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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy 4th and UGH!

So I hope everyone had a great 4th.

I unexpectedly got the 3rd off. So I ran 4.5 miles. I ran it in 60 minutes. This was the fastest I have ever run 4.5 miles. Afterward to celebrate, I came home and cleaned the living room. Do I know how to celebrate a day off or what?

Friday night, J came over and he, D and I had some beers. Kalamazoo Stout, a SN Torpedo Ale, some Guinness, a Ft Collins IPA, and a Moylans IPA. Somewhere in there we watched a whole bunch of Twilight Zone, and decided we needed to go somewhere for the 4th of July.

Plans fell into place, I drank more, and forgot about them.

Saturday morning, because I still had no feeling in my hand, D and I went for a bike ride. My legs were lead. D said it was painful to watch me ride. He said I kept shifting in my seat, and I seemed to go REALLY slowly. I also had to really force my brain to tell my hand to brake or shift up. After 4.5 miles I said I was miserable, so we turned around. I could tell D was disappointed because he had his new bike and I think wanted to go for 20 miles. Oh well.

On our way home, J called and said he would be at the house in 10 minutes. HAHAHA! considering we were 15 minutes from home, hadn't showered, taken the dogs to daycare or watched the hot dog eating contest. I think he was a bit perturbed. We all blamed it on my Swiss cheese brain, and he said he would be at the house at 1.

So D took care of the dogs, I got ready and packed and watched the hot dog contest. This is something I do every year. I'm completely enamored with it. I can't explain why.

Anyway J came over, D finished getting ready and road trip began to Athens, GA. We were going to spend our 4th at Terrapin Brewery. We got to Athens, and got the hotel room and arranged for a cab. View of Downtown Athens from our hotel room (I know you are jealous!)

Then we went to Mellow Mushroom, got some food and some Guinness. Although they had a lot of beers, none were "outstanding" beers, and we didn't want Terrapin as we were going to be drinking that in 2 hours. So we finished that and waited for the cab, and waited, and waited.

Waiting for the cab
After 3 calls, one finally showed up. Apparently Athens only has 1 cab driver. So he took us to Terrapin and said he would pick us up at 730.

We had a great time at Terrapin. I drank the Brown Ale. J had the Rye Ale. D had Brown and then maybe the cask. Somehow J and D got grill duty (we know the owners).
D and J grilling
At 730 we saw our cab, but he said he would wait for us. We watched fireworks, drank lots, and had a great time. Joe the Cabbie sang some songs, and then took us back downtown around 1030ish. We went to the hotel and had some drinks with Kendra and Mike, the bartenders (really I needed to use the rest room and this was going to be my cleanest option). Then we went to some bar called the Bar Code (if my CC is correct). Had beer there. At 1230 I decided I wanted to go home, so I left. D and J stayed out. Don't know when they got in.

Sunday we came home.

Yesterday I ran 2 miles after work. 87 degrees. Too hot for G-dog. I talked to the doctor. NO BIKING until I can feel my hand...some biker's palsy thing. This part is so sucking!!!!

Time: 60:56 (run)
Mileage: 4.50 (13:32 min/mile)
Time: 19:03 (walk)
Mileage: 1 (19:03 min/mile)
Calories: 1009
Max HR 178
Avg HR 155
In Zone: 15:48

Time: 48:58 (bike)
Mileage: 8.68 (10.64 MPH)
Calories: 431
Max HR 156
Avg HR 129
In Zone 7:50

Time: 7:35 (walk)
Mileage: .28 (27:04 min/mile)
Time: 30:13 (run)
Mileage: 2.0 (15:06 min/mile)
Calories: 434
Max HR 180
Avg HR 139
In Zone: 16:36


AKA Alice said...

All I know is that since I started this riding thing, my hands and wrists are constantly sore!

Sounds like a great 4th! Love that the cabbie waited for you (and sang)...awesome!

Missy said...

Have you had a bike fit recently to maybe help with the wrist/hand issue? I know hubs has a nerve issue in one of his hands so he MUST where gloves.

That 4th sounds like good times to me, I'm in!

Nitmos said...

"biker palsy." I like that.

Kaolee Hoyle said...

The picture of him grilling is making me hungry!