This weekend was a great, but busy, one! I think spring has finally arrived, which was perfect since we were outside for the majority of the two days.
Kelly had a cycling stage race, which was really three races with two on Saturday and one on Sunday. I’ll try to write a post about them separately since I think bike races are fascinating! He did really well and ended up coming in third in his category.
I had three good workouts- a long swim (Friday), a run (Saturday), and a long bike (Sunday). I ran nearly 12 miles, which is the furthest I’ve run since RnR Denver half in October.
Although I had to wake up before 4:30 on a Saturday morning to fit it in, it felt amazing! I simply love to run.
The rest of Saturday was spent spectating Kelly’s two races. And I sold/ had to say goodbye to my Trek road bike that saw me through Ironman Canada training and the race.
Hopefully I make the same positive memories with my new bike!
Sunday morning came quickly. I headed out for a 100 mile/160 km ride solo.
Although I often ride alone, I’ve never gone that far alone. Kelly usually comes with me and does some out and backs. I’ve done a couple Gran Fondos and ride alone, but I know there are people out there!
I was a little nervous. I’m not very good at changing my flats and am weak with other mechanical issues. For some reason farm dogs always want to chase/attack me. And that’s a long time to be alone on the country roads!
Long story short- I survived and enjoyed 95 per cent of it. It was a warm day. My knees felt good. The roads were quiet (almost eerily so), and I didn’t encounter any farm dogs! The only negative was that the way home was into the wind and it took longer than I expected. I was pretty spent by the end of the weekend so hung out with the neglected pup.
People say long-course triathlon is a selfish sport. I wholeheartedly agree.
It was Mother’s Day weekend and I have an amazing mother and mother-in-law, who we are fortunate to live near. To ‘celebrate’ them, my mom got a quick lunch on Friday and Kelly’s mom got a dinner on Saturday. I would have loved to take the time to make a nice dinner and healthy vegan dessert and/or spend time doing something together.
Thankfully they are supportive and understanding of our endeavours and enjoy any time we can visit.
I’m lucky Kelly loves this as much as I do, otherwise I’d never see him!
How was your weekend? How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?