My weekend started Friday evening with the annual Girls and Gears Event at Gorham Bike and Ski. I arrived just as they were doing the fashion show of cycling clothes. It involved the models throwing out freebies to the crowd. It was a bit scary at times. Boxes of water bottles were being thrown into groups of women. I almost got smacked in the face once. The tire changing contest on the other hand was amusing. 🙂
Anyway, I chatted with a bunch of friends and succeeded to purchase more Hammer gels. Seriously, my budget for sports fuel is probably about the same as my grocery bill each week. #IronmanAthleteProblems
Saturday was an early morning with a couple of clients. It was a rainy day so I didn’t mind hanging out at the gym for a while. I was tired when I finally arrived home and took a long nap. I guess all the rain made me tired. Not to mention all the job applications I have been filling out lately….
Later in the evening I hopped on the trainer for 1:30 ride. It was a long and sweaty ride but I was glad when it was over. Tempo work can be hard. 🙂
Sunday was another rainy morning. While I was eating my breakfast the skies opened up and down-poured. At this point I was pretty convinced that my 3:30 hour-long ride was going to be on the trainer again. Great. I postponed my ride until later in the day hoping that the weather might change. The skies were iffy so I started in on a long trainer ride. I managed to get sucked into a movie on Showtime called The Innkeepers. It really wasn’t that great but I couldn’t stop watching…
I had pedaled my way about 30 minutes into my workout when the sun broke through the clouds and appeared to be staying out. Yay! Sun! So I hopped off the trainer after 45 minutes, quickly changed and hit the open road. I honestly wasn’t 100% sure what direction I was going to head out towards. I knew my first destination was going to be the cemetery to stop by my Mother’s grave. I spent a few minutes there and then headed out towards Scarborough. My initial intention was to hit up Mitchell Hill Road for some hill training, but then changed my mind and headed out to Scarborough Beach and Old Orchard Beach. The weather was actually beautiful. 70s, sunny, with a bit of a head wind.
The beach was nice. I usually don’t ride this route often because summertime is not the time to ride out towards Old Orchard. Too many stupid people in cars and people walking right out in front of you. I prefer the skin on my body and not on the road if you get my drift. Finally I was on my way home. Overall I got in about 56+ miles in today. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers and mothers-to-be! 🙂
~ Happy Training!