Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Tomorrow I will head into Las Cruces. I will first hit the bike shop and get a tube put into the tire (my tubes won't work because the tires are plastic and have these silly aero rims that need those tubes with extra long stems). Will also pick up two spare tubes for the future....I have an appointment at 3:00 for an oil change which will be free while they attempt to talk me into buying a new car. I got a letter offering me the free service plus 115% black book trade in value for my car. Doubt that they will hit a number acceptable to me on trade in, but I will drive two cars there just to see if I like them. The have a blue passat sport 1.8L turbo that is absent all the fancy bells and whistles like nav and useless sun roof and big wheels. That car is 27,000. I want to see if the drivers compartment is any roomier than the jetta. It says it is an inch and a half more leg room and two inches more head room, but it is really a bigger car than I need. We rarely drive with more than deb and I in the car. The other car (yes, this is for you ernie!) is the jetta gli 30th anniversary edition which is 29,500. It HAS all the bells and whistles.....2.0L engine, nav and back up camera, sport tuned suspension, 8 speaker fender sound system, weird steering wheel (kind of square shaped), sport seats, etc. They also give you .9% financing for 60 months, and a thousand buck gas card. Would still need a hell of a deal to make it in any way affordable. So, I will do the dance and get my free oil change. IF I were to buy a car, and there are lots of deals out there for summer, I would do it in the next two months, as the next service on my car is the 40 thousand mile service and it runs $700. Also got an offer from Volvo of el paso for an S60 for $33,000 with 5 years bumper to bumper warranty, service included, but again, would need a great trade in offer and still would have to throw in about 5 grand of cash to make the payments in my $250 max wheel house.....anyway, probably just gonna be a waste of time for a free oil change, but it is what it is......
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The results from the electric light parade 5K from July 3rd in the evening were posted yesterday. Now that was my WORST and most painful 5K ever, between the high heat and humidity, body and building heat from the thousands of folks lining the route, the spectators bobbing and weaving thru the runners to get across the street to buy all the shiny crap that lights up, and the worst thing of all, all the smoke sparking my asthma from all the damn grills. So I was amused to open the link to the results, and to see right at the top, number 126 as "unknown participant" with no name, age, or place in any sub division. So, when I was the first registrant on race day, the two retards who took my money and completed registration form didn't put my name, age, etc into the computer, nor did they add it to my race number. So, I am the "unknown participant". Now, as it turns out, I was actually 2nd in the 60 to not dead age group. Don't care much about the bling, but Chris, AD, Beckers, and Deb all felt bad for me cause I didn't place and the other three all did. Didn't bother me that much because I felt so absolutely horrible about my time......Anyway, I emailed the las cruces running club and identified myself, asking that the results be updated to include me. Don't want the medal, just want my last year of race results, 10 races in all, to show that I placed somewhere in all of them......
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Today After getting coffee and some breakfast, I went back in the garage and swapped out the saddle on the bike to an older one I had with a slightly wider base and a bit more padding for my
After 7 days of some amount of rain, looks like we may be clear tonight so I will probably be getting back out around 7:30 again for a run....still is a good bit more humid though!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
On July 3rd, phoenix has gotten it's first haboob of the season. The picture on top is from someone getting out on a plane just as the haboob was hitting. Nice huh.....Phoenix, which has been in drought the past three years is getting these fairly regularly now instead of monsoon storms. Man made global weather effect? Course not.....it is just a hoax perpetrated bye liberals to.....I can never figure out why those liberals want to perpetrate this hoax!
Friday, July 4, 2014
AD ran a 23:34 and was the women's 30-39 winner. Chris ran a 17:31 and won the race outright, and if he had had any competition, could have run faster. I was way out of the money in the 60-69 age group. Results aren't up yet, but I didn't recognize the three winners in my age group, and the winner actually ran a 19:48, which age adjusted, was faster than Chris! Hope to never see him again!
Enjoyed my time with my bride, Chris, and AD, and treated them all to a late night light meal at IHOP. Don't know when I will race again, but it will probably be in the fall when the heat has died down, and I can do some intense speed work, but the ugly memory of this sure left a bad taste in my mouth......