Saturday, August 01, 2009
Today in Burlington it was 85 degrees, perfectly sunny and totally NOT humid, which is three blessings all rolled into one considering how this summer has been. I took advantage by going on a 25-mile bike ride with Miles, which was SO awesome. I really had to push myself for the last 5 miles -- I wasn't entirely sure I would make it at first because my thighs were sore from yesterday's squats. But I pushed through, maintained a do-able pace, and made it all the way through feeling GREAT.
I was initially hoping to make it 35 miles by riding all the way up to South Hero... but you can only do that if you pay 5 bucks for the bike ferry... I had to spend my 5 bucks on parking (grrr) so I couldn't, but I think I'll try again for it next saturday -- I really, really want to be able to say I rode 35 miles in one day.
Someday, maybe in another summer, I'll be able to complete a half-century ride..... wouldn't THAT be amazing, eh?
Alrighty, time to drink some water, then go to a BBQ to eat delicious food guilt-free. I burned 1200 calories today -- I think I've earned a little potato salad, don't you?