Monday, Jan 11th, 2010:
Wanted to have an easy day, so went on an rather uninspired 45 min. run before noon and basically just relaxed the rest of the day. Brett's working everyday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., except Wednesdays and Sundays and Jenny is trying to log some base miles and listening to her body if she starts feeling too tired. I wish I could do the same, but it's hard to keep the mileage down when you have all day and the weather is brilliant outside. I saunter over to Trader Joe's for food and then read a little bit at Bookmans, where you can sit in comfortable chairs and read books and magazines for free. I don't have a camera for the moment, but I've borrowed Jennys for a few gallery shots.
Tuesday, Jan 12th, 2010:
Hill ride with SWHC and some easy spinning up around Rancho Vistoso afterwards; 125 km/4.40 hrs. American television is really awful and I have absolutely no urge to turn on the TV and luckily my roomies seems to feel the same way so it's pretty quiet in the evenings and usually we're all sleeping at 9-10 p.m.!!! As Brett says:" Early in, early out", so he gets out of bed at 6 a.m., eats his cereals, rests for a while and then go for a morning run. He managed to get lost the other day, which takes quite some effort regarding the grid system over here! The other morning a pretty mean coyote stared him down...
Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2010:
Went trail running with Brett in the morning and went out for lunch afterwards. I had my favorite: The Overstuffed burrito at La Salsa; a huge meal for 5 USD. I've set up a Skype account and try and juggle the time difference and getting in contact with Katrine and Peter on a daily basis. I've even talked to Mom and she seems to be doing just great and she doesn't complain about the weather, which we totally understandable, considering the unusually long lasting snow and cold over there in Denmark. It's pretty sweet to read all the complaints on Facebook, but hey it's a free country, so why not do like this guy: http://mortenogemil.blogspot.com/. Escape the Scandinavian Fimbul winter and enjoy running at altitude in sunny and warm South Africa.
Speaking of South Africa, then it's well worth the time, as always, reading Tucker and Dugas post on weight maintenance: http://www.sportsscientists.com/