Monday, July 28, 2008

I didn't realize that it's been a week already since my last post. Been a strange busy week and I've kind of been out of sorts with a lot of stuff going on.

I have been getting in some good training time and most of it has been in the dirt. I really needed to spend more time on singletrack. I haven't really had a chance to get to far from home so wilderness park has been the only option. Last night I went out for a quick 1.5 hour session and felt great. I wish I could figure out why I felt so good so that I can replicate it for my races but I guess I've still got to figure that out. The only problem was when I left I forgot to bring some nutrition with me. I mean you think I would remember as I'm leaving in a honey stinger kit. Towards the end of the ride I was starting to fade a bit and a gel would have come in handy.

I was up early today to train before I had to go to work which I prefer so then when I get off work I can just hang with the family. After we finished eating dinner my son took off with a Friend down the street and my daughter wanted to go for a ride so I decided it was time to introduce her to singletrack in the woods. Wilderness park has a section of it that is totally flat and not used very often so I thought it would be a perfect place to take her out to. She was excited when I told her where we were going to go and thought it was pretty cool when her bike was up on top of the car with mine. It was funny when I told her that riding her mountain bike in the woods was what it was made for she thought I was joking.

When we got to the trail head and headed out she was a little nervous cause she was afraid a snake was going to get her but once we started riding she forgot about that and had a good time. For me I thought it was super cool to be riding with my daughter on some singletrack. It was the perfect way to get some father-daughter time in.

Alexis out in front going through the woods. She actually went surprising fast. Scared the hell out of me. Unfortunately it's the only picture I got before my battery died.

I feel like I'm just rambling a bit with this post so I'm going to stop before it gets worse.



Bluenoser said...

Gotta love the kids. Something she will never forget harp.


Judi said...

awwww, that is so awesome. keep doing it harp.