I was in Charlotte, NC the last few days working, and the biggest reward for working is a killer dinner, but unfortunately I'm on my way to a freshman 15 at my new job. To get a little exercise, I ran up and down the 20 floor hotel stairwell a few times. At the top, I couldn't resist going past the "employees only" sign, through the trap door, and walking around on the roof top. Hanging my head over the edge, like 200 feet up is a pretty crazy view. But then I saw a few people in the office building across the street watching me watch them watch me watch them... Anyway I headed down before anyone reported me to the front desk.
That reminds me of climbing the radio tower with Pete Nelson at Holderness.
Since I'm in no condition to race cyclocross this fall, I've been putting my new mountain bike through it's paces. These days, during this cold snap, it's the best thing going. Running still hurts my knees, even if I just shuffle along, and when I ride a road bike I freeze, so I'm turning into a mountain goat. Plus I just got a sick new light from Wheel Power, about as bright as a car headlight, so early sunsets are no prob. I just need Andy to help me get a set of roller skis, so I can get ready to smoke some ski races this winter.
Other news: I'm working for Ora, and I like it a lot. Great people, good variety, learning a lot. I've been there since right after I returned from Nationals. Did I even blog about that? I got 10th, but it was a saga.
I wrapped up the year pretty well in terms of cycling even though my last few raced sucked. See this.
Tomorrow, Teddy and I are going to Foxboro to see the Patriots. Good times. Hope they are so good I don't notice that it's only going to be 40 degrees and raining!