Preparing for the 2008 Bay to Breakers

Well… tonight is the big night. I am sitting around with Amy, Joe, Pam and Nick having a few frosty beverages shooting the shit preparing for the 2008 Bay to Breakers. We have our costumes prepared, we have a plan for getting to and from the race course, and now… we are drinking whiskey and lemonade drinks :D Check out the photos below to keep up to date with our progress.

I Bought A Bike > Schwinn 2007 LeTour

2007 Schwinn Le Tour Road BikeHere it is, my new road bike. It is a little odd riding a road bike considering I have ever only ridden a mountain bike, but I am starting to get used to it. I have only been out on a few rides, but it is an amazing bike. It is fast and is pretty comfortable.

The goal is to ride this a few times a week (evenings and weekends) until the shin splints go away and as a cross-training tool. The next step is to start riding it to work. Not a big deal in distance (its only 3 miles to the train) but the ride from the train to the house is the tough part. It’s uphill, foggy and dark by the time I get home in the evenings… which doesn’t sound like a safe thing to be doing to me. Not a whole lot of news here, just excited to own the bike and wanted to blog about it so I could remember it when I am old… that is, of course, one of the goals of this blog… to remind me of all of my adventures when my brain gives up on me.

The Year of the Marathon!

Not too long ago Amy and I went out with some friends of our (Joe & Pam). While out, we got to talking about running and marathons and it turns out, Pam has run a few in her day. As the conversation continued, Amy said she had always wanted to run a marathon (as had I)… so she decided right then and there that 2008 would be the Year of the Marathon! She has started a mission that I assume will be one of the hardest of her fitness life… and I will be running along side her.

Amy and I have always been very active (she much more than I) and look forward to this challenge. If you are interested in running with us (or biking with me) shoot me an email and lets get outside! The weather has just started being nice again outside (above 60 and sunny all week) and I am excited to get off of the treadmill. Visit my site often and check out the running log (in the right hand navigation) to follow our mileage and routes.

Lots of updates to follow, I’m sure. Oh, for reference, I am debating running the San Francisco Marathon and Amy is thinking about the Nike Womens Marathon. Additionally, we are going to try and run the Bay to Breakers 12k in May as well as a fitness gauge.