I’m going to train aggressively from now until March, trying to put on a good base before my life explodes in May. That way, if I have to skip some weekends of training, I’ll be able to get away with it.
I’m going to move in March, rather than in May. That will give me a little bit of a break, time-wise, by spreading the craziness out a bit.
I’m going to move to an apartment on the Peninsula, not one in SF, as I’d contemplated. I’m not familiar with the city, and it’ll take less time to get adjusted if I move someplace familiar. I won’t have the time to explore new surroundings; I can move again in a year or two, once things are a little less crazy.
I’m going to put together my own training plan if Curtis (my cycling coach) isn’t available. If I need to, I’ll get some weights so I can do my own weight training at home. (It takes me fifteen minutes to get to and from the gym, making half an hour extra training I can get if I stay at home.) I’m going to do some cross-training as well.
It’s going to take some doing, but I think I’ll be able to do it.
Meanwhile, I have been spinning up the silk I got from The Silkworker, and man, is it lovely! I’m amazed at how fluffy and even it is. I want to ask her how she does it.
I’m also thinking (in my copious free time, of which I have none) of dyeing some very nice Babydoll wool roving in the primary dye colors, and doing some fun stuff with optical mixing. if I use fuchsia, yellow, and turquoise (roughly the three primary colors), I should be able to get all the colors of the rainbow just by mixing them together in different amounts. Would make wonderful socks. (Yes, I have a sock fetish right now.)
Anyway, that’s about it–I’m going down to the farmer’s market this morning, and then I’m going to hop onto the trainer and do a three-hour ride. Good thing I have Fellowship of the Ring cued up! That should be just about three hours long.