After my huge bike ride over a week ago, I did go hiking the next day with Boomer and on Monday I went to a Body Pump class.
Tuesday I had packed all my gear, totally prepared to go to a spin class right after work. Wednesday was already reserved for a free ski day at Sierra-At-Tahoe.
Well, for some reason, I started feeling overwhelmed.
I told Keith I just wanted to run away somewhere for the night and play all day Wednesday. We did just that! I got home about 5:20 and we were on the road to Capitola by 5:30. We arrived at The Venetian and were given a room with an ocean view. We walked over to Margaritaville where we were the last guests to be served dinner. That's what happens to coastal towns in the winter, when it's raining. After dinner we lounged around the room and were able to hear the waves crashing as we fell asleep. Absolutely perfect!
When we woke up in the morning the sky was as clear as could be. Just a beautiful morning. We walked out on the wharf and had a yummy breakfast at The Wharf Restaurant. After breakfast we walked around and took some photos before taking the long way home through Watsonville (checked out the course for a century ride I'm doing in May) and Gilroy (yes, there is an outlet mall there). And it was just too bad, we got home too late to go to Body Pump that night.
By Thursday morning I was ready for some time with Ellen. I sent a text to one of the Cinderella Challenge ride leaders, asking if she was riding Thursday. She told me she was and she told me what ride she was doing. I knew Sierra Road (scroll to the bottom of the link for the elevation profile) was a tough one but I said I would give it a try. Wow!! I thought Mines Road was tough last week? HA HA HA! I stopped "a few" times and even got off my bike at one point, sat on the ground and told the ladies I was "going to wait right here." I am very proud to say I didn't "wait" anywhere and I made it up to the summit and enjoyed flying down the other side A LOT. Gotta love patient people that motivate others not to give up and even teach them a thing or two along the way. Many thanks for Soraya, Cyndi and Amy that day.
My ride up Mt. Hamilton this past Saturday got rained/snowed out. Hopefully we will do a make-up ride this Saturday.
Other than that, I did not go to any classes at the gym the entire week. Yup, you read that right. I did however, walk daily and spent some time with Ellen on my trainer. Today it was back to normal for me. I went to a "Camp24" class tonight and a 1.5 mile walk this morning. As far as my "MED2011" Accountability goes, I'm not going to detail every walk I did last week. I will start up again with today, and I just wrote what I did.
How about some pictures from Capitola instead? Here ya go............