But Saturday was a new day. Around 8:00 AM, we got ready to go and headed out for the 4th Annual Ava Brown Memorial 5K. Last year it rained and I decided to go by myself at the last minute. This year, the sun was shining, but it was in the mid-30's when we left the house. Both my daughter and I wore yoga pants and jackets. We signed up when we got there and visited with a bunch of the Team Virtus peeps. We did a warmup jog with SuperKate. She was aiming for a PR even though this course is TOUGH.
|Quick Pre-Race Pic|
|Nice when you race with friends who are bloggers and totally "get" wanting extra pics.|
|Me and the 2nd Fastest Female at the Race: SuperKate!|
Quick change and out the door to meet Walter and a big group to do a ride from Holts Summit to Fulton and back for about 31 miles. It was still kind of cool (high 50's/low 60's) and I decided to wear my jacket. Of course I was overdressed as soon as we really got going. Doh! We didn't do the longer loop with the heartbreaking hills, but I was still feeling pretty demoralized by falling to the rear of the group a lot. After the turnaround, I made a comment to Brie about all of the trainer time being such a waste as I was still annoyingly slow and weak. But the closer we got to the end, the more I pushed to get back to my car. She made a comment afterwards that she pooped out towards the end and I finished strong and she didn't think my winter workouts were wasted at all. The down side of not hanging with fellow bloggers is that I am not as good about taking pictures.
I had some pain issues - in my left hamstring, in my right toes and in my knees. Just one of those things I suppose. Need to get the foam roller going to work it all out.
Today is warm and sunny again though very windy. Needed to get back out on bike - Tour de Cure will be here in just under 7 weeks! Headed towards Taos and the wind was sucking. Stopped at the top of the big hill on the way out to catch a drink and snap a pic I've thought of taking several times:
|I tried to not capture the state penitentiary to the left and this is much prettier other times |
of the year, but I am blessed to ride in such nice surroundings on a beautiful day.
Swimming = 5800 yds = 3.3 mi (MUST go to pool this week - TriZou in 3 weeks!)
Biking = 404.0 miles
Running = 77.7 miles