Some kind of busy
Long time no write. I have been reading a lot about pools and maintaining them. I have been picking the brains of other people who own pools, and finally pulled the trigger. The carrara swimming hole is now open. All are welcome but you may want to wait a few weeks because the water is, uh, chilly. I pulled all the plugs you are supposed to pull, plugged all the plugs you are supposed to plug, primed the pump, filled the basket, drained the cover, dumped about $100 worth of chemicals into the big hole filled with water and I must say I am pleasantly surprised. It is blue and sparkling and doesn't burn your skin when you jump in, or give you any funky twitches when you get out. I can't wait untill is gets a bit warmer and I can come back from a run and just dive in the pool. That will be a good day.
On top of that action, the kitchen guys are coming on Tuesday to install our new cabinets and counter top and i need to get a few things touched up before hand that I never even thought about. Today was the day to demolish the old cabinets and give them to a guy in RI who wants them for his basement kitchen. He said they are perfect. What ever guy, as long as I don't have to pay to get rid of them. They are the ugliest plywood and panel cabinets from 1969 you have ever seen. Tomorrow I will build a wall for the new location of the stove/micro combo. I have never put in a wall at 45 degrees so I bet most of the time will be checking and double checking measurements. It is only about 36 " long but I am a little concerned about the angle part of it. Square walls are easy. I have been taking digital pictures of the progression. I will post them when it is all done.
As far as running goes, the only thing of note is the solid track workout I had on Wednesday. it was 800,800, 1600, 800, 800 @ 2:16, 2:14, 4:40, 2:16, 2:14. Feeling very good and fast. The conditions were, how do you say? Ideal. 60, overcast, no wind. I would be very pleased if the conditions were the same tomorrow. Let's hope the rain we received tonight will keep things cool. Tonight will have to beearly to bed to recover from all the action today. I ran for 57 minutes in ARWR and found they put a culvert in on my bunker trail run. No more floods, until the beavers fill it again at least.
If you are in Boston tomorrow check out the High Performance meet at Bentley. Elite events start at 7:00, open at 6:00. Yours truly will be racing at 7:30 in the 5k. Let's hope for anything other than 14:55!
that's all I got.