I hope everyone had a good Friday night. I just laid low; ran some errands and did laundry while watching TV. I really love those rare nights when I have time to myself and NO PLANS. I was even able to finish the book I started reading in NC last week: Water for Elephants. If you haven’t heard of/read it yet you should. The book is being made into a movie as we speak and I believe Robert Pattison and Reese Witherspoon are the stars!
I am still so excited about the news I shared yesterday about the ride I am doing in September. To kick off my training I decided to head out on a ride this morning. I am not officially beginning a set training plan for a few more weeks but until then I want to make sure I am riding often and getting my body prepared for longer distances; especially in the heat!
I headed out this morning for a breezy 12 mile ride which took me about 1:07:21 which included a few stops for water and to take pictures. I am DEFINITELY a newbie to riding but am excited to get better! It was tough seeing so many people whiz by on their road bikes decked out in professional cycling gear. I had to remind myself that everything takes work and I too will be whizzing down the road this summer.
I definitely went at a good time today because the sun was bright and shining but it wasn’t swelteringly hot yet. I had a piece of toast with almond butter before I left and made a smoothie once I got home. Into my smoothie went:
- Almond milk
- Frozen Cherries
- Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
It hit the spot! Now I must get myself ready and packed for the rest of the weekend. I am heading to a friends party this afternoon then down the shore for the rest of the weekend. Have a good afternoon and enjoy this beautiful weather!