Back in the Islands for another beautiful ride on the
Trying to show how windy it was
My friend, P. We're on the west shore looking
toward New York State
1. I've had a couple of great bike rides this week but not so great on the runs. I got back to the Islands to do yet another bike ride along with the ferry to New York. I took a friend with me this time. We just did 32 miles which felt great. I felt like I didn't want to try to increase my mileage this week. Do you do step back weeks in cycling too? I felt like I needed one.
Today on my bike I ran into two of my teammates from last summer's 100 on 100. First I ran into K who is an amazing distance runner. She almost had me convinced I should do the Vermont 50 - either KM or Miles. Why would I think that? I am not even doing a marathon this year. She said it was easier because of the different terrain - it is on trails. I have a feeling her easy and my easy are very different things. She is a large animal vet and was kicked by a horse not too long ago. It laid her low briefly but she was out there today looking just fine. I also was telling her about my Ironman daughter (believe me I am telling anyone I can) and turns out there is a lady in our town who won Kona twice. I don't know much about Ironman but I do know Kona is a big deal. Then I ran into my other teammate and she was gushing about Emily. Many many years ago Em was one of her babysitters. Yesterday when we went biking I told the woman who came with me the whole IMLP story in great detail. She seemed interested but she was kind of a captive audience so maybe I was taking advantage. Tuesday when I was running I stopped and told a guy who is a fan of Emilys from a Memorial Day Speech she gave one year. He thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. He loved hearing about her newest accomplishment. Gee who can I tell next? Oh yeah, I got my hair cut today and told my hairdresser. Again, a captive audience.
2. Speaking of my hair cut............I was riding my bike when I heard my phone ringing. I stopped and got it out of the bag in case it was either of my children. Turns out my hair dresser was calling because I hadn't shown up for my appointment that morning. Now I pride myself on knowing when my appts. are and not missing them. When I am making an appointment and they ask me if I need a card I always say no. I get more annoyed than not when I get those reminder phone calls from the doctor or dentist. But today..........I totally missed this one. Luckily she had some other cancellations and I still got in. I make my appts. with her two ahead because she is one busy lady. Guess I won't be so cocky next time someone asks me if I want a card.
3. I'm going to
A better picture of the finishing chute
LOVE this pic that shows her excitement
One swim lap down, on her way to another
How does she always manage to look so happy?
Same thing as above