Couldn't decide for the longest time whether or not to go race Saturday and/or Sunday at Manions in KC until Friday morning when I pulled the plug. The course used last year wasn't a big favorite of mine and with other races a priority I chose to score some 'home' brownie points.
Friday afternoon I got out on the road for a couple hours and spun pretty easy soaking in the beautiful day.
Deb, uncharacteristic for her, got really sick Friday evening so I took the boys and hung out a long time at the gym trying to give her some peace and quiet. Got the boys down and headed to a side room to crash for the night. By Saturday morning she felt 10000% better.
Saturday AM in my house right now is all about soccer; Ian's games start around 8am while D's are 9:30. Both the boys played well with Ian scoring two goals in his game and D once again blanking the other team while playing goalie. Fun morning followed up with a Brenda's breakfast.
Got out on the dirt/gravel backroads for 2:30hrs with Dale and David in the afternoon and cruised a steady pace. Felt good and the legs recovered from Wednesday's activities.
Watched a little USGP; it's always impressive how freaking fast the Pros ride and how technically sound.
Saturday evening was just a bunch of goofing around with the boys and Deb.
Caught the end of the Worlds road race and don't have a problem with GB and Cav winning the race. More times than not he is right at the right spot at the big events. Could have done without is dome cover...
Sunday church and then lunch with the crew to include Jake and his suite-mate Scott. Fun getting to know his friends.
After lunch Ira, Dale, and I set out for an afternoon of 'hurt' and the mission was accomplished. Legs felt sharp early, but as the session wore on I was gassed.
Got back in time to watch (all but last lap - sigh) of the USGP and oh how rain and mud can change the dynamics of a 'cross race. Surprised the other Belgies were not closer to the front, but that bodes well for the US guys who rode strong.
Last night Deb and I snuck off for a little 'date night' and took in some chow at the Springfield Brewery and then caught Moneyball; a quality flick that I recommend whether or not you are a sports fan.
All in all I'm glad I stayed home to not only be there for Deb, but to get a lot of 'home' stuff accomplished and hang with the boys. Those will be few and far between over the next couple months.