1. There was an article in our county paper about the Lake Dunmore Triathlon and guess who was mentioned in the article? That would be me! It named local athletes who did well and I was in there. Woot! Woot! Go me!
Our chocolate milk stop, not a hard place to rest.
2. Monday I went for a bike ride with my friend, Cathy. It could not have been a more gorgeous day in Vermont. We went 32 miles and I have to say I was exhausted when I was done. (It was the day after my triathlon and I did run in the morning too. Got to take advantage of those non work days.) But I love riding with Cathy, I pick up my pace when I do even though we weren't hurrying. We went on one of her favorite routes which I need to make one of my regular routes. I know my husband would like this route and I need to remember the way and take him on it. I sped up a couple of times, the first was for a warning of a scary dog. Turned out the dog must have been inside his house. Then I also sped up when I saw my first live reptile of the season and screamed like the girl I am. Yuck!
I told Cathy I got passed the day before on the steep parts of the hill when people stood up. So she had me practice standing up going up hills. It really tired me out. I do need to get comfortable with it, seems like it could be a goal for next year.
The best part of the ride was our stop for chocolate milk! Local dairy, super good!
3. I have been exhausted each school day after work. EXHAUSTED. It is not a physical job to teach school but it is a mentally exhausting one to be "on" all the time. You pretty much need to be prepared for anything to happen. You need to know where 25 kids are at all times and what they are doing or not doing. You don't want to let that one mischievous kid (who am I kidding when I say one) go too far and drag half the class along with him or her into chaos.
My point is I have felt not even a little bit like exercising when I'm leaving work. Not one bit. I so prefer getting it done in the morning. But yesterday I went to the gym - first time in months - and have to say it was a decent workout. Today I could not face the gym again but went on a bike ride - a short easy one but it was wonderful. Wonderful!
I went swimming in the morning yesterday and for some reason (morning?) that is easy to do. It is nice to just swim and not race. I can so easily swim 600 yards, continuous freestyle in the pool. Someday that will happen in a lake. The ocean.......never.
Plans for a delightful ride this weekend and I think Mr. AJH is going to join us!
Do you have exciting weekend plans? Does the return of a new school year make anyone else exhausted? My life has always revolved around the school year more than the calendar year.