Exercising my demons

Framingham,MA 
Today
Sunny High 76FLow 61F
  • Temp: 77F
  • Hum: 47%
  • W: 7mph N
SUNDAY
Cloudy
High 83F
Low 69F
MONDAY
Light rain shower
High 86F
Low 67F
TUESDAY
Light rain shower
High 89F
Low 69F
WEDNESDAY
Sunny
High 88F
Low 64F

Saturday - August 11

Bike
  • 2h 09m 59s
  • 34.92 miles
  • 16.12 Mi/hr
9:00am - This morning I did an out-and-back route along Seneca Lake before we headed over to the track.  I forgot my sunglasses, but that did not prove to be an issue until just before I got back to the campground.  I was coming down a long, downhill section at about 35 mph when my eyes started watering.  Just ahead, I noticed what I thought was a small rock in the road.  I tried to veer away from it, but I clipped the edge of it instead.  It shot up and hit me in the foot, at which point I realized that it was a lug nut from a car wheel.  Wow, did that hurt!  :(

Friday - August 10

Sport
  • Walking
  • 20m

7:00am - I had planned on getting up and riding this morning, but it poured all night and I did not get much sleep from the noise of the rain on the roof of the tent.  There was still a light drizzle this morning, so I decided to skip the ride altogether.

9:00pm - Today we spent the afternoon doing wine tastings at a number of local wineries, then went to the track for tonight's Rolex Grand Am race.  Once we got there, I had to walk up to the part of the track where all the merchandise trailers are to pick up a scanner and pair of headphones that I had rented for the weekend.

Thursday - August 9

Run
  • 48m 23s
  • 3.37 miles
  • 14m 22s /Mi
7:00pm - Today I spent 6+ hours driving out to Watkins Glen, NY with a friend for the Rolex/NASCAR race weekend.  Once we got to campground, got set up and had dinner, I went out for a run.  The area is outrageously hilly, which was reflected in my pace.  At the start of the run, I discovered that the battery in my HRM belt had died, so there's no HR data.

Wednesday - August 8

Sport
  • Yard Work
  • 1h 00m

7:30am - Tomorrow morning I'm leaving for a 5-day camping trip to Watkins Glen, NY.  So, my time after work tonight is going to be spent finishing my laundry and then getting everything packed.  Weather permitting, I may take the girls over to the kids track meet, since tonight is the last meet of the summer.

5:00pm - When I got home from work it was steaming hot, so I decided that it would be unwise to take the girls up to the track meet.  They were a bit disappointed, but I did not want them overdoing it in the heat.  Also, it allowed me to get my lawn mowed before packing for my trip.

Tuesday - August 7

Sport
  • Volleyball
  • 2h 00m
8:00pm - Tonight was the last night of outdoor pick-up volleyball, so I wanted to go despite the humidity.  Thankfully, I had the good sense to bring one of my running tops to wear instead of a cotton t-shirt like everyone else. :)

Monday - August 6

Swim
  • 21m 44s
  • 1100.00 yards
  • 01m 59s /100 yards

1x100 (1:50)
1x900 (17:55)
1x100 (1:59)

9:30pm - Well, it was not a great workout, but at least I did get my a$$ off the couch and do it.  :)  After dinner I dozed off on the couch, and when I woke up around 8:00 I decided to try to squeeze in a quick swim before the "Y" closed.

Sunday - August 5

Bike
  • 1h 11m 15s
  • 16.94 miles
  • 14.27 Mi/hr
Sport
  • Hiking
  • 30m

8:00am - This morning I rode from our condo in North Woodstock north towards the Franconia Notch Recreation Trail, which is a paved, multi-purpose path running through the woods in Franconia Notch.  The path itself was very steep in sections, very twisty, and was tricky to ride at any reasonable speed.  Fortunately for me there was nobody around, but I could imagine that it gets crazy later in the day when the tourists come out to play.

Online I was able to find a map of the path, which was on a web page discussing the various safety issues with it.  Interesting reading, I thought.

12:00pm - After packing up all our stuff, we drove over to Loon Mountain and took the gondola ride to the top.  From there we set off on a nature walk that included climbing through some glacial caves.  After having lunch at the top of the mountain, we rode the gondola down and then drove back home.

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