- Blizzard is ready, all sparkly clean, tuned up and with over 1,000K is ready to add another 200K this coming weekend. It is hard to believe that the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour is here. I signed up in January and my bib number is #47. It's a good feeling to know there are 46 people crazier than me. There are three supported distances, 177K, 100K and 185K. I'm cycling the 100K from Perth to Kingston, Ontario on Saturday and back on Sunday. We are going to be staying in the dorms at Queens University. There is also an unsupported group who will be cycling 220K each day. When they say the terrain is mostly flat, don't believe them!! It is hilly, hilly, hilly.......and there isn't a hill I'm not afraid to walk!
- I start trail running tonight. I've run trails in the past, in fact there are fabulous trails where I live, but this group runs in different locations in and around the Ottawa / Gatineau area, so it'll be fun to see new scenery, meet new people and it is always safer to run in a group. So, I'll let you know how it goes.
- I've been without water at my house since the beginning of May. My sandpoint and water pump died on the same day...I cannot replace a sandpoint with a sandpoint now that we are part of the Big City, so I've been waiting for the well digger to arrive (he is extremely busy) to give me an estimate and start date. He arrived on Sunday to let me know it would be mid June before he could get to my place. GAH! In the mean time I'm hooked up to my neighbour's house via a garden hose so I can at least flush the toilet, do dishes and have a quick sprint through the shower. I can't drink the water so I'm having to use bottled water. Don't you just love camping in your own home?