Not Karen and I. It's my gold-digging, money-hungry, ungrateful bike and I. All that she-devil wants me to do is spend money on her. New racing wheels, new chain, new tires, new tape, new, new, new, buy, buy, buy ... And today was the breaking point. I was out on my ride when my bike -- that beeotch! -- screamed at me "BUY ME NEW PEDALS!" Without giving me a chance to argue she forced me to turn around and slowly make my way back home on broken pedals.
I decided then enough is enough. As soon as Ironman is over, she's packing her bike bag and moving out. She's taken enough blood, sweat and tears, and money from me. If anyone is interested in a money-hungry, greedy bike ...
But seriously, today I hit a milestone that only a numbers geek probably appreciates. I surpassed all the miles I biked the entire year last year in only 9 and a half months. I also surpassed my total run miles from all of 2009 last week as well. Here’s the numbers:
239 hours 4,119 miles
BIKE 2010 (Through Sept. 15)
243 hours 4,137 miles
156 hours 900 miles
RUN 2010 (Through Sept. 15)
161 hours 958 miles
Swimming is a different story, however. I’ve actually swam a lot less this year than last:
178 hours 415,788 yards (236 miles)
SWIM 2010 (Through Sept. 14)
113 hours 300,925 yards (171 miles)
Take care and be safe out there.