Monday, April 13, 2009

Back In The Saddle

After a fantastic week of not so much athletic activity, it was time for me to get back to it today. Today should really have been a strength workout and cardio off-day, but since it's supposed to rain tomorrow, I decided to switch days.

I just went for a quick loop around the park on my bike. I will admit that I was not as comfortable in the seat as I was two weeks ago, so maybe my rear end was getting used to bike riding before. I also didn't really trust my tube-patching handiwork, so I stopped twice to double check that everything was okay (and it was!). The total time from walking out the door to walking in the door was 40 minutes and I rode 7.53 miles.

I did pick up a little bit of a cold (just a slight cough and general chest congestion) on the way home from Mexico, and I could definitely tell when I was breathing on the ride that I was breathing harder than normal. Of course, a part of that could be that I had the last week off, but I'm just going to go ahead and tell myself that it's mostly the cold.

Because of my heel tendonitis, I'll be missing the Terrier group run tomorrow morning, but there will be plenty more. Plus, with the impending rain, I'm not sure how much I'll really be missing. The other exciting news is that Nicole has started her pilates training program and I'm going to get to be one of her students! Right now we've scheduled sessions on Fridays right after work, so I'm really looking forward to starting that on Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Nice job with patching your tube! I need to learn how to do some basic bike maintenance before I run into a problem.