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Monday, April 21, 2014

30 Days of Biking

So for the 3rd year I've taken on the 30 Days of Biking Challenge. Some days are fantastic rides, both solo and with friends, with some decent mileage and great fun. A few days are riding around the block, park, and/or neighborhood, in whatever clothes I have on, and no helmet. As I've probably said before, this month gets my bike off the hanger and onto the street. Not every ride has to be epic or feature a Strava score. Sometimes it's about smiles per mile.

This month I've also included some running...I haven't figured out how to run + ride on the same day -- too busy with real estate. I ran a 10K on 4/12, one of my slowest, with a long-time bestie who no longer lives on the Left Coast. We caught up on that run, and since neither of us had run that distance in some time we were both grateful that we helped each other finish. I was 2nd in my age group, a pleasant surprise. And when people asked what I did over the weekend, I shared that. I'm proud of that effort. And happy for the opportunity to connect and finish with my friend.

So Chris & I signed up for the Loop the Lagoon run, which I have led twice on bicycle (better than a moto escort) but never run. We signed up for the tower challenge 10K. Sometimes I feel as though we're the old people deluding themselves into thinking we're contenders. On the other hand, if we don't continue challenging ourselves, how will we grow?

And tomorrow I'll get up and do what needs to be done, esp. if I can ride my bike.

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