Yesterday I got up and went for a run first thing. I love running in the morning - I always feel at my best. It was perfect running weather - sunny, no breeze, but not hot. I decided on four miles. It was the first time I had done four miles since my half marathon in May so I planned to take it slow. It was such a beautiful morning - tons of runners and bikers out on the trail. I was completely in the moment - enjoying where I was and what I was doing.
I wanted to go for a bike ride this morning, but I also wanted to sleep in. I told myself that if I woke up in time, I'd go do the Melo Velo ride. Turns out I was awake in plenty of time so off I went. There was a big group this week - probably 10 or 11 of us. We got our pre-ride instructions and some tips from the leader and off we went.
|I must be getting more comfortable on the bike if I dare to take pictures while riding.|
I really love this route and should try to go more often - but sleep usually wins out. Today again I tried to stay in the moment and just enjoy being out on my bike and the gorgeous weather we were having.
|They close this rode for bike riders 10 months of the year on Sunday mornings.|
Before I knew it we were at the turnaround and heading back.
|Not a bad view!|
Overall it was a really good 15 mile ride. Today's ride leader was fantastic - lots of tips and regular regroups. And when it was over I felt like I could have gone further, so that is progress.
So I managed a decent length run and a good ride this weekend, and finished both before 11 am. I feel pretty good about that. And now to watch the Giants (hopefully) clinch the World Series. Go Giants!