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Off Season Bliss

By October 23, 2009March 22nd, 20175 Comments

Today was the first time I had ridden my bike since 24 Hours of Moab. The rear tire was almost flat, it was in dire need of chain lube, and still had Moab dust all over it. My poor little Rotwild.

Instead, I have been running and my body has been adapting much faster than expected. BONUS! Maybe it’s the Acid Zapper I’ve been taking, or maybe it’s because occasionally during my season, I headed out for a run, but I’m not too sore after these runs. I ran a quick 6 miles on Tuesday, and a slower 9 miles yesterday. The main issue I am having is with my feet… they hurt and it’s mostly due to supination putting stress on my arch. I have Arch Molds, so I guess I need to seek out some better orthotics. I am planning on running a half marathon on Dec 5 unless something better comes along. The last half marathon I ran in November 2007 yielded some surprising results because I wasn’t really prepared. This time, I’ll be a little more prepared, and hopefully not so sore afterwards. Last time, I was so sore that I could barely walk… seriously. My knees were buckling underneath me and 90 year old grannies were blowing by on the sidewalk.

My Swiftwick Socks have been helping with the foot aching.

Today, we headed to our backyard. Ye olde Heil Ranch/Picture Rock Trail. Always a local classic, always fun. This time, it was more than just Jeff, Yuki, and I. We were joined by a local twitter friend, Mike, and Yuki’s friend, John. Good times! Here are a few photos from the day:


Kerkove’s game face??

WEEE! You can get so much farther on a bike compared to running!


It’s ok to pose and smile, boys! Jeez! 😀

Modest Mike rolling on through. The guy is super fit!! He did Leadville this year too.

Almost back to the trailhead.

Thanks for the ride, guys! Hopefully some more lady types show up next time.

Jeff will make a video of the ride later, which I will post on here. He is a little videographer these days! 🙂

I was asked to volunteer some of my time for an auction. Specifically, a mountain bike ride with someone who bids on me at an auction (has to be local) and all proceeds go to charity. You can bid online, or in person. It is at the Spot Bouldering Gym on Tuesday night, and you can check it out by clicking on the image.

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