Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Denial…Not Just a River in Africa!

It has been blizzarding here these last two days!  Time to face the facts and set the trainer up in the garage!  As soon as I got home I pumped up the tires (boy these have lost a lot of pressure in the last few weeks..??), got together a new playlist on my iPod, changed and got going.  My goal was to ride for 30 minutes.  I tested out the new aero bars and cranked the music.  Yup, the trainer hasn’t gotten any more interesting in the few months that I’ve been away from it.  All of a sudden around 29 minutes in it felt like I was losing resistance on the pedals.  I tried shifting into a tougher gear and no go.  What?  I got off the bike at 29:44 and took a look at the back tire.  Flat!  Oh well, close enough.

New Stuff!

You may have already heard about this from a few folks already.  Gu has come out with some new flavours – pineapple Roctane and Vanilla Gingerbread for the holiday season!  I stopped in at Tri-It today to pick some up.  While the pineapple was in stock the Vanilla Gingerbread hasn’t come in yet.  So Richelle gave me one of her packs that she got at Interbike on the condition that I blog about it!  So be sure to keep your eyes open for Vanilla Gingerbread this holiday season!  (Seriously, who wouldn’t love to get a few of those in their stocking this Christmas??)  I can’t wait to give it a shot.  Thank you Richelle!!  You rock!DSCN1623

And for those of you who love Chocolate Mint Gu, I’ve heard that this flavour is going be available year round after this holiday season!  Excellent, that is my favourite flavour!!!

And an aside…

I skyped with my parents this evening.  Finlay was showing off his new hair cut and looking super cute on the camera.  I miss my little fur ball!

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12 comments:

Black Knight said...

It is amazing as in every Country there are different stuff. When I raced abroad I always brought with me my usual "drinks".

Julie said...

OMG Finlay is SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!! Leana, he is totally looking at you and having a doggie conversation!!! :) :) :)

He is so adorable how he is cocking his head from side to side. :) :)

Marlene said...

Not a fan of pineapple, but I will be looking out for that gingerbread flavour. Fun!

Badgergirl said...

Chocolate mint? Sounds delicious. Must put it on my list to try along with the gingerbread.

And Finlay? Adorable.

RunToTheFinish said...

awww you got to see the puppy that is so cool!! I would so miss my kitties.

still not a gu fan

Deb said...

OMG Finlay is so friggin cute...I could eat him up!

Oh, I can not wait to try the gingerbread flavour! Yum!!

lindsay said...

i'm supposed to have some pineapple and gingerbread gu waiting for me at home!! i can't wait to try them :)

finlay is, again, too cute!! i am sure he misses you lots, even if the grandparents are spoiling him.

Rainmaker said...

Gingerbread...wow.

joyRuN said...

Finlay is sooo adorable!

I'll have to hit the stores to see if they carry those Gu - those flavors are hard to pass up.

Alexandra said...

Finlay has a sweet and innocent looking face!

Will you be wearing a costume at the Hallowe'en Howl? I am! I'm dressing up as a runner!

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh my, how cruel Mother Nature is to give you blizzards while we are still waiting for Fall ...

But I am so happy to hear that Choc Mint Gu will be a year around flavor. That is one of my favorites too.

Finley looks great on Skype!

Bob Almighty said...

I hear you on the snow in October...we ended up getting about an inch on Thursday thanks to a crazy weather front.

Cute dog.