Yesterday I took the Carmax offer and am done with the car! Ii felt like I was returning with my tail between my legs, but whatever. Easy and painless, other than the brilliant idea of Ubering or Lyfying home. Seems Escondido is not prime Uber/Lyft territory and the car that was 8 min away was really 23 or 28 minutes away and Romeo may or may not have been in bed when he "accepted " the call and his car did not move for 10 minutes and than moved in the wrong direction. But I was really patient after losing money on my car at Carmax and waiting 8 or 23 or now 31 minutes. But the car was clean and the music was explicit and the traffic was now bad so we came home through Elfin Forrest- weird driving through there vs riding.
But the car is GONE and the sting and financial loss will soon fade away. And I don't have to see it every morning when I back out in the car I love!
2- the most expensive trainer ( I think $ can buy) the Wahoo Kickr which has not been kicking since Feb 27 due to "wheel locking up" I opened a ticket and was assured and easy fix. 9 messages later, installing and reinstalling and testing and sending data culminated in me throwing a few objects and not saying nice words. John stepped in and expedited or eventually got the new sensor installed and fixed. At one point I put a towel over the trainer so I did not have to be reminded of the issue, sort of like the car, but a towel over a bike and trainer caused Mako distress and incessant barking which only made the issue more obvious. But yesterday I was able to "enjoy" another painful trainer session.
So with those to "issues" resolved.... I am happier :) Talk about first world problems I know, I know.
Another big decision made - Oceanside 70.3 is happening for me! I will do the best I can on that day. I have run miles in me, just not enough, I have a few fast miles, just not enough. So I say I am racing with realistic expectations.
1- I am getting old (lets be honest)
2- 13 weeks of not-running for a non runner takes it toll and the pace does not come back quickly
3- I really am happy to be healthy enough to toe the line!
4- If I try to blog about a disappointing race I will have this post to read to remind me of where my fitness is today!
5- racing means I get to taper :) I love tapering for a few days and than I get restless etc....