1. Just when I thought I might be done spending money on cycling, I finally purchased a bike trainer off of amazon. I went with the CycleOps Fuild 2. Having no clue really want trainer to buy I left all the leg work up to my M and let him order whichever one he thought was best and just for kicks we ordered a climbing block as well. Both were delivered yesterday which meant I got to test them out this morning! Now don't get me wrong I would much rather be riding outside, but to get in any miles I have to leave my house at 5:40ish and it's just way to dark now.
I jumped on the trainer at 5:30 this morning and watched an episode of house hunters and started watching Breaking Bad. I never watch tv in the morning so this was a treat, right? WRONG! Watching tv did not distract me much from riding on the trainer. The ride just sucks! It is so boring! And the amount of sweat that was dripping off of me was just gross. I really had to force myself to stay on thing for an hour, but I did survive. And as much as riding on the trainer sucked, I did get a good workout in and my legs were burning. Without my new friend I wouldn't have been able to get any miles in so I am happy. I guess as the fall/winter months approach I will be spending more time with my new BFF. On a side note Kiwi hates the thing even though I don't think it's very loud at all.
2. Yesterday I just had one of those runs that felt like I have never ran in my life?!?! I don't know what was going on, but it was one of those days. I struggled big time to even finish 5 miles. I seriously questioned myself during this run and wanted to walk so many times. I think the only thing that prevented me from not walking was the fact that if I walked I would be late for work. And I'm always late for work, so I didn't want to be later than I usually am. Sometimes, having to be somewhere and running on time crunch is a good motivational factor for me. Regardless, I finished the run somewhat discouraged. I know every workout does not always go as planned, but it's still frustrating. Better luck next time I suppose.
3. After work yesterday, I squeezed in a ride at Haines then headed over to the American Ice Company on U st for a friends 30th! It was a cool place with a nice out door area and a neat decor inside. There was lots of good food, drinks, and shenanigans for the night. I had so much fun and wished it was a weekend night so I could have stayed later (I'm a grandma and need my sleep.)