>> Tuesday, August 11, 2009
3 quick things, then I’m out the door:
1. I forgot to mention something about my 30 mile ride in my last post. As I was coming up Ramsey Hill for the second time (about 26 miles into the ride), an OLD “luxury” car passed me (I think it was an Audi). It sounded like it had a high-pitched go-kart engine in it that was working WAY too hard to get up that hill. And it was spewing blue smoke. STINKY blue smoke. **cough cough**
What’s with me and having to pass stinky vehicles heading up a nasty hill? Remember the tractor and baler I had to pass headed up the last hill in my time trial last week? God must hate me.
2. Yesterday late afternoon / evening I wasn’t feeling too hot. My tummy felt like a boo-boo. I took some Pepto Bismol and all was better. Today, it’s not quite normal again. Stuff is coming out of my butt. That’s right: “stuff.” I hope I’m fine for the “Splash and Dash” tonight. There’s a porta-potty on the run course about 100 feet after starting the run and about 100 feet before the finish. If it gets too tough for me, I know I can hop in the porta-potty before hitting the finish. As they say, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
3. I just shaved my shoulders. It must be time to race!!!
Well, time for a sandwich or some oatmeal, then I'm off for Long Lake. Back tomorrow with a race report! Wish Pharmie and I luck!!