Milepost 3 – Breaktime

January 20, 2009



Not today folks !!!

January 20, 2009


Do they make chains for bike tires ?

January 20, 2009


Up the mountain

January 20, 2009

Today I am going to post two blogs. Two for the price of one. It’s funny that when I first started this blog I couldn’t wait to post. As time goes on, I realize it takes time to do this. It adds excitement to your day thinking about what you are going to post on your blog. Some days are more exciting than others. Everyone should have a blog. You will find things to do just so you can write something of interest. Try it.

The pictures on my bike are going up Mt. Lemon. Several years ago when I was nursing another injury, my friend and I would go up to the ski lift parking lot twice a week. It sure seems like it was much easier then. Give me another week or so and I’ll be flying up.

Today is the first day since Jan 1, 2009 my leg is feeling much better. It is tempting to try running a little, but my gut feeling is to wait a while longer. Always go with the gut feeling. It is never wrong. OK OK I’ll wait.

The other pictures are from yesterday. My wife Joni and I went to the Santa Rita Mountains with our friends Casey and Laurie Justen to go 4 wheeling. We had an absolute blast. A day off does the soul good. The weather was spectacular.

Saying of the day – “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital” (Joe Paterno)

Oasis in the desert

January 16, 2009


Is the money still in the cave ?

January 16, 2009


On a ride in the country

January 16, 2009



January 16, 2009

Hello everyone – 2009 is starting out with a challenge. This injury is not healing up at all. Fortunately I am able to bike without aggravating it any further, so it seems. To be ready for the 100 mile run I can actually be ready with 6 months of serious training. The event is Aug 22, so right now there is still plenty of time. Not having an injury for several years it is frustrating to say the least.

Like I said the other day it could be worse. Not being able to do anything would be unbearable. I am a true adrenaline junkie. So the bike is going to have to do. I will enjoy it and push it hard.

Saying of the day – “Permanence, perseverence, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
(Thomas Carlyle)

Frogs come out after the rain

January 13, 2009


Saguaro Nat’l. Park

January 13, 2009