When I last posted I was getting ready to go in and get fit for a new bike, and I'm happy to report that it was a successful trip to the bike shop…here's my new ride
I went with the bike I was hoping to get, the Cervelo P2. They had one 2013 model left in the store and it was a 54cm…which was probably going to be just a touch too big for me. When I got there the owner of the store (also the certified bit fitter) had his doubts but we set up the Cervelo and lo and behold it was a near perfect fit without any adjustments. A couple expert tweaks later and voila, a bike fit exactly to me! I was pretty stoked because I really love this bike…I have eyed it for years…but never thought I would be able to get one. The best part was that they were clearing it out and knocked $900 off the asking price! Now if only the weather would cooperate so that I can get out to ride her :)
Speaking of weather cooperating, we had a bit of a thaw the last couple days. Yesterday it was all the way up to 9°C at lunch time (48°F) so I had to take the opportunity to get out and run in my shorts. The sidewalks on the way to the park were really wet and sloppy…lots of mud/slush/ice/water…but once I got to the park it was smooth sailing. I wore a fleece-lined long sleeve and it was too much top…needed sleeves but should have gone with something lighter. Who cares though, the sun was shining and the weather was great! It was awesome to get out and run in my actual running shoes for a change instead of the trail shoes I've been wearing for every run for the last 3+ months. Broke out the Mizuno Sayonara's and they were as great as I remembered.
Mother Nature is one bipolar bitch though, and today we are getting hit with a snowstorm (upwards of 6") and temperatures are dropping well below freezing again…I can't bring myself to run in this crap today after yesterday's great session, so I'll be heading to the pool to get my swim in.
In other developments at the CheapRunner household, Jackson lost his first tooth on the weekend. Man is he growing up quickly! He tucked his tooth under the pillow and got his special first tooth bonus and a letter from the Tooth Fairy herself, encouraging him to keep brushing his teeth and taking care of them for her.
I registered for this weekend's MEC 10K race and if you will be in London this Saturday you can still sign up as well. It's only $15, such a great deal. Where else can you get a chip-timed race for that price? Online registration ends today but you can still sign up in store through the weekend and even on race day (it goes up to $20 the day of the race). I'll be sure to have a recap in my Monday post for all y'all!
|Mon||bike trainer 25.7K / swim 1200m|
What's the going rate for the Tooth Fairy these days?
J got a 20 for his first tooth, but it goes down to $5 after this
Is Mother Nature bipolar in your parts too?