i KNEW i should have taken a right turn at albuquerque on saturday! i was up in hockley, and was scheduled to do around 4 hours.
when i got to the 15th (see below) instead of heading back south, i made the decision to keep going and do a big loop. i was sure i could make it ...
once i got off the gravel and into the nature reserve, i was hitting a big shit ass eating grin!
pretty kool sign on this bench ...
it had been over a year since i'd been up here and i was lovin every step!
when i popped back onto hockley valley road, i realized i was going to be a bit longer than anticipated! it was a warm one, and the skeeters were relentless thru the forest (definitely making me move a bit faster) but i still had a great run!
5 hours later (doh) i made it back to the little red mazda. and okay, i'll admit, i was pretty tired! but happy! again i'm seeing the results of working with eddy. i made way more climbs than ever before and i'm feeling strong!
monday was little red's birthday! he turned 8 !! good gawd! when did he get so old!? bob had a party for him and 10 of his friends! i called him in the morning and the conversation was hilarious - he likes talking on the phone even less than me! i think he said, 'hi', 'fine', 'okay', 'yes, it was fun', and 'here daddy' as he handed back the phone! haha!! too much! looks like he had a great time ...
and i want to make a correction! i know i said i won the over 50 category at the seaton soaker last month - they even gave me a plaque - but when i was checking the results the other day, i noticed that i was in fact 3rd. so i apologize for that and just want everyone to know that i didn't win despite being told i did!!!
finally, happy pride to all my beautiful friends!