|You'd have to ask him what the neighbors were bickering about this time.|
I'd of divorced her too if I was married to her. Poor Jay.
Tuesday (40) The plan initially was a ride out to Misquamicut and back to Groton with the EBAC Tour de Testosterone. That ride crept up to 66 miles with the leader not wanting to ride the same road twice. No fucking way (it's my blog I can swear if I want to, phttttttt). A few eMails between Tom, Ro, Me, and Charlotte. Tom has now dubbed us Char Ro Be or something like that. And we had a flat 40 miler instead.
Relive it here. I think I love the part where we did circles in the parking lot for 1/2 mile! HA!
Tom thinks the guys need their heads examined, who wouldn't want to ride with three charming and funny ladies?
|Ro, Charlotte, and I all ride Rubys!|
The Ruby Girls!
Wednesday (3.2) A therapeutic walk with Ro at lunch, she hasn't really experienced spitting nails, Beth, before. After letting me talk and yell and scream I felt so much better!
Thursday (2) Rachel and I had a therapy session at the Beer'd Running for Rescues. REDACTED
Happy 19th work anniversary to me!
Friday (0) It rained earlier than I expected. I had a loose idea I'd take Jax for a hike before I headed to NH, figuring my meetings didn't start till 10 a.m. and Dave was up and out by 6 a.m. Surprises awaited me in my inbox and surprise, rain.
Saturday (8.4) Hike up Mount Washington and cheer on a few of the runners we knew and then hike down. We started about 7 a.m. 2ish miles up Tuckerman and then 2ish miles up Lion Head.
|Steve, me, Mark, Ro, Grace|
I hiked with Ro & Mark who've done this year round and at least a dozen times. And Grace & Steve I think Grace has done the first 2ish miles of Tuck as part of some crazy race, her husband Steve? He is all politician, I blocked him out as much as possible.
|The first 2ish miles looked mostly like this.|
The trails were crowded, it was a great day for a hike and everyone was taking advantage of it! We ran into a woman from our part of CT/RI so that was pretty cool. She too was hiking up to see the runners finish, she sped past us and we wished her well.
|Yeah, a ladder... it got steep!|
For my first hike, it wasn't bad, I think I did ok considering I have zero mountain climbing skills and no idea what to expect. I had the upper body strength enough to hoist myself up and lower myself down when needed. Imagine if I actually got back to working on these things. I don't have the speed of everyone else, probably a combination of not knowing what I'm doing and an overabundance of caution because of the terrain and I'm slow, period.
I got to see Rachel and that made me tear up. She solidly beat her B goal and I'm proud of her! Leslie and Sarah were far to fast!
|It's not called "The Rock Pile" for nothing!|
And for this, my 4th time up the rock pile I got the dorky photo with the summit sign.
The way down was easier cardiovascularly and tough mentally, you really have to think about the next three steps ahead plus watch out for on coming hikers and hikers wanting to pass and making sure you are staying on the trail going from cairn to cairn when you are over the tree line.
My biggest worry was my knee buckling. I felt the warning signs a few times and I'd stop and do what I needed to do to get everything lined up again. Happily, it did not buckle, gave me enough warning so I could adjust. My knees are the least painful part of my body at present.
|The other two hitchhiked back to their car.|
Sunday (1) We took Jax to the field so he could get out and scrub off three days of being cooped up in the house. He'll get to go adventuring next weekend.
Happy 18th Wedding anniversary to me and my Imaginary Husband!
|One of the many wedding cakes!|
"The Pillars of the Earth"
by Ken Follett
Exceptional story, for such a huge undertaking it was easy to keep the characters and their individual stories straight. I kind of want to go look at all the old churches in Europe now!
by David McCullough
Well researched and extremely readable and understandable.
"A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Daily Life"
by Greg Jenner
Status: In progress
So far interesting, we are going through the process of a day from waking up to I'm assuming going to bed, and all the activities in between and the evolution of them. Like waking up when the sun comes up and how clocks differed from town to town and that worked fine until we had railroads and time schedules and if you were going from town to town it may be 10:15 when you leave on an hours journey and be 11:05 when you arrive, yet an hour has still passed. I'm enjoying how Jenner is attempting to pull together a million years of history in one day.
I picked this one out because it was available, and no other reason. I discovered I did not have any more books loaded into my iPod classic! YIKES, First World Problems.
Slow progress, who wears socks in the summer anyhow, plus they are probably going to be the ugliest or second ugliest pair I've ever made.
All in all a good week definitely depleted any saved energy stores and I need to figure out how to manage the coming week and not burn out.
Beth, pain is temporary, pictures are forever.