Monday, April 8, 2013


The weather was beautiful today!  That's just what I needed to boost my spirits.  I even took my students outside today and we soaked up the sun while they worked on their assignment.  Ahhhh, I love the first warm day.

Bill wrote me today and said he ran to Ellsworth!  What?!  He went out without me? and did 8 miles?!  Hmph.  I told him I wanted to run with him after school.  He said he was pretty pooped and suggested a bike ride since it was so warm out.  Yeah, that's what I need.  I've been in the mood for a bike ride.  I've looked at my bike sitting lonely in the basement all winter.  It's time to get that out and ride!

He got the tired pumped up, everything ready to go and we left when I got home.  I felt like I just got on the bike brand new and had never ridden before.  I love that bike, but we had to get reacquainted again.  I had to relearn the gears/shifting.  By the time we made it about 4 miles into the ride I was back at it like last fall.  It was good to get out for a ride.  We only did 10 miles, but it was a good inaugural ride for the year.

When we got back to the driveway, we dropped everything, made a few changes, and then headed out for a run.  I forgot how heavy my feet are after the bike.  By the time we got back to the driveway, my feet were really stomping.  I couldn't help myself.  Anything I did wouldn't make them stop stomping.  We ran at sub 9:00 pace.  We were winded, but couldn't imagine we were going that fast.  BRicks are definitely something I need to work on.  I just can't judge my pace coming off the bike; I always go too fast.  We had planned to do 2 miles, but were beat at one mile.  The inaugural BRick was a good short distance, but we made it.

Temperature: 72 degrees
Weather:  winds SE 17, overcast
Motivation level: 7
Energy level: 5
Today's Quote: "I run because somehow I've never felt stronger than when I thought I couldn't take another step."

today's mileage: 1 mile running; 10 miles riding
weekly mileage: 1 miles running; 10 miles riding
monthly mileage: 17 miles running; walking 68 miles; 10 miles riding
annual mileage: 110 miles running; 90 miles walking; 10 miles riding; 0 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 210 miles

1 comment:

  1. YAY!! Pacing off the bike is always hard as your legs are warmed up and ready to GO!! Monday was a great day to get out...too bad Mother Nature has her bad attitude back :(