Today was a day of working out for me. It’s Fall Break for the public schools here, but Robert went to Child Time so I could continue to have my me-time. He has more fun at Child Time playing with his friends anyway, and we do have one mommy-son day planned this week. After I dropped him off, I stopped by H & B’s house to feed their cats. They’re out of town for a few days, and since I’m only 1/4 mile away, I offered to feed their kitties. After I got home, I got my tires aired up and headed out for an 18.27 mile bike ride. I had planned on going 20, but I turned around early when I saw THE HILL looming. It went down and the road disappeared before reappearing on the up side. Nope. Not ready for a hill like that yet – especially on my first ride since my triathlon in August. My ride today was almost 3 miles longer than my previous longest ride, so it’s a good start toward the El Tour de Tucson 40 mile ride I’ll be doing the Saturday before Thanksgiving. I definitely need to bring fuel (energy gels) with me next ride. I was out for 1:34:52. Once home, I got lunch and fluids and a shower and then spent the afternoon playing on my computer and stitching.
I picked Robert up around 4 and came home to change and get ready for soccer practice. I changed, too – into my running clothes. I ran on the bike path around the park where they have soccer practice and got in 3.05 miles in 32:33. I was a little sore from my bike ride this morning, but it was still a good run. My first official training run for the Ragnar Relay that I will a part of in February – 202 mile relay up near Phoenix with a 12 person team. Each person runs 3 legs. There were only 3 kids on the soccer team at practice today, so they had a little shorter one than usual. All three of the kids went and played on the playground for a while and us parents chatted. Then we headed home, but stopped and fed the cats again. Supper was a "whatever night" and Robert had frozen waffles and I had spaghettios. Then he got a bath and I stitched a little bit more.
Today’s high: 81