Sunday, May 11, 2008

Cold & Rainy Ride

I met my teammate Amie for a ride this morning - we had decided to leave at 8:30 so we could miss the rain. The weather people were totally wrong when they had predicted it would start raining at 10 or 10:30. It was more like 8:45! Nasrin began with us but decided very quickly that she was turning back to go home (smart woman). Amie and I toughed it out for 1.5 hours and arrived back at our house soaking wet and shivering. After hot showers and hot chocolate, we began to thaw out a bit. We didn't see any other riders out there, so we were either very hardcore or very stupid. It was in the 50's and I realize that this may not be all that cold to you northerners, but we've been enjoying some very nice days in the 70's and 80's recently. So 50 is cold, and then add in the rain and all of the sudden it's arctic-like.

A few hours later Marty (who was conspiculously absent from our ride) and I went to the Y. I was going to do the elliptical and he was going to lift. I only made it about 7 minutes on the elliptical before I had to stop. My foot was unbearable - not even the heel but the entire dang thing! So I walked over to the rowing machine thingamajig which looked interesting and did that until my butt screamed (and my hands had developed blisters). Some cross training.

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