First Outdoor Ride of My Season!

On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, I got home from work to find this lovely surprise on my dining room table. 🙂

We had agreed not to buy presents because we’re going on vacation in a week, and then he went and surprised me anyway. I love him. 🙂

On Mother’s Day Sunday, I got home from work (yes, I worked on Mother’s Day, I’m used to it), Bruce grilled two lovely steaks, and then we decided to head out for my first outdoor bike ride of the year. The weather was about perfect – 26C, although it was a little windy. We got our bikes ready, aired up the tires, and took them outside.

I was a little wobbly at first – let’s face it, training indoors on a stationary stand means you don’t have to have the best balance all the time! But after a few minutes I was feeling pretty good. We kept the ride short, only 45 minutes. Bruce has been nursing a sore knee, and I’ve been sick, so we didn’t want to push it, but it felt so GOOD! I forgot how much fun it is to ride!

We did just over 11 miles in 45 minutes, which works out to about 15 miles an hour. At that rate, I can finish the 56 mile Half Ironman course in less than four hours – about 3:45. I’m more than happy with that. I finished entering all my training workouts in my Google calendar this week; some of the workouts I have coming up are intimidating – I have an almost four hour ride coming in June, I was supposed to do a three hour one last week. Scary, but fun scary. I look forward to the challenge.

It was just so nice to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather – and it’s supposed to be warm all week. Can’t wait!

Goals update: Good day! I swapped my brick workout for a run, but I got it done. We went shopping, to the dentist, to the doctor, and I went to my board meeting. I wrote several blog posts, and have ideas for more (YAY!). And I commented on lots of blogs.

Today’s goals:

1) Swimming lesson
2) Read 50 posts from Google Reader
3) Write 1 blog post
4) Comment on 5-10 blogs
5) Email blog designer

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One Response to First Outdoor Ride of My Season!

  1. PlumPetals says:

    Beautiful flowers!
    Sounds like a lovely mother’s day celebration 🙂

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