YTD I’ve had a little trouble getting going in the training arena. A certain someone who shall remain namelesshas suggested I need to HTFU and I am trying – I really am.
I have whined about “the cold” and I put that in quotes in deference to you poor, poor people living in the mid-west. My god it’s cold where you live. I have suggested that running in 40 degree weather is just not acceptable and I have simply refused to do it. I almost hate to post this but out here it was gorgeous this weekend – so beautiful. And let me tell you – it is so much easier to HTFU when the sun is shining and the road beckons than it is when the wind blows icy cold and freezes the lining of your lungs.
Saturday I went on a 50 mile bike ride and it was fantastico! I was in leg warmers and arm warmers and a windbreaker and gloves but I was not cold – I was happy. It wasn’t exactly the ride of champions – we stopped halfway through and had coffee and muffins and chatted for a while but be that as it may I rode 50 miles. After I got back I mowed the lawn, weeded and cleaned up this and that outside. I was outside all day long. The evening was uneventful but that was okay because I fell asleep on the couch at about 8:30. What a party girl! I really do need to HTFU and get a social life but that’s another story.
Today I was going to go on another ride and climb up Mt. Diablo but I decided my hind quarters took all the beating they could take on Saturday so I just ran 3 miles, instead. I guess that means I am only part of the way to HingTFU but I’m making progress. I just have to keep this guy in my head to keep up the momentum.
(warning – not work or child friendly – but funny)
1). FU to the music industry for turning our sweet little Carrie Underpants into a BS ho-bag look alike. Ick
2). Tina! – Welcome to middle age. You’re still the bomb.
3). Kanye – can I just tell you how much I hate your song Stronger? Disgusting. I thought you were supposed to be Mr. Clean. The song to your Mama was sweet and shaving Mama into your hair was…touching but that doesn’t give you a hall pass on that nasty song. Sorry.
4). Foo Fighters – ROCK ON!
and that’s all she wrote because it’s bed time.
Bedtime!!!! HTFU …. almost considered you an Aussie for a minute there
It’s all relative. Weather is definitely one of those things so don’t feel too bad griping about it.
now when you write that you rode 50 miles…i have a VAGUE inkling of just how far that is… i’d say you’re well on your way to HingTFU!
This morning it was 5F here.
GAWD, the Foo Fighters were awesome! They keep getting better and better. I could have done without the orchestral interlude, though. I wonder if those classicaql musicians ever pull their hair out knowing how popular the rock stars are.
oooh, and eric bana played chopper reid (sp?) in a movie. he’s dreamy.
now you have to get ‘havin a sook’ and ‘sooky’ into your vocabulary.
When you’re such a hard ass that you do back to back long bike days, grasshopper, you’ll know you have truly H’d the F Up.
I am cornfused…. HTFU??
P.S. I did NOT download Stronger… and I do NOT love that song… and I was not trying to figure out a way to use it on my playlist for InCycle without offending people… I was NOT… pinky swear. 😀
I can’t stand Carrie Underwood…she’s forgotten she’s from a little town who-knows-where and is now a royal priss. Boo.
And who could look as good as Tina at that age in skin tight silver????
Glad you got out for a fun ride…it has been gorgeous here and I’ve finally been running…I needed it