The new house is coming along nicely, which has meant training and nutrition have been easier. The majority of the painting is complete, and the bedroom and kitchen are totally finished. I've been on a plumbing streak lately - fixed the dishwasher, disposal, and washer. I did ruin the bathroom sink. 3 out of 4 ain't bad. I've been enjoying having a "home" and I just bought a beater bike for commuting to the store and sometimes to work. We are 1 mile door to door from the local Trader Joe's and bike lanes the whole way makes going car free even easier.
I've always been jealous of the posts that talk about sweet trails "out my backdoor". Bloggers in California and Colorado are particularly notorious for this. Well, I'm considering 6 miles "out my back door" and now have an early morning ride that is my perfect zen experience. Living 6 miles from South Mountain (the largest municipal park in the US) is sweet. The perfect morning: light breakfast, bike 6 miles with bike lanes to South Mtn., beautiful desert single track, ride back home, jump in the pool, grab some coffee and a breakfast burrito, back in the pool. I did this twice last week. Perfection.
I've got my eyes set on Tahoe in early October, but fall league for Ultimate Frisbee in Phoenix starts next week, so I'll have to work that into my schedule. I'm also considering the Phoenix Rock'n'Roll 1/2 marathon in January - so much for a relaxing off-season. Here's the latest training update.
Friday: 3 mile AM run
Saturday: 18 mile bike (6 on the road, 6 on the trail, 6 on the road home)**
Monday: 5 mile road ride (between painting/plumbing work)
Tuesday: AM swim 1,800m
Wednesday: 18 mile bike (6 on the road, 6 on the trail, 6 on the road home)**
Thursday: AM swim 1,600m
Friday: 3 mile AM run (the dog was looking extra cute this morning so she came with)
**Best morning routine ever