I did manage to make it to the gym this morning, lifted for an hour and must have done something wrong because when I got home my back was all screwed up. I haven't had this much back pain in years. I don't do anything that really strains your back. Mostly machines, bench press, you know, sissy stuff. I did do a few pull ups this morning, and by a few I mean my sets went eight, then five, then three. But I can't see how that would have caused my spine to buckle. Also, I have decided not to do pull-ups anymore.
Breakfast was allright, but since I was rushing at lunch, I hit the Maverik for some hot counter fare. Not my best food decision ever. Nothing called a "Steak and Cheese Bundle" can be a healthy food choice. Also, I'm not sure there was anything I would consider steak or cheese in that bundle.
With my motivation waining I came home and plopped down in front of the computer. And like a pillar of light from the heavens, the site for the "Crusher In The Tushar" is finally up.
Historically, the only bike races I enter are the weird ones. If it's just a contest to see who's best at exercising I don't have much interest. Add in some snow or adverse conditions, a 24 hour relay, a slingshot biathlon, anything to make it unique and you have my attention. The Crusher had me at Hello.
Billed as a Roadirt race, not even the choice of what type of bike to ride is clear. You start in beautiful downtown Beaver, Utah, and from there climb 12,350 feet on a combination of dirt roads and paved roads to Eagle Point ski resort. There is just something effed up about that. And that something is why I am totally down with this race. I intend to ride my Cyclocross bike. Skinny tires, and a good five or six pounds lighter than any mountain bike I've ever owned. The drop bars mean I can get low on the descents. I may consider putting on a triple. But that might be a little too immasculating. Not like admitting to the world you cut a skin-tag off you nutsack with a razor for vanity's sake.
Now I have a real reason to get skinny.
- Total Weight Loss: 19.6