Starting the taper. Today's brick was a little rough. I had aches and pains on all three sports including two where I said, "that has never hurt before" which got me thinking that I've said that more in the last two years than I have my whole life. I suspect many endurance athletes experience the same thing, specially when they reach middle age.
Good weekend of s/b/r/c (swim/bike/run/cook). My parents and MIL visited this weekend. It's always nice to have them visit and gives me an extra excuse to cook. It ended up being a triple cookout weekend including firing up the smoker. I don't smoke meat often because it is an event between the prep, and the length of time it takes to smoke meat, but the outcome is usually fantastic. Cheryl told me I was smoking chicken to have pulled chicken, so four chickens were the first batch of meat smoked. Then I smoked six pounds of salmon (2/3's of that was for neighbor's). As long as I have the smoker going, we might as well fill it up.
|The smoker doing its thing|
|Makes me hungry just looking at it!|
|I put the foil down so the fish didn't pick up any chicken flavor|
Have a great week everyone!