40 Miles today (2014- Blog #74)
Sunday, March 16, 2014
What a good day for riding. Everyone seemed to have had the same idea today. The great weather brought people out for walking, running and biking. I rode about 40+ miles - .. and most of if was dotted with cherry blossoms, magnolia trees and lots and lots of green! The birds, geese and squirrels added to the refreshing spring day.
Each year, my winter break from riding seems shorter because I am riding later into the winter and earlier in the spring. This year I rode many times in the cold and wet so today's long ride did not feel horrendously out of my league. Also, since I joined the gym and kept up my walking and running, today's ride felt pretty comfortable and doable. The worst is that my rear is not as "conditioned" for a long ride, but the legs and the rest of my body were compliant. in fact it felt good to be out and pushing myself. Got home and was full of healthy energy.
Tomorrow is our 8K Shamrock Run. Will be up early to get ready. It's the first formal running event for the year. Going to meet up with a few friends this year. Well, we will attempt to find each other. That is way easier said than done given the thickness of the crowds that show up.
OH! Two quick updates...
1) A friend and I will be joining forces in June to do our first joint duathlon. We decided last night to do the Olympic length which is a 5K run, 50 mile ride, and 10 K run. Most likely I will just do the ride. She will do the 5K and 10K. That's cool since I have a packed May/June/July/August with runs and rides.
2) I am not going to be able to do my half marathon in June which I have been running for the past three years in honor of my mom ... for a super awesome reason! My daughter is graduating with her masters in Bilingual Speech Pathology at the same exact time as the half marathon. It's a no brainer :) and I could not be more proud.
Hope your spring is inching in too :)
Quote of the day
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."
Henry David Thoreau
MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)
PHOTO OF THE DAY: My Mountain