Monday, 28 July 2008

Mondays, you gotta luv 'em

My old Iron Horse came out of its stall this weekend, only wasted, what, three or four months not riding, well better late than never.

It took me a couple of kilometres to reacquaint myself with shifting gears, front and back brakes, and riding on the right hand side of the road.


When running you face traffic and on the bike you "go with the flow". Wow, I didn't realise how much I miss not being on the bike, really!!!


So, I "tried" a little practice go for a Triathlon. Went for a little swim, hopped on the bike for tweleve km's and then ran for two. *note to self, you are NOT built to run in a speedo, let alone be seen in public with one on*

What a great feeling, an absolute stress release, I had a blast. Luckily I got back to the house just as the thunderstorm rolled through, so the rest of the day was spent inside, but those few hours were really what I needed. And yes, I wore my helmet when I was biking!

Our 14K run on Sunday was really hot, muggy and we were all having a bit of trouble catching our breath, so we slowed the pace down from 7:30 to almost an 8 minute km, so no one was having to struggle, it averaged out to our LSD pace in the end, so at least everyone was comfortable.

Again the heavens opened in the afternoon, what is with all this rain? And thunderstorms, holy hannah, we've had some beauties this summer!

Well, it's back to Monday, so I'm heading off to the office. Hope everyone had a GREAT weekend and that you'll have a good week.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,
Lily

*okay, you "real" cyclists are not allowed to laugh, no, you can't even giggle, guffaw nor make disparaging comments about the Iron Horse. Okay, I just thought I heard someone!!! *

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

gee... my weekend was spent opposite to yours. We got our walk in on Saturday but the thunder started just as we pit the park..... we turned around and went home and drank wine instead.
Happy Monday!
t

bluecolnago said...

no one is laughing here, lily. bikes are good! great "kerkove" shot!

good to see the helmet and glasses. gotta protect the noggin' and the eyes!

i got home from my ride yesterday about 5 minutes before the skies opened up, too!

Amy said...

Boy, Lily, you sure blogged early! You look very professional in your helmet!

Wes said...

Any bike is a good bike :-) Nice training session!!

Chris said...

That bike will do just fine as long as you ride it :)

Xenia said...

I like your iron horse. I don't have one iron or otherwise, so I am envious of your steed.

The real question though is did you wear the helmet while running? That's something I'd end up pulling. By accident, of course. :)

Bob Gentile said...

I can laugh at the iron horse cause I am not a cyclist... too scared :-( hard enough to dodge these old farts down here in FL running nevermind on a bike.

But glad you had a good time !

Marcy said...

LMAO at Bob!

Sounds like it was a great time :-) Look at you, looking all hardcore with your helmet and shades ;-) Sweet!

jahowie said...

I would never make fun of your ride. I'm just glad that you were able to get out there and have such a great workout.

Rudy said...

I haven't been on my bike all summer.

Meg said...

I'm jealous of you even having a bike!

Nat said...

I have a cold. And I am feeling like crappola. So I am not doing much of anything. Sunday was odd weather wise no? It didn't feel like it was that hot.

teacherwoman said...

lookin' good! :)

Vickie said...

Don't worry about the bike. My first one was a purple girl's mountain bike and a borrowed one for the tri. You'll do great!

Kilroy said...

What is a bike? Ok I promise not to laugh at your bike if you promise not to laugh when you find out that mine is "Lavender" !

AKA Alice said...

I know nothing about bikes...Nada...so it looks like a fine bike to me...and you look fabu in the bike helmet and sunglasses...and I think NO-ONE in their right mind should run in a speedo. I know some do...but it just seems wrong to me (call me old).

Runner Leana said...

You ran in a speedo? You are one brave, brave woman Laurel!

Marlene said...

Nice wheels!

Congrats on your "mini" tri...I need to get me a bike. My legs are crying for X-training!

LMAO @ running in a speedo... can you say CHAFING!

triguyjt said...

no chuckles from me.... no way!!!!!

good job on the little tri....

i would never be caught dead in a speedo..especially running....

Donald said...

AWESOME... go get it! There's absolutely NO laughing going on!
I think that's great... I also think once you get a sprint Tri under your belt... you will be hooked. Give a hollar if you need any insight or tips.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

No laughing here. At least you dusted her off.