Training I Guess

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This past week has been kind of wacky. I’ve hardly ridden at all this week. A couple 40 mile rides and not much else. So I’m going to hang around Topeka and train some. There was a criterium in Springfield Missouri that I raced last year, but I need the miles more than the intensity. It is supposed to be pretty cool temperture-wise, so that is nice.
So, I’m going to get on my bike a ride for a few hours today and tomorrow.

It doesn’t seem like I accomplished hardly anything this past week. I’m not sure why that was. I guess it is because I didn’t get back here to ride until Tuesday, so it was a shortened week. At least that is the excuse I’m using.

This morning was short. I like listening to public radio on Saturday mornings and since San Sebastian was today, that was a bonus. Our outdoor cat, Fritz, came in to pay us a visit and eat. Mainly to eat. Fritz is in charge of keeping the realm clear of all other cats in the neighborhood. Thus, he is pretty beat up most of the time. He came in this morning with a big gash on his neck.

It was going to be an all day affair taking him to the emergency vet. Plus, he’d just eaten, so they would have had to keep him overnight to put him asleep on a empty stomach, so I decided to do it myself. As a word of advise, I can’t say it is the smartest thing to try to stitch up a cat normally, but Fritz is special. He had an issue, I’m not exactly sure what, but when he gets scared, he just lays over and stays relatively still. So, out of all the cats we have, Fritz is most likely the only one I could do this to.

Anyway, Stacie’s medical bag gift came into good use. I had to use two different sets of sutures. I picked too big a needle to begin with. Cat skin is super thin. It worked out pretty well. Fritz wasn’t too big on my trying to shave the area, but other than that, he was good. I kept tying his whiskers into the knots, which was annoying. He might not make an appearance for a few days now. He likes it when Trudi is around, so he comes in way more often. Maybe that will be the case here.

Okay, it is sort of drizzly out now. I guess that is okay. Better than 105 like last year.

Poor baby.

Poor baby.

It wasn't perfect, but it will do.

It wasn’t perfect, but it will do.

Trudi and Bromont resting in the shade after an afternnon walk.

Trudi and Bromont resting in the shade after an afternnon walk.

It is so dry here, the river is more sand than water and the trees on the sand bars are nearly forests.

The ground is cracking because of the lack of rain.

The crack went so deep, I took a close up of it, with a flash, to see how deep.   I got a photo of a grasshopper trying to stay cool I guess.

The crack went so deep, I took a close up of it, with a flash, to see how deep. I got a photo of a grasshopper trying to stay cool I guess.

I bought this and thinks it's misleading.  It says 100% juice, cranberry and pomegranate.  But in small print after that it says flavor.  When you look at the ingredients, it is mainly apple and grape concentrate.  That is just wrong.

I bought this and thinks it’s misleading. It says 100% juice, cranberry and pomegranate. But in small print after that it says flavor. When you look at the ingredients, it is mainly apple and grape concentrate. That is just wrong.

10 thoughts on “Training I Guess

  1. Brian Murphy

    Take it back to the store for a refund. If they have to restock it often enough they will complain to the distributor and maybe ban it from the store.

     
  2. Spencer

    @channel_zero I found that piece quite depressing as well. It was a bizzare too say the least. It seems that the American governing bodies are so much more lenient towards PEDs than say Germany, where you are easentailly blocked from memory after a single positive.

     
  3. Bernd Faust

    True. In Germany it is hard to come back after a positive. The media is sometimes a bit to rough, like they are to lenient here or say in Spain. in Jamaika : what are drugs?
    the key issue is clear: it’s no longer 10 or 12 year old girls they juiced up inEast- Germany while the kid or the parent had no idea what was going on (kids where already away from home in “trainigcamps-boardingschools”. Todays athletes are adults, 18 and older , they know what they do, they are dirty to begin with and have no real remorse , exceot fake tears.
    Mit freundlichen Gruessen Bernd

     
  4. channel_zero

    At least in the U.S. there are several examples of young adults under 18YO being doped. Perhaps the most well known example is Marion Jones who admitted to an entire career of doping. Lance Armstrong and others doped as teens. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57565886-10391709/somethings-fishy-in-cycling-our-first-report/

    The common story of the “lone athlete doping” needs to make way for the sports federation enabling and even assisting doping.

    What’s worse is our laws in the U.S. protect Olympics sports federations. One guy, Thom Wiesel literally owns the cycling federation, so he and his assistant Steve Johnson have no worries about ever being fired or even litigated.

     

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