aaahhhh, it feels good to be blogging again. i feel so guilty when i take too many days off; i don't know why? it makes me feel so out of touch.
anyway, let's rewind back to friday. i'm all about tgif and usually count down the seconds for the work day to end and start getting my weekend on. i look so forward to the weekend rides and that helps get me thru the work week. so friday i got home around 6:30pm, i'm chilling out, waiting for the j-man to call me around 7 (when he gets off from work). yay, the phone rings, it's the j-man (yes, i still get excited when he calls me after all these years) and the first thing he says is, "you aren't going to believe this." i'm thinking, he got laid off but no, someone stole the catalytic converter off of his truck. better said, someone cut it off. for those of you who don't know what that is, here is a picture of one:
harley davidson motorcycle!! it will make you crap your pants because you are not expecting that at all. apparently, this is the thing to steal off cars to make a quick buck. salvage yards will pay about $50 a piece for these cat converter's and then they melt them down and extract the metal inside. many of these cat converter's have platinum and 2 other metals inside of them and the salvage yard can make about $6000 per ounce of platinum. these thieves are scum!
Caratunk Girl to help me out so we both put the Old Caratunk Curse on these thieves. she did her version(click on her link to read her version) and here's the one i said:
ok, on to bigger and better things. i had a good swim and bike yesterday and a great run this morning (7.5 miles before work).
when i left work last night it was like a monsoon and the lightning was absolutely incredible but really scary too. i made it home safely thank goddess and reaped the benefits this morning as it was not nearly as hot or humid. i'm very happy with my training up to this point. i'm following the iron distance schedule on BT. there are several others who are following it as well and they are getting ready to do IMCDA this weekend. i can't wait to get their feedback on it. i like the schedule so far but have tweaked things here and there to fit my needs and level. if no rain tonight, i'll be biking.
in other news, welcome to some new readers. i enjoy reading all the comments and following your blogs. i've added a sidebar (finally!) for current giveaways around the blogosphere and will do my best to keep that up to date. lots of cool stuff out there to win so go check em' out!
much love and peace out!