A goal slips by, a goal becomes achievable

So, if you’re looking for something interesting to read, swing by Cory Doctorow’s website and download one of his books. I’d recommend starting with his first – “Down and out in the Magic Kingdom”. If you like ’em, buy it. I stole the title from this post from “Someone comes to town, Someone leaves town”.

Anyway, I blew last week’s running schedule. And I blew off this weekend due to it being cold as crap, and me still feeling somewhat under the weather.

But, I did run twice last week, three miles each time, without any trouble with tendons. So, I think I’m close to being over the trouble I had. As always, my mileage may vary, but I think it’s there. And, assuming I can stay healthy, I think that I may still be able to make a fall marathon. I just need to listen to my body.

The short term goal that I’m really, really excited about is back on the bike. A bunch of guys from the church are going to ride Bike New York in May. From the sounds of it, it’s not much of a physical feat – slow due to the crowds, etc. But, I’m pretty excited since it’s getting me back into riding with other folks. I will probably do it on my old MTB, with a pair of slicks on.

I will get a new, comfy seat.

Oh, and we picked up a new bike for my oldest boy this weekend – a sweet Jet 20. It’s on the big side for him, but he’s loving it – it’s got “real” brakes, and big tires. He’s way, way faster than he was on his 12″ wheeled Specialized. I can’t wait until the weather’s nice. He did about a dozen laps around the new Mystic Cycle Center building when we picked it up.

And, since I still feel guilty about my mail-order bike (Which rides well), I got the bits I needed to move the rack onto the new car while I was there.

Anyway, here’s looking forward to good weather next weekend.