AM: 4:09 Bike Ride (81+ Miles)
PM: 4 Miles Run
Great day for a bike ride. I took the steed to Narragansett and loop around Point Judith before returning home. It was 81.4 miles and I covered it in 4:09. I didn't stop the watch at intersections so my real time was prob about 4:03-04. Nothing super fast but quick enough considering I was by myself and I had cross winds most of the way, coming off the ocean. Not that the wind was strong, just gusty at times. The ride is pretty flat. This was my longest ride since last summer and I am feeling good about getting in shape to do 100 miles most weekends that I am not working. This morning I was happy to be done, the legs were cooked and my heart was not in it for another hour.
In the afternoon Kim called me a "pussy" for not joining her on a flat 4 mile recovery run. You'd think that I'd be mature enough to take this as some fun banter but no, I went in and got my running gear on and went. Since Kim was very dehydrated and had a bowl of Sugar Puffs before the run she felt like crap and actually had nothing in the tank. I felt fantastic and even my knee felt decent. I rubbed it in but in all fairness she would crush me right now.
Today is Morrisseys birthday. He is 51 years old and continues to inspire with his amazing poetry and activism. Regardless of whether you like him or not, you cannot deny his consistency through his work with The Smiths and his solo material. I personally would never want to meet him, I don't want to meet any of my idols and the people who have had a profound impact on my life. There is no reason for this other than I would want to respect their wish to be left alone. Their voice and music is enough for me. I was late to find Moz but since I listened to The Smiths - Singles, given to me by Ben Noad my freshman year of college I was infatuated. The lyrics, the voice, so perfect and speaking to me in that unique way that only Moz fans hear. Keep the tunes coming Moz, there is a light that never goes out. I was at one of the gigs sequenced in the below video. Unforgettable.