First off, Happy Easter to those of you who celebrated. Had I been nearer to family, I would have been celebrating, but I was all by my lonesome today. So I celebrated with some Peeps, some bunny shaped mac and cheese, and a long-ass bike ride. Considering this is supposed to be a healthy living blog, I'm long overdue on a post about something healthy!
It was supposed to be 60* and sunny today. I was looking forward to the chance for a long bike ride. The one problem about this area is that there are a lot of rivers and not a lot of places to cross them. I've figured out a 13 mile loop, but I wanted to go longer today. I tried mapping out a route, but the next highest mileage I could get was 27 miles. So I decided to go for it.
Supposedly, it was over 55*, but it was overcast and it felt rather chilly. My route followed the river most of the way so it was a bit windy. I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but this was a long, miserable ride. My sciatica has been bugging me so both my hips were out of whack the whole time. It also took me a lot longer to get to the turn around plan than I thought. For awhile, I had thought I had taken a wrong turn. When I finally saw that bridge, I was going up a hill and downshifting. I got so excited that I started shifting the other way and dropped my chain. I had to stop and fix it.
My original plan was to stop at (what I thought) was the halfway mark at a park and eat some trail mix. But I was cold and I was afraid that if I stopped I wouldn't want to get back on. So I trooped on. There were some tough hills at the end, but I made it (like I had a choice!), 27.05 miles and 1:52 minutes later. I spent the rest of the day in sweatpants, watching movies. I figured I'd earned it.
What did you do this weekend?