I started the morning with a 5:15 AM run with Lisa and Bruce. What a beautiful morning. If I'd have grabbed my gloves, it would have been perfect. My hands were cold. And I felt feisty. After doing hills last night, I didn't think that would be the case. Maybe it was that bug I swallowed. (That will teach me to keep my mouth shut!) So this turned into one of the speedier Wednesday runs we've had in a long time. When we turned off Viola Road to return to the Y and Bruce was continuing on home, he said, "That was fun." :-) Yeah, I pushed it. On Elton Hills Drive by the river I heard my name. Shaun Palmer was running under the bridge. At Soldier's Field, we ran into Randy McKeeman who was finishing up a run with John and Jean. Back at the Y, I hopped into the pool for a swim before running home. Morning mileage: 13.51. A very good run.
This afternoon, I sat on the patio reading the paper while my pie crust was cooling. (I made a strawberry pie for book club.) I decided to lay down on the picnic table (I haven't gotten the furniture out yet) and I actually dozed off. On that hard table. Mid-afternoon I decided it was just too nice not to go for a bike ride. 77 degrees. Negligible wind. Hazy sunshine. Wonderful for 3/31. So I rode 30.39 miles (out to highway 30 through Salem Corners and Rock Dell). By far the best ride I've had yet this year. I tried to use the panoramic feature of my phone camera. Matt's quite good at it. I'm not.
This was supposed to be a view of the countryside from the intersection of highway 30 and county 3. Ha.
I'm feeling pretty fit. I just hope I can ride this wave right into "Baastin". But with the weather they've been having out there, we just might be riding a wave on marathon day ...
LaRee just stopped by. She bought a brand new tri suit for her first tri on 4/11 and blew out the zipper. So I'm going to fix it for her. I'm very excited for her! She's been training hard.
Time to dash off to book club. Later.