I know it was a long time ago already but I had a really good ride on Sunday and wanted to post a little something about it I just had too many post-worthy items all happen last weekend.
After a Saturday filled with running and watching runners, it was time for me to hit the trails and go for a ride again! It had been way too many days since I was on my bike and I was happy to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having.
I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t feel as scary or challenging to bike for once! I could tell I just felt a lot more confident on the ride and I think that made the whole trip a much better one.
By biking 22 miles, I ended up making it into some new bike trail territory but was kind of not as nice as the part I am used to riding and running on I had great hopes of someday making a really long ride on this trail but now I am not so sure. Maybe I just hit a rough patch and it would get nicer again! I did kind of miss a turn at one point and was close to half way so I just decided to circle around town and then head back.
On the way back I pulled into this little bike rest stop to eat a Clif shot and drink some water. I am not very good at drinking + biking yet! I also got to overhear the bike conversations going by me for a few minutes which was kind of funny…
Convo #1 (paraphrases, not actual quotations):
Dude #1: Oh, geez, my heart rate’s only like 108, isn’t that cool, I’m hardly working to keep this pace, what’s yours?
Dude #2: I don’t know, I didn’t wear my heart rate monitor but probably like 130…
Dude #1: Oh yeah, that sucks.
Is that the new thing? How hard can you workout while still having a really low heart rate? Nice. Such an accomplishment.
After like a 5 minute break, I headed back home. The way back always goes so much quicker! I circled around my neighborhood a little to practice my drinking and biking and then called it a day. After running Saturday and biking Sunday, my legs were TIRED!
I’m really liking biking more and more! Now the only thing I need is to find someone to bike with so I am not as scared of being 20+ miles away from home! Sister really needs to get on that Or I need to find a biking group to join! I also need to be less annoyed with the dumb shit people pull on the bike trail. Exhibit A being the guy and his wife pulled over side-by-side hogging the whole bike trail to look behind them in their bike trailer to check on their
childdog. Seriously folks, I should not have to ask you to MOVE OVER! And Exhibit B being the idiot on the bike swerving back and forth on the trail and speeding past me when I was stopped at a crossing to re-clip. Let’s just say I quickly showed him what it’s like to be flown past on a bike. Nice try, though!
I also may have located a certain swimsuit, swim cap and goggles that I’d purchased many years back… now I officially have no excuse to not train for a triathlon. Oops!