outdoor adventure, travel + healthy living



June 7, 2011


For the past five days, I’ve been sick. I blame Team Mountain Khakis completely.

It’s that really awful kind of sick: not sick enough to skip work and just lie around and be miserable, but sick enough that you feel totally miserable. Not to mention that even a chill 2 hour mountain bike ride on the towpath has me totally exhausted. It’s rough. I’m not shocked though- when seasons change, I get sick. And since all the guys on the team had just gotten over being sick, I guess I picked up some residual germs. Yuck.

So, that’s my excuse for serious lack of posting lately- after the craziness of babysitting the team for a few days, and then getting sick, frankly, my motivation levels have seriously waned as far as doing anything other than taking vitamin C and reading romance novels. I’m starting to feel a little better though, and I should have some exciting news regarding training.

Also, this weekend I got quite a bit done: I started on my dad’s Father’s Day present of building a short cyclocross course in the woods that he and my uncle own and use solely for hunting in November and April. I figured out what I want the course to be, and started marking it and rode it a few times on my mountain bike to make sure it was do-able. Next weekend, I’ll hit it with a weedwhacker and move the bigger logs off the trails, and hopefully get the barriers I’m planning up. I also went on a Home Depot shopping spree for PVC piping and built my own collapsible barriers that I can bring to New Brunswick, to the park near my parent’s house, or just play with in the backyard. I’m super stoked.  My cyclocross bike finally got almost completely built up, now all it needs is to be fit so we can finish trimming the fork.

I also piled more crap up for our family garage sale in a couple weeks, finished off a few awesome interviews, and went on some super-fun rides. I have to admit, riding the roads by my house has lost some of its fun now that the guys are gone, but on the bright side, I’m not terrified that they’re going to crash me in their games they played with each other. When I was pointing that out to Luke though, he countered with the argument that riding with them would just make me better at riding in a pack. The man has a point.

Anyway, I’m on a ridiculously supplemented diet of orange juice, fruits, vegetables, tea with antioxidants, and a whole lot of vitamins. I almost never take medicine, but I admit I’m taking Dayquil to feel somewhat human.

I can’t wait to feel better, especially since my cyclocross bike is just about ready to be ridden, and I’m starting to get antsy wanting to practice.

Additionally, it has come to my attention that I desperately need the beach. Sand, sun, salt water… I miss it.

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