Sam the Shih Tzu

22 March 2001

The ride home on Tuesday the 20th was interesting. About a mile into the ride I passed a house from which a Shih Tzu came charged at me. It was more comic than anything; I laughed and continued riding. When I stopped at the highway a half-mile down the road, what should go charging past me but the same Shih Tzu!

Holy cow!

I’m not sure how it avoided being hit, but it did, and I was able to get traffic stopped so that I could retrieve it and carry it back to its owners. I learned that its name is Sam, so I’ll be able to call it by name in the future.

I rode to work yesterday, too, but not today. My legs are tired and need a break. I’m on pace for a fifty mile week, which I consider good. Actually, I dug back through my copious biking stats and discovered that when I was riding so much in 1998, fifty miles per week was about my average. So, I’m off to a good start for the year. I wish that I was actually losing weight, too, but I’m not. Maybe I really do need to be tracking calories in order to lose weight, regardless of whether I’m exercising. I’ve never been able to lose weight without calorie tracking.

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