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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Still High From My Duathlon........
I had a couple of real positives out of my bike commute today.
First thing this morning when I arrived at work on my bike (rain clothes on because it was rather wet out) a rough and tumble 6th grade boy who has given many teachers more than a fair share of grief asked me if I rode to school every day. I told him no just some days. He commented on what a great bike I had and asked me where I was riding from. When I told him where I lived his eyes got huge and he said, "Wow." Slight pause "Wow!" Nice that I could impress him so. Good way to start the day.
After work I had to go to the vets to get some medicine for our cats. I almost bailed and drove today because it would be much easier to have my car. But I didn't. I brought a check so I could pay. I brought my lock so I could lock up my bike. Then I had that great feeling of accomplishing something while I was exercising because I ran an errand. Good way to end the work day.
I've also gotten up early the past two mornings and plan to continue. I've been running by 5:15. Although this is a bit early for me I have been loving it. It is really a peaceful time of day and I seem to be beating the bad weather while I run.
I have only 1 1/2 days of school left! Woot Woot for sure.
I was down to only one race left that I had registered for so I went ahead and signed up for our local 5K. I am about to register for a few more that I have been procrastinating over.
I am still feeling rather high from my duathlon. It reminds me of how I felt after my first marathon. I had so much fun and rode the high well into the next week and beyond. I know that duathlons aren't going to be a big part of my racing time but when I can I certainly want to do more. Someone may be trying to convince me to try a triathlon even though they know how I swim when I do which hasn't been for about 5 years. When I do swim I have never used goggles, I don't do rhythmic breathing and I am no good at the free style. I prefer a very elementary breast stroke. Sounds just like someone ready for a tri right? Maybe it will be a goal for another year.
We have 3 cats who need pills. So far we have been successful with one cat. My husband is so impressed that last time I did this alone. But they must remember and tonight they are having no part of it. Suggestions?