Sunday, August 10, 2008


On Friday I took the day off -- it was a Most Auspicious Day, 08.08.08, so I decided it was a good day to get my hair cut. For the first time in nearly 3 years. Anxiety? Yes. Tears? Yep. But it's just hair, right?

Anyway, Wil and I had arranged to spend Friday evening in Seattle -- I would ride my bike down, we'd lock it up in the WaMu garage, then Wil and I would go to lower Queen Anne to see Hellboy II, then back down to Schmancy for a artist show, and then home. Except that when I got down to my bike, my front tire was flat. Not just low, but full-on flat. I tried to pump it up a little, but could hear that there was a hole in the tube. So I went to plan B -- I took the bus down and the evening was spent on foot (and then on bus home).

Why do I tell you this? Well, because yesterday I fixed my tire and then Wil and I stopped in downtown Seattle to drop off my bike and my bike things at his office before going for our swim. Why? Well... Wil had a great idea on Friday... that we should do a little multisport workout. So today we ran to Wil's office, then rode our bikes home. The run down is about 6 miles, which felt surprisingly easy. We ran 7:1 sets, and I felt really good in the second half of the run -- I felt stronger, smoother, more relaxed. And the bike ride home was fast and easy -- kept an 11.0 or above pace up Dexter, which was good.

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