I had no title to captured the random post for today - maybe someone will give me one.
Got in my first fartlek session of the season yesterday AM in the pitch black. On the way home (about 45 mins long) the sun started to show it's face over Berkeley, Brandon (who lives in Berkeley) and the water. It felt pretty good and is my most favorite workout - though years ago, I'd just do telephone pole, run 3 (in rural NH, they're not that close) and jog one or something like that. Yesterday's was a bit longer - but I got it done. Also had a decent swim this AM!
On the way home yesterday I noted some police at the entrance of the Golden Gate Bridge walkway/bikepath. I figured they were there to keep the tourists not on bikes off of the western side of the bridge which is for cyclists only. So with the Top Gun soundtrack still going (it's my new favorite training playlist for some bad reason, perhaps only Greg will agree with this) in my iPod, I blew past him. Turns out they were inspecting everyone's bags for fear of terrorist actions/violence/torch protest and they went into hot pursuit. They caught up with me and Kenny Loggins to let me know the badness I had caused.
I thought I was immune for terrorist consideration since I was in red/white/blue Spandex and a bright red Fuel Belt transition bag on my back. I'd probably be the first guy to pound someone who went after an Olympic torch carrier - unless of course I was in the middle of an interval or recovery session. If you want to protest again China, trying cleaning 'made in China' out of your house since that will matter more in the grand scheme of things than your stupid sign that no one in China will actually ever see.
I've also decided to race this weekend - mostly because I guess I didn't know about the Ice Breaker Triathlon - it's small but fairly close and it starts at 9am! Even more exciting is that Greta and the girls will head over to the race to watch the Lorpeedo in action. It's a short race with a .5 mile swim, a 13 mile bike and a 4 mile run. The bike is a double-looper so not a bad course to watch the race. I'm excited not only for the short swim but also to have all of my girls out there.
I got to work today and went to put on my shirt and found out that my cat must have peed on it sometime between it living in the laundry basket and the floor of my closet. That is not a good way to start things out (I actually started it with a swim but you know what I mean).