I started indoor spin class tonight. Every Tuesday night for seven weeks. Then we have a break for the holidays. Then it is every Tuesday and Thursday for ten weeks. I am a total wuss on the bike. I don't push myself hard. It hurts. When I'm riding outside people (guys who can't understand I don't have any desire to go faster) yell at me to at least TRY. But I LIKE cruising gently along. I think I found my max heart rate (183) and then proceeded to not get sweaty for the rest of the class. I was talking to the girl next to me about her dog. It was interesting. But. I. Must. Try. 2008 is my biking year. I am going to bike at least 100 miles a week and I am going to do a century. This year I maxed out at 80 miles a week. Twice. That is pathetic half ironman prep (which I am already signed up for in 08). This should be achievable with A) some effort on my part and B) my life being significantly better because I am not a first year law student. That alone deserves a great big WAHHHOOOOO!! Right now I am interning full time and I have no classes and feel like an adult again. Let's hear it again: WOOOOHHOOOOO.
In other news my dad and I went camping this past weekend. We're total newbies. It was hilarious as we checked out all our new gear (LOOK, my nalgene turns into a lantern...and SEE how big this tiny camping towel expands to!!) and a bit hard core and scary (we had to do a bit of wilderness hiking as we got TOTALLY lost on the side of the mountain) and overall truly fun. We're definitely going to go again and also hike the part of the Appalachian trail that is in NJ (only 18 miles).
I hope everyone is having fun fall adventures!!