Where have all those months gone??
This weekend I had a couple of key training sessions, not to mention a ton of fun doing them. Saturday I had a hills session on the bike. Big gear, 100% of time in the saddle, stroking going up and coasting going down. Can you say - BURN!!! It's 2 days later and I can still feel the burn from that one.
Then Saturday afternoon I swam in the lake to practice sighting. I only swam for about 10 minutes before I became paranoid of all the boats speeding past nearby. I hate the underwater sound of a boat engine - from the moment you hear it until it sounds like it is right on you happens so fast, I thought a couple times I was certainly about to be propeller turbulence. So I cut the swim short. But I was rather satisfied with my sighting and direction for the short time I worked on it.
During my bike ride Saturday I met another biker Brock who lives full-time at Willow Point at the lake. He recommended to me a nearby trail if ever I have my mountain bike with me. Well, no mountain bike this weekend; but, I figured if it was good for a mountain bike, it probably is good for running shoes!
So Sunday I set off to find this trail and it turned out to be incredible. Up and down hills on old fire road with a few creek crossings and noone - no one - else on the trail for the 10 miles I travelled. Sweet! For any locals that might be reading you can find this gem by turning off Hwy 63 onto Willow Point Cutoff Rd (about halfway between US280 and Kowaliga Marina), and then the trail is a half mile on your left and marked by several boulders at the trail head. I highly recommend it.
Little man Aidan and I got mohawks over the weekend. We snapped some pics to document it, but mine will be shaved off before I go back to work tonight - I don't think a mohawk is considered a physicianly cut... But Aidan gets to keep his for awhile - lucky guy...