Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Well, summer is over and I am back in school. In some ways it is good because now I have stuff to do all day, on the other hand it sucks because I have a lot of non-school stuff to do right now. My car is sitting up on blocks with the front bumper removed waiting for me to replace the timing belt, I need to get a house, and I would like to keep training but that isn't going to happen. Fortunately the racing season is over and I can just ride aroud through the trees and enjoy the raging forest fire that has engulfed my trails. On the plus side, my parents house is still standing so I have a place to live. Haha, this guy infront of me is playing Age of Empires (a computer game for those of you who are not nerds) I am in Psycology right now, but it is just introduction and because I took this class last semester I know it. I know, if you failed last time maybe you should pay attention, but I had an A going into the final. I skipped the final to go race the world cups in europe and since I am not a steroid ridden football player, I couldn't make it up; thus why I am taking it again. Yay school!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Last Saturday I decided that I could handle a 45 minute effort, so I raced the Snowbird Hill Climb. I am glad that I did because I felt much better than I have in a long time. I love that climb and to have a race up it is just perfect for me. Sayoko is back in town for school, so she was there for extra motivation. I needed that to beat Norm. There is only one thing about that race that I really don't understand and that is the awards. This year the winner of the pro race got exactly the same thing as the winner of the cat. 5s. WTF? Oh well, Rob is happy. On a side note, if you know Cameron Hoffman could you please tell him to upgrade Rob Squire to a cat 3? It is crazy to make a kid who was 23rd at world championships, is the current US National Champion, and is ranked #1 in the nation race cat 5s. Even if it is on the mountain bike. It isn't fair to the other cat 5s, plus it is a waste of his time. OK I'm done ranting and am off topic. So because I felt better after Snowbird I decided to go on a five hour MTB ride to try and get myself back in shape for the Brianhead national. I felt dead after about an hour. I feel like I have finally won the battle against my illness, but now I have to heal my wounded and repair my infrastructure. I don't think that all the necessary repairs will be finished by Brianhead, however I should be back come cross season. Maybe I will go try and set a record up Clarks, that's right Bart. I'm coming.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I am finally home. It has taken a very long time, but finally I can breathe the fresh thin mountain air. I also was able to go by the doctors again and get a new round of antibiotics. I hope I will be healthy before ski season. I don't have a picture of my house not from the winter and I don't want to walk outside, so that is why my house is covered in snow.