There is no "I" in Team.
Oh boy...what a lonely weekend.
We had a ride on the schedule for Saturday and a run on the schedule for Sunday. I went in to my ride knowing I would have issues with my girl, Cadence. She's been giving me troubles shifting and the chain has been slipping. It's definitely time for a tune up, but I have a hard time putting my money into stuff like that during the season when I'm fund raising - I want all extra $$ to go to the cause. Unfortunately, without a bike, there is no race - so I will have to figure something out.
We had a great Mission Moment by a former TNT teammate from the 2006/2007 season who was then unfortunately diagnosed with lymphoma several years later. His humor and honesty left us refreshed with our "WHY" and off we went.
The ride itself was pretty great. The route was gorgeous and I felt strong. I dropped my chain several times - getting it horribly jammed once- and being quite stuck by myself. I took a moment to take in some food at a llama farm and snapped this picture.
I love riding out in the country!
Dropped my chain again starting up a steep hill and found myself quite distanced from either of the groups ahead of me and behind me and ended up riding the last 17 miles by myself with multiple bike issues. On the one hand, I don't like riding by myself so that could have derailed me a bit, but on the other hand, I had lots of quiet time to myself AND >>>> I didn't even get lost. WOOT! That MUST be a first.
Sunday I went solo as well. Thinking I had plenty of time to register for the Shamrock 15k with my teammates, I ended up waiting too long and the entry fee went up from $35 to $90 and I had to pass on this particular group run. My plan was to get up early and get the miles in before church but my body apparently had other plans and I overslept. A teammate texted me a picture of us on a great group run from last season...
... and made me twice as sad that I was missing the run with everyone today, but it reminded me that I needed to get 'er done, so around 1pm - with snowflakes falling, I headed out the door and by mile two I was so warm I was shedding my snow clothes.
So the weekend was a success in that I got my training done, but I am anxious to get back with the team next week for our Brick in the a.m. and our Karaoke for Kause Fundraiser in the p.m.