I can give you a dozen reasons or excuses as to why I decided to drop out of the metric century bike ride, but it comes down to the fact that I wasn't enjoying it as much as I wanted to. It wasn't an easy decision, and I'm still going back and forth as to whether I made the right choice. But I can say with certainty that I did not regret it this past Saturday morning when I didn't join the club for a training ride.
I guess it came down to realizing my limits and what I am and am not willing to do. I can't sign up for more than one event at a time - which means I'm going to have to decide which triathlon to do later this year and which half marathon I want to do. I'm not willing to sign up for training that requires me to be somewhere at a certain time every week - I can normally hit all of my workouts during the week, but I need to have the flexibility to move them around or do them at a time of day that works for me. And I now know that I'm not willing to devote half of a day to training for anything!
With my Saturday morning suddenly free, I wound up going for a hike with my friend and her dog. We went up and down the surrounding hills for about 90 minutes. We came across some interesting wood formations.
|Looks like someone was planning on a bonfire.|
|View from near the top.|
|Layla could have hiked all day - endless energy!|
|Peach Lemondrops are amazing!|
It was such a great weekend. I think Dan & I spent more time together than we have in months. And I was able to get caught up on enough things that I feel ready to get back to work and training tomorrow feeling rested and relaxed.