Friday, July 15, 2011

new race

I just signed up for a new race. It's just a half marathon but I couldn't resist it. It's the Holiday Half Marathon and it's December 11th.

At the race check in you get bells to put in your shoes and throughout the race there are carolers (every 2 miles). It's only a few miles away from where I live so I can get there easily and since I was one of the first 200 to sign up for it I get a race hoodie instead of just a regular t-shirt. Hurray!

It will also help keep me inspired to run which is pretty important. I also, have my eye out for any good Marathons that might come at the end of October or beginning of November but haven't decided on one yet. I've been thinking about races quite a bit recently. Now I've got to get my head back in the work game as my work week is starting.

All the best.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Second Bike

I was thinking today, about how it is that as we progress, monetarily, we frequently begin a search for another vehicle. The type of vehicle seems to vary depending on which economic level you occupy but the trend still seems to exist.

For instance. A fairly wealthy family might buy a boat or another more recreational vehicle, a middle class family might buy themselves another car to make the commute to work more manageable, my roommate, who has a salaried job, bought a motorcycle a few months ago, and I just bought a 2nd bike. Granted: this bike was only a $15 investment and it is off the hook awesome but the sign is still there. I'm making a stead income.

It's a pretty small bike. Check out those handlebars and that seat.

Another view

Yes, today after I got off of work, I received a text from my friend Dan that his room mate was selling his awesome bike. In the past few weeks I've had the chance to test ride this bike a few times and have totally fallen in love. This beauty has coaster brakes, a banana seat and those awesome drop down, cruisin' handlebars. I feel as though I've made a good investment. I can't wait to ride it around on my day off tomorrow. I think that I'll ride it over to the restore for my first longer ride.

Anyways, I thought you all deserved a more exciting post than usual since it had been a while since my last update. Here you have it.