Well, tires. I have come to the conclusion that my friend is not getting her road bike any time soon. No biggie, the girl has a lot on her plate right now and I can completely relate. So, I went to NW Cyclery this week and had slick tires put on the mountain bike. Well, not slick, slick tires, but slicker than the knobby tires...if that makes any sense. :-) The guy at NW was very helpful and showed me some slicks that were "high performance" and would be "fast". Naturally, I had to chuckle. Unless someone put a motor on the bike, I was not going to be classified as "fast" any time soon. Then, he showed me a couple of other options that were not quite as spiffy, but more durable. Durable - I like the sound of that! I am afraid of having a flat out there on the road, miles away from my car. I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know how to change a flat...but, I am taking a bike maintenance clinic at Bike Barn next month, so I am hoping to learn more. And, I remembered to buy gloves!
Here's to more fun riding to come!
Oh and no workouts yesterday. I actually attempted to get out of bed to do Si6, but the kiddo was asleep next to me and woke up every time I tried to get up. Then, it took me over an hour and a half to get her to sleep...for the 2nd night in a row. Trust me, I was running out of songs to sing to her! I used to sing to her at night when she was a baby, but for the past year we've only read books before bedtime. All of sudden, about 2 weeks ago, she has wanted me to sing to her again. I went through every stinking lullaby I could think of, then through all the sunday school songs, then through any slow broadway showtune I could think of, then through some old school stuff (like "Friday I'm in Love", "Borderline", "Time after Time") and then through newer songs. Sad I know! For some reason I couldn't think of anymore of those thousands of Veggie Tales, Wiggles or Laurie Berkner songs last night! I know I should be enjoying these moments because one day she won't need me to tuck her in...but jeeze! :-)