Monday, November 15, 2010

Sore Back and Hamstrings

No riding happened this weekend but that's ok. We've been cranking on getting all of our wood set for this and next winter before the snow flies.  A missed riding weekend here and there is well worth being warm this winter.  100% wood heat is nice and cheap but there are sacrifices on occasion but turning the thermostat up to 74 with no quilt on a cold winter morning makes it worth it for sure. 

I did figure out what was up with Selma's headset/starnut issue.  While perusing the web for answers I saw multiple suggestions to check to be sure that the steerer didn't protrude beyond the stem (because, if it does, there is nothing to tighten against and you'll just pull the star nut out).  I've had the exact same set up on this bike for two full years so I figured that couldn't be the case but I tried adding another spacer just to see and whatdayaknow?  It worked like a charm.  I'm guessing that it was a cool morning, and the steerer had just gotten out of the pool.  How else would you explain the shrinkage?

The weekend wasn't without exercise though.  B busted our her learning exercise mat thingy on Saturday and Sunday and did all sorts of running races, obstacle courses and what-not.  One of the events was a three person running race.  While racing she'd comment on how hard it was and I'd just smirk.  You don't know hard kiddo.  How hard can a 30 second race be?  Pretty f'ing hard it turns out.  I'm not sure what it was but something about the sprinting with tiny steps was brutal and left my hamstrings completely inflamed.   Oh, and B beat me every time by 2-4 seconds.  For real.

So, a weekend full of chain sawing and throwing and carting wood has left me with a sore back and doing a 32 second running race had me limping with sore hamstrings.  Sad, very sad.


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rick is! said...

yep, a jog, stretching and core work were on tap this morning. both still hurt though.