Hump Day Miscellany – of Men and Ironmen

There are men to write about.  Or perhaps I should say a man, a male and a word that includes ‘man’.

1).  NBC is airing the Kona Ironman World Championship race on December 13th at 2:30 EST.  Check your local listing for the broadcast in your area.  Here is a trailer if you  need one to get fired up about watching Ironman


2).  Last year I kept lamenting  heavy training because it kept me from doing other things like hiking and kayaking.  When Vineman was over I must admit I did not run off to the woods to hike.  This past Sunday I finally went hiking.  In fact, I went on a hike the Friday after Thanksgiving, too but that hike involved a bike ride first.  This hike was just a hike that was taken because hiking is awesome!  I went on both of these hikes with the Good Doctor.

The Dispea Trail

The Dispea Trail

View of Mt. Diablo from Mt. Tam

View of Mt. Diablo from Mt. Tam

A stream along the Dispea

The Good Doctor has  much nicer camera than me.  He did take a picture of the 2 of us but it has exposure problems so I don’t have it to share.

3).  The reason the Good Doc and I have spent so much time together lately is because we are housemates.  That’s right – he lives at my house.  He lives downstairs and I live upstairs and it’s a great arrangement because he needed housing and I need money so he pays rent and when it’s time for an early morning ride and either of us fails to get up the other one can just bang on the door and get the sleepy one up.  Perfect.

4).  The other male in my life is this guy:

Mr. Dog

Mr. Dog


Mr. Dog and the Good Doctor came as a package deal and I couldn’t be happier.  I was needing a dog but can’t afford one so once again we have a  match made in heaven.


5).  I bailed on my ride this morning because it was foggy and gross.  Now it is getting sunny so I feel a need to go ride the mountain.  If it is good enough for Macca then it’s good enough for me.  If only I knew he was up there the other day.  Oh well!

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14 Responses to Hump Day Miscellany – of Men and Ironmen

  1. Molly says:

    1 – *sniff* Like I NEEDED to be any more fired up about IM already LOL
    2 – Congrats on the housemate and built-in training partner
    3 – You didn’t know Macca was up there? You need to friend him on Facebook – I think he posted on his status that he was heading up there to ride.

  2. Spokane Al says:

    Mr. Dog is absolutely magnificant looking.

  3. jeanne says:

    good grief you’ve been busy! now you’re cohabitating! that’s what i call burying the lede!

    it’s too cold to ride anymore, without buying an entire new wardrobe. i envy you.

  4. 21st century sister says:

    Mr. Dog is beautiful! What a nice treat to have a dog in the house..

  5. runner susan says:

    okay, okay. I need more details about the good doctor. Housemates? sure, but where’s the meaningless sex?

  6. Mr. Dog is *adorable* and dignified, all at once. Like only a handsome dog can be.

    also, I can almost always be convinced to go for a Marin hike on weekends (whereby “be convinced” I mean I’ll likely bound out the door to meet you). just in case you need an alternate hiking companion…

  7. fe-lady says:

    I think Mr. DOCTOR is pretty magnificent looking…plus the dog can’t ride a bike (altho I DO love poochies, I would go with the Dr.!)

    Funny how December is hiking month!
    Pretty places!

  8. Jen says:

    How nice that you now have a housemate and a beautiful dog buddy! Does Mr. Dog go hiking with you guys? How fun. 🙂

  9. Duane says:

    Great pics, glad your roommates are working out, looks like a great thing!

  10. Tammy says:

    Whoa! SWEET new site!! Yea, I know, it’s probably a year old or something, but I like to wait until final’s study time to visit blogs 🙂 Congrats on the awesome new housemates.

  11. I might come over and steal Mr. Dog. How adorable is he?

  12. Black Knight says:

    Will Mr. Dog become your next running mate?

  13. iliketoast says:

    I think Mr Dog has the killer Ironman look.

  14. Julie says:

    A man and his dog. Perfect package.

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