- Blizzard and I have been out on the roads since March 1st and we've been racking up the miles or as we say in Canada, the kilometers. Last weekend as an epic weekend for me, I cycled 36K+ on Saturday in absolutely craptastic weather, my cycling partner told me that my lips and face were turning blue when we stopped to re-fuel. Sweet! Sunday was a sunnier day, but the wind, YIKES...we cycled 86K with a stop for lunch at a cute little restaurant in Pakenham called Watt's Cooking. Fabulous ride, fabulous route and I'm sooo excited I did it...clipped in all the way! Whoot!
- Have I mentioned my elderly neighbour before? She is a sweet lady who was
draggedbrought to Ontario by her son because it was more convenient for him to look after her here than it was when she was on Galiano Island, where she loved living, had all of her friends there and could work tirelessly on her endless gardens. Well, now she is stuck here, her son does not have time for her as he is too busy and guess who listens to her bemoan the fact that she is so unhappy and that she is forever crying. Not to mention that she is starting to "forget" things, and is digging up my side garden because it is full of weeds, that I paid for at a nursery and she wants to tidy up my yard because it is a disgraceful mess. Just shoot me when I get old(er).
- Since I really want to get out and meet people, cycle in different areas and who knows, maybe I'll meet a nice single grandfather, I joined a bike club. (see note above regarding 86K ride). They have asked me if I'd be interested in riding on their team for the MS Society fund-raiser in August. Hellzz ya, so, I'll be switching my MS donation page over to the team page and there won't be any difference as to whether I'm an individual or team member the money still goes to the charity, only now I'll be riding as a team in spiffy team attire. Yup, I'll have a team shirt, shorts, boot covers, gloves, hat and matching bra. Just kidding about the bra, just wanted to see if you were still reading!!!
- I received an email this morning from my very good friends over at the Runners' Lounge asking if I would be interested in doing a book review of the Ultimate Runner, written by none other than my friends Tom Green and Amy Hunold-VanGundy. OF COURSE I'd be delighted!!! Thanks for thinking of me.