Okay, so I haven't written much in the past few days. That's probably because I haven't done much in the past few days either. :\ After Wednesday's long run, I've been pretty sore. And by pretty sore, I mean barely able to walk. The left calf is strained, to say the least. So yes, I should have listened to those of you that said not to do the long run if I wasn't fully recovered from the previous long run. With that being said, it is getting better and I have no doubt that I'll be able to run the half marathon in one week from today. I haven't ran since Wednesday and I don't plan to run again until I'm feeling better. I'm hoping to get a couple 2 or 3 mile runs in this week...but it all depends on this calf.
My tri training this week has been on the back burner. No swimming again. :\ I swear, as soon as this half is over, I need to get my rear to the pool at least twice a week for awhile. I didn't go to muscle conditioning on Thursday because I could barely walk. Friday was a rest day as well. Yesterday I skipped tri practice too. It was a 20 mile bike ride, but it was over in the same area that we had the "mountainous" ride about a month ago...and my body just could not handle that right now. Plus, we had plans to take the girls to an Easter Egg Hunt yesterday morning anyway.
Well, later in the afternoon, it was in the 60's and I was itchin to take my bike out for a spin. I gathered up my gear and just as I was about to head out the door, Rylie asked if she could go too. Mind you, Rylie is 6 years old and just got her training wheels off about a month ago. I thought about it for a minute and figured it wouldn't be a rigorous ride for me, given the condition of my poor, aching muscles...so I figured why not? I loaded our bikes onto the bike rack and we headed for the downtown airport.
I have to tell you, I was soooo impressed with Ry! It was her first time to ride in an actual street with other vehicles (there's not that much traffic out there, and for the little traffic we did deal with, I explained how she needed to stay all the way over and let me get in front of her rather than beside her when cars were coming). She never crashed and she kept up and a pretty decent pace, considering she's only six and on a child's bike. Can you believe she rode 13 miles with me??!! And in fact, I finally had to call it a day when it was getting close to dinner time. SHE wanted to keep going! She's gonna grow up to be just like her mama, I tell you!
Here are some pics from the airport:
Here's a pic of the adorable Rylie - don't ya love the tassles on her bike? :) And a pic she took of me. Oh yeah, we have matching sunglasses. :)
Here's a pic of Rylie with the Broadway Bridge in the background and then a pic of downtown from the airport.
And here's a pic of the runway and a pic of some small planes. (The downtown airport is not a commercial airport, it's for small, private planes only. It's pretty teeny.)