Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Thank You & Irene

First off, I want to say thank you to you guys for helping me out of my funk the other day when the my bike tour got postponed and all messed up by the now raging tempertantrum that Mother Nature is currently having along the U.S. east coast. 

Erika - yes, I did laugh though it did take me a minute to get it. 

Coy - I would sign up for a hurricane triathlon!

Amanda - Your LB stories make me look forward so much to having kids of my own 
(though I'm in no hurry!!).  
Oh, and I surfed in Hurricane Earl last summer, so I'll stay out of your argument with the hubs.  
haha  =P

It took me a few hours, but I accepted that it was what it was and calmed down.  I also came up with something that I think will suffice for me as a replacement for the tour.  I am going to go on my OWN solo bike tour.

MS Bike Tour de Kurt

My employer is the lead sponsor for this bike tour.  My employer also has six different gym locations in the central CT area.  I got to thinking and started mapping out the route to different locations.  In the end, my goal is to visit all six different locations in one day by bike.  The total distance as a single loop is 105 miles.

This would not only give me the opportunity to still ride a new distance PR, but I'd still get to do a bike tour and consider it my own personal MS tour replacement; a solo MS bike tour.  I would also get to see the three locations I haven't seen yet. 

The only issue I am leaving up in the air thus far is the date.  Irene hits CT late tonight and the weather continues into tomorrow.  I'd like to head out tomorrow and ride on the same date as the original tour, but it will depend on the wind factor.  If I don't make it out tomorrow, Tuesday is my wind-date.

But those who know me know that I will wake up tomorrow with a pure goal of heading out despite any the conditions.  Here's to health, happiness, and testing your limits!


P.S.  I went grocery shopping today and this is what the entire bottled water aisle looked like...

It's a mad house.  Reminds me of Y2K.

I guess it's better to be prepared than stuck without water.  Our electric company has already put out warnings that power may be out for up to a week.  All electronics are currently plugged in and charging up!  Maybe we'll have a week of candles, raw food diets, and board games...


1.  (For those dealing with Irene,) What are your plans for the weekend?

2.  (For those NOT dealing with Irene,) What are your plans for the weekend?
Didn't see that coming, did you?

3.  Do you remember any good stories from natural disaster or Y2K preparations that you've been through?
My mother bought a ton of powdered milk for Y2K and I HATED it.  I still remember the distinct aftertaste of taco seasoning.  I kid you not, I tasted taco seasoning.  

Stay fit.  Stay healthy.  Stay safe.  


ajh said...

I cannot believe that store shelf. I haven't done a lot of preparing. I hope it isn't as bad as they say. I am planning to NOT run tomorrow or bike due to weather. I am hoping to go into work but it will also depend on the weather. I am really hoping BIG TIME that we don't lose electricity. It makes me very grumpy. I guess I'll go power up my phone. Good reminder.

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Ah...yes, your own little clone buddy...I hope you are still blogging then. =) And I will NOT tell the hubs about your questionable decision to surf Earl. Tsk tsk tsk...

And DANG look at that photo of the store! It is ridiculous!!! I remember in Y2K I was partying on New Year's like it was 1999! HA! The local radio station played that one song on repeat ALL NIGHT long. I figured as long as it was still playing we would be A-Ok.

Your bike tour looks AMAZNG!!! Good luck with it!!

Matthew Smith said...

That's amazing about the stores up there. I'm glad you're ok. That 105 mile loop looks like a sweet ride.