Always one of my favorite sites when you come up
over a hill to see Lake Champlain spread out before you.
I planned my whole workout week around today. It's my birthday and the only thing I wanted on the docket was a bike ride. Before I had PF two years ago I only ran but that year I began cycling to keep in shape. I knew shortly after I started that I wasn't going to let cycling drop out of my life again. When I broke my wrist early this summer, aside from missing my triathlon my biggest concern was not being able to ride. When my doctor told me I could bike again, I waited a bit longer to be sure but getting back on my bike was a wonderful thing!
So with the time well planned and the weather cooperating I headed to my favorite cycling spot - the island county in the north western part of my state. A friend went with me and we took our time and enjoyed every tenth of the 33 miles we cycled. I took the time to stop and take pictures, have a drink of water or a snack. It was all about........relaxation.
Most of this ride is along the water.
My friend was worried I would be way ahead of her and she would be holding me back. People who don't race seem to have a misconception that everyone who races is fast. Well I'm not and today especially I am so not hurrying!
The water isn't the only pretty thing on this ride.
On the ferry headed to New York
The ride in New York is just a short one, 6 miles around a peninsula. But between the beauty of the ride and the fun of the ferry it is worth it. While on the ferry you can just enjoy the lake, relax and have a snack. When you're on the west side you can look back and see Plattsburg and there is a spot where you come around a corner and look out at the lake but you feel like you're looking at the ocean. All you can see is water.
So many people out enjoying the day..
All you can see is water in the distance.
My friend sees that I am not way ahead!
Back on the ferry headed back to Vermont.
Out for dinner last night with my favorite men!
I always love my birthday. Yes, I'm getting older but life keeps getting better and it sure beats the alternative! This will be my last year in my 50s but this has been a good decade of my life in the working out part and I expect this year to just continue that trend. So happy birthday to me!