Tuesday, December 1, 2009

No room.

It saddens me to say that there just isn't enough room in the townhouse to fit another bike. My road bike is already jammed next to the dinner table, resulting in me having to slide in sideways to my seat. The only real option would be to store it at the in-laws house, but I really don't have much interest in dealing with that every time I take it out (and having to give it a thorough cleaning and drying afterwards). So for now, looks like I am outta luck.

I did get out and go biking around to the Baltimore and Annapolis Path yesterday. It was my first real "night" ride, although it wasn't even 7pm. I got in about 10 miles before the rain started coming down again, so I hauled ass back home for a total of about 15 miles. Took a nice hot shower to get some of my body heat back.

I brought in an extra pair of work clothes and a towel, so if tomorrow I wake up early enough I am going to attempt a ride into work... my first since the temperature has gotten below 70 degrees. Not sure exactly what I should be wearing, but its only 13 miles, so it really shouldn't matter all that much.

It is one month away from New Years, which means I need to start coming up with my New Year's Resolution. I have a terrible habit of not keeping them but figure any goal is better than no goal. I think I want to compete in an Olympic Triathlon, which is 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run. I think its a decent goal to set for myself. I know I can bike 40km without breaking a sweat and I am a decent swimmer, so the big area of focus will have to be the running. I can jog for about 5km, so doubling that should make for a pretty solid goal. There is one up in Cecil County every year called the North East Triathlon (that is from last year) held in August, so that is a pretty sound goal.

What about you? Have you thought about your goals for the upcoming year?

Weight: 156 lbs (although that Chik-Fil-A I had for lunch and the Japanese Steakhouse I am having for dinner might tip me over 160)


  1. Bloody heck how light are you? Makes me wonder you don't float away!! lol.
    Shame about the shortage of bike space. Can't you keep one somewhere at work maybe? I have a similar thing which I will write about, but not as bad as you I guess.

    As for the bike trails, you have it lucky where you are with so much to choose from and proper designated paths within very easy reach of you. Maybe you could get Mrs Stout to join you on some of the rides?

  2. oops forgot to sign in and also mention New Years Resolutions. Well on the latter, I honestly havent given it any thought...as usual. Trouble is I am weak willed and have found that in the past being forced to do something (even by myself) makes me resent doing it.

    I guess if I had to make one then it would be to continue, and increase, my trying to lose weight/get fit, to continue cycling. Maybe learn to like Brussels Sprouts too.