my year of running and cycling has been up and down like a toilet seat!
Let's start with New Year's Eve,
Up: going to run the Resolution Run with the Wooo Hooo's
Down: a car gets hit while leaving my driveway heading to the race.
Up: a Murder Mystery Dinner after the "non run" race.
Richmond Road Race
Up: raced a solid fast 5K race
Down: really cold & snowy
Up: lunch & birthday celebrations after the race.
Hypothermic Half Marathon
Up: ready to roll
Down: with less than 6K left, was SO cold I couldn't feel my hands nor feet. DNF
Up: some of Wooo Hooo's waiting in the car with coffee & baileys to warm us up! Thanks!
Ottawa Capital Marathon training begins
Up: pace leader for the 5hour group
Down: tear right knee meniscus on a 28K run, have to walk 14K in the freezing rain.
Up: cheer on the group during the marathon & then party with the Wooo Hooo's after the race.
100K Rideau Lakes BikeTour
Up: started cycling consistently.
Down: knee not ready for the distance.
Up: played sherpa & meet the gang in Kingston.
I could go on and on about the up's and down's, the starting and stopping, but the good news is even though I'm not out competing at the moment. I've been able to get some great rides on both Ruby and the Iron Horse. Short runs along the trails in the Torbolton Forest and now that I am no longer a biohazard with my cold, I'll get back to the gym and continue to cycle and run outside while we have this fabulous mild, snow free November!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,