after we crossed over a mile long bridge spanning the lake (that thing was humming like a musical instrument from all the wind on the railings), the roads started rolling. there were a lot of challenging climbs and the wind wasn’t too helpful. our pace slowed a bit and i became frustrated again. but eventually, after a lot of hard miles, we had a nice stretch of flat terrain that we hammered on. but then, just before getting to town, the hills came back as if to taunt us. it was a hard day and it got late quick (midnight at the time of this writing), but it’ll be worth it assuming everything goes as planned tomorrow – glacier national park!!!
random stuff: i can’t believe just how much food we eat every day and night. we each have at least a pound of vegetable and meat along with some other dish for dinner. normally, i’ll chug a half gallon of chocolate milk. before 10:00a, i normally have about 2000 calories in me already. still, losing weight – at least fat.
i know that when i train for racing stuff, i normally think of things in 3 minute bricks when biking – 1 mile every 3 minutes. when doing some of these passes and steeper hills, that number has switched to 12 or 15. it’s definitely a change of pace for me.
i’m falling in love. no, not with another person – that’s just not possible L. no, it’s with my stove. i love how well it works and how quickly i can whip up meals. normally, when mike and i have backpacked and cooked, he’d always do the cooking – which i never minded. now, i get to do all of it while my dad does other things and thoroughly enjoy it.