Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

My bike hung sadly on a hook in the garage, untouched for almost 5 months. It mocked me daily, beckoning me with a sly smile.  I knew the bike was not lonely, though, as it was kept company by two others, also abandoned in differing states of disrepair. After a while, we grew apart. The longing looks no longer occurred. The feel of the open road was almost forgotten.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Who's Your Daddy?

We adopted Diesel from the Humane Society in June. He was listed as a retriever/mix. On our first visit to the vet, she declared him a Labrador retriever/Border Collie mix, but he would be small, as she predicted he would grow to about 40 pounds (he currently weighs in at 37.5 pounds).

Monday, January 17, 2011

Women's Clinics at Flatiron Athletic Club

Attention all you ladies out there. Starting in two weeks I will be leading a series of clinics with my good friend Krista Schultz. Krista recently moved here from Baltimore. She has a background in exercise physiology and runs the She Does Tri camps.

We aim to bring our collective knowledge to women of all ages and abilities; do not be deterred if you are a novice or more advanced. Our series of clinics will cover strength training, swimming, biking and running. Each clinic will last 90 minutes and will be broken into two parts. First, there will be a 30 minute talk to cover topics of interest. Then, we will put you through a workout to work on form and to get an idea of how to execute some of the things covered in the talk.

Sign up for one or all. We can't wait to see you out there.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow 101

The Flatirons really are beautiful after it snows
There is no denying that freshly fallen snow is stunning. The pristine white blanket turns any city into a postcard. After five minutes, this illusion is spoiled, though, as the snow mutates into something awful.

 These heinous snow variants, the underbelly of winter, include dirty snow, yellow snow and slush.