Monday, August 13, 2007

Kid in a candy store

At 2pm on Friday Michael's phone had a picture on it... his wife was running around the shop with a new Giro Advantage 2 helmet on.

The best part of J&A is being able to play, no matter how old you are. There are many people who have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of these new aero helmets. I never really thought too much of it until they arrived, 2 in size SMALL. We sold a number of them this weekend and although I ran around the store in mine the longest, I was definitely not the only one. Sometimes it's hard to hide that inner sense of goofiness.

To justify my purchase Michael & I decided to take part in the Darndest Du on Sunday morning. It was a fun race but that duathlon stuff is harder than I thought. I imagined it would seem a bit easier since swimming is my weakness but I was wrong. I was a little concerned when my legs stared to tighten after mile 1 of the first run.

A little devil tried to tell me to DNF but I didn't listen. I think I saw him again along the course, setting fires at the side of the road. For those of you who didn't take part in this race you missed the oddest thing I've ever seen; in the middle of the bike course there were about 10 piles of burning brush on either side of the road. As I reached the turn-around a cop car was entering the course. Imagine how strange it would be to watch this event without knowing what was happening. In the middle of nowhere you see a bunch of adults riding through a tunnel of fire, being chased by a cop car and striped officials on motorcycles. Playing becomes much more elaborate with age. I wonder what Michael & I will do when we're 80...