We made it to Michigan at midnight last night and we were all exhausted. We watched some tv to unwind and then crashed in bed. What a way to spend a Friday night.
I let myself sleep in a little bit this morning and then I enjoyed half of my leftover pb & banana sandwich from the drive last night (I wasn’t hungry enough to eat it all) with an adora disc and some coffee.
The sandwich was stuffed with cinnamon raisin pb, walnuts, and banana slices. Yum! I also had a small cup of rice chex with almond milk for extra fuel.
And then I headed out for my first brick. I was riding my mom’s mountain bike that’s a little too big for me and she didn’t have a helmet (so unsafe- Mom are you reading this?) so I took it slow and rode on sidewalks when possible. I ended up riding for a little under an hour and covered over 12 miles. I’m honestly hoping to cut this down to under 40 minutes but given the circumstances I’m not upset.
I dropped off the bike, drank a glass of water, and then headed out for a mile run. I know it sounds silly to go for such a short run but as this will be the first week that I’m running 6 days since my injury and its my first week of tri training and my first brick ever, I wanted to take it easy.
My run was fine, I ended up running a 7:20 min/mile but it seriously took me a good half of a mile to feel normal. When I started out I felt like I had taken a couple of tequila shots and then tried to go for a run . I was disoriented and my legs felt like jello! It totally humbled me- I definitely need to incorporate more bricks in my training!
After my workout, I got Ian out of bed and we went to meet Brian, one of my oldest and best friends, for lunch at a vegetarian/vegan restaurant called the Inn Season Cafe.
I ordered a quinoa brown rice salad with carrots, walnuts, and lots of other chopped veggies. I also had a cup of coffee… mmm caffeine!
It was really good. I ate about half and packed the rest up to go!
I love spending time with Brian and look forward catching up with him when I get a chance. He went to college in Boston and we haven’t really caught up since my trip, so we had a lot to talk about today.
This was us at our senior prom- I can’t believe how long ago that was!
After lunch Ian and I walked around the downtown area and then stopped at Sonic so Ian could order a cream slush.
Plans for the rest of the day include relaxing, maybe going to a cycle shop to pick up some shorts, and then dinner at one of my favorite childhood tex mex places.
Have a great Saturday!