The weather here has been fabulous which makes it easier to not have to scramble to bike when it's not raining. But last week was busy so it was more about fitting in my workouts when I could. Following my half last weekend I did doubles MTW. Good planning? Of course not but that is how the week unfolded. I did something in the morning before work followed by a different workout after work. Monday's bike ride was a new one, 23 miles or so and very scenic. It was a bit hilly but okay. I am amazed at the roads near me I never go on. Two of these roads I never go on in a car or anything so it was delightful.
The rest of the workouts were pretty typical until Saturday. I ran 10 miles and a little bit also in a new place. It's really not a road I'm likely to repeat as there was a lot of traffic but it was nice to go elsewhere. What I'm most amazed about is how lame I am in today. I ran 13 last weekend so why am I lame now? I hadn't planned to run today which worked out well. Today I planned a long bike ride which didn't quite happen. I did 20 on one of my regular routes with a friend I never bike with and that was wonderful.
Then I started out on the second part where I was going to do 30 on a route I haven't done in a long time. I am dying to get 50 in and can't seem to get there. A little bit down the road, my chain came off. I stopped to fix it and could not get my right shoe out of the clip. I have been having trouble with this but thought it was me. I actually had to take my foot out of the shoe and then I got the shoe out. If this had been the other side I would have done something about it sooner because that is my dismounting side. But when I got going I could not could not absolutely could not clip in again. Finally I stop to check it out and something is missing from my shoe and pedal. So I ride up and down this road a few times trying to find it. No luck. I go back to my car and go to a bike shop which was just opening. I really need to give this shop more business as I love them. I went there for a different repair once and was so pleased. Well, I had lost my cleat because I hadn't tightened it when it was loose. Who knew? The guy put a new cleat on, fixed the pedal, sold me a set of wrenches to do it myself, (ha!) fixed my chain problem and told me he would show me how to fix a flat. I decided to wait. Never did he show his astonishment at my ignorance of all things to do with maintaining a bike. He did keep saying when you put a lot of miles on which I liked that he assumed I would put a lot of miles on. Once I left I decided it was time to go home and spend MD with my son and husband so still no 50 miles for me this year. It had also gotten much colder and I was a bit chilled from stopping. I did get 25 in so that was okay. Not great but okay!
Now pictures of Mother's Day and a field trip in my work life!
Biking with Sara - we biked well together.
A picture on the bridge where I usually prop my bike.
Later going for a walk with my grand dog, Jaxon.
What a clown!
Prancing with his stick.
So much to explore and do.
Just hanging out after the walk.
At the Biodome in Montreal. Loved watching this beaver swim.
Always love cats!
Penguins are pretty awesome too.
There is a sloth in there. I always spend a lot of time finding
the sloth and watching the sloth. It was great when
he moved because then you could see him.
Walking through the rainforest environment.