Thursday, November 4, 2010

Random Ramblings


Reply - Ok so maybe I'm missing something...is it possible to respond to the comments on your posts? I know I could post a comment but who the heck has time to go back and check comments for replies to every blog you post on? Often I want to reply to someone and just don't know how. Seems to me there should be some way to do this. And I've received emails that are a reply to post I've left I'm just not sure if I need to "turn on" something or it's not possible with Blogger.

Training - not much of it going on as I've been fighting off the cold still and things have been a little crazy. However that will change. I've signed up on BT and will be using one of the Winter Maintenance plans to give me some direction. I was going to start Monday the 1st but I was feeling like do-do so decided to put it off until next Monday. Doing this plan also solves the problem of what to do with my bike workouts since it gives detailed workouts. Although I still would like to give a Spinerval DVD a try one of these days.

Photos - Speaking of BT on one of the forums they have a photo contest every week and last week I happened to pop in there and the theme was patterns. I cropped the last bridge picture from below and entered it and actually won. Not that you win anything. :) It's not a big contest just a few pics and few people voting but I thought it was pretty cool. I'm really not a photographer (although my son does some really great stuff, especially using Photoshop!) I just get lucky sometimes with my photos.

5k - It's not looking good for 5k Turkey trot if I don't start doing some running. I ran this weekend a couple of short runs but not since then.

Bike trails - One of the questions that I wanted to respond to was Aimee's question about the bike path I road on. It does connect with all the bike paths in Denver including the Platte. I have ridden from my house in Arvada to Golden, to Cherry Creek Reservoir and I've been wanting to go down to Chatfield but so far have only made it as far as Belleview. I've also been out as far as the I-70 and 270 interchange. It really is amazing how you can get around. I've got much more exploring to do.

Weather - The weather this weekend, especially Saturday is suppose to be beautiful! I want to ride my bike, but unfortunatly I will be stuck inside all day! My son is doing the Annual Westernaires Horsecapades Show and I'll be volunteering as a ticket taker/usher for several of the shows. If your in Denver and don't have anything to do Saturday or Sunday check it out. It's a pretty decent show if you like horsey stuff.

8 comments:

Aimee said...

*I've wondered the same thing about the comments. I'm interested in hearing what others have to say about it!
* I used the BT winter maintenance plan last year and really liked it!
* Yay for winning in the photo contest!
* Thanks for the info. on the bike path. I tried to look it up online, but it's hard to find where it connects with other trails. Hopefully I'll figure it out someday! :)
*Oh...let me know if you want to borrow a couple of our spinerval dvds. We can meet up somewhere and I can lend them to you if you want. That way you can try them out w/out buying them to see if you like them. :)

Cara said...

I just posted a "ramblings" post because I was just feeling kinda babbly, then I came over here to find you did the same thing. Guess it is a rambly kind of day. :) If you like wine at all, you can ride the Sand Creek trail to the Platte River trail and hit the Balistreri winery for a free tasting. It is only a couple of blocks from the trail in Commerce City. We take a picnic, ride hard on the way there, and then just meander home after a glass. It is one of my favorite Denver secrets for cyclists. (oooh, we should start a blog called "Cecrets for Cyclists" Happy Ramblings!

Kathleen said...

I too have some cycling DVDs that you are certainly welcome to try out. Check out your local library also, they probably have some. I got some from both the Denver and Douglas County libraries. They kept me busy :)

Christi said...

I just did a spinervals workout this week and it was great! I had forgotten how hard they can be. What I mean is they really keep ya working through the whole workout and it was nice and sweatY!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I've wondered about replying to comments too! I usually just say my thoughts in comments to another post.

Congrats on the photo contest win!

I may have to give these spinervals a try too...

smartwool said...

Great post! Nice photos. Congrats on the race...

Jill said...

I've wondered the same thing...I think you can subscribe to comments and then email notifications of future comments. But I'm not really sure if that's correct for sure. you could do a blog post answering the comment questions :).

It's fun to find another local Denverite!!! :) Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

Just a test to see what happens. :)