass up the hill. Oh well. I know I can. So I got the bike on the rack, switched the gear back to 2 and the pedals worked fine. And I rode the bike around the alleyway when I got home. Fine. Who knows.

This morning, G-dog and I went for a 3 mile run that was yesterday's workout. She was good. We ran slowly, but got it knocked out. Again, nothing going on in my head to really talk about.

This afternoon I finally get my Rod Blagojevich haircut fixed. Yes, he and I have the same haircut.

Then it should be more fun in traffic with the Red Sox Fans (in case you haven't figured it out...Braves fans don't come out until they are sure they are going to the playoffs).

Time: 60:21 (bike)
Mileage: 9.95 (9.89 MPH)
Calories: 598
Max HR 169
Avg HR 132
In Zone 5:18

Time: 14:00 (walk)
Mileage: .36 (38:53 min/mile)
Time: 51:52 (run)
Mileage: 3.01 (17:13 min/mile)
Calories: 706
Max HR 173
Avg HR 137
In Zone 25:34


Missy said...

The joy of Atlanta traffic! Can't wait to test it out for myself;) Thankfully, 5am might be an OK time to get from ATL to Lake Lanier!

Keep on pedaling. It does get easier, push AND pull, round circles...seems simple enough, I know.

Al's CL Reviews said...

I think something was wrong with the chain. The pedals physically wouldn't move. Like they locked. That's why I almost fell off.

Tammy said...

That traffic would drive me bonkers. No wonder you hate people.

Yay for getting the tire fixed! Boo for the issue with the wheels locking up.

Girl on Top said...

LOL about Georgia & red. I didn't go there so no worries.

AKA Alice said...

Geez...and I thought SoCal traffic was bad...

I love bike store dudes.