Saturday, November 30, 2013

B.B. King, Thanksgiving, and the 1st Annual Turkey Waddle

The off season is not really off, but it is a time to slow down and recover. As I mentioned on my last post I have taken some needed time completely off. Then as soon as I got back to it I got sick, and then yesterday I strained my back. Things are better today, but everyday our bodies are getting older. So you just have to keep trying, and roll with whatever comes your way. The best example of this is a VM I got from my friend Jurgen updating us on his life, and the first thing he says is that he has been on the bike just trying to get back to being fit.

Now to the point of this post. The off season is that time to do other things besides always training. I have a short list of Blues players that I have always wanted to see, and of course B.B. King has to be at the top of that list. So after getting some great tickets to see him in OKC we set off in somewhat bad weather knowing that it was a gamble that he might cancel. After finally making it through the worst part near Amarillo we had smooth sailing all the way to OKC. That night while having after dinner drinks at a great place called Whiskey Chicks I saw on the news that the concert was cancelled. We were disappointed but we got to have a couple of days together just hanging out and enjoying the winter wonderland of OKC. Thankfully, we had plenty to do within walking distance, and we were able to get in some good workouts as well.

After we finally made it home safe we turned around the next day and headed to Snyder for Thanksgiving. Besides having a few days at home with family we also had the first annual (maybe) Turkey Day Waddle. I had got in contact with the owners of Kinetic COOP, a great local fitness and wellness studio, and since we were going to run on Thanksgiving anyway we might as well ask others to join us. It was completely unorganized and unsupported, but including us we had ten people join us. It was great seeing some old faces and new faces while burning some calories before the big feast.

So the last few days have been great, and to top it off we have tickets to another B.B. King concert in a  few months. Hopefully, we will be able to make this one :)

Keep going,

P.S. Good luck to everyone racing Ironman Cozumel!

The road to Amarillo

Sante Fe Rail Station in Bricktown

Bricktown OKC

OKC National Memorial

A reminder why we should never forget what happened here.

Some fine sampling at the great TapWerks

A little target practice.

Some good outdoor time.