Thursday, January 8, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again

Well, running sure didn't last long. I really wanted to run this year but my knee that I messed up a long time ago is just giving me way too many problems. I did get up to a 10 mile run, which was probably too much considering the amount of time I was running, but I wasn't sore from it so I figured I was getting used to the pounding of running. But the next week my knee was causing me to limp every running step I took. Bummer. I was really looking forward to running some races. Maybe I'll have to get my knee fixed now. I guess I'll be racing the bike again so I started riding to work again this week. I'm still not sure if I'm excited to ride or not, but I know it feels good to be riding to work again. The gas I used driving everywhere for the month of December sure felt like I was being wasteful, not too mention the money wasted on gas.

The snow we had in late December / early January sure made the roads a mess though. I am covered in sand every morning when I get to work. My bike is taking a beating I'm sure. I have to wash it nearly everyday just to get all the road grime out of my brakes and gears. I have seen a couple street cleaners out though, but I'm still stuck in the middle of the road for most of my commute. Most of the drivers though have been really good and have been giving me a decent amount of room. Much appreciated.

Also, what a great Xmas this year!!!!!

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