Chase:Every:Second

enjoying every second of life and running


1 Comment

Getting Wings

This week has been CRAZY busy! I know I say that often, but it really is true. Wednesday we took off of work for the afternoon to take care of some very important flying business. We sold our 1945 Piper J-3 Cub to a wonderful family that has a farm and is so happy to have it. Us the day they signed the papers.

Rob flew our J-3 down to a friend’s farm for pick up by the new owners. They are thrilled to have it and we are happy that it will bring them so much joy.

We get asked why we sold it, heck why did we even sell the first plane we built? And the answer is to make room for new adventures. We love the challenge of new things and we love how much flying has added to our lives. We have kicked around what would be our next plane purchase or plane build and we have settled on building an RV-10. It’s a four seat of the RV-7 we built, plus we can add extras like air conditioning! And with this build we will take our time and not try to squeeze building it in less than 4 years like the last one, that took almost every night and weekend to pull off.

A beautiful example of an RV-10, built and owned by Rob Hickman.

We probably won’t buy the first kit until we have completed our basement finishing project, but I will post as soon as we get started. We will have a website dedicated to the build, just like we had with the RV-7.

To watch our RV-10 build and the build history of our RV-7 check out: www.rv-builder.com


2 Comments

A Perfect 10

Monday (12/19):

Rest

Tuesday (12/20):

8 Miles General Aerobic (Treadmill, 1:06:24, 8:18 Pace)

Wednesday (12/21):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 43:10, 8:38 Pace)

Thursday (12/22):

12 Miles Med-Long (Treadmill, 1:43:38, 8:39 Pace)

Friday (12/23):

5 Miles Hills (Treadmill, 2%-5% Incline, 44:44, 8:57 Pace)

Saturday (12/24):

Rest

Sunday (12/25):

16 Miles Long (Treadmill, 2:16:09, 8:31 Pace)

Monday (12/26):

9 Miles General Aerobic (Treadmill, 1:14:54, 8:20 Pace)

Total “Weekly” Miles: 55

Tuesday (12/27):

11 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:35:22, 8:41 Pace)

Wednesday (12/28):

13.1 Miles Med-Long (Treadmill, 1:51:25, 8:31 Pace)

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and regardless of whatever you celebrate this time of the season that you got to relax and enjoy some time with those that you love.

Rob and I have been non-stop with work, home projects and spending time with our friends and families. Because of that I shifted my workouts so that I could swap my rest day scheduled Monday with my workout scheduled for Christmas Eve. Therefore my weekly workout spanned Monday the 19th to Monday the 26th.

I want to share that Rob got me some very sweet gifts, he always has great taste so I never have to give him a list or hints.

The Louis Vuitton Multicolor Cosmetic Case that matches my Multicolor Speedy.

Boston Marathon charm in sterling silver. I actually bought this and wore it all the time, including races. It was a heavy charm for racing, but I loved that with racing it would hit me around the collarbone area every now and then and I felt like it was my reminder mid race when I would feel it hit me lightly that I’ve done Boston and I could manage the race I was currently in with no problem. Well I finished a race this year to find that the charm had come off and was never to be found. 😦 I was so sad, but Rob was able to replace it for me. 🙂 Now I just won’t wear it racing so I don’t risk losing it again.

And we are making plans for our next plane build. Originally I had said that we were going to build a Hatz, but we have since had a change of heart. Instead we will be building an RV-10. We loved the RV-7 build and will be familiar with what we will be in store for us. Plus the RV-10 will be a four seat plane and have amenities like air conditioning and heated seats.

This is Rob Hickman’s RV-10

Since we already have our vintage 1945 J-3 Cub we won’t be rushing to complete this project like we did the RV-7. The RV-7 was a four year project that required Rob to work almost every night and weekend. For this RV-10 build we plan to still keep traveling and racing and have this project progress at a pace that doesn’t interfere with other stuff. It will likely take 5-8 years to finish, but it will be such a great reward when it’s complete.

You can watch all of the progress of the build on our new website and also review our RV-7 build at www.rv-builder.com


2 Comments

Hey Mama

Workouts:

Sunday (9/25):

17 Miles Long (‘Hood, 2:19:52, 8:14 Pace)

Monday (9/26):

7.2 Miles Bike (Trainer, 30:00, 14.4 mph)

Tuesday (9/27):

7.9 Miles Bike (Trainer, 35:00, 13.54 mph)

8 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:06:34, 8:20 Pace)

Wednesday (9/28):

6.8 Miles Bike (Trainer, 30:04, 13.57 mph)

Yoga 50 Mins

Thursday (9/29):

Rest

Friday (9/30):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 31:06, 7:47 Pace)

Yoga 50 Mins

Saturday (10/1):
15.25 Miles Bike (Spin Class, 49:00, 18.67 mph)

8 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:05:51, 8:14 Pace)

Sunday (10/2):
13.1 Miles Long (‘Hood, 1:39:09, 7:35 Pace)
15.2 Miles Bike (Spin class, 52:47, 17.28 mph)

Monday (10/3):
Rest

Tuesday (10/4):

7 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 57:22, 8:14 Pace)

Last Thursday after work Rob and I went to a Mat Kearney concert at a small venue near University of Illinois. Mat sounded amazing, even more so in person. It was a great concert, but Rob and I quickly noticed that we were the minority in the age category. A couple blurry pictures from my phone.

Over the weekend I made fish tacos with tilapia. I cooked the fish with a little olive oil, lime juice, paprika, chili power, onion powder, cumin and garlic salt for 15 minutes @ 425 degrees. After cooking I served it with corn tortillas, fresh salsa and guacamole.

I also made up my version of Spanish Rice in my new rice cooker. I used Trader Joe’s brown rice medley and cooked it to the rice cooker instructions. Then in a separate pot I warmed a can of diced tomatoes and black beans, both drained and added the same spices that I put on the fish. I’m going to take the left over rice mix and add mexican cheese, stuff red peppers and bake in the oven for another meal. 🙂

Monday was a rest day so Rob and I took the Cub out for a flight. It was a gorgeous day!


2 Comments

Tandem

Saturday I had an excellent spin class, got in a light couple miles running, got a quick shower and then headed to the salon. Afterward Rob took me for my first flight in our J-3 Cub. This would be my first Cub flight. Rob had training in a Cub so this was business as usual for him. This was also my first time flying tandem, meaning sitting front to back instead of side by side.

While Rob prepared the plane I screwed around taking pictures.

This was just a quick flight to our friend’s farm to land on his airstrip and head back. We had issues with our radio, which means we need to address it. It wasn’t a comfortable flight with loud static in our headsets. Here is a picture of one of our companies buildings as we headed out.

What’s crazy is you can fly the Cub with the door and window open so the whole side of the plane is open. Rob says it’s like flying a Jeep. 🙂 I will get a pic of this next time.


2 Comments

Cubby Bear

We have big news in the airplane department!!

We have sold our RV-7 that we built ourselves and we are now the proud owners of a 1945 J-3 Cub. Rob learned to fly tailwheel in a Cub and has always wanted to have one. It will be a new set of adventures flying in a vintage plane.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We are also starting our next build project, a Hatz Classic with a radial engine. I will post a website for the build when we get going on the project. I will also get more pictures added to the flights page too.

Example photo of a Hatz Classic with a radial engine.