Saturday, May 10, 2008

In Pinhoti Heaven

Julia and I had a nice ride on the Pinhoti/Tatum Lead trails today. It was great to be back on some mountainous singletrack after doing mostly road riding and Blanket's Creek cruising since my body mechanical at the Cohutta 100. It was also great to ride a DRY trail. The other good news is I think the Advair is working. I felt pretty good for 3 hours and was still able to work reasonably hard after 5 hours. I didn't have any of the "140 HR and I feel like dying" episodes, so I'm feeling pretty good about that. Hopefully in another month I'll be back to 100%. I think I'm stronger too (thank you YMCA weight room), as my time on Pinhoti 1 and 2 was faster than usual, and I still could have taken it up a notch. I did start to get a bit tired towards the end, but I think that's normal for long rides. Tomorrow looks crappy from a riding perspective so its looking like road if anything.

We took Little Banshee to the vet and she was given a clean bill of FIV or Feline Leukemia, no worms, and no ear mites. As she is getting used to us, she has gone from cuddly to playful and has taken a liking to biting my toes. She also like to pounce on my other cat's tail...which I'm not sure he appreciates. She's also still only about 50% on the litterbox training, so that is keeping us busy. I think we have found a home for her, assuming she can get along with an adult cat that one of my coworkers already has.


Carey Lowery said...

Yea! to feeling good on the bike ... and to possibly finding Banshee a good home.

If you are still feeling great by next Saturday, I will let you do the Lemans start! I hate running!

Julia Radmann said...

Hey Lisa, I deposited an Ensure (a full one) somewhere on the Pinhoti, so keep your eye out for it next time you go up there. I think it fell out of my pack when we rode.