Yes, someone has stolen the green recycle bin from my house. The do not pick up the trash unless the green bin is next to the blue bin. Trash has not been picked up for two weeks. They also got a nifty new truck that automatically picks up the bins. This is shit as now the guy just drives around and has this arm that picks up bins whereas they used to pick up all the shit on the street - so now there are mattresses, boxsprings, chairs, trees, child's toys, broken up beds etc... all over the city. Not to mention people who most likely have been laid off.
Usually I would be three sheets to the wind as the Superbowl should be on but they have moved it up to February. The Pro-Bowl doesn't do it for me. Anyway, I've got two rides in this week and two solid runs which is a successful week for me right now. I did a Gold's Gym triathlon day - 4 miles aerobic on the treadmill and then ten miles or about :40 minutes on the virtual reality spin bike. This was a great workout, as it was uphill nearly all the way. It wasn't totally accurate but it was pretty close, there was a power output section, heart rate, and cadence and an approximation of speed.
Everything has been inside as I'm not punishing myself right now in the cold. I'm waiting for some warmer weather to seriously start putting the miles in, its a long season and I've burnt myself out in the past training hard at this point in the year. Regardless, I hope to be in something approaching racing shape for the beginning of June or at most July. I should get into something approaching cat. 3 flat race field fodder fitness much sooner than that. Despite being out of bike racing shape, I'm still doing all the early season stuff because I like doing that stuff.
Running is going okay - did my personal best in the mile the other day. Could not imagine doing that for 3 miles or for 6 miles for that matter. Goal is to run a half marathon - sanctioned or not. I don't care. I've got to do the St. Pats 5K in March to represent my Irish heritage, or so that's what I tell myself.
Rode the homemade moped yesterday. It was cold and it took forever for it to start but start it did. There is some shit coming out of the exhaust when I stopped and let it rest. I bought a speedometer for it so I can post speed reports later on.