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Time Flies

I had an absolutely fantastic rest of the day after I posted earlier!  The hubs and I sat on the couch, talking and I ended up falling asleep, sitting up, for 10 minutes, with my mouth open while he was on the computer browsing through guitars.  It was a perfect cat nap.  I forced myself to wake up for good because I needed to eat the rest of my Lenny’s sub and chips and hit the road biking.

I captured a picture of their barbecue chips this time!  I wasn’t in such a rush to gobble it up!

All together now.

It was just as good, if not better than before!  I was quite satisfied.

I got all geared up to go on a bike ride before community group.

Ok, that was pre-gear.  Here’s the gear!

I had about an hour before community group so I biked as hard and fast as I could.  Big mistake to bike towards downtown though.  Traffic was a mess and I had to stop and start a lot at stoplights.  But once it was all said and done, it was a great ride.

I got to community group just in time and dug into the snack I packed.  A homemade peanut butter granola bar and some red grapes.

I biked back home and ended up biking 14 miles total.  See?

I definitely want to build up and be faster on my bike but I know that will take time and I probably need a road bike instead of a hybrid.  But for now it gets me to where I want to go.  And burning over 600 calories tonight wasn’t too shabby for a fun, one hour bike ride.  Booyah!  Take that pavement!

I’m off to wind down in bed.  The hubs is out with the guys tonight doing guy stuff so I’m chilling out and enjoying some alone time.  I have a bootcamp class my friend, Maggie, invited me to at her gym in the morning so I’m starting my day off right tomorrow!  Maybe we’ll go for a run after the bootcamp.  We’ll see how bad it kicks our tails.

Oh yes, and time flies, not only when you’re riding bikes but also when regular life happens.  Four years ago today, I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  I cannot believe it.  Where has the last 4 years gone?!

See you in the morning!  P.S. It’s Friday tomorrow!  Hooray!

Do you prefer the gym workout classes, biking, running, swimming, etc. or all of the above?

It depends on my mood but most of the time I’m a runner at heart.  But a good bike ride doesn’t hurt my feelings either.


3 Responses

  1. Indoor cycling, group fitness classes, yoga and tennis. Not too keen on the outdoor street riding. I’m a big chicken!

  2. I prefer biking, or a class.

  3. Wow!!! Those 4 years have gone way too fast!!! I will graduate tomorrow with my BSN, too!!! yay!!

    Miss you!! Hope you’re both doing well!!

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