Monday, February 22, 2010


Yesterday was an "off" day which was nice considering Saturday's running adventure. Yet, because I was gone all day on Saturday, I felt like I needed to spend some quality time with the family unit. If you know my little family unit, you know that we hardly sit still let alone hang around the house and do nothing. So, because the rain still had not arrived, Vans, the Peanut and myself loaded our bikes and the Peanut's bike carrier into the truck and drove to Lake Natoma for a nice 10+ mile ride.
Here, we met some friends who had their bikes and bike carrier and we loaded up and took off. Vans pulled the Peanut which was good considering any uphill movement and my calves would start screaming. It has been a very long time since I have been on my bike and I had forgotten how nice a bike ride could be especially around Lake Natoma.
The Peanut however was not enjoying the adventure. She loves going on bike rides but she refuses to nap inside the bike carrier and we unfortunately gambled on her normal nap routine yesterday only to have it blow up in our faces later that evening.
Today's workout is supposed to be a 45 minute run with 6 thirty second strides in the middle. Tonight is also "soccer night" in our house so I am not sure if I'll be able to squeeze that workout in. If I do, I am looking at a late night with the headlamp through the neighborhood. Which may be better than tomorrow's option of dark, neighborhood, headlamp AND rain. I could potentially run with the jogger tonight as well but that all depends on how the Peanut is this evening. She's quickly approaching that ripe old age of "2" and consequently becoming very feisty in her old age.
"what are you looking at?"


  1. Nothin' like a little bike therapy! Score for you having Vans pull S in the Chariot. That's what you bring husbands for on bike rides- to pull the lil' ones around when our legs are tired!!!

  2. Maggie has started complaining and whining about the bike trailer lately, too. I don't know how I'm going to train this spring if she won't go with me without a tantrum. Lots of time on the spin bike I guess...