Chugging through Simpson's book on the Canadian health care system. So far I've wanted to get up and scream about it a few times. It's safe to say there is a head of steam building for a rant.
Even after a really, really light workout yesterday, I could feel it in my hip a little bit, and in my hams and calves as I walked to work this morning. Once I finish digesting supper I'll head downstairs and do some core and stretching. That kale stuff sure slows me down as I eat a huge Waldorf salad mutation.
I've been musing about races this year. I already see people have signed up for some. There are races that are sold out or nearly so. Yet somehow I do not feel the race love at the moment, not even for my nemesis, Chinook. My thought was to do some Olympic distance races this year, see if I could build some speed. Over the fall I was doing really well on the training. Then since early December I've been off the wagon. I needed a bit of a mental break, and then came Christmas and a trip to /Vancouver. Then I got sick and I'm still struggling out of it. Not having any races to train for is enormously reassuring at the moment, still, I'm wondering if I really ought to get off my butt and sign up. Get over over the DNS of my last race. Start to focus.
(What's that wine saying? And the cookie chorus, isn't that a new orchestration? Plus the cats are making it clear they consider my first duty after feeding them is to give them a lap.)
The only races for Oly distance in short driving distance of Calgary I know of are Chinook and Canmore. Is Banff still on? When, if so? Are there other good ones local? When is signup for Vulcan; or is it full already? I'd travel that far I guess. I know of one in May, and if the organizer is putting it on again, I'll be there.
In a teaser, I'm starting to build a three part blog. The titles will amuse you.
The sunset was pretty amazing tonight. These photos are untouched. No Snapseed, no filters, no nothing. Just an iPhone 4 pointed at the sky. Yes that's the moon in the first one; it looks much bigger in real life.