Wednesday was pretty dreary and today (Thursday) has been pretty gray as well. Maybe mother nature is preparing us for what is coming up in November-April, gray skies. Anyway, on Wednesday I had a bike/run workout to get done. So I stuck the bike on the computrainer and put my shoes by the door. Ride inside, run outside in the rain, Splendid! I did my race pace on the bike and hopped off for my 5 minute run at race pace. I had a little loop and after 3x I figured my neighbors were going to be convinced I was crazy. There I was, in my sports bra and tri shorts, running around in the pouring rain. In the end, I got in a great workout and was hurting at the end, just what was supposed to happen.
And then again today, it was pouring rain. I did my easy bike on the computrainer while watching trashy TV and the headed outside in the rain for my easy run. I definitely got some weird looks and a guy asked me as I ran by "do you lift weights too?" No buddy, I just run in the rain.
The Chicago Tri is this weekend and I am excited. Nothing like a race that takes place about 3 miles from your house. I know the course very well and if all goes well, I should be home by 3:00 pm. And, the race starts at 11:18am! I can sleep in, do a loosen up swim, eat breakfast and mosey on down there around 9:30 or 10am. I think Andy is pretty excited about this because he does not have to drive me down there at 4:30am to drop off my bike. Good stuff!
That's it. No deep thoughts today. Just the exciting details of my last couple days.