Last night's sleep was pretty non-existent. Grrr. Perhaps tonight will be better. Today's ride was wonderful. I rode farther than ever before - 36.6 miles, according to the internets. I was hoping for a full forty, but I didn't have the legs at the end of it to add any insurance mileage. I have got to work on getting adequate hydration and fuel for these longer (for me) rides. I don't eat anything in the morning and don't pack anything either. I would have stopped along the way, but there isn't anyplace to stop. I didn't pack enough liquid either and by the time I was headed down the home stretch, I'd stopped sweating. Which is just stupid and dangerous on my part. The goal this week is to buy a bottle cage to augment what I carry in my back-pack thingy.
I did have a lovely evening leading up to the Marathon Toss and Turn Sweat and Chill session of last night. It was about 8pm when I discovered that I also failed to pick up cream for my coffee in the great failed grocery run of Thursday night. And while I don't ride after dark, I've also got out the habit of walking after dark as well. I live in a safe and well-lit area. Last night was so nice, I just turned around in the parking garage and left MalibuKen sitting right there and walked up to the 7-Eleven to get some cream. I then walked back down through all the action here at this development. I have not been out on the streets nearly as much as I should. So last night, I ducked into the fro-yo shop, asked them to make me a serving about a third the size of normal and enjoyed a treat al fresco. People watching is just wonderful.
I'm heading over to the local quilting guild's annual show this afternoon. I've got several friends who are exhibiting their handy work. I was fortunate enough to attend the international show a few years ago in Houston and I consider some of these works to be fabulous art pieces and not just fine craft.
After the quilt show, I'm heading up to Bick's. We are indulging our hill-billy leanings tonight and going to watch some dirt track races. Should be loud and fun!
Tomorrow I'm going to cheer on a friend who is doing the Jailbreak. Should be a fun event to see, albeit a hot one.
Re: the book I talked about yesterday. A few have mentioned reading it - so here's the warning - It's not great literature. Jenkins can turn a "Texas phrase" like no other and I love it for that reason alone. Plus he's from here and writes about things that I recognize - therefore, you probably won't enjoy his books as much as I do.
Activities all over the map, it seems. The good, the bad and the dirty! Should be fun.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Venture off course.