I am not an athlete. I have not followed a regular workout regiment for nearly 10 years.  The last…

I am not an athlete.

I have not followed a regular workout regiment for nearly 10 years.  The last time my body fat percentage was checked, I was considered obese.  My BMI says nearly the same thing.

I do not watch what I eat.  I do not push myself.  I do not try to stay active.  I do not train.

I am not strong.  I am not fast.  Most importantly, I do not have endurance.

But for some reason I have chosen to do a 100 mile bike ride in 4 days, and I am very nervous.

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date Sep 9th 2009
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70 Miler on dailymile

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September 8th I grew up cooking tortillas on an antique cast…



September 8th

I grew up cooking tortillas on an antique cast iron stove plate (like the ones on this guy).  One day, before Ally and I were dating, we were talking on the phone and she mentioned that she had just stuck her quesadilla in the microwave.  I was dumbfounded.  What an abomination of tortilla cooking, I thought.

My snobbery has since taken a back seat to the convenience of microwave ovens.  I’ve been primarily microwaving my quesadillas now for probably around 6 years, but my parents, the original preachers of my former philosophy, found Ally and me a tortilla plate (I can’t remember where, but it was detached from its original stove-top during the acquisition). It shall now forever live on our back right burner (which is too small to cook anything of any real substance or significant size/portion anyway), calling to us to throw a tortilla on it.  Go ahead, it says.  Lay one on me.

Today, I abided.

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date Sep 9th 2009
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