Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Cloudy Day for Biking

Well, although it was really cloudy and gross all day long, I lucked out and was able to go biking after work. I was supposed to be swimming today according to the workout plan, but I hate going to the pool at night (although tonight I was going to go to Drew's pool) so riding the bike seemed like a better idea.

According to the plan, tomorrow's workout was supposed to be an hour-long bike ride, which I was hoping to get in today. However, the sky didn't want to cooperate with me. I did one loop around the park (7 miles total) in 30 minutes. When I got back to the 90th Street exit, I really wanted to keep going, but was too concerned about the sun going down. I think I made the right decision because I was wearing all black and it just seems much safer to be riding in day light than dusk. There was a decent amount of running/biking traffic in the park, but not too many actual cars, which was nice. That made it a lot easier for me to pass the people who insist on running in the biking lane!

Although my heel was hurting all day today at work, it wasn't bothering me at all on the bike, so that's good news. I am a little frustrated about this tendonitis because I haven't been running at all in the past 3 weeks and for it to just flare up again from me just walking to and from work seems like a bad sign. I also haven't heard back from the podiatrist about the orthotics, even though I left a message last week inquiring about the status.

The good news about today is that even though I was coughing a lot on the bike, my lungs in general are feeling a lot better and I don't seem to have the same congestion that I was feeling over the weekend. I'm hoping that this cold is now over with.

1 comment:

  1. Good call on not riding after dark. We made the mistake of getting caught out about 6 miles from home at dusk and it was miserable riding back without lamps. Never again!