Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bikers beware, wind can be scary

I took my run outside today.

It was nice after work. The sun was still shining and it was a decent temperature. So instead of the YMCA, I headed home to throw on some shorts and my running shoes before heading out.

The 3.5 miles I covered? It was the same route I took last week. And actually it wasn't too bad. I only took two short walk breaks. Granted, I'm still slow (I averaged about an 11:30 minute mile), but I happened to look down at my watch when I finished. And I was excited. I finished the 3.5 miles almost two minutes quicker this week. That made me happy and reminds me that 10 minute miles are possible for me again. Someday.

Afterwards I headed out on my bike for a short 4.5 mile bike ride. I didn't really need the bike ride, my training plan wasn't calling for it, but I didn't want my bike to feel neglected. And it was still sunny outside. It was windy, but it was sunny. I can deal with the wind, unless it decides to try to blow me off my bike, which it tried to do midway through the ride today. But I didn't let it. I kept biking on.

Now it's time for a shower. Because I'm still kind of sweaty and gross. And afterwards? I'm debating between settling in with a book, "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI: 1933-1934" or in front of the TV to watch 27 Dresses. I'm not sure what I'll choose yet.


teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run! And to add the nice ride afterwards ... wahoo! It's amazing how a bit of wind can really affect a ride! That's good training!

Erin said...

Was "27 Dresses" worth it?

Badgergirl said...

It was your standard chick flick. But it wasn't too bad. I'd recommend watching it.