Well I guess I should define low-key. It was as low-key as it can get when going to roller derby games and parading around town as Captain America and racing cross (more on this later).
Saturday I woke up early and was at The Grand Rapids Bicycle Company/Ada first thing in the morning. I was on a mission to try on the new 45NRTH FasterKatt cycling shoes.
Like they are "I never, ever, ever, ever, ever want to take them off of my feet" comfortable.
The weather was pretty dreary and since I do not yet own the Fasterkatt I decided to procrastinate riding till later in the day. Scott and I went to Chipotle and then grocery shopping. Then I got a text from my friend Sarah telling me that the roller derby game was "superhero" themed and that she was going as a ninja turtle. For a while I thought that maybe everyone was just messing with me but I can't ever pass up an opportunity to dress up. I LOVE Halloween. So while Scott and I were grocery shopping I picked up a few costume props from the teenage boy section :-)
PS. Juli telling me that I could hide behind my mask did not make me feel better.
I felt like a complete idiot walking into the arena but felt better once I saw superwoman running around. Granted, she was probably 10 years old but at least I wasn't the only superhero. Finally the ninja turtles arrived. Phew!
My legs didn't feel that fresh during the race but the worst part was not having any sort of peripheral vision. Holy crap, my cornering skills completely disappeared.
Barriers? What Barriers? I couldn't see them until I was almost on top of them...
I'm surprised I managed to do the race without any crashes! It must have been because I had superhero powers or something. The best part of the whole race was getting cheers. All around the course I kept hearing little kids screaming, "Go Captain America, Go!" If only I could parade around as a superhero all of the time :-)
I guess it's not Halloween yet, so I do have another excuse to dress up later in the week. Until then though, I'm going to be working a lot of early days. Ugh. There is a very big light at the end of the tunnel though, and that's this coming weekend. I am so excited to race Iceman (and hang out with so many friends) that I can barely sleep!!!