Friday, April 22, 2011

Run + Bike + Spring Day = Happy AJH





Loved loved loved getting my bike out tonight.  I put it away late last fall after a VERY cold discouraging ride when I realized I would not be able to keep riding my bike into the winter without a lot of changes.  My commutes to work ended along with long weekend rides but the timing was good.  Shortly after I was able to return to running.
On tonight's ride I ran into a friend and his baby
that I haven't seen in a few months! Everyone
was out on this spring day!


This morning I went for my usual run in fairly cold temps but not compared to yesterday.  I may have even been a little overdressed.  In keeping with my runs recently I went on a new route.  I went into town the way I usually do but instead of coming back the way I came I turned and kept going.  This route goes up some major hills which is probably why absolutely why I usually avoid it but I loved going a new way. Overall I had a great run.

As the day progressed it became a beautiful spring day, something that has been in short supply around these parts. I went to an early movie (African Cats) and all the way home all I could think about was getting out my bike.  I do want one of my goals is to race a duathlon and if I am going to do this in the beginning of June it is time to get on my bike!

I have run this part of today's route but not often

....but this part was new


I went for just 10 miles today but it was a great ride. I truly love riding my bike but am wondering how I will fit in both running and biking.  May is a heavy race month for me so I need to keep up my running but the duathlon that I may do will do is in early June so I need to be at least somewhat ready for that!  I would like to keep running 5 days a week and also fit in a minimum of 2 rides with at least one commute.  I am looking forward to commuting on my bike again. It is mainly getting organized that is the problem.  There will be much more light than there was in the fall so that will be easier.  Yeah for this spring day for getting me started again on the bike!


15 comments:

Michael said...

So glad to hear you had a nice Spring day - hopefully there is no more snow for you! I haven't got my bike off the trainer yet, but I need to get going too. I have a Tri June 18

Julie said...

Hooray for awesome spring days for lovely bike rides!!!! I was digging the sun today on my ride!

Have fun w/your duathlon training!

Christina said...

Looks like it is going to be a busy May and June for you.
Good luck with organizing your schedule so you'll get to run and bike. :)

Jill said...

Ok, so one day you have snow and the next day you have green meadows ... Vermont really confuses me!! :)

So happy you're getting out on the bike; I must admit it's a whole different world I knew nothing about, but actually am starting to enjoy it (when I don't fall and kill myself :)). You'll fit it in...and remember, us teachers are out on summer break soon!! :)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Ah SPRING!!! Makes ya wanna take a long deep breath. You'll have to let us know how African Cats was - I saw the ad and it looked pretty cool!

Liz said...

Now I'm starting to run more, I'm finding it hard to fit in cycling too. As I've kept up some cycling, I think I may have been overdoing it a bit - it's hard to get the balance right.

Fran said...

Finally a well deserved Spring day! And you took advantage of it by taking your bike out.

That's what I love about one of the first Spring days in the season: people are coming out of their homes after Winter and bike, run and walk. Gotta love it.

cql said...

Yay for yesterday's weather. Boo for the snow today! May is a super busy racing month. Signing up for Lincoln now, the hills are already scaring me.

Anne said...

This post made me smile :) I totally feel your joy! Sunshine, riding and running...it's can't get much better than this (on the athletic front). Hope that sun sticks around...actually rain here today, but the rest of the long weekend should be nice. Enjoy every moment. I'd love to do a duathlon one day :)

Richelle said...

Yay... spring is finally here! Beautiful pictures, as always, and your friend's baby is SO cute! I'm hoping to get out on my bike soon... maybe when it stops raining.

Emily said...

is that little eammon?? such a cutie!

Darlene said...

Did you like the movie? I want to see it!!! I find I have to try to fit tennis into my running schedule. How was your weather today?

Giorgio said...

The photos show that winter went really away :)
Enjoy the spring time!

Suzy said...

It has been a wild ride with the snow/rain/cold/day of warm here and there. It is good that you are back on your bike. We will have more nice days coming!

Dash said...

That's what I want to see! Spring! Finally.

Love the new header!