Sunday, September 26, 2010

Redman Triathlon 2010

This weekend we traveled to Oklahoma City for Sam to do the Redman 70.3 triathlon. This was her big fall race. It is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run. The morning started cool but ended in the upper 80's. It was Oklahoma so there were no trees anywhere. Sam had a 19 minute PR, was 3rd in her age group, and 13 woman overall.
I found a buffalo along the bike course.
Funny how Oklahoma and Mars look alike. Humans weren't meant to live either place.
Sun coming up over transition 1.

Sam intimidating the competition.
The women getting ready to start. It was pretty shallow and some of the slower women walked a good portion of the swim.
The water was very calm, which was a nice change after the New Orleans triathlon earlier this year.
The bike was a 2 loop course. Here is Sam going out on the first loop.
And coming in. Notice the focus, don't get in her way.
Meanwhile.......John wandered into the ghetto and bought fried pies.
They were good fried pies.
After fortifying myself I found Sam on the run. Looking good but getting hot.
She even did some old-timey running.
Blazing to the finish.
A quick dip in the lake helped cool down.
On the house front, the garden is starting to slow down but is still producing a few things. Before long everything will have to come out. Can you believe it is almost October.
After the race we headed back to KC for the Avett Brother show at the cross-roads. And then today we went to the KC Modern open house at the Marcel Breuer house in Mission Hills. All in all a pretty busy weekend.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's Fall

Not much happening around the circle. This weekend the air will get cooler. We haven't been doing much around the house, just getting ready for upcoming races.
The new skylight finally came in. Thankfully the temporary plastic held up during our recent rains. We ended up getting an operable skylight since not much air moves in the second bedroom.
Open, ooh, aah, yep pretty exciting.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Well, One Good Thing About Fall

This weekend we worked out and we drank, that was pretty much it. A few non-picture worthy house projects got completed. We installed a new patio screen door and flushed the Rinnai, pretty exciting.
Saturday afternoon we went to the Flying Saucer's Fall beer festival in downtown Kansas City. They closed off a parking lot and set up a few different beer tents.
A friend came in from St. Louis and we met a few people there. There were a good amount of people and a nice selection of beer.
Pouring my last one.
One nice thing about starting in the afternoon is finishing early. We headed to Oklahoma Joe's for a little BBQ before calling it a night.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Over Already

Can you believe it, summer is over already. Last Thursday we went to the last preseason game at arrowhead vs. the Packers. The stadium was less than packed.
One of the bad parts of having skylights is broken skylights. We ordered one that opens to help better vent the second bedroom. Hopefully it doesn't rain too much until the replacement comes.
Also along the lines of home repairs. Last winter when our pipes froze I could feel lots of air blowing in the overhang. Last weekend I tore everything down to insulate.

Where would the blowing air come from? Found it!
I sealed everything up, insulated, and generally tightened up the spots that let air in. That should take care our pipes next winter.