Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Monday, March 10, 2008

Great quote

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.


Meredith said...

What - Chris doesn't think you want to read about a guy spending three days debating how hard he has to push to break skin with a dull blade???

You're missing some very educational photos by not reading Aaron Ralston's book :) I even tried to make a collage with a blown up version of one of them for a design class in college...

good times.

Becky said...

Fig newtons huh? Sounds like a decent addiction. :)