Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Squeezed It In

Kids were off school today and the morning started out cold and foggy.  The weather forecast indicated it would make it into the 60's so I told myself all morning that I would wait for it to warm up a little and then head out.  Unfortunately it took until 2:30 this afternoon to climb to 59°.  In the meantime, I baked an apple pie and did some chillaxing.  Then my sis came in from WI with her family.  I hated to bail on her, but I knew I wasn't going to be getting any HBBC points any other way so it was time to squeeze in a workout.

I jumped on my bike and turns out I didn't need to wait so long as I was totally overdressed.  I just had a light jacket and tights, but I was pretty warm.  My husband wanted to leave on an errand as soon as he got home from work so I just had an hour.  I took 1:02.  I came in to map it for a lousy 12.9 miles.  Grr...I thought it was further than that (home to Taos interchange then Scholastic loop).  Oh well - still better to squeeze in a workout than not.  Couple of the hills were kicking my ass, but I got it done.  He came home early so I had to bust a move to shower and change.

Dropped off our registrations tonight for the Pie Run tomorrow so it will be nice to get my workout done early (5K plus warmup).  Sis, bro-in-law, husband and I are doing it.  It is a nice flat course - new PR maybe?  It's my husband's first running race since high school.  I already am expecting to be completely annoyed when he beats me.  He outran me at the Mud Run in September -  bastard.  He walks a couple miles most days and he's got nice long legs.  And he ran cross country in high school (though he wasn't crazy fast).  He's hoping for 30 min.  That would be a massive PR for me, but we've agreed to "run our own race".  We'll see.  Stay tuned.

Breakfast: hard boiled egg/mayo/mustard/slice of bread; banana/PB
Lunch: sliced beef, half avocado, handful of tortilla chips
Dinner: Steak quesadilla, tons of chips/salsa/cheese, margarita (can you say "Undo Workout"?)
Um...yeah...not nearly enough produce today for a point.

HBBC Points = 4.3 for bike ride

Swim: 14,700 yds / 25,000
Bike: 748.0 mi / 1000
Run: 311.5 mi / 350


  1. Way to fit in the bike ride!

    I think dressing for road riding in the cold/cool weather is trickiest. Trails aren't so bad bc you're protected from wind and warm up fast. Road seems like more of a crapshoot.

    A margarita sounds worth the undoing of the workout!

  2. Nice going on the ride and enjoy the run today - Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Hope you shredded your 5K

  4. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Way to squeeze in a bike ride. Hope your race went well.

  5. P.S. you are back on my blog roll again. Hopefully for good.