Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Should have just run

I thought I could outsmart Mother Nature today. And I failed miserably.

When I got up this morning I had a plan. One that included going for a run tonight after work. I wasn't planning a long run or anything, just a nice short run to work out some of tightness I was feeling after the two long bike rides I took.

Then I got home from work. And it was windy. And I didn't really feel like running. And plus my toe hurt. I know. I know. Apparently I was looking for any excuse to get out of the run.

So I thought I'd go for a short bike ride instead. Sounded like a good idea to me.

Apparently I forgot about the windy. Which had become quite gusty and stiff in the 5 minutes it took me to change into biking clothes. Hard to ride south in and it felt like I was going nowhere. I briefly thought about turning around and heading back. But nixed that idea, thinking someday I'll appreciate this short 5 mile ride into the gusty winds.

So the ride wasn't the greatest - and it takes a lot for a bike ride to fall into that category for me - and in hind sight I probably should have just stuck with the run. Oh well. Maybe I'll sneak that short run in tomorrow night if it isn't raining.

After I get home from the pool. Because that's the plan for tomorrow. I become a fish again. Stay tuned.


teacherwoman said...

We all have those days. I had a swim on the schedule this morning, but when the alarm went off at 430, I rolled over to turn off the alarm and noticed my arms were pretty sore from pushups and lateral pull downs, and canned my morning swim. Now I have to make it up, either switching today and tomorrow's workout around or something. Love it.

Runner Leana said...

I hear ya, sometimes we look for any excuse to not run. I'm guilty of that!! Biking in the wind is so not fun... :(