Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Only 144 More Days Till Opening Day

Today wasnt that bad for a Monday. I mean I worked 5 hours, and got a break for the first time in a while. I wish we were busier because I would like at least six hour days five days a week, but right now I will take what I can get.

Came home and found a few packages of schedules on my desk. I got somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 new schedules. I think I only have five or six doubles. Mostly from 04-08, which fills in a lot of gaps in my collection.

Watch, Dinner Drive Ins and Dives on the food network. it was another good show. One whole show about turkey, yuk.

Former Cougars Andrew Bailey got the American League Rookie of the Year award, so that is a great thing that happend today.

I went and worked out, I did 20 miles on the hated stationary bike. plus I did my full weight workout. Those first 10 I thought were the slowest I had ever done on that bike, that was untill I did the second ten. Yikes, 35 minutes to do 10 miles on a stationary.

Right now my legs are hurting, im tired. and I have to get up at six in the morning to be at work at 8. I have a six hour day tomorrow. Then its off to get my fall haircut, im only two months late on it but oh well, I think I kind of need it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Only 145 More Days Till Opening Day

Well, lets see, Jimmie Johnson won the race today, and moved his point lead further ahead of Mark Martin. I would love to see Martin win a title, but I just dont think it will happen this year.

The Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks in overtime. Tonight was Jeremy Roenick heritage night at the Madhouse. It was cool to see him on the ice and drop the puck. The Hawks won which makes things even better. They now go on a six game road trip because of the circus coming to town.

I got the boxscore from July 22nd, 2009 vs Fort Wayne up online. I am way behind on my website work for the offseason due to a few things. Riding my bike, lazyness, and facebook. All in no particular order.

I did get my workout done, I rode 20 miles on the stationary. I still hate the stationary, but I need the work. Plus I lifted weights.

I am thinking about doing the Grand Illinois Trail sometime next year. It is a 600 miles ride from Chicago to Morris-LaSalle/Peru to Moline, Galena, Rockford and back to Navy Pier.

People try to do this ride all at once. I think I would drop dead if I tried that, no matter how much I worked out this offseason. I will do it, but at my pace. Im thinking 12 days, which should put me near 50 miles or so per day. The thing is I will not be doing it in consective days, as im not going to take off work to do this. I will do this on the weekends, and just mark down where I finished the last weekend and restart there. I hope to start this is Mid May.

The one part im really worried about are the hills from Savanah to Galena to Rockford. I rode some of those hills in the Northwest Century and barely survived, I really need to train hard this offseason.

So far this year ive put in 3,350.8 miles. that equals out to 337 hours and 45 minutes on the bike

So far this month im at 226.1 miles and somewhere near 20 hours on the bike

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Only 154 More Days TIll Opening Day

Well today is Friday, thankfully. The last day of my work week. I had a fun four hour shift, and we were pretty busy towards the end of the day.

I would've ridden the bike today except for 20+ mph winds. I come home and watch the Blackhawks lose. What is this they all of a sudden cant put the puck in the net. I mean I understand the captain is out and the other top center in Dave Bolland is out but come on. Anti Neimi played well today. It went into a shootout went like six rounds, but we should've beaten the Avalanche.

I also got some more schedules in the mail today. 2009 Bowie Baysox, Mobile Bay Bears, Hudson Valley Renegades, Williamsport Crosscutters, and Victoria Seals. So I believe all I need is 31 more to finish off the proffesional protion of the 2009 season. I am a long way away from getting any where near a quarter fo the college or college summer league teams.

I went and did my workout, 10 miles on the bike, and then weights