Ladies and Gentleman, let me introduce to you the Stupid Tan Lines: Summer 2012 Collection.
Item #1 :
And just how, exactly, did I end up with this lovely collection of tan lines?
By parking my car here:
And riding my bike to here:
And then 5 more miles to get lunch here:
And then turning around and doing it all again to get back to my car. Plus a slight detour when I got a little lost. Total mileage?
64.22 miles. Today my legs feel sore in all sorts of new places.
I am not the world’s fastest cyclist so not counting stops for traffic or my stop for lunch I did those 64.22 miles in just shy of four and a half hours. My Garmin died around mile 52 so, sadly, it didn’t catch the last four miles where I was pushing it really hard and probably averaging closer to 18 miles per hour (instead of the 14 for the rest of the trip).
I really just wanted to be done and, thankfully, an older gentleman on a bike behind me gave me the motivation to push harder.
But riding my bike my furthest distance ever (by a factor of 2) wasn’t the only wild and crazy thing I did this weekend.
Oh, no. On Friday afternoon I biked over to the nearest gym to which I still have a membership (until the end of July, anyway) I decided to swim some laps.
That went….let’s go with….well, at least I didn’t drown.
I have forgotten everything I learned from my lesson back in January. I think I’ll be taking my work bonus and getting myself some swim lessons. I felt awkward and ungangly in the water and I think I swallowed half the pool. I was in the water for 30 minutes and I hope that at least half of that was swimming. For the first 10 minutes I just did laps, for the next 10 I used a kick board to try and work on my breathing. For the last 10 I used a pull buoy so I could work on my arm movements.
I slept really well on Friday night.
Saturday I tried a new strength workout that left me feeling a bit sore. Peace Love and Oats posted a workout she recently tried and I thought, hey, why not? I swapped out the cardio parts, though, for some deadlifts, dumbbell rows, and stability ball work.
And today? Today I am taking a rest day. I think I earned it.