Saturday, March 25, 2006

Blogged Inspiration

When I started this blog in January I just assumed it would be a nice tool for me to track my workouts. I never expected to get "hooked" on the whole process and fuel my own workouts by tracking the workouts of everyone out in the blogworld. Often, I find it difficult to try and relate this whole lifestyle to others who don't "get it"...who think I'm nuts for "wasting" a day running 20 miles or cycling for 5 hours......

but that's okay...because you all get it....

I love reading about your workouts...the struggles...the good times and bad...what motivates keep it rolling.......I am inspired...everyday

Although it is hard to hear how well everyone is running right now when I know that I need to back it off a bit....tested my leg for a short bit and the ache is not as pronounced as it was 3-4 days ago so that is good news but I am going to be patient....I will probably need to move my goals down a notch at Boston but that's ok....

Since I couldn't run today, I went for a longer bike ride (I was looking for you Steven- but just read that you cut it short today).......the weather cooperated for the first 3 hours but then the skies opened up with a few minutes of angry hail before it started raining for the last 2 hours of my ride...actually didn't mind the rain at all....just got into a rhythm and moved along....hit some hills today....rode up Bald Peak Mtn and then a loop around Hagg Lake before heading home....overall a nice *wet* training day.

Bike Stats
5:10 Total Time
81 Miles
15.6mph Ave
140 Heart Rate Ave (Z1)

**Every breath is a gift** Don't forget safe out there!



Blogger Steven said...

I wished I had known you were riding long today I would have joined you! I just wussed out and ran today instead hoping for better weather tomorrow.
Maybe next weekend...

11:31 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Wow, good workout!!! I'll be riding indoors today..perhaps the last time in a long time!!

4:36 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

I'm grinning for you. Glad to help with the motivation. This "movement" is hard to explain to people, though, isn't it? Some times I wish everyone would get on board, but I also like having my own personal outlet...

Oh, and I took a spin class today. Thought it would be good to flush out my legs after yesterday. One of these days, though, I'm going to buy a bike!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Steven / Shelley- can't wait for a couple months here where the weather won't be a concern- where's that sun!? Looks like you made the right call today Steven.
Nic- cycling is great recovery for the legs...not to mention a great alternative if you are dealing with ...uhh running "issues".

9:30 PM  

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