That’s about all I have to say…
LOL ok I’ll explain. As I posted on Monday, I bought a new bike and have been biking back and forth to work twice daily as I go home for lunch. My quads are KILLING ME! Haha, not really as I sit here but as soon as I start pedaling! There are hills every which way around here so I cannot take an easier route and I am beginning to wonder why I took on this challenge…oh yah, to cut down on fuel expenses and to reduce my carbon footprint. Well, fine but I suspect I am going to complain about it a lot! Sorry in advance
Then of course last night I had not planned on going for a run but then around 8:45 I was thinking about the GutBuster Ascent race I have coming up July 28th and before I knew it I was out the door. I have several different routes from my house that I love to run and the one I took last night has a lot of hills. Sigh…why I chose this one I’ll never know. Did I forget my quads were sore???
Anyway, off I went and I could feel the fatigue in my legs and yes my butt, almost immediately which gave me plenty of time to choose a shorter route, but no, being stubborn I had to do what I started out to do. Wondering who I am being stubborn against? So am I!!!
I did eventually get into my groove but when I looked at my Garmin to check out my distance/time and I was at 4K I realized this was the 7K route…not the 5K route. My brain was fatigued too. OMG…see, that’s how this blog started out. I could have walked I suppose but my competitive nature would not let me stop. Again I ask who am I competing with??? We humans are so funny! The last 2.5K on this route are on a looooooonnngggg incline. I did actually feel great by this point and decided to tack on another 1K at the end to make it a nice, sweaty 8K run. I am glad I did it but boy could I feel it today. My legs are fatigued! No run tonight that’s for certain.
The funny thing about running though? You really want to stop or even not go out there at all but once you get into the groove and are lost in your head, you quickly remember why you put yourself through it time and time again. It feels great!
have any of you decided to ride your bike to work?
do you run when you are tired?
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