Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day to Me!

Check out my cool Valentine's Day gift from Chris. I desperately needed new mountain biking shoes before racing season starts. My first pair of mountain bike shoes were a clearance special, slightly too big, but the price was right. Their biggest drawback is the fact that they have laces. That would be fine if they would stay tied, but I had one too many experiences with having my shoelace wrapped all the way around my crank arm. Besides, they look cooler, and looking cool is at least the second most important factor when choosing gear.

One of my coworkers asked if Chris and I were doing anything special for Valentine's Day. "Yep," I replied. "We're doing the Recovery & Technique Spinervals DVD." It just goes to show how much my perception has changed. Two years ago I would have been severely disappointed if we didn't do something romantic. Tonight the most romantic thing Chris did for me was to change the Bowflex around between each exercise so I didn't have to do it myself. What a guy!

In all seriousness, though, I liked how we worked out with the Bowflex tonight a lot better than what we did Tuesday night. On Tuesday, we each went through all the exercises once and then switched. This time Chris did one set of one exercise, then I did the same exercise, Chris did the second set of that exercise, I did the second set, and so on. It seemed much more efficient since we only had to set up for each exercise once. We got into a really good rhythm. Gretch and Maddy weren't sure about it, though. They both kept trying to climb up on me when I was using it. Did I mention I like the Bowflex?


Chris said...

Nothing says love like a new pair of mountain bike shoes and a new web page.

Anonymous said...

nice shoes