Leaden legs, weekend, etc

Last week was again a (relatively) light riding week between the storms that were rolling through the area as well as wanting to take part in the various SDM business trip activities. So I was pretty glad that the weather for the weekend looked pretty good. So woke up on Saturday morning and went out on the Quad ride. Although I was hanging just fine, my legs felt somewhat leaden. Figured it was mostly an effect of a light few weeks of riding and made it more of a point to spin rather than hammer in the big gear. Then, Kara and I headed down to her parents' as her dad's birthday was last week — ended up running a couple of errands and also having dinner before heading back home.

Yesterday, woke up and again headed out on the Quad ride. A group was planning to do Westford and Groton, so went out with them. Luckily, legs were feeling quite a bit better and so the longer ride felt less strenuous. Definitely think that things are “back” and so I'm looking forward to doing a race this weekend, although I need to decide if I'm going to head up to New Hampshire for the Bow Road Race or just do Wells Ave. Each has their upsides. Oh well, as long as I figure it out by the end of the week, I'm good. Then, I spent some time tidying up the house and just lazing about playing video games before settling in and trying to knock out the majority of the Systems Engineering homework which is due in the morning. Mostly succeeded, although I need to go over it and make sure it looks okay this evening.

Today is an in the office day and I biked in. Legs started out a little sluggish, but warmed up pretty quick. I think that the sluggishness might just have even been the whole “being on the heavy bike” after riding the nice bike all weekend and also adding to that, carrying in a bit more than I usually do in the pannier.

The day has been fairly productive, although some things haven't been where I've wanted them to be. But one by one getting some of the things taken care of for the Fedora 10 Alpha. For various reasons, the whole non-blocking freeze seems to not work so well. But so it goes. Also fixed up some kernel things for rawhide and have also been trying to make things work a bit nicer on a new piece of hardware. But more on that later.

2 thoughts on “Leaden legs, weekend, etc”

  1. Hi from San Diego!

    Hi Jeremy,

    I stumbled upon your live journal page while researching SDM info on the ‘net. I am a prospective applicant for (both the Sloan MBA and SDM programs for) Jan ’09, and am very excited by the whole thing! I will be visiting the MIT campus on the 9th of Sep (Tuesday), and am looking forward to getting a first hand impression of the program.

    I was wondering if you’d be available willing to meet for a few minutes and answer a few questions that I might have.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Re: Hi from San Diego!

    I should be around and have some time on that day. I’m not 100% sure what my schedule for the fall looks like, though, so I can’t say exactly _when_ yet đŸ™‚ Feel free to send me an email at my username here AT mit.edu and we can try to figure something out.

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