Monday, November 05, 2007

a normal weekend?

I could get used to this. The weekend was fun and relaxing. I drank plenty, ate pretty much whatever I wanted (more french fries!), and just didn't feel rushed to have to get in any workouts.

I did do some exercising. On Saturday morning I headed out from my house to ride the Swami's loop and see what kind of damage the fires had done. Once I got out to Del Dios Highway and Lake Hodges it was pretty apparent how bad the fires were. The land on both sides of the road were charred. It was nuts. Here's some photos from out on the ride:

After the ride I headed up to LA to spend some time with my sister and nephew. It had been months since I ahd been up there and it was good to get out of town without there being anything to do with racing or training. W ate at one my favorite spots, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. I chowed down some killer BBQ chicken, french fries, and washed it all down with some Makers Mark. Good times. After dinner we headed to The Groundlings theater of hilarious show.

I headed home early Sunday morning to get home in time for the Chargers game... what a disappointment, but the Pats vs. Colts game made up for it. Later on in the afternoon I headed up to the 24 hour fitness to hit some weights. Last year I waited too long to get into the weight room and by the time I did I was in full-on training mode for the Cali 70.3. Not this year.

I am going to try to get in the weight room quite a bit over the next month before I really start back with the swim, bike, and run. I enjoy lifting weights and it's a nice change... and it will help offset all the drinking and eating that is, and will continue to go on.

Last night was Monday night football and I was looking forward to coming home, relaxing on the couch, having a couple of beers. I was stoked when my friend Aaron, who I grew up with and played in bands while living in virginia, decided to head up from La Mesa. It's been way too long since we have hung... I think last offseason.

As if things couldn't get any better... Beth cooked us a killer dinner with a little assist from Aaron (he is a killer chef and has worked at some big restaurants on the east coast) on the Tuna Steaks.

Artichoke soup (made from scratch by beth):

main course: tuna steak, mango salsa, and sweet potato fries.

a work in progress.

Cheers to the offseason!

snack attack... monday grocery shopping.


Benson said...

Holy crap dude, you're taking this off season stuff seriously.
Good food.

I told you that you were my hero right?

Cliff Tam said...

Enjoy your time off...more junk food :)

moonpie said...

Wow...I get hungry everytime I check your blog bro!

kt said...

Nice, I think that you have the off season stuff figured out. Although I have to tell you that the thought of Doritos, Reeses, and beer together really makes my stomach hurt!