Ride Your Bike to Work Day
My son texted me about Ride Your Bike to Work Day Thursday night when I was on my way home from my race. I quickly decided I needed to do it and somehow I got up early enough to do it. I wish I rode more often but so many things get in the way. Some years I've tried to organize and get others to ride on this day with limited success but this year it was just me.
Saturday I ran a 12 miler. I guess it was one of those character building runs because it was awful. It was hot, I was tired quickly, it was long, I was hot, I was tired. But I did it. Truthfully looking back I wonder if I should have quit. I worked hard to do it all but now I have this very negative memory of my last long run before next weekend's half. I will focus on running with my kids in a great race and not worry about the distance. I am worried about the heat but it will be what it is.
Taken early in my long run. I don't run by
these falls that often, I'm more apt
to be on my bike.
I had a little recovery time before we went to a wedding. It was a beautiful wedding. The reception was at Sugarbush Resort, a ski area not too far from here. I failed at taking many pictures but I have a great one of the groom and his mother (my good friend) and the gorgeous couple. They will have beautiful children. It was a relaxed reception with lots of laughter, dancing and good times!
Sunday I took an early morning 4 mile run which restored my confidence some. I was tempted to add miles but decided no I was going to stick to 4. I was planning a bike ride later and wanted some time before that. When I did go on the bike ride I was in Burlington and went on the bike path. Not a brilliant idea on a gorgeous Sunday. EVERYONE was on the bike path, many people with no clue about bike path etiquette. ( I was a little nervous with my very new clip in skills but I did not have any problems.) I managed and added on some miles off it too. Overall it was good ride and I stopped to see Jameson and Jax at both ends since I parked at his house. A great place to park for a bike ride!
Same spot as last year - but new bike!
The path has been repaired since last year's flood. This
year the marathon won't have to be rerouted.
One of many many beautiful views on the bike path.
This is from last year approaching where the sidewalk above
was replaced. You couldn't see it because it
was around the corner, completely flooded.