Yes I got up and biked with my friend but I also did the run after I got back. It was 11:30 by the time I went - so not my time of day - but I did okay and it is done! I knew if I didn't do it I would try to fit it in tomorrow and I don't want to do that. I want to enjoy Em's race without worrying about my working out. And I need a rest day. The last complete rest day I had was August 3 just before I went to DC. I have either biked or run or both every day since. I am looking forward to nothing (except walking all over creation to try to spot Em in her race) tomorrow.
Today we did a ride that included a small part of one I did last week.
Camel's Hump is behind me, a bit hazy and hard to see.
The first part was on a busy road (for around here) with no shoulder at a time of day that people were going to work. It was not fun. We were all business here - ride fairly hard, no chit chat - just get to the next part. About 12 miles later we were there and it was heaven. No traffic, scenic and easy to ride and chat. C was very impressed with this road and kept talking about how much she liked it.
Then we turned right instead of left and headed toward Route 17. This was a great road, not a lot of traffic and once again pretty. We saw a lot of these guys who I thought at first were llamas but they were alpacas. I am not sure of the difference but they were kind of cute.
When we finally got to Route 17 which goes over a mountain to some local ski areas we thought we would be going down because we had already climbed. Well, not so much. We had a couple miles of climbing to do even though we were going "down" the mountain. It definitely was the hardest part of our ride especially mentally.
Finally heading down
But what a sweet reward once we finally got to the top of this section because then it was several miles of downhill! I am generally coming up this road so it was a nice switch to be going down it. We were back where we started with 38 miles under our belt for this ride and it was only 10:30. Yes!
When nature calls in VT you
park your bike by a hay wagon.
Once home I had a couple of choices. I could go into work but Lindsay told me:
I hope you are taking your last optional day OFF! I sure would :)
and it sounded like good advice to me so I went for that pesky run I was thinking about instead.
Somehow I got through this run after a long
bike ride. Yeah I have a day off coming up!