Went to the Alemany Farmer’s Market on Saturday, and found me a source of duck eggs! $5 for a flat of duck eggs. I’m psyched–I very much prefer duck eggs for my egg art. (Duck eggs are slightly translucent, producing deep jewel tones, and have smoother surfaces, allowing finer lines to be drawn than on chicken eggs.) I also discovered my favorite bread vendor there, my favorite orchid vendor, and a whole host of interesting stalls. AND they open at what is (to me) a decent hour of the morning–I got there at 7am and found lots of interesting stuff and plentiful parking.
I’ll still go to the Ferry Plaza Market, because my favorite peach vendor is there, but I may have to make it a double-header with the Alemany farmer’s market. I LOVE farmer’s markets!
Other than that, not much news to report–Mike and I continue to cook together (buffalo ribeye steak was the most recent–incomparably yummy), we continue to spend a bunch of time together, and I continue to spend virtually every other waking moment on a bike or in the gym. It is now five training weeks left to AIDS Lifecycle (the last week is always a rest week), and I’m training thirteen and fourteen hours a week. Which translates to more like sixteen to eighteen hours if you include prep time, stretching, rest breaks, and so on. It’s like having a second, half-time job!
My schedule this week:
Tomorrow: 45 minute weightlifting, 45 minutes on exercise bike
Wed: 1 hour of sprint training
Friday: 2 hour ride
Saturday: 6 hour ride (76 miles)
Sunday: 2.5 hour ride
I try to see Mike on days when I have the mornings off…then we can sleep in together. All the rest of the time, I’m up and out to the gym or on the exercise bike as soon as I get up.
I’ll be glad when it’s all over. I’m getting into great shape, though.