And after wolfing down an early dinner/late lunch at 3:30, I put my bike rack on my car and got changed into bike clothes. I loaded two bottles with Powerade and we headed out to my daughter's piano lesson which was at 4:30. While she had her lesson, I ran an errand to the Post Office (about time I returned all those bid bonds on my street project). After piano, we drove through a traffic jam across the bridge to the North JC practice fields.
I dropped my girl off with her new softball coach and jumped on my bike. I rode out to the WWTP, then by the airport, and onto Hwy 94 out past Wainwright to Feeler Road and then did the whole route backwards. The wicked crosswind made it feel like a head wind both directions. Not so much fun. And being mostly flat, there was no coasting to give any kind of break. It was also one of the warmest rides I've had this year (mid-80s) and I blew through my two bottles. I'll have to pay attention to that on June 1 and make sure I refill when I can.
|The down side of the Capitol being so big/tall is that you can see it a long time before you are anywhere near it.|
This was just after getting back off the highway and looking across the airport and WWTP.
Got home and fed my daughter dinner while I showered (thanks to daddy who'd cooked), had her shower while I mapped the ride to see how long it was and then checked Facebook and a couple blogs while she finished her homework under my supervision. I've gotten comments sometimes about how crazy my schedule can be. I just think of it as the life of a busy self-employed mom. Sometimes I get more of a chance to catch my breath - other days (like today) I just squeeze it in however I can.
Swimming = 9600 yds = 5.5 mi
Biking = 558.0 miles
Running = 80.8 miles