i went, thanks to sprite

sprite rules. She convinced me to quit worrying about the bag (citing the example of a friend of ours who has lost her wallet numerous times in NYC, only to have it return fully intact every time) and go to the Polyphonic Spree show. So I did. Yes, I missed…

back from utah

I'm back. I left my bag (with all of my clothes, bike included, as well as some other stuff) in the cab. I know that cab company, but not the cab number. DC has no central dispatch for cabs, nor does Union Station (where I obtained the cab). I went…

on may 16….

As sprite posted on her blog, there's a meme going 'round. So, in a bout of needing to find a mental distraction from cleaning, here goes. The rules: You go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (only month & day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, 1…

workout log: 25 june 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Emigration Canyon, UT Distance: 20.2 miles (hilly) Duration: 1:20 Weather: sunny, 58-70 degrees Avg HR: 143 (max 171) Type: aerobic A quick, early morning ride up Emigration Canyon into a stiff headwind. Managed to ride the canyon in 29:55, regardless, so I'm definitely in shape to…

kitchen almost done!

I'm very close to having an accessible kitchen ready for mom - yes! And one quick contrast between DC and SLC: SLC has much better independent coffee houses than the District. They are plentiful, hold their own against Starbucks (i.e. they aren't run out of town by them), the prices…

just a quick vent

I need a vacation after all of this. The weather is so hot that it’s nigh-on-impossible to get anything done around the house. Aside from mom’s bedroom, the whole place is very, very warm. Even the little swamp coolers are proving somewhat useless to combat the heat. It’s supposed to…

workout log: 22 june 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Salt Lake City > Kaysville > Salt Lake City, UT Distance: 62.5 miles (one big hill at the beginning, otherwise flat) Duration: 1:28 Weather: sunny and warm, 83-86 degrees Avg HR: 139 (max 173) Type: aerobic A long ride on a hot day. The first bit…

yes, i’m still alive

Still in Utah, still writing from a local coffee emporium. Mom's recovery is going well, and the house cleaning is going along as well as it can. Mom is getting around well on crutches and she's getting more and more mobile every day. The house is also becoming more crutch-friendly…

workout log: 19 june 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Emigration Canyon, UT Distance: 24.2 miles (hilly) Duration: 1:28 Weather: sunny and warm, 83-86 degrees Avg HR: 147 (max 180) Type: aerobic Another ride from mom's house to the top of Emigration Canyon. I only did the single canyon because of time restrictions. And due to…

workout log: 17 june 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Emigration and East Canyons, UT Distance: 30.6 miles (hilly) Duration: 1:53 Weather: sunny, 70-76 degrees Avg HR: 146 (max 176) Type: aerobic A ride from my mom's house, up Emigration Canyon and part of the way up East Canyon. My time up Emigration Canyon (from the…