I've been writing my end of season summary, on and off, since my last post. In the last 24 hours however, my schedule has been turned upside-down and it appears I have more races waiting for me.
Sure, going to Montreal the weekend of Défi de L'Île de Montréal has always been in my plan...to cheer on my friends. And eat delicious food. And shop for more delicious food. And eat some more delicious food. Interestingly enough, a recent change of plan will land me at the start line at 6am on a Saturday morning. What can one possibly do in Verdun at that hour without a car though? After some serious considerations, the only logical thing is to enter the race. Fellow TISC skater AQ will be racing Defi for his fifth consecutive year. It will be a good pace so I just may end up doing a long morning fun skate. Obviously, if it rains, I'll make a beeline to St Viateur for morning breakfast instead!
Another race/event on my horizon is a bit further from home. Some convoluted logic involving frequent flyer miles, premier status, and postponing my India work assignment basically has given me an excuse to go to Houston on Halloween weekend. It's a busy weekend for sure. There's the Houston Inline Marathon and Tour De Donut both happening at the same time! It's a tough decision. On one hand, I would like to support an inline marathon race. On the other hand, I'm really not in racing mood anymore. Skating the Tour De Donut with a bunch of skating friends while munching down on sugary goodness seems so much more fun. I'll have to think about this one some more in the next few days.