So last night I sucked it up. I had checked that my tire wasn't noticeably out of true and my helmet wasn't cracked. I decided a short-ish easy-ish ride in my usual stomping grounds (with no railroad tracks) would be a good check of how the bike was doing. It had been a pretty hot day so it was nice to go out after dinner. I rode 9.7 miles. The first few miles seemed to send shooting pain up through my right arm/elbow as I went over any bump or crack. But after a while, I was able to mostly tune that out and just pedal away.
Walter texted me and asked how I was healing and I shared my nearly 10 miles of triumph. He suggested we head out early this morning (before it got too hot again). That worked for me since we had my nephew's first communion at 11:30. I was up and at'em early and ready to go at 7 AM. We headed out for a moderate 24.8 mile ride around Jefferson City. The down side is that we have A LOT of hills around town and there really isn't a way to go out without climbing at least some of them. I felt pretty good (though sweaty) on most of the ride, but Seven Hills Road was just too late in the route and I was a bit shaky after the last big ass climb. Stopped for a drink and felt silly when we were only about 4 miles from my house. Shook it out and got going again. I was pretty worn out afterwards which puzzled me a little. Not sure if it was too many hills or the heat/humidity or what.
In other news, my daughter participated in the local Hershey's Track meet yesterday morning. It was a free event, but is a qualifying event that can lead to the national meet in Hershey, PA later in the year. She ran the 50m, 200m and then did the softball throw. She came in 3rd, 4th, and 2nd respectively which means she doesn't advance, but she got some ribbons and had a good time. It was sunny and warm, but at least there was a little breeze. My daughter had a friend at the meet that had a big sport umbrella that she sat under and played while she waited for her events to be called. What a life saver!
|My girl in full stride (blonde in turquoise) - not sure why this didn't load properly|
Swimming = 10,000 yds = 5.7 mi
Biking = 672.0 miles
Running = 91.0 miles