Then at lunch I went for a run. OUTSIDE. I know, I know… I'm crazy like that. Seriously, it was 70 degrees and sunny. As I left the IMA I smiled looking at all the folks on the treadmills because I was not one of them.
And my run was great! And then I got invited to ride some mountain passes down by Mt. Rainier! It was turning into a banner day.
My ride home was awesome. Awesome because it was still super nice out and because my chain came off but I did not hurt myself very badly. Whew. Sure looks tough though. It cracks me up that I took the time to stop, get out my phone and twist around to try and take a picture… :)
Did I mention that my run was great!? It sure was. I felt rested, happy and fast. And by 'fast' I of course meant that I felt pretty good considering I have not been running much and not outdoors at all. And it was fabulous out.
I just went nice and steady and for some reason this pace did not feel too taxing. So I just enjoyed myself and the weather. Shirts off baby.
Here is my commute. The weather was still fabulous and I hardly felt the run at all. Throw in an iPod with great music, throw in tons of tourists at the Ballard Locks which made for some great people watching and I had a super ride home. And when my chain came off while climbing through Discovery Park I did not fall down and just ran my platform pedal into my calf. At first I did not even know I had broken the skin so just put the chain back on and kept riding. It wasn't until I went to scratch my calf with my hand and it came away red that I figured out what happened. Obviously I was not hurt.
On a whim I weighted myself before and after my run and I lost nearly two pounds of water weight! In just 40 minutes! That kinda drives home how much you need to hydrate when it gets toasty out.
|Body Weight||12:00 PM - 179.5 lb.|
12:50 PM - 177.6 lb.
|Time of Day||core - 5:45 AM|
run - 12:00 PM
|Weather||70, sunny, dry, light breeze|
|Equipment||run - Brooks Launch|
commute - Town Bike