Thursday, June 28, 2007

My Dearest Coffee,

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

With apologies to Mr. Shakespeare of course; what would I do without you? Just when I think I can't get through another morning without drifting off into dreams, you wake me up and warm my heart. Just one cup, and I am armed and ready for the battle of the work day. For everything, there is a time and place. And you, my friend, have your time and place with me at 8:00 a.m. each morning. Now and forever. I appreciate you more than you know.

Your friend,

The alarm went off 4:45. I got up at 5:00, which is when I should have been walking out the door. I walked out the door at 5:10, and made it to the trails by 5:30 just in front of Holly. Kelly, however, was ready and waiting. The minute I saw him there I knew I'd better wake up fast. This wouldn't be a little jaunt through the woods with him. And it wasn't. I couldn't keep up with him, but I tried. Within 2 minutes of taking off, I was gasping for air and my legs were on fire. We went 9.07 miles in 1hr 11 minutes, with ride time being 1hr 2 minutes. That seems slow, but these trails are seriously twisty and tight for the most part. I don't think I could have gone any faster if the devil was chasing me. What a workout! I need more rhythm, though. I am too herky-jerky around tight turns.


TJ said...

sounds like a fun session.
i hear ya on the coffee...just finished a cup....ahhhhhh!

Michele said...

this post really makes me want to go buy a mountain bike. "Within 2 minutes of taking off, I was gasping for air and my legs were on fire." sign me up!!!!

Joe said...

Haha! Being an IT professional, I rely on coffee a lot! Coffee is the perfect companion. It's always there for you when you need. It's low maintenance. It never talks back. It never complains. O coffee, I do love thee!

Tri-Dummy said...

Coffee is my crack. Not playin. I be luvin me some coffee.

Phil said...

It's amazing how well you can do when you're running with someone. Great morning run.

Benson said...

Ah yes, crosstraining rocks! who needs coffee when your "legs are on fire"? fuel the passion with whatever works. fill 'er up!

qcmier said...

That trail looks beautiful. Maybe not so much though if you're gasping for air.