Thursday, March 03, 2011

Heading south

Well in just over 2 hours from now I will be picked up from work and head directly to Ider, AL.


An Alabama State trooper pulls over a pickup truck on I-20. He says to the driver, "Got any ID?" The driver says, "Bout what?"  :-)


My husband is doing a weekend training class and so I am brought along for the ride.  We stay at my husband's aunt and uncles about 45 minutes outside of Chattanooga, TN close to the TN, AL, GA border on a gorgeous piece of property.  


I suppose I owe my husband a couple weekends here and there after forever dragging him to my never ending list of them.  I am sad to miss the good rundown of activities that I would have done at home this weekend including the interclub social, east side cycling, youngstown half marathon and most of all, the SERC banquet.   But, there will be more fun to come when I get back in town like my favorite road race of the year, St. Malachi next weekend!!!!


So this leaves me pretty much to my own devices down there which ='s hard core training weekend!  


I was really hoping for some sunny 60's, but it looks more like 40s and 50s and rain.  Yet, I am sort of gun-hoe to get it in though, as there will not be that much else to do.  Not only that, upper 40's and 50's should feel like a heat wave to this northerner!  So I packed up some warmer stuff and am ready to tough it out.  I am really looking forward to my 60 mile road ride along the Desoto Parkways and climbing some super big hills.  


I also have my dog mace all packed up as I prepare for the usual AL dogs that always want to say hi.


I am also packed up with a stash from the Trakkers Sponsors including some trial SBR shampoos and conditioners, some First Endurance EFS drink and Liquid Shots and (after a fair amount of groaning from my husband due to the volume of stuff I was bringing for a long weekend) the RECOVERY PUMP pants!!!!






I just figure these will be great to have, given the volume I am hoping to get in!


Next stop, Bama!  

6 comments:

Hollywood said...

Oh the country dogs... I don't have mace, but I'm pretty sure I've set a WR 60yard dash to the nearest big stick on some runs. It's more fun down here with those little things :)

Kacie Darden said...

Great! I am from the GA part of that little triangle. Be careful out there this weekend. It does look super gross outside! The Alabama side always has the roughest roads in that corner, so ride on over to Georgia!

Kacie Darden said...

Great! I am from the GA part of that little triangle. Be careful out there this weekend. It does look super gross outside! The Alabama side always has the roughest roads in that corner, so ride on over to Georgia!

Kiersten said...

Have Recovery Pump, will travel. Hope you have a great weekend.

Kelly said...

Ha! I had my recovery pump boots on the other day, and my husband didn't even want to talk to my face because he thinks they are so funny!

Kristin Deaton said...

You're going to be in my neck of the woods. Ive actually played softball growing up in Ider! Those girls were vicious!! Yes you need to just kick the dogs they'll leave you alone. Which I wasn't in ATL I'd meet you there. It's about an hour from Huntsville. Wish the weather was better:-( have a good weekend. And eat some
Boiled peanut for me