Crazy Laps for People

July 4, 2008

This morning we ran. Then I tried my hand at archery. Then we relaxed and stretched and iced and I had a nap with Boss. It took him a while to realize that the point of the exercise was not for him to lick the inside of my nostrils clean, but he eventually did settle down and we both got some good rest in.

Tonight we went to a group ride. Beth and I were asking Liz and Chris how many riders would be there. When they said “lots” I was thinking around thirty. But I guess in Chicago “lots” is more like seventy-five to a hundred. Hmph. That’s a lot of people. That’s a lot of spandex. And frankly, that’s a whole lot of testosterone.

The ride was an interesting format with a three-mile lap repeated many, many times – this is why Beth dubbed them Crazy Laps). One way was hard effort and the other way was easy. Until someone yelled “double” and then we would ride two hard ones in a row with no easy one. It took me a while to figure things out but I managed to finish the ride unscathed. Then once I had caught on I wanted to yell out “triple” or “quadruple” but it’s no fun being an instigator if you have to suffer as a result.

Anyway, it was a fun ride and I think I’ll be feeling it in my legs tomorrow. There were plenty of funny moments tonight but since it is so late, I’m going to head to bed.

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3 Responses to “Crazy Laps for People”

  1. marit c-l Says:

    “Its no fun being an instigator if you have to suffer as a result….”

    HILARIOUS! I would have thought the same, after sheding a few tears and wondering what the heck I had gotten myself into. I read that Chris used his jedi mind tricks to stretch you out – GOOD! He did the same for me and it worked. Painful, yes! But in the end it all works out… 🙂

    Good luck with the pink thing…

  2. finness Says:

    Marit – Elizabeth is hell-bent on getting me to own something pink. She is so misguided about this issue. Somebody help me!


  3. Well, I have to concur…Now that I have got to know you a bit, I do NOT think you should own anything pink. Ask ELF if she has anything pink? I don’t think so! Now, me…buy me something in PINK and even some ruffles…I just bought a pink ruffled shirt, so darn cute — the more the better!!!! Have fun today – I will miss you guys! 🙂


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