Of course I'm not slowing down at all. I won't until I HAVE TO.
Thursday I woke up in a bad mood. I had a lot of "stuff" to do that day and didn't have a ton of time for exercise. I knew I needed more than a walk but didn't have time for a run. So, I took Ellen out for a spin. I rode up Palomares which is a six mile climb of 1,100 feet. It did the trick, I came home in a much better mood.
That night my birth father came over for a visit. He's moving from Utah to Oregon. I don't see him enough since he moved from the Bay Area six years ago. I found him when I was 22 years old. Oooh, that sounds like a good story to save for another blog post.
I went back to work Friday and worked all weekend so I didn't get back out to the mountains until yesterday. Boomer and I picked up Bella and went for a 4.5 mile run at Garin before going to work at 1:30. I don't know if I'm imagining it but the leaves are looking a bit yellow for this time of year. It was a great run. I was thrilled to be outside.
I still feel so blessed to have this beautiful place to run in, whenever I want to.
This morning I had hoped to go for a group ride with the Fremont Freewheelers but when my alarm went off I looked outside and it was windy and it looked cold. I stayed in bed for a while and ended up going out by myself around 9:30. I drove out to the Sunol train station and rode up Foothill to the Dublin grade. On the way back I went through downtown Pleasanton. I'm practicing riding in my drop bars to try to alleviate some of the pain I've been having between my shoulder blades on longer rides. Any of you have advice for avoiding that pain? I have signed up for a 100-miler next month and would like for that pain to not affect me at about mile 58!
I'm looking forward to another bike ride on Thursday (hopefully with Aron) and then a trail run with HSE Lori on Friday.
07/20 - 5.5 mile trail run, "24SET" class
07/21 - 2.65 mile walk, "CAMP24" class
07/22 - 15 mile bike ride
07/23 - 3 mile walk, "24SET" class
07/24 - 3.25 mile walk
07/25 - 2 mile walk
07/26 - 4.5 mile trail run, 1.65 mile walk
07/27 - 26 mile bike ride, 2 mile walk