Thursday, May 20, 2010

And today's "I'm moving forward" comeback is...

Yesterday's maiden ride left me sore along my sides. THAT's how out of shape I am.
So this morning I did 20 pushups. I'm not revealing if I did it all at once or not, but it was close. ;-)

Lana - I would love to do a trail run with you - what should we do?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First Road bike ride in 2010!

... finally FINALLY got outside for a ride. It's been the most beautiful weather in MN this spring and I see thousands of runners and bikers out and get jealous. Today I was one of them!
Stefanie, who we carpool with for swim team, drove the kids to practice, so Guy and I had an hour or so to ride before we had to go pick them all up. We rode up to Fletcher and back from Medina - it was lovely. I can't wait to get my bike legs back and start doing it regularly.
I'm still swamped every day with paperwork, near-daily surprises in the mailbox, and I sell Coke at gas stations, so on a nice day like we've been having lately, the sales can double on Coke and Powerade and vitaminwater... so it's been SO busy.

But I got my butt on my bike and rode.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

First run in....

... weeks and weeks. I joined my nieghbor Susan and all the other ladies from kettlebell class for a 5 mile run. I think it was just the right distance for my fist day back. It's a gorgeous day here in MN today - about 70 degrees, clear, gently breezy. We think we averaged about 9:40's, so I guess I can say that in two months you don't atually lose much speed. But I do admit I was ready to stop when we did.

Then the kids and I went to church at the later service. It was about how we are all sinners, every last one of us. We all need a Savior. I am so thankful I have one!

When we got home, Guy was back form running the Superior 50K. I wished so much I could have done it. But I hear it was very muddy... Guy actually lost a shoe in the mud, and had to run almost an hour to the next aid station with one shoe. How lame he felt sitting there, poking in the mud with a stick and trying to locate the shoe before giving up! See what I mean about trail running being a different kind of adventure? I don't know of anyone who ever ran out of their shoe and lost it. Ha!