It’s Biking Season in NH, finally

Bike Path by I-89

I have a little bit of temperature requirement to go out on my bike – 60 degrees. Today was just about 60 around 1 p.m. so during my lunch break I went for a ride.

Bike Path by I-89A field near NH Audubon McLane Center

Beautiful, green landscapes everywhere!

This morning Winnie and I hiked on the Marjorie Swope Park Trail and it is glorious. All the trees are budding and there is still a big of a stream on the Carter Hill connector trail to West End for Winnie to take a drink. Later that day I pulled a tick out of ear – the times we live in. #ifeellikethereareticksonme

Daily Stats:
Hike: 3M
Run: 0M
Swim: 0
Bike: 12.3

Rye By The Sea Duathlon

2018 race season is underway. It started with the Maine Coast marathon and next up is the Rye By The Sea Duathlon.

Last year I competed in the Wallis Sands Triathlon and this year I’m trying the duathlon. My mom has volunteered at the race for many years and this year she is excited to be a spectator.

Rye By the Sea duathlon course map

I’m still recovering from the marathon but I’m ready to get on my bike and start training for this year’s races.

Daily Stats:
Hike: 1M
Run: 4.42M
Swim: 0
Bike: 0

Black Bear: Mama and cub

Today while hiking in Winant Park in Concord I stumbled upon a big, black bear and her cub. Actually, I just saw a big, black furry blob and a small, cute cub – stopped, called Winnie and started running back to the car.

I know you’re not suppose to run but I did. I’ve never – in all my years of hiking – seen a bear on the trail; much less a mama and her cub.

Winnie was so great – she came to me and we ran back to the car. So scary.

This was us just the day before on a more calm, no-wildlife hike:

 

Photos of the Week May 4

Downtown Canine
Winni Ale 603
Sometimes you just need a Winni Ale.
The Mill District Manchester NH
Walking around Commercial Ave, Canal St and Granite St in Manchester NH.

 

Downtown Doggie Day Care
Downtown Canine Doggie Day Care photo of Winnie.
Downtown Canine
I just love the photos of Winnie from her day at Downtown Canine Doggie Day Care.

Things To Do Before You Die, updated

To Do List

Today, Saturday.

A day when I wake up and have time to think and dream and write.

Today I ask: What am I doing with my life? What do I want to be?

These questions I’ve asked myself for most 30 plus years.

I think that right now is good. I think that what I’m doing is what I am suppose to be doing, for the most part.

Is my life what I envisioned for myself? No. But I don’t think many people in their fourth decade are living the life they imagined. If you are, email me. I’d love to talk to you.

As I look back on my goals and the list of things-I-want-to-do list I created in 1992, I see that I’ve reached almost all the goals I created for myself. There are a few things I haven’t done so today I created a new list of “things I want to do before I die”.

Here is my updated list, not in order of importance, with some left over from the original 1992 list and some new ones:

I have some things to start working on today.