Wednesday, June 24, 2009
While I was running around for work today, I went to 2 new places. Both of them had spiral staircases. What are the odds of that?
When I grow up- I'm going to have one in my home. It might just lead to nowhere!
Just thought I'd share.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here are some pics of the special day!
Graduation morning! Kenz was so excited to wear this outfit. She picked it out for herself.
Shayna and Kenz, after Graduation.
Our family, after graduation.
Before leaving the school, we stopped to see Dana
From there, we went to lunch to celebrate. Kevin and Jack enjoyed some 'nuggles while we waited for our food.
The Jack-Man in the traditional "Barcomb Family Birthday Hat"
It was a fantastic day for all of us.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Now I'm psyched for summer- I'm ready for Kevin to be done with the school year so that I can run in the morning before work! Time to pick the next race.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The race is to benefit an area family who's little girl has Leukemia. All of the proceeds go to Ava's family. The entry fee is higher than anything I usually consider, but supporting this family is worth it.
There are lots of area races, so I choose which ones I'll participate in by 3 criteria: What is the cause I'm running for? What is the entry fee? and what is the actual course?
If there are 2 races close together that are appealing, then I resort to my tie-breaking question: "Who has the cooler race t-shirt?"
I'm curious, if you are a runner/triathlete, how do you choose your events?
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I did the same route today, that I did on May 15. It's the Krumkill to Route 306 out and back route. Here are a few comparisons between the two rides.
On that day I did it in 1 hour 44 seconds with an average pace of 13.39. Today I did it in 56:04- which is an average pace or 14.50. My fastest speed today was 30mph! Downhill, that feels pretty darn fast.
There were 3 highlights on this ride today!
First- On the long Krumkill hill, I never had to granny gear it! Middle ring the whole hill!! This hill is .6 miles. I have no idea what the grade is, but it's fairly steep.
Second- I took 4 minutes and 40 seconds off my overall time!! That's a significant amount of time on a short ride.
Third- I MADE IT UP THAT STEEP LITTLE HILL ON THE RIDE HOME!! I've never made it up that hill without stopping/walking!! I think I could've done it faster, but I was being a little conservative, with the goal being to just get up it!!
I love having a road bike!!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I found my new bike!
Last week I came to the conclusion that The Bea was definatley not the right size for me, and it was time to let her go. She found a new home last Friday night, with a young guy who's been riding his Dad's 1973 Schwinn something. He even liked her name! So, I was sad to see her go, but I think she's being ridden now.
Then, I sold CLick at a garage sale on Saturday. And my ancient Ovation Accoustic guitar at the same garage sale. And a bunch of other ridiculous cra...I mean products that other people desperately needed andwill love dearly.
And, I had enough for some serious bike shopping. I almost bought a Bianchi from CL, but my gut told me to hold off. Then, I almost went for a Trek 1000. Again, my gut said "wait". Both were very nice bikes, but they were showing their age.
So I waited, and hit a few bike shops during my lunch breaks every day this week, to try out some brands and sizes. Tonight I picked up a 2005 Fuji Bordeaux! Here she is... (with the awesome Mack-Attack helping me out!)
At 19.5 lbs, she's very light and fast. I have to get used to the shifting system, but that's okay. The shifting is smooth. It's a great fit, and the woman who owned her was the same height/ general size as me.
The best part is, it didn't wipe out my whole budget! So I still have (a little) spending money for my trip to TX in a couple of weeks!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Admittedly, I may be a bit biased... Tell me what you think. Or better yet, leave a comment for NP Diva, since she caught it on tape.