Well, I've been home since Friday. It's now Tuesday evening and I don't have to go in to the office even until Monday the 10th. The past few days have been very nice. Saturday was a vegetable day. Sunday was a tough day in the woods. Yesterday I spent the day with my mom and today was a home day. I really feel like I've been getting stuff done the last few days.
Sunday... Sunday was painfull. I've got the bruise to prove it! It's a good 2 inches wide and 3 or 4 long on the inside of my right knee. I don't remember how I got it. I knew I was going to get bruised up, but I wasn't expecting one that bad.
Why was Sunday worse than usuall? Well... 90+ degre weather with high humidity, 5.1 km and 185 m climb on my usuall dificulty course could have something to do with it. I took a look at those course stats and said, "I don't think so..." That meant I could either move up or down one level of difficulty. I moved up. Why, because everyone said "If you've been doing Orange, just move up to Brown.". Don't listen to them. They lie. Well, maybe not lie, but I shouldn't have moved up. I was physically and mentally wiped out. Not the best time to try something more physically and mentally challenging than normal. I only seem to learn this the hard way. I got through the 1st controll somehow. Almost made it to the second and then realized, "If I miss this... I'll end up halfway home before anything catches me." Not good. The rest of the course wasn't going to be any easier. I'd already been out way too long for only getting this far. I was in a good place to haul back to start, so I did.
The upshot is that my friend Kathy said we should team up to do a Brown next time. I'm going to take her up on the offer. When we were compeating on the same level all the time, we played tag quite a bit. We like eachother and work well together most likely. We'll see.
I'm off to walk up the streat to Rita's. (Man, it is so nice to live in town again...)
Peace to all my friends in Norrath and beyond.