I did it, a Brick work out

by | May 8, 2012 | Lifestyle | 0 comments

It has been forever since I have done, or wanted to, or be able to do, a brick work out! Today turned out to be the day. I was sitting at my desk, in my home office (love working for my self! ūüôā ), thinking it would be a good day for a bike ride, blue sky, fluffy clouds in the sky, dry, a little chilly, a perfect fall ¬†day.

Well, I kept working on cleaning up my laptop hard drive, getting ready to back it up,¬†getting¬†ready for some new software, etc. etc. and then I realized that the computer was going to take forever to run, so why not go, now! (Here it is,¬†evening, and it’s still running a check program on the external hard drive…).

It has been forever since I have¬†ridden¬†my¬†wonderful¬†Canondale road bike. ¬†She was just in to Collins Bike shop here in Eugene, she had been checked out, tuned up, and she was ready to roll. But was I? I had not been on her for months… Would I do the unspeakable and fall over once I got on her? It has been known to happen! lol.

So, watching the sky change from blue to darker, I figured I had best go, while I could.

What a¬†glorious¬†day! My bike was perfect, I didn’t wreck or fall over, and we had a great ride. I filled my water bottles with performance, ate a Chew (and brought more with me) and I was fueled! We did the Fern Ridge Bike path, about ¬†14 miles and an added bonus… burned 563 calories! Sweet.

Then, when I got home, I felt like a run! My dog was thinking that was a great idea, she does love an adventure, ANY adventure, so off we went in the truck to the dog park and jogging trail. We were both happy!  We ran 1. 8 miles, and she got to chase her ball at the dog park (until she lost it) and we both came home tired and happy!

All in all, I played for about 2 hours! Who knew that my endurance was building back up! Wow. It’s been ¬†at least 2 years since I have done whats called a “Brick” workout. ¬†2 work out’s back to back. Maybe I really will be able to get back into sprint Tri’s! ¬†Maybe I can run another 1/2 marathon! The possibilities!

I am so excited!  What a great day. What an awesome way to end a week, or begin a week-end, depending on your point of view!

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