The week thus far has got off to a SLOW start in the “doing stuff” department. Seriously, I’ve seen slung poo crawl down a wall faster.
There was no “doing of stuff” at all on Monday. I think all I did was catch up on a few minor web deetz, make a trip to Sam’s Club to stock up on some bulk-type items, made dinner(s) and took B to practice at the bubble that evening.
On Tuesday, the weather continued to be blustery and a bit too witch-titty for my 46-year-old slackness and I had an appointment in the early afternoon, so I was content to head down to the Not So Stankment and get a 3 mile run/sprint/lumber in on the dreadmill as I continue to perfect the 12-ish minute mile. Nothing great but it felt good, I easily got a serious sweat on due to my girth and enjoyed listening to some live LCD Soundsystem in the process.
With 3 miles under my heaving muffin-top, I had no shame in frying up a couple Soiled Tuna Patties1 with Spicy Sriracha Dipping Sauce2. However, once I ate them I was right back to my normal levels of self-loathing and shame.
Since the weather is continuing to be a little too witch-tit cold for rolling the Boone, and not snow or icy enough for the Fatterson, I pulled the PrOcal down later in the afternoon and set up adding some Stan’s to its flat rear tire and getting it sealed up.
Due to the cold in the garage, and a lack of room I completed this task in the kitchen. Just as I was about to shoot some air into the tire I had a moment of clarity and decided this particular step would probably be best done in the garage. I did NOT want the job of cleaning multiple ounces of Stan’s goo from the lower level of our home in the event of a blow off. The tire seated up no problem, but I felt much more at ease having aired it up in a place a little more goo friendly.
I’m hoping over the next few days I can get some miles in on those tires. The PrOcal’s Q factor allows me to use my Lake winter cycling boots without fear of knocking the chainstays. Riding the Boone is nearly impossible with the Lake shoes. I suppose for the winter I could add some spacers or opt for some shoes like the 45NRTH Japanther or other cool weather/not frigid weather cycling shoe that may have a little less aggressive heel. But until then, using the PrOcal seems legit.
With this needless post out of the way, I need to start stuffing myself into my gear and get rolling, there’s a busy day ahead.
Note: The photos in this post were taken with my super old Canon s95. The s95 was my go-to camera for years until I discovered the joys of shooting with the mirrorless Fuji systems and Nikon DSLRs. I thought I’d dig it out for a bit. Probably post more about this on the Junk Miles Media site in the coming days.