Maybe it's the longer days and maybe it's all the exercise I've been getting training for the adventure race I'm competing in next month, but I can feel my metabolism increasing. I packed away more food in the past few days than I have in ages, only to feel hungry again an hour or two after each meal. It's like when I was a teenager.
I've been enjoying my evening bike rides, and I think Nanuq has been too. He really seems to get a kick out of his extended downhill sprints and only gets more and more wired every time we go out. I can't wait to see what this will mean when we go skijoring again next winter. Then again, why wait until winter? I just got new wheels and bearings for my in-line skates - maybe after the race we'll do some skatejoring.
My adventure race team mates and I went out for a bike and rappel the other night. I'd never drafted before found myself wishing I'd known how effective it was years ago. It would have come in handy when I was growing up on the prairies - there may not have been many hills, but with that prairie wind, it wasn't always easy to get from A to B on a bike. Drafting made dealing with the wind easy.
The rappelling was fun. It had been a few years since I'd done it, but it was just "like riding a bike". I'm lucky that there are some great little climbs so near to my house.
A little less than one month to go to the race - I can't decide if I'm nervous or excited.