Monday, April 19, 2010


Yesterday when Vans got home from his spin workout, I dusted off my bike, pulled out my bike shoes/shorts and hopped on my bike for a ride. The weather was absolutely glorious so it was very motivating.

The River City Marathon was also happening while I was riding. Finally these runners know which side of the bike trail to run on . . . because last year they did not. Maybe next year they will know not to run in packs of 5 across and throw their trash on the ground. I swear if I could cash in all the empty Gu packets I saw yesterday, I'd be a millionaire. Sad.

My ride was nice though. I tried to keep up a pretty steady speed. I rode all the way to this bridge:

Fair Oaks Foot Bridge

That bridge is just past Sunrise which is about 12 miles from my house. I was riding against the wind too and also fighting for position with the roller derby chicks who were out skating on the bike path wearing shirts that said "Lipstick Librarian" . . . I didn't want to mess with them. They looked like they could crush me.

Nothing could ruin my mood. The day was gorgeous. I rode a little over 24 miles in about 90 minutes. I wasn't dripping with sweat the way I do when I run but my quad and joints appreciated the break from the pavement/trail pounding. However today my butt is feeling the effects of a 90 minute ride. Ouch.

When I finished my ride I met up with some girlfriends for a day downtown on "Broadway." Really it was Sacramento's version of Broadway (a little cleaner than NY if you will).

Mrs. Rei, Jersey Girl and Scrapbook

We saw Little House on the Prairie. Go ahead and laugh, but if you're close to my age you know you wanted to be Laura Ingalls and probably wore your hair in braids at some point. The real Melissa Gilbert was in the show too playing the role of "Ma." I will say the play was only "ok" in my book. Maybe 2.5/3 stars out of 4. I am extremely picky however when it comes to anything Little House.

This is an exciting week in the trailmomma house. Jersey Dad is flying out to visit for a week and to celebrate the Peanut's 2nd birthday this weekend. Vans is mountain biking on Wednesday and the whole family will go and watch. Thursday starts the FLTR Spring Series and I am signed up and can't wait to get back on the trails!

Spring is definitely in the air and even the Peanut is loving it!

Too cool for school.


  1. That's one good ride!
    I've been biking more lately too and my butt is not liking me for it. Padded bike shorts are not helping much.

  2. Wonderful photo of peanut! Glad you had fun and I used to love watching Little House too! I never did read the books though.

  3. I still love Little House. They were my favorite books of all time. BTW, I still have yet to watch your movie, but will do so soon and get it back to you!!!!!!!!

  4. That pic of Peanut is adorable!

  5. What is FLTR?
    Good for you, getting back on the bike - isn't it a nice change of pace? It always amazes me how FAR I can go in such a short time (compared to trail running).
    Boo about the empty Gu packets. Shame on those runners!

  6. Jo Lynn: FLTR is the Folsom Lake Trail Runners, a great local group.

    Beth: No worries about the DVD. I am curious to see how you like it!

    Angie: Congrats on Beth's win!!

    Pam: Thanks! Good luck on the 50K!

  7. I love Little House TOO! Oh, I am doing the FLTR series starting this week. I can't wait!

  8. OMG I LOVE Little House. Had no idea it was playing downtown, but now I'm not too dissapointed since you didn't give it 4 stars.
    I've even passed on the love of Little House to my granddaughter, Justice. Little House rocks!

    I'll see ya tonight, although I won't be able to keep up with you - speedy!