|Nadya took this picture before we started our ride on Saturday.|
Before all of you who love me jump down my throat for riding alone, let me explain I rode a route I rode with others a few weeks ago AND it is a highly traveled cycling route. Both days I knew many people who were in the area riding, just not with me.
This is my dilemma for riding partners....my friends (and I do have a couple) don't ride my pace. Faster or slower, it doesn't matter, it would impact one of our workouts. I put on my big girl panties and took to the road. Today I rode alongside of a galloping deer for a little bit.
Yesterday was good, but today particularly, cars were super friendly. I'm not a swift climber and one probably had to come to a stop as they waited for me to climb a hill on a bend in the road. AND when I finally crested and they could see around, then they passed me.
If you read this and are not a cyclist, read my friend Meghan's blog from last year. And if you are a cyclist, read her blog and make sure you know your responsibilities on the road too. We all need to share the road.
It's been a tough start to the tri season. Lots of lacrosse games this season. I ended up doing games in SC, NC, TN, KY, GA and AL. Good thing cars are meant for driving and I'm liking my CX5. He and I have put about 27k miles on him and he's not a year old for 2 more months.
Things are amazing with Ironwilled: Women Who Tri. It is now an official USAT Tri Club and an Ironman Club. We are ordering custom kits that Moonlit Creative designed... Ah-MAZ-ing! Turned out there were many women without a local club to belong too. I'm glad they've found a home.
|Can't wait to wear this kit for Lake Logan and Louisville!|
5 months out to Louisville. I've been sick all week (like took 2 sick days and gave up two days of lacrosse sick) and am finally feeling better. Submitting my exam this week for my USAT Level 1 Coaching. Getting my USMS Level 1 and 2 Coaching in June. Starting a youth tri club. Still working my day job. And no dates to report on.. must be 'cause I cut my hair....