When we arrived, I was offered tequila or vodka. Oh...vodka...take me away! What a fun party. The men grilled some great steak and we all just talked and talked and drank and talked some more and then smelled a couple of candles :-)
When I arrived home way past bed time and realized I hadn't even bothered to get ready for my 72.5 mile bike ride today, I panicked...briefly...then hit the hay.
|From Cherry of a Ride in April|
The morning came quickly and I was off to Washington state for a ride around Clark County. We killed it! My group of 4 were in the zone and it was a simply great ride. At about 62 miles, Michele led me on a pretty good pick me up mile. A little later she had me zooming it up again for another speedy mile. It felt great to be able to really pick up the speed that late in the ride and gave me some confidence that I've been needing. The last little bit up to Hani's house was a really hard hill and then we arrived to find his wife had beer on ice for us...and about 10 hot pizzas. Oh. My. Goodness.
I rolled into Jack's baseball game in time to see him hit a double and witness one truly happy 8 year old dancing up a storm on 2nd base. I was stinky and sweaty and cold because today the sun is NOT shining. A quick trip home to shower and then out for a going away party for a friend. What a great time catching up with old friends. The kids were so good and let us stay and play for a few hours and now it's time for some serious couch potatoing.
I did my longest ride ever today.
72.5 miles of awesomeness. Dare I say it? It felt fine. Good even. I'm happy.