Labor Day started out with blue sunny skies with temps in the high 60s. I was on my bike at about 8:30 for a bit of a longer ride. I headed down the mountain instead of up to extend the ride by a few miles. When I came back up toward my house I didn't make the turn but kept going to do my more normal ride. It was such a gorgeous morning and I was enjoying myself immensely. Another rider zoomed by me so I tried to pick up my pace. When I got to the "top" where I had taken a long curve as part of my loop he was at the top. He said he had never gone this far up so I told him about the wonderful canopied road that he should try another time but at this point he was heading back down the hill to meet his family to hike. I went across my favorite road where I met one my fellow racers from the 100 on 100 race. Then I headed down the Gap on the newly paved road thrilled with this wonderful day. Once again I saw my new BFF, my fellow biker, who was sitting on a guardrail waiting for his family. I bet he wished he had gone my route! I headed back home so happy with how I began my day. Then I headed to Burlington to pick up my son to take him out to lunch and to a movie. We went to see The American. Neither one of us would recommend it. Not terrible but rather slow moving and not terribly exciting. If you have seen it I would be curious to know what you think.
Tuesday I had two appts. in Burlington so I threw my bike in the car to ride afterwards. I almost didn't go but so glad I did because it was the best ride! The weather was perfect, the sun was out and it was beautiful. I did the 14 mile bike path which thankfully wasn't too crowded. I did stop to play with my gorillapod. I tried to use it in a spot I haven't taken pictures in before. I made several attempts, none too successful but they did add some hilarity to my workout!
I've turned around and am heading back toward my camera
on a different bench but I haven't quite made it to the sidewalk yet.
Another attempt - I was going to keep trying but
too many people stared coming along.
Then today after two great rides I returned to the gym for the first time in months. I used the treadmill to walk and the elliptical. I had no fun at all! Back to being discouraged.