Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last Day of April

Cold, rainy, wet, foggy. It's appropriate. I'm waiting for May to pop open like a cherry blossom tomorrow. Think it'll happen?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Freya got spayed. I was a wreck. She, however, was fine and is already, two days later, feeling frisky.

Ironman WAS cold and wet

It was cold and rained pretty much all day. Thunder and lightning rolled around the sky as we pedaled out of Jordan, but that subsided and simply drizzled or poured the rest of the ride. I weighed my clothes when I got home (a big wet garbage bag), and I was riding with twelve pounds of water-loggedness.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday yesterday, William Shakespeare!

Ironman on Sunday may be bleak and cold

100 mile ride on Sunday with impending cold and wet weather. Doesn't sound fun. I may ride the shorter distance--62 miles. I don't feel like turning into a chunk of ice before the end of April. Last year we did. But the Ironman means 100 miles to me. We'll see.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


IRONMAN Bike Ride is a week from today. I got in a 69-mile ride with Rachael, David, and Bill yesterday. Felt great, good ride to New Ulm and back. Hopefully it won't snow next weekend!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


I'm wearing flip-flops! And the sun is shining! Chasing AllieCat is GOING TO GET PUBLISHED by FLUX in 2011!!

I can't believe it. I've been working on this book for five years. I am the poster child for perseverance and determination. Actually, I was thinking about throwing in the towel and taking up knitting, but now it's going to happen. I was wondering if it was a fluke that I got a book published, but now I feel affirmed like yup, I guess I really am a writer. Another boon to this book getting in print is that it's a book about biking, so to promote it, I HAVE to be in great biking shape so I look like a cyclist. So part of my promotional plan is to ride my bike a lot. LOL. Doesn't get much better than that, does it?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The pope and the church...

So, the death toll after the Italian earthquake is well over 1000. I saw this in one news article:
In a letter to the archbishop of L’Aquila, the Vatican secretary of state, Tarcisio Bertone, wrote that Pope Benedict XVI was praying “for the victims, in particular for children.”

Isn't that nice, though? Excuse my cynicism, but there's somebody who's got power to do some real good, and he issues an edict that he's praying. Thank you very much.