Just last weekend I was complaining about the rainy Saturday forecast. We had plans with friends to go for a bike ride and have brunch at microbrewery. Other plans kept us from rescheduling to Sunday, and we all were busy for the next few weekends. “I don’t have time for rainy weekends,” I complained to a friend, “It’s the only time I can play outside!”
I don’t ride in the rain but I will #bikeforbeer
A break in the clouds enticed us out to the bike path, and since the rain was light we decided to brave the weather for an easy ride before enjoying our
Yay For Rain!
Although last Saturday’s rain frustrated me, this weekend’s rainy forecast was a relief. I was trying to get my head in the game to do that hilly bike ride again, and wasn’t being very successful. I was on the verge of deciding that my husband was right–I don’t have to do this–but I knew I’d be disappointed in myself if I bailed.
By Thursday the chance of rain for Saturday was still at 90%, and on Friday afternoon Conte’s Bike Shop posted this
welcome news notice on its Facebook page:
I wish I could say I was disappointed, but instead I have to admit I wasn’t ready to face those hills again. I’m also off the hook for next weekend because I’ll be doing the Colfax Urban 10 in Denver, so Memorial Day weekend is my next chance to choose that challenge–or pray for another rainy weekend.
I surprised myself by holding a 7.1 mph pace at 6% incline for one minute. This week marks one year since I joined OTF and it’s amazing to see the difference it’s made.
Tuesday: Fully body strength routine at home plus a core workout from Quick Strength For Runners (<<Amazon affiliate link — check it out!).
Wednesday: 6 mi run
A mid-morning meeting close to home meant I had time for a longer run.
Mrs. Frog says “Happy May!”
Thursday: Indoor cycling
My Vivosmart HR didn’t work correctly last week, so I linked my OTF chest strap heart rate monitor to my Vivoactive and used that at Revolve. I love how the intervals and climbs are reflected in my heart rate.
The “valley” marks where we break for upper body weights.
Friday: CPY2 at Core Power Yoga
Saturday: 9 mile run
When my alarm went off at 6 I could hear the rain, but by the time I got up at 7 it had seemed to stop, so I decided to head out for a long run. It was great running weather–cloudy and in the 50s.
My flowers are enjoying the rain!
Sunday: 22 mi bike ride.
Sunday was a gorgeous as Saturday was gloomy. It started off in the 50s, but was in the 70s by the time we finished our ride at noon. The bike path was busy and the pollen was back out already, but it was great to be outside!
My workouts this week were solid, but my eating has taken a turn for the worse. I had to test out my new oven and made cookies for the open house we held in our new kitchen, and I sampled too many before, during, and after the party.
Butter spritz cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Not to mention that my son is home for a few weeks and also enjoying the new kitchen–and fixing delicious dinners like chicken alfredo, pasta with meat sauce and a tomato, basil, mozzarella salad, and ribs. Instead of stressing over it–or skimping on my servings–I’m savoring his cooking–and his company–while I can.
Happy Mother’s Day!
I hope you had a good Mother’s Day. Like so much else about parenting, I’m struck how this day changes as our children get older. When my kids were little, I wanted to have a break from mothering–or at least from the chores of mothering–on Mother’s Day. Now that my kids are grown, I relish the opportunity to do whatever mothering I still can!
Did a rainy weekend forecast interfere with your plans?
Did you get to what what you wanted on Mother’s Day?