Enjoy the Journey

Tuesday - September 17

Run
  • 47m 29s
  • 3.86 miles
  • 12m 18s /Mi

Supposed to be 4 miles this morning. Tried a new route and came up short when I got back to the house. Too tired to run the last .14 of a mile, how sad is that?

Kind of hoped to get a bike ride in tonight, but I knew I had a couple of stops on the way home --- pet store for kitty food, Kohls and then the grocery store. If I had any hopes of riding after that, the early sunset and a light rain squashed those plans. Made a pot of chili and cooked a couple of brats from our trip to Hermann, MO.

Monday - September 16

Run
  • 46m 35s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 11m 38s /Mi

Met Karen at Washington Park and ran two laps. Temps in the 70s with a light breeze made for perfect conditions. We took walk breaks roughly every mile, timed with the two drinking fountains in the park.

Strength
  • 20m

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Level 2
Haven't done this workout in a very long time, forgot how much I like it

Sunday - September 15

Bike #1
  • 33m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 9.09 Mi/hr

Cross bike on New Salem trails. Practiced the mount/dismount thing, don't quite have it down yet.

Bike #2
  • 56m
  • 7.20 miles
  • 7.71 Mi/hr

MTB on New Salem trails with Mary and her husband and our friend Carol. Fun group ride.

Saturday - September 14

Run
  • 1h 29m
  • 7.23 miles
  • 12m 18s /Mi

Nice run this morning. Temps were in the 40s, wonderful running weather!

Bike
  • 1h 08m
  • 17.00 miles
  • 15.00 Mi/hr

Easy ride with Steve out in the country. Rode cross bike while he had his road bike, had to work to keep up with him

Friday - September 13

Strength
  • 07m

Ab challenge

Bed won this morning. Felt good to sleep in

Thursday - September 12

Bike
  • 40m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 7.50 Mi/hr

Church trails on the cross bike

Strength
  • 12m

3 x through
30" jumping jacks
10 pushups
30" jump rope
10 inverted rows, 10# db
20 squats
30" mountain climbers
30" planks

Raining just hard enough this morning to cancel any thoughts of running. We really need this rain, and the subsequent cool weather that is supposed to follow. So let it rain.

Wednesday - September 11

Run
  • 38m
  • 3.08 miles
  • 12m 20s /Mi

Well that was certainly a slogfest. Kind of felt like I was moving in slow motion. Pollen is high and the corn is just about ready to be harvested, so lots of haze in the air.

Bike
  • 43m
  • 9.80 miles
  • 13.67 Mi/hr

I took the CX bike to the LBS on Monday to have a cyclometer installed (finally after nearly 4 years!). While I was there I picked out a new saddle to replace the uncomfortable stock seat, and asked if they would do a quick tuneup, mostly just to make sure everything was ok. Picked it up tonight and was baited into riding part of the "Wheelfast Ride", the Wednesday night ride from that shop. I have done this ride twice and been dropped both times. Laughed because with the knobby tires, keeping up was not even an option. Told myself I would try to hang on as far as the wildlife sanctuary and then peel off.
Hung out in the back. The first three miles were at 19-21 mph and I was sucking wind just trying to keep up. The route turns onto a gravelly country road and the leaders slowed down, this is where the cross bike is great to have.
I turned off when this road met up with the country blacktop and headed back home. I made a poor choice, as I was on a busy, busy road headed west with the sun glaring. There was no shoulder so rode in the gravel and grass on the side. It was a little unnerving but good practice, and I felt pretty good about this ride. I might even go back next week and try to hang on a bit longer.

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