I never know what I'm going to see when I take Frank for his walks. I live near a golf course, and when we were walking by it last night, I saw two men on the course, playing golf, in the snow. We're having a heat wave today, which means the temperatures are in the 50's, and I think everyone I know is ready for winter to be over.
I took Frank for a quick walk before my run, and even though the snow is melting, there were some really slick, icy parts. I was thinking I should be wearing my new bike helmet, because I was convinced I would crack my head open if I fell. Then I thought, Bike. Run? Bike? Why not both!
After I dropped Frank at home, I figured I had enough time to do 13.1 miles before I had to pick E up from school. I got out my bike and took off. It felt so good to be doing something different, I kept my bike in a high gear, since the roads near my house are fairly flat, and I wanted to work my legs. It was windy at times, but the sun kept breaking through the clouds and when it did, it was warm, which was lovely. I did 10.07 miles in 50:49, which I know is slow, but this was about getting time on the bike, and working different muscles, and not about time.
I ran in the house, drank some water, and remembered not only to take off my helmet, but to switch G-unit from biking mode to running mode. Off I went, and by this time the sun had completely come out, and it was like summer. Well, not reaaally like summer, but it was nice out. It took me a minute to figure out my stride, at first I felt like I was jumping up and down on a pogo stick. But after a little while I felt okay, and ran 3.10 in 28:50.
My friend and neighbor Heather was outside when I got home, so I was all "take a picture of me for my BLOG!!!!" Which she did.
Nothing like starting the weekend on a great note.
Have a good one : )