Friday, February 19, 2010

Where Do I Go From Here?

This past weekend consisted of some hiking. Took the wife and kid to Mission Trails on Sunday and then Jack and I went back on Monday for some steeper stuff. Wanted to do Cowles, but the day got away, so we settled for a shorter steeper trail, forgot the name, but basically it takes rock climbers up to some "game" on a part of the park between Cowles and South Fortuna.

On Wednesday I ran 3 miles, super easy.

On Thursday I ran 4 miles, super easy.

Today I rode the bike on a flat, 12 miles, 40 minutes Felt like crap and really started to think about this fucked-up "cold." I'm on my second round of augmentin to kill the sinus infection. Here's the fukcing problem with that!

The enormous amounts of mucus I've been dealing with for phukciing months is clear. Now, this is medicine, so who really does know, but chances are, if you're dealing with non-discoloration, you're dealing with a virus so anti-biotics mean nothing. Granted, my sinus x-ray revealed some abnormality, but I've been on anti-biotics and not getting any better.

After the bike ride, I went to the pharmacy and talked to the pharmacist about all of this and sure enough, he agrees. I bought some BASIC antihistamines (I think -- whatever he told me to buy).

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This weekend I hope to continue some very easy running/cycling to continue to get things back in order. Once I can really see the green light, I will embark on some ridiculous LSD/MAF/RtB/etc. Enough is enough and I need to build fitness quick. Why? Because I want to. Because I have to. I will document here.

The bike felt great today. My steel frame gem is sexy. KHS rocks! My Specialized mtb will get some work too.

I have a lot of fun to be had.

On my way home I stopped by my pub. I saw a big red Pliny the Elder tap. And some Palette Wrecker via Green Flash amongst the other beers. Sat down, ordered an Elder and started to ask when they would be getting the . . . oh you have it. Pliny the Younger was present from an unmarked tap. She said the first keg went in an hour yesterday (2/18). I had a 10oz pour. Great. Carmely smooth, rich IPA, balanced, classic. Then I had an Elder, pint. Great. I'm buzzed.
I am coming. Watch me.


And for any good running discourse, check Pub GZ.


  1. That Pliny looks goooood! I think I'll head into Bruisin Ale's today they have a good selection of Green Flash, but no Pliny. What do you suggest?

  2. Really, you'll probably enjoy any of their beer, but if you're an IPA man, then West Coast, Imperial, Palette Wrecker. Others are Le Freak (Belgian), Tripell (Belgian), Hop Head Red (dark amber ale), etc.

    I love all of those!

    When you're at the shop, ask why they have no Russian River Brewing Company beers (Pliny). It's a great question.

    Looks like they have some Bear Republic beers. Racer 5 in NICE!

    Great shop.