Fitness is Good, Appendix is Not
So far this year I have felt strong, which I credit 100% to my new bike fit and to work put in late last year on core work from Core Advantage. I still honestly don’t feel like I’m ready to move on to level 2 of 3 of that program, but know that I am way ahead of where I was this time last year.
Now, I’m not going to say that I am in race shape by any means. Quite the opposite, as Bryan and others from a local group ride recently put me in the red - which did led to the season’s only back flare up (so far). I took a few extra steps back just this week after my appendix decided it was done for and needed to come out. No rupture, so things could have been way worse - but that does mean a few weeks off of the bike and some fitness to make up.
Plan for today: rock some work. Actual day: appendectomy + free toast and pudding. pic.twitter.com/pTAbdSSIQ6
— Paul Haskell (@phaskell) June 5, 2014
Riding Around Austin
My new company has an Austin, TX office, so on a recent training trip I decided to explore the city - by bike. The Austin B-Cycle program is super convenient, and for only $8 per 24 hours, you get unlimited rides under 30 minutes. Just enough for commuting too and from the office, and for checking out downtown, the state capital and the University of Texas campus.