Three Things Thursday

1. Cyclocross: Tired of reading about cyclocross already?  Sorry…the season goes into December.  And even though I already wrote about last Sunday’s race, then I saw some more pictures that were taken there and had to share.

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How great is this picture? I love it! You can actually tell I’m in motion. Photo credit: Eli M.
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This has to be the first or second trip up the run-up because I’m still smiling.

2. Haircut! My hair’s been annoying me for a while now…it’s just way too long.  Looking at the pictures from this weekend, even braided it was ridiculously long.  Time for a change, so I stopped on my way home from work.  Why are the lights at hair salons soooo unflattering? I had a mild panic looking at myself in the mirror there…

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…but after I got home and brushed it out and realized I could still braid it, I was pretty happy with it.

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3. New shoes!!  I’m too lazy to go grab my well-loved Asics trail shoes and take a picture of them, so you’ll just have to take my word for it when I say that they’ve been destroyed by adventure racing. They’re fantastic trail shoes, but they’re not durable enough to stand up to the off-trail conditions that AR requires. I have a pair of Nike trail shoes that I got for Christmas, but while I like them OK I don’t love them. They’ve been moved to adventure racing trekking shoes and being replaced by some Brooks Cascadias.

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Wasn’t so sure about the black, but the other choice had way too much going on for my tastes.
I actually tried on a previous incarnation of these shoes and loved them but opted to stick with another pair of my tried and true Asics rather than spend an extra $40 on shoes I’d never worn before.  Hopefully I love these as much as I think I will, because they’ve got a 30K race to carry me through next month!
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