The sun came back out today (never saw it on Wuss Wed) and by mid-afternoon it had finally climbed into the very low 50's, but the wind (W-NW) was still in full force. I picked up the kiddos, worked with my husband to give the house a "lick and a promise" kind of cleaning and then took off the last hour he was home to get in a bike ride. I missed saying goodbye to him by a few minutes, but knew that would probably happen. I did about 11 (slow) miles by myself and then added another mile and some change with my daughter who wanted to brave the cool wind for a quick ride down the road and back.
I did a few hills to get that heart rate up. But I also had a lot of thoughts about one thing: when I start doing my "bike rides" indoors I won't have to go "against the wind" (queu music). Oh dear Lord in Heaven - I felt like I was pedaling and going nowhere heading west - even on the flats! It was not a good time. And it was so weird to be sweaty and cold at the same time. I had trouble remembering to drink although my mouth got dry a couple times.
I still don't own a trainer and haven't figured out if I am going to buy one or just use a stationary bike at the ARC or maybe even suck it up and get a Y membership. So many things to spend our money on in this crazy sport. But I decided that is a whole other post.