Thursday, November 16, 2006

Great day today. My shoulder is feeling better and i increased my swim. followed that with yoga. I could use a bunch more of that. great stretching, balancing and strength workout. followed that by conferences at the elementary and middle school. Kids are doing great. It is amazing what just a little bit of attention and help will do. I wonder what would of happened to me if my old man put more time in when i was growing up.

Anyways, after the conferences, we continued work on the fort. The timbers are very heavy and hard to place. Made a great dinner for the family and headed out for my paddle. It was very calm and quite and dark.

Lord Cromwell
The weather here is miserable. The winter winds and rain have started. The extended forecast calls for rain through April '07. Undetered, I stopped to get more plants at Stroh's (local feed store). The weather is perfect for planting. After Stroh's a took the bike step. The only road bike I have is a nice tri bike. It is a pain to ride in the winter. Last year I fried the bottom bracket. Also, I spend as much time cleaning the bike and gears as I did riding it. So... I bot a single speed. My thoughts are that it is the cheapsest bike I could get, It has less moving parts that can break or need cleaning, and I am using it in the winter for base training so my speed isn't as important as hours on bike and the easier it is to get out the better. I will put full fenders on it. this will be like back in the day when I was a kid and rode my old stingray everywhere. I would just take off for the day and ride.

Today I will start with a swim and go to yoga. Sarah and Mathew have early dismissal for conferences. I will go there mid-day and later in the afternoon Mathew and I will work on the fort some more. Tonight I will either run or use the paddle machine. I feel like I am finally getting back on track. My training hours are going up and my calories are going down. I need to get back down to 165 by Jan 1. Which is the start of the ultra running season.

Lord Cromwell

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The fort is finally under construction
After mass, Mathew and I began construction of his fort. We are placing it in the front yard by the tree. We are making it out of an old big toy that was given to us a few years ago. It will be a large structure about 6-8 feet off the ground. We are making it well defensible against girls. The big toy will be the base and later when I redo the deck, we will use that lumber for the actual fort. It is pretty cool. While my new next door neighbor is busy cutting down every living thing on his property for a better view, we are creating a monster fort for him to look at. Ya baby.I hoped to get out paddling this morning but it was raining way too hard. Lord Cromwell
I live in a shoe. I have four kids and nothing to do.

But not really.

Lord Cromwell

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I am the king of Cromwell