After four days of disrupted life, it’s good to get back into something of a routine. Not that four days of disrupted life was bad, mind you, but after that long with only sporadic activity, horrific eating and several naps along the way, I was more than ready to get back into my daily routine of exercise and reasonable diet (if you can call it that!).
Monday is weights day, so I took advantage of our home workout room (which, by the way will soon have new art on it’s bare walls…thank you Dad and Bonnie!) to lift. I hadn’t done that since last Wednesday, so that part of my morning felt pretty good.
It was 25 degrees outside when I changed for my bike commute, so I layered up and headed out, anticipating my first bike ride since last Tuesday. And made a startling discovery…..
First, it was windy! From the west, northwest, which meant that I was bucking it all the way to work. Darn it, I hate it when that happens. Second, my legs were heavy! How did that happen? Oh….I know. It was probably that six miles Pam and I ran on Saturday. I knew my legs were shot on Saturday afternoon, but I thought I would have adequately recovered yesterday. I guess when I’m out of my normal routine, my body just doesn’t behave the same as it usually does….
So, to summarize my bike commute to work…it was cold, windy, and my legs were tired. Nothing to do but adjust my expectations and just get to work. Keeping my fingers crossed all the while that the wind will hold for the trip home tonight!
I did have one self-inflicted incident as I crossed Chestnut Expressway…. as I started to clip in with my left foot, I missed the clip and my foot slipped off the pedal, banging my ankle pretty hard on the crank. I knew I wacked it pretty good, and by the time I got to work, it looked like this:
It’s a good thing I had my booties on, because without them I might have drawn blood…
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