Today was the first day I was able to run outside in a very long time. Snow is mostly gone, sidewalks are clear, and temperatures were above freezing for once (50F, to be exact). And one of the things I’ve realized is that running indoors on a treadmill does not really prepare you for the hills outdoors. Three miles in my quads were burning.
Afterwards, I jumped on my bike and headed out for what I thought would be a 10+ mile easy ride but I had to cut it short because I was not wearing my windbreaker. 50F is nice for running, but once you add the 15+ mile per hour windchill of the ride it gets miserable fast.
So there you heave it. My first official training run for the Lake Placid Marathon. I have a lot of running to do for that race. Yikes!
New coffee is here!
Colombia Huila Pitalito is a great all-around coffee with a clean orange citrus acidity and notes of pear with a cocoa powder mouth feel. It’s really great stuff.
Ethiopian Guji Shakiso is an amazingly sweet coffee with notes of honeysuckle, pipe tobacco, and chocolate. Great as a regular brew and exceptional as a single-origin espresso. My favorite of the two!
You really can’t go wrong either way. If you want to purchase yours, click on the photo above or you can go to the sales page here.
I’ve registered for the Lake Placid Marathon. So it’s time to start training again!
Temperatures barely above freezing during the day means more time on my bike trainer. Forty five minutes on the saddle.
Look at this lazy bum. Laying on the bed and looking out the window.
Bike trainer + Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone tonight.
Breakfast of champions: homemade ham and cheese croissants fresh out of the oven and a cup of black coffee.
Going through some drawers last night I stumbled across my two old ID badges from the PanAmerican Games and Central American and Caribbean Games.
I may have to improvise a shooting range in my back yard if I’m ever going back to competitive Olympic shooting. There closest training facility is 2 hours away from where I live. Not exactly feasible for the 5 days a week (minimum) I need to train.
My first attempt at baking a Hefezopf loaf (sweet German bread).
Other than having left it in the oven a few minutes too long, it is great!
My first attempt baking croissants from scratch. They don’t look very pretty but they taste damn good.