Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mayday! Mayday!

I love new beginnings, and am looking forward to an amazing May.

But first, time to take stock of April...

The bad news. I didn't achieve my mileage goal; indeed, I fell short by 30%. I didn't do enough bike riding.

The good news. I did put in a 10-mile run and felt pretty good afterwards. I swam four times. I was somewhat smart and rested a twisted ankle. I tracked my activity.

So a mixed month, really.

Now it's May and I feel hopeful and optimistic. Joined a team at work for the Cascade Bike to Work Challenge and actually rode (partway) home from work today. Was a bit nervous (and a teensy bit lost downtown!) but otherwise okay. I rode from work to the Bellevue P&R, bussed to Convention Place, fought my way up the escalator, and then rode home via Westlake, newly terrifying with light rail tracks, and along the lake to Fremont and the BGT. A slow pedal up the last hills to home, and then huzzah!

I'm going to ride in tomorrow and then drive back. Seems reasonable. (We'll see how I do.)

Our half marathon is just around the corner -- just 10 days away. I'm nervous and excited, but I'm sure we can do it.

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