Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring is peeking out at least



I think I gloated too much about the awesome spring day on Friday because Saturday Old Man Winter was back.  T said it was snowing like crazy at her house and the ground was covered in white. We were only getting flurries at my house but it was cold, windy, damp and miserable. If she hadn't come down I may have not gone or gone to the gym which I NEVER do on a weekend.  But off we went and I grumped and complained for at least the first mile. The one good thing was that for a change the wind was with us on the way back.  We made it 6 miles but I have had pleasanter runs. I didn't bother take the camera to get any more pics of dismal weather. No biking today.  Tomorrow is bound to be better.


Okay Sunday,today, was better. It was sunny when we started out which lasted a minute and a half. But it was warm and no snow anywhere!  We ran 8 while chatting about our busy May and wondering when we could run together.  Next Sunday I have a half and T is racing in another race. This is a big deal as T rarely races and this time she is racing on her own! Go T!!!  I felt good today and before we knew it back home we were.

BUT I wasn't done. I came in the house, had some chocolate milk, changed my shirt and headed out on my bike!  I went 11, 1 more than Friday but a very hilly additional mile.  I am so excited to have my bike back out.  I am going to try to ride at least 2 times a week including one commute although sometimes that may be additional. So what is it called when you run then bike?  A reverse brick?



Today I came home from Easter dinner and made lunches, ironed clothes, packed running clothes and drove all the stuff to school.  Does that defeat the commute?  Heck no. I am hoping to commute at least 3 times this week and I drove the stuff down once.  The only problem is there is a ton of rain predicted including thunderstorms.  I can deal with plain rain. We shall see.  But the best thing is the idea of commuting by bike tomorrow has me excited about getting up and going tomorrow instead of dreading the first day back after a vacation.

23 comments:

Kate said...

We seem to be past the snow, but now we're entering monsoon season. Ugh. Rain, rain, most every day. And sooo many storms! Thankfully the tornados have skipped over my town.

I'm jealous of your bike commuting plans; my school is nearly 30 miles away. I'm going to ride there for bike to work day, but it's not practical on a regular basis. Have a great week, and good luck on your half! :)

Jill said...

The bike shadow picture is the coolest thing I've ever seen! Love it!

We're to have rain for a couple days here, too...but since it's such a rarity, I will take it (even though it's so cold right now - boo).

That's great you are going to bike to work! I only live a mile from work so it's not even worth it for me; I can get home in a very short time and then go out for a great ride after.

Have a great week!! :)

LookingUpAgain said...

Good luck with your commute! I started to debate a biking commute to work yesterday when I emptied my bank account at the gas station :( I thought of you when I thought of biking!

Char said...

My teacher friend has just started commuting to school by bike and it does require thought and preparation. And after talking to her I can say that she's really benefiting from the change.

P said...

Ooooh, that bike shadow pic is so cool! I keep thinking about bike commuting to work, but haven't done it yet - you're inspiring me!

Ewa said...

Love, love the bike shadow picture.

cql said...

Good Luck biking to school! I hope we have decent weather on Sunday!
Yay Spring-like weather finally!!

Jennifer said...

What a great bike picture, I love it. I started bike commuting a few weeks ago. Took some time to get the right backpack I have lots of art gear. For me the commute is only a mile so a change of cloths is not really an issue but carrying a welding helmet is more of a problem. Good for you commuting by bike, more people need to do it.

Laura said...

Love the bike pic! I so wish I could 'commute' like that. We had glimmers of summer here as well. It needs to stay!!

HappyTrails said...

Hope you got to commute this morning! And thanks for sending some extra winter to us - we really enjoyed the snow.... Have a great week - hope the rain holds off enough for some rides!

Christi said...

I hope you have a great time commuting. I wish I could do that but I live to far away from work.

Marlene said...

Great workouts this weekend! I hope the weather cooperates for some bike commuting this week.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Great job getting the bike and run in! I wish J could commute by bike, it would be awesome!

Darlene said...

Good luck with the biking - we have rain predicted for part of every day. Are you going to do the Adirondack Challenge Jun 26? Lake George to Bolton?

Running and living said...

Bike commuting is awesome. My husband does it through the winter. I have to dress up for work so can't bike commute. Boo!
Summer was here on Sunday. It was so hot. i ran in shorts and a sports bra. Loved it.

Kate said...

I know that sounds ridiculous, but I didn't inflate the number at all. 250 eggs. 5 kids, plus one sick one to whom each kid donated about 6 eggs. Crazy family. :)

Richelle said...

I think it's awesome that you commute to work. I need to get on my bike more so I can do that, although I'd have to take a bus down to Burnsville first, then ride to work. I LOVE that bike picture!

Teamarcia said...

Yay for the bike being back out. It's so darn rainy here I'm sick of it. Sometimes I wish I had somewhere to commute to.

Amy said...

Hooray! You get to get out on your bike again! I'm sorry spring is taking so long to get to you - hope it doesn't take too much longer.

Giorgio said...

Glad you're enjoying the spring time and your bike ;) I Hope the weather won't be as predicted!

Fran said...

Great run and bike ride this weekend. I would have given a lot for rain yesterday afternoon.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I appreciate it very much.

Johann said...

Lets hope your winter really moves on now. Yay for chocolate milk!

Dash said...

Belated Happy Easter!