Cross Training is Going to Kill Me

Sunday, July 28, 2013
I had every intention of running this morning; I really did.  Last night, I laid out my running clothes, washed my bodacious blue hat, and psyched myself up for an early morning jaunt through the river valley.  And then, I went to sleep.  When I got up this morning, I was waffling.  Nothing new; I'm a major waffler (mmm, now I want waffles.).
I Love Breakfast by SevenWorlds 16 (Flickr)
Where was I?  Oh yes, I woke up.  My heart had the desire to run but my brain kept saying "you're crazy". I hummed and hawed for an hour, ate some eggs, and then finally decided I was going to head out.  I couldn't have asked for a better morning either; cool, light breeze, very fall like.  I announced to my mother that I was going out and she asked if I was going for a bike ride.  Instantly, I felt guilty.  I've only taken Cherie out twice this year and considering how much she cost me (including accessories and adjustments), I really should use her more often.  So, I changed my mind and went for a ride.  In my head, I figured I could go for a short ride this morning and then maybe walk or run in the afternoon/evening on my treadmill.  LOL.  Yeah, right.  I'm so funny.  

I managed just over two miles in 16 minutes.  Not too shabby.  And considering Cherie is a cruiser bike, I was pedaling almost nonstop.  Hardest two miles of my life.  Its very apparent that I need to ride more this summer - my heart felt like it was going to explode by the time I got back inside and I was a bit dizzy.  And its not as though riding will hurt my running. If my fellow bloggers are to be believed, everyone seems to say cross training with a bike makes them run faster.  Now, I just have to fine the time...


Jessica said...

I've been so incredibly busy at work this summer I haven't really had time to do any sort of work out. I'm sure I'd be in your shoes too right now during the heat.

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