Chris got a bunch of climbing and biking books from our sister-in-law for his birthday. He has been ticking them off one-by-one in his usual addicted fashion.
I, however, have been plodding slowly along a book recommended to me by our vet. It has a Golden in it but I've come to realize that the book is intense and a little scary. Unfortunately for me, I get WAY too emotionally attached to the characters and, as much as I want to put the book down, I have to see what happens to the darn dog.
Chris finished "Lance Armstrong's War" and "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" and told me that I need to read the Lance book. So I've decided to read my book and the Lance book simultaneously so as not to get too wrapped up in my lame book but still be able to finish it.
Chris said, prior to my reading the Lance book: "there's a part that will crack you up, you'll know it when you get to it." Well, last night I got to the part. It is totally blog worthy. I may not be married to a PRO cyclist, but Chris is basically a pro cyclist with a job and a little more freedom. So this quote definitely hit home:
"Being married to a pro bike racer sounds a lot cooler than it actually is, which might help account for the oft-cited high divorce rate. Yes, there's travel; yes, there's Europe. But there's also the fact that you're dealing with a guy who's gone all the time...who trains obsessively, who has idiosyncratic dietary requirements[see Chris's new blog on his new obsession with Fig Newtons], who never wants to walk anywhere, and who requires a post workout nap every afternoon. My wife, Jen, after meeting some of the Girona wives and girlfriens, pointed out that being partners with a pro bike racer, on the whole, wasn't that different from taking care of a toddler." - Daniel Coyle
Immediately I knew this was the part he had told me would "crack me up". And crack me up it did.
I love my toddler.