The causeway on an overcast fall day
I am beginning to realize that I am obsessed with biking. (I'm sure most of you could have told me this awhile ago.) I tend to get this way with new things.
I had another fun ride Sunday. It was cool and I was thinking I was going to be cold but I was fine. I was wearing my compression sleeves because my calves hurt and they helped keep my legs warm! It was overcast and a little windy so I felt like I had a great workout! I had that wonderful tired feeling I often have after running. I went on the bike path after leaving my husband off to pick up his car. I parked at the southern end of the bike path, rode the 7 miles on the path and continued over the bike bridge to the causeway. It wasn't crowded anywhere which surprised me but I guess not everyone thought it was a good day. I did avoid some showers so was lucky that way. Even though the bike path is mostly flat I felt like I rode hard and got a great workout. It was just short of 25 miles. My weekly total was almost 70. It is a lot easier to rack up the biking mileage.
As I was riding I was thinking about biking and running. When I am running I often love it when I am done but definitely not always while I am actually running. A lot of the time I love love love it when I am biking! I love rolling hills the best, it beats the monotony of too much flatness. Does this mean once I can run I won't? No way! I can't wait to run again. But in the meantime I am finding people to ride with, figuring out how to commute to work more often, finding old routes I used to love and discovering some new ones. I wish I had started riding earlier this summer as I have so many ideas of places to ride but that old cold white stuff will be falling soon and covering the roads and freezing my toes off. I am not sure what I will do if the non running continues into the winter. Well, let's not go there. Erase that thought fast!