I decided I wanted to be able to go back and track my Markleeville Death Ride training independently of my main blog, so I created a new one. I think it should be fun to track how I’m doing, the ups and downs, and so on.
New stuff in my life the last couple days:
- Joined Gold’s Gym and ditched 24 Hour Fitness. Gold’s Gym is closer to work and has much better facilities for what interests me: spinning classes, lots and lots of free weights, and a steam room/sauna. They also have a good introductory deal on personal training: I got a package of 4 sessions for just $100 (!). So I’m going to use those 4 sessions to lay out a training plan and learn basic weightlifting form, to get what I need to continue on by myself.
- Turned down the offer of a free loom from a friend, who would have been happy to loan it to me for a couple of years. I would love to take up weaving, but between the book and the Death Ride, I know I wouldn’t get around to it for at least another year or two. (Yeah, I know, some fiber artist I am, but right now, the book comes first.)
That’s mostly it…the book has been coming along. I’ve been writing the section on fundraising, and am trying to draft out most of the stories without worrying too much about how I’m going to string them together. When I try to edit as I write, I wind up not being able to write at all. So writing a lot of incoherent stuff is really a step forward: at least I’m writing.
National Novel Writing Month is either October or November this year; I figure if I haven’t finished the first draft by then, I’ll use that as a motivator to get me to finish the first draft at least. Mike will undoubtedly be doing it, so we can do it in sync.
Mike, by the way, has been excellent in making me sit down and write on the weekdays he comes over. At this rate, I’ll have to dedicate the book to him by the time I’m done. LOL
(Just kidding; it’s going to be dedicated to AIDS riders everywhere.)