I’m going to try and keep this quick (wiki wiki) tonight.
Yesterday I ran the first half of my Cupcake Marathon. I went out with the intention of doing 8 miles, but I felt so good and the weather was great so I kept going. By the time I got home Jennie was a bit worried (putting it mildly). I think she was about ready to send out a search party. I can’t say I blame her she had no idea of what time I left at or what my intended route was.
I got viciously sick last night. Not sure if I ate something bad or if I was just dehydrated from a long run with no water. I usually carry water for anything over 10, but didn’t plan on running so far.
Bailey had his “snip-snip” procedure yesterday and was Mr. Mopey last night. I can’t say that I blame him though. He is doing much better today and we are actually trying to keep him calm and from running around.
Today I had my first outdoor bike ride of the season. 50* and sunny. Absolutely perfect biking weather. I did 5 laps around the lake and held a 19mph average.
Even with all my trainer rides this winter, the real world kicked my ass. I don’t remember any of those hills on the trainer.
I used my Garmin Edge 500 for the first time. Absolutely awesome! At first use, it is my favorite Garmin device so far. I’ll do a more formal review of it after I get some more miles logged, but so far so good.
I yanked my aero bars off my road bike, Green Lightning and took it today. At the beginning I kept wanted to drop into an aero position but by the end of the ride I was loving it. It is a much more enjoyable bike to ride as a straight road bike.
I’m doing pretty well with my “off week”. I have been sticking to one light workout a day and no two-a-days.
I need to make a final decision on the Glass City Marathon. Do I make the smart/safe decision and do the half marathon? Or do I do make the emotional decision and go for the full? I call this the emotional decision because it would make it marathon #9 setting me up for doing my 10th marathon at IMWI. Thoughts? Advice?
Thanks for reading! Have a great (and safe) St. Patrick’s Day!