Monday, May 15, 2006

Weekend in Review

On Friday, I did it, sorta! Upon getting home from work I hopped on my bicycle before I had a chance to change my mind. I am totally not feeling it, but I figure once I get going it may not be so bad.

It is raining and as soon as I feel the wind I start to get cold. I pass the neighbors and figure that they must think I am crazy. Rear tire already has my backside soaked.

A mile later..."I can still just turn is bound to get better soon."
Two miles in..."When will this get better?"
Three miles in, on the empty road, a van drives right next to me and drenches my wet self with even more water. JERK!
Five miles in...OK one road down, we will get this done.
Ten miles in...big hill...not enjoying this ride at all!
Twelve miles feet are squishing in my shoes and I am getting colder. "I can turn and drive the three miles home or keep going to finish the other 18." Yeah right, I turn to head home.
Last three miles were crappy. I was cold and wet. I was happy I had sucked it up enough to get in a ride in that crappy weather but disappointed it would be short. By the time I got home I was happy with my decision to turn towards home.

I could barely walk due to the numbness in my toes and was shivering. I took off my wet clothes and tried to put my slippers with no luck as I could not get my feet to work to get them on! So definitely not the greatest ride, but glad I did it and glad I chose not to go any longer!

Saturday was rest day. I went to the Cleveland Tri Club picnic. I felt really guilty not working out that day as there was so much good food there I really should have burned off some of the calories I took in! It was a bit cold but a good time. I had the opportunity to chat with new tri friends, put some faces to internet names, and learn a few pointers for training and reference. Fun stuff!

Sunday's race report from the du at a later time. Sunday, enjoyed spending Mother's Day with my parents and my grandparents. (Mom & Grandma pictured with me above--yeah, I don't really resemble this side of the family!) It was nice to have several hours to just chill with them in a small relaxing setting as my mom made lunch at home.

Is it really Monday already?


TriSaraTops said...

Yeah, this weather BLOWS! :( I guess we're paying for those weeks of sunshine and no rain...oh well! Way to get out there and kick some butt--can't wait to do a nice long DRY ride with ya!

Papa Louie said...

Now make sure you don't catch a cold. I caught my son's cold that he picked up this past weekend.
I referred to the web site I mentioned to you on my latest post about the training program. Let me know what you think after reading and checking out the schedule.

Mojo said...

Kudos to you for even trying to ride in the rain. I don't think I would have walked out of the door. Hey, you prepared yourself for rain during a bike race. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

Sounds like a fun picnic and Mother's day. Where did you get that blond hair? Your Dad?

Looking forward to your race report!

DaisyDuc said...

Mojo, yeah I totally got all my dad's features--chubby cheeks and dimples, blond hair, blue eyes, short and stocky, on and on!