1.16.2011


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Today's planned workout: rest. Today's actual workout: Well, I took Thursday as my rest day, so I'm going to do Thursday's workout today instead - 8 miles. I'm pleased to annouce that, with the help of my step dad, I got my new bike trainer set up last night. It sits in the garage, facing the washer and dryer so I can prop my laptop there and watch movies while I ride. Good set up. It's obviously not as fun as cruising around the back roads of Oregon but it's a great alternative when the weather is crappy out and I feel super lucky to be able to work out at home. I did an hour on it last night (and watched "The Proposal" - perfect "watch while working out" movie) and am hoping to hop on it again today.

A hard truth, but a truth nonetheless. And the search for self respect continues: "We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” - Hunter S. Thompson

3 comments:

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

That Thompson quote is the best - you always find the greatest quotes!

taysa said...

Can I ask what trainer you have? I have been wanting one, though right now I only have a folding bike and I don't think they're made for as small of wheels as my bike has. In the future I want to get another bike (for touring) and would love to have a trainer at home to workout.

Shorty said...

Hey Taysa, this is the one I got (on the recommendation of a co-worker who is a big triathlete, and also bc its on awesome sale): http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_516721_-1_202053_10000_200416

So far it seems great, and it wasn't too complicated to put together.

Also I got this for the front tire (also at his recommendation): http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_172894_-1_201521_10000_200416