I am back from a tour in the great state of chaos called Afghanistan. I have been back for about a week and have been sort of relaxing. However, I have started working again. Which is pretty good. Sleep is still not as solid as I would like. But when your body gets use to only 5-6 hours a night and you through jet lag in on top of it, it is no wonder I am waking up at 0300 or so every day.
None of my workouts have been anything earth shattering. I have been running about 5K this past week. It is getting easier. Tuesday was my first day on my new bike (more to follow on that), and today I swam for about 30 minutes. I lost track of the laps, but I guess it was 1200 yards or so. Nothing hard, just some lazy swimming and basic drills
Now back to the bike. Before I left I worked out a deal with the Bride, that if I saved so much money for a new house that I could get a new bike. So after much research, etc etc, I ended up with a Trek 6.2 Madone. I took possesion from my LBS on Monday but due to the weather there was no riding. Tuesday morning I headed out for what was suppose to be an hour ride. Just to get my feet back under me and see how she handled. A little over half way through the ride (I stopped at my local running store to get new socks) and when I returned to the bike the rear tire was flat. I did not have a spare tube, so Dumbass (that is me) walked 2 miles back home pushing the bike. Not very smart.
The good news the tube is changed and if it is not raining on Thursday I plan on getting in that hour or so ride.
I will be posting pictures and stuff from the year in Afghanistan from time to time. So if you are interested stay tuned to this channel.
I am glad to be home and I hope my readers are still there.