The weather got colder as expected. Although I am not afraid to train in the elements I would rather avoid frostbite and cycle indoors.
I got in a good hour of cycling this morning while watching the, always positive, newscast. Is there any good news left to report on anymore? It use to be a person could at least watch the sports and get good news about athletes. but anymore they only cover the fights, drugs, and scandals. maybe they should cover amateur sports more - you know the sports where no-one is paid and the participants do it for fun and love of the sport. That's a lot to ask, right. What about reporting on the feel good stories around the country? Why does everything have to be gloom and doom. No wonder everyone is in a bad mood anymore. 1 hour of news and that's enough to depress anyone.
I would rather hear stories about people being successful. Rising up from poverty and making it in the world. Maybe stories about the success of exercise, smoking cessation and beating drug addiction. How about a story about a completely drug free baseball team that goes to the World Series. Ok that last one is pretty far out there. I would like to see a newscast started that only reports stories of happiness, success, and positive events. Now that would be worth watching.
I finalized my training schedule from April to August. It looks a little daunting but I know that I have the inner strength to complete it. I am working a nutrition plan for my training and for the race in August. I have a tendency to cramp up on the last miles of the run so I need to compensate for that with additional sodium intake. There is a product out there that I am looking at called the "saltstick". Has anyone tried this out? One other product I am looking to buy is the Finnis Lap Timer - if anyone has used one let me know what you think? I am keeping up my training log on Trifuel which is accessible from the links on the R side of my blog page. The season is starting to heat up - Let's Tri!