Unfortunately, WeatherBug was Accurate 

Remember last week when I talked about stalking the weather for our Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour? I learned that stalking doesn’t necessarily bring good luck for perfect weather, and for once, WeatherBug was pretty spot on with its forecast of a rainy 58° day. The wind was just an added bonus that I hadn’t paid much attention to over the course of the week leading up to the ride.

 

Briefly Introducing Team TrumpetHeads

I hope to have a full recap up sometime later this week so I won’t go into any more details of the ride other than to say we had a lot of fun despite the less than desirable weather. After about twelve years of seeing pictures of our Maryland running friends wearing trumpets on their helmets and laughing at their silliness, Bill and I proudly donned trumpeted helmets and joined Team Trumpet Heads!

 

Reuniting with Mr. Miami

Fast forward to yesterday and as I walked out of the grocery store and just happened to bump into my good friend Craig who had just arrived in town after wintering in Miami. He was lean and buff and looked as if he’d just downed three raw eggs prior to pounding out fifty pushups right there on the sidewalk in front of the store. I admire disciplined people like that who would never consider eating a cupcake for breakfast. One can have goals…

 

Time to Stalk the Weather for Saturday’s DC Bike Ride

As of now, Saturday’s weather for the DC Bike Ride 20-mile tour is supposed to be sunny and warm. If you’re in the area and would like to join us, we have several Cruisers riding. Imagine how much fun it will be riding along closed streets as we cruise past the beautiful monuments in our Nation’s Capital!

 

And Now on to a RunDown of this Past Week’s Workouts…

 

Running

On Monday, after driving home from NJ where we stayed for our Five Boro Bike Tour, Bill hit the trail on his bike while I ran. He headed out quite a bit earlier than I did and caught up with me after I’d turned to run home. At first my legs felt like lead from the previous day’s 44-mile ride, but they quickly loosened up and I felt pretty good.

 

Thursday’s run was solo and at zero dark thirty, but on Saturday I reunited with my wonderful running friends who I’ve missed so much! I ran the fastest since my injury (a 9:27 average pace for 6+ miles), and even at that, my friends slowed down for me. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m at a point in my life where my pace is slowing and at 10-20 years younger than me, they’re still getting faster. Believe me, it doesn’t go unnoticed when they adjust their pace for me. ♥♥♥

 

Biking

I only fit in one ride this past week and it was Sunday’s ride in NYC. Zephyr, my relatively new Salsa, did great and I’m so happy I upgraded last fall. Here’s another teaser picture from our ride which was taken as we approached the Queensboro Bridge. Bill had his GoPro (affiliate link) mounted to the front of his bike and captured some fantastic moments which I can’t wait to share in my recap!

 

Strength Training

Three workouts out of my goal of three completed!

 

Yoga

I’m hoping one day for my form to be as good as Pablo’s, but for now I’ll just keep plugging along. Pablo’s form in downward facing dog is spectacular even though in this picture he’s demonstrating puppy pose. He’s on his way over to visit as I type, and I can’t wait to spend Mother’s Day afternoon with him and his humans. And yes, Pablo has his own Instagram.

 

It’s on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…

Coming up this week, I’m really hoping to recap Sunday’s Five Boro Bike Tour. I may need to break it down into two posts – stay tuned.

 

In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed mostly in our home gym)…

 

  • Questions:
  • What was your favorite workout of this past week?
  • How’s your downward facing dog? 
  • Did you race this weekend?

 

And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!

 

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I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb