Monthly Archives: July 2005

Happy 4th!

Good day today. I got up at 5:30 to meet some guys for a mountain bike ride. It was only my second time on the MTB this year. It was a great ride, lots of sweet singletrack – all right in our back yard. We had a great time jumping, crashing, getting lost, running out of water, and calling wives at 11:30 to explain why the estimated return time of 9:00 hadn’t quite worked out…

We went on a massive school shopping trip to get the kids ready for the start of the new year (tomorrow!). This year-round stuff takes some getting used to. Malcolm will be in 6th grade, Lindsey in 3rd, and Natalie in 2nd. I can’t believe how fast they’re growing up!

We had a great dinner of hot dogs and fresh corn on the cob. Jessica LOVED it! After dinner, it was time for our little fireworks display. Everyone had a great time throwing snaps and popping streamers.

I just polished off 3 helpings of stawberry shortcake to finish off the night…

on the wagon, off the wagon, on the wagon again

After over a year of being pretty diligent with my eating habits, the wheels came completely off the bus. It all started with my trip to Chicago in May. Burgers, fries, ice cream, repeat… Then at home I would sometimes have 2 bowls of ice cream in a night, once I had a third! Fast forward to Utah at the end of June and I was eating everything in sight. More ice cream, candy bars, and fudge-dipped granola bars by the handful. Ohhh, and the chips! and cooookies! Wow, I was seriously making up for lost time.

Ended up putting on 7 pounds as a result.

Someone’s gotta put the brakes on this runaway sugar train. So, as of yesterday (7/1), I’m back on the wagon, baby. No more chips, fries, or stuff that I have to eat out of box or package. Carrots, here I come.

Monthly Stats – June

Miles – 673
Hours – 41:45

Miles – 2957
Hours – 210:14