It is so great to see that many of you have signed up for the OKTOBERFAST Challenge. I hope that it encourages you to get some great results this month.
It is already working for me. This will be brief, but I drove my truck to the local repair shop to get some maintenance work done on it. I took my son and our two bikes with us and we rode back home (3.5 miles).
By the way, this was my younger son, who is 9-years-old. He is resigned to the fact that he won't be joining his soon-to-be 12-year-old brother with me on the 40 mile route of El Tour de Tucson. He'll be doing the 6-mile fun ride. But he did do a 5K walk/run with me last summer and may do another before the end of the year. The little man is fast! Until now, he was nicknamed "CuppaJoe". Today, he said that he wanted to change his nickname on this blog to "Little Clyde" How cool is that?
We got home right before it started raining and a storm warning was issued. Needing to get more miles in, I actually dragged out my "cyclops", or Cycle Ops Fluid 2 trainer. I bought this pricey baby on eBay last year (because I was advised that cheaper models wouldn't hold my weight). I hated it last fall and winter because it was so uncomfortable. Tonight, I got on for the first time in maybe 10 months (at a much lower weight!). It rocked. I stayed on for about 45 minutes at an estimated 16 mph pace. So, that was another 12 miles today.
I also did a very slow 5K walk/run last night. Embarrasingly slow, but at least I got it in.
Mrs. Clyde was attending to a family friend for much of the day and we all did some prep work for Samson's birthday party tomorrow. Our boy is turning 12! This morning, he went to a paintball park with some friends. It was his first time and he was concerned about the pain (we Clydes try to avoid pain at all costs). Near the end of their three-hour battle, we received this text "I have the 2nd best bruise, besides Travis, who is bleeding!" I told him that bleeding is a sign of weakness, so his bruise is #1 in my book! What a tough guy!