My transmission parts are finally in and hopefully the race car will be ready in a few days. I hope I finally have all I need to assemble a functional transmission with limited slip differential and 4.785 final drive.
I attempted to hold the last basketball practice of the year yesterday, but there were only two girls there. The moral: it is pointless to try to continue to hold weekly practices after the final game of the year. I must remember this next year! It is better to set a definite end date for the season, then stick with it, so I can focus on other projects. My men's team has the week off before starting the best-of-3 finals next Friday.
I've continued with the running plan. Yesterday, I had to do three sets of 2 km at 4:10 per km as part of a 16 km run. Not that easy to find 2 km stretches with no hills and traffic lights in the real world! I'm glad I have a fixed plan, because if I only went running when I felt like it, I would not go very often... especially with the cold and windy weather we've been getting. I'm supposed to run 18 km tomorrow and 26 km on Sunday, which will be tough with the race school taking all day both days. I will probably end up going out tonight to have a day off running tomorrow. It's getting to the point that I look forward to the "days off", although I end up filling those evenings with other stuff. Maybe I should try running in the morning once in a while.
News of Alex:
Alex is still in Chicago. We have been communicating by Skype and email. She has managed to have many restaurant meals with family and colleagues, and also work and go to the theater. I think she will call it a good trip all in all. She will be back in town tomorrow evening.
Cool cars spotted:
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Audi S6 V10
Alfa Romeo Spyder Graduate
Brabus Mercedes G-Wagen
Toyota Land Cruiser 2-door
Toyota Supra twin-turbo